Ex best friend Amber Heard admitted that he had been hit by the actress when they were close and were friends. The reason is only because of the fuss over the cutlery at Thanksgiving.
Raquel Pennington is one of Amber Heard’s former best friends and once a housemate. He is a witness in the trial of the lawsuit Johnny Depp against the Aquaman star.
In the testimony as reported Newsweek on Tuesday (17/5) United States time, the two met in 2003. They immediately became close to each other.
Their friendship lasted for several years and lasted even when Amber Heard divorced from Johnny Depp.
But Pennington admitted he and Amber Heard eventually separated from each other, and said they no longer spoke because he “wanted to prioritize other relationships”.
Pennington and her ex-husband, Josh Drew, were among several witnesses summoned by the court to testify in the case.
In his half-hour testimony, Pennington described his friendship with Amber Heard.
It started when they became close, until the two of them had lived together, until Pennington lived in the apartment next to Depp and Heard’s residence.
But one night, their friendship led to a scuffle. It all happened on Thanksgiving night when they were preparing for the holiday dinner.
“We were putting together for Thanksgiving and we were looking for maybe a glass or plate and we couldn’t find it anywhere,” said Pennington.
“He then found it where I was originally looking and we started arguing about it. He thought I wasn’t looking properly, and I told him I was looking for it there.”
“I’m sure he pushed me,” said Pennington. “He either pushed or hit me, on my cheek,”
Pennington later added that the incident was the only time he had a physical fight with Amber Heard, and he said he didn’t know whether his former friend had ever hit anyone.
Amber Heard has testified again at her trial against Johnny Depp after a week-long hiatus.
Johnny Depp previously sued Amber Heard for alleged defamation with a lawsuit worth US$50 million.
The accusation of defamation was caused by Amber Heard’s admission that she was a victim of domestic violence proudly in an article in the Washington Post in December 2018.