Johnny Depp is the “love of my life” but also jealous and violent, according to Amber Heard

“He’s the love of my life,” actress Amber Heard assured Wednesday, describing Johnny Depp as a man blinded by jealousy and made violent with drugs and alcohol, during a defamation case brought by his ex. spouse in U.S. court.

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“I struggled to find words to describe how painful, horrible it was for me to sit here and change everything,” he said at the beginning of his testimony in court in Fairfax, near Washington.

The actress, who wore a black three-piece suit with a white striped blue shirt and light makeup, then recounted the “chemistry” of meeting a “scary” actor twice her age in the past. 2009, shared literary taste and the beginning of a mystery. affair, as Johnny Depp was in a relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis at the time.

But insults and taunts followed each other and from 2012, violent arguments under the influence of drugs and alcohol alternated with periods of silence, according to the actress.

“He’s the love of my life, but he’s also another terrible thing,” she said.

“He grabbed me by the hair, by the arm, by the face, he yelled at me. He broke things near me then he hit me, it started with repeated slaps ”before he was pushed, he said, almost to cry.

The actor disappeared for a while, ”he then returned [disant] that he ended up on drugs and alcohol for good.

But he quickly fell into his addiction. “2012 was just the beginning and I’m still starting to see his passions,” he points out, explaining that “Johnny is on amphetamine [était] very different from Johnny on opiates ”and that“ drinking is related to violence ”.

Recorded arguments

She also said she was attacked by her husband who accused her of stealing her cocaine in 2013.

Despite this violence, he decided to stay.

“I don’t want to leave him, I want him to get better,” she said, before emotionally recounting several other incidents and jealousy.

His testimony, which continues on Thursday, is eagerly awaited at 14and day of this ultra-publicized trial broadcast live on television and social networks.

58-year-old Johnny Depp admitted that his ex-wife damaged his reputation and career after he wrote an op-ed in December 2018. post in washingtonwhere she admitted to being a victim of domestic violence in 2016, without mentioning her ex -husband.

He claimed $ 50 million in damages, equivalent to his loss of earnings after being fired from the studios for editorial.

The 36-year-old actress, who has starred in major Hollywood productions Justice League and Aquamancounterattacked and claimed $ 100 million.

She claims to have suffered “physical abuse and assault” since their first meeting and their troubled marriage that lasted only two years, from 2015 to 2017.

The actor, who testified for four days at the end of April, denied that he held out his hand to Amber Heard, claiming he was the violent one. He admitted to severe drug and alcohol use which he claimed to be in control of most of the time.

A sign of the poisoning of their marriage, he explained in particular that they, each on their own, were accustomed to recording their arguments, many recordings of which had been broadcast since the beginning of the trial. In one of these, used by the actor’s lawyers, we hear Amber Heard say that no one will believe him if he says publicly that he was hit by his wife.

In May 2016, Amber Heard sued her husband for domestic violence before dropping these charges during the divorce.

In April 2018, the British tabloid The sun Johnny Depp has been accused of being “an abusive husband”. The actor sued the newspaper and lost two years later in a trial exposing his drug and alcohol abuse.

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