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

(Washington) “He’s the love of my life,” actress Amber Heard assured Wednesday, describing Johnny Depp as a man blinded by jealousy and made violent because of drugs and alcohol, during the trial of the defamation brought by her ex -husband in U.S. court.

Updated yesterday at 6:01 p.m.

Cyril JULIAN
France Media Agency

“I can’t find the words to describe how painful, horrible it is 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 over a white stripped blue shirt and wore light makeup, later recounted the ‘chemistry’ of meeting a ‘scary’ ‘actor who doubled his age in 2009, shared literary tastes and the start of a hidden 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 pushed her, she said, almost to cry.

The actor immediately disappeared, “then he came back (as if) he was done with drugs and alcohol for good”.

But he quickly fell into his addiction. “In 2012, it was just the beginning and I was just starting to recognize his passions,” he points out, explaining that “Johnny on amphetamine (a) is very different from Johnny on opiates” and that “ drinking is associated with 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,” he said, before recounting the other incidents with emotion 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 is seeking $ 50 million in damages, which is equivalent to his loss of profit after being fired from the studios for editorial.

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

She claims to have suffered “physical violence 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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