In the trial over a defamation lawsuit brought against her by former husband Johnny Depp, actress Amber Heard has given her second day of testimony in court.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million (£38.2 million) for implying in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that he abused her. He claims that her allegations made it difficult for him to get movie roles, despite the fact that she did not name him.
Heard spoke extensively about her tumultuous relationship with Depp yesterday, including alleged physical altercations. The court heard a harrowing account of Heard’s alleged sexual assault with a vodka bottle during a brutal and bloody altercation in Australia in 2015, shortly after they married, in the afternoon.
Heard also mentioned alleged incidents such as forced cavity searches and Depp threatening to break the wrists of women who flirted with him on two occasions.
Depp sued his Rum Diary co-star in Virginia in March 2019 for a late 2018 Washington Post op-ed Heard wrote about being a victim of domestic abuse, almost three years after the couple’s divorce and joint statement of responsibility. The fact that the op-ed in the Jeff Bezos-owned broadsheet never actually mentioned Depp by name was frequently noted at the time and since.