Johnny Depp has once again stood trial in Fairfax, Virginia, to refute testimony previously given by witnesses, including Amber Heard, and reiterated that his ex-wife had beaten him repeatedly and that her allegations of violence against him were “disgusting”. .
Hurd said earlier that Depp had beaten her and that every time she used force, it was to protect herself. Screen Gilbert Grape added that Hurd’s accusations of physical and sexual violence were “out of control”.
“I have never committed sexual or physical violence in my life. I have been living with all these strange, scandalous stories about me for 6 years now and I am waiting for the moment when the truth will come out,” Depp said. “So it’s not easy for any of us. I know this. Whatever happens, I’ve come this far and told the truth. And I’ve talked about this burden that I’ve been reluctantly carrying on my back for six years,” the Pirate of the Caribbean added. .
Depp is suing Hurd for $ 50 million over a 2018 Washington Post article that called her a “public figure representing domestic violence” and slandered the actor, causing him to lose his engagement in Hollywood. Hurd has filed a $ 100 million counterclaim for defamation over statements made by Depp’s lawyer, who called her allegations “fraudulent.”
A black-eyed photo of Johnny from the time he and Hurd were riding the Orient Express for their honeymoon was shown in court on Wednesday, and he was asked how he got injured.
“Mrs. Hurd hit me,” he testified.
Hurd’s lawyer Ben Rothenborn cross-examined Depp for messages the actor sent to friends. In one of them from August 2016 to his former agent Christian Carino, Depp wrote that Hurd “is asking for total global humiliation and will receive it”, adding “I can only hope that karma is starting to take her breath away “.
Depp explained why he sent these messages.
“When you are accused of horrible things that you have not done, a lot of ugly things that are spreading around the world for you, constantly, by Mrs Hurd and her team, it is normal for everyone to be angry, very angry But that doesn’t mean physical violence. “
Earlier, Kate Moss, with whom she had a romantic relationship from 1994 to 1998, testified in a conference call in Gloucestershire, as a rebuttal to Hurd’s testimony, who said she remembered the widespread rumor that Depp had once pushed Moss up the stairs. when she herself was in a similar situation with the actor.
Moss said under oath that the rumor was false – that the couple had gone to Jamaica at the time, that at one point in the trip there was a rainstorm and Moss fell down the stairs and injured his back.
“We were leaving the room, Johnny was walking in front of me, I slipped down the stairs and hurt my back,” Moss said. “I screamed because I didn’t know what had happened to me and it hurt, and he came back to help me and took me to my room and sought medical help,” she said.
Depp described the incident as follows: “I remember looking and seeing Kate coming out of the door. And there were three small wooden steps and she slipped, her legs went up and she fell directly on her tailbone, on her waist. She was obviously in physical pain. and she was hurt, she was crying, so I ran and grabbed her to make sure she was okay. That’s the whole story, “Depp testified.