The $100 million defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues in court in Fairfax, Virginia. On Thursday, May 19, it was the ex of the 58-year-old actor, Ellen Barkin, who was heard by the Court via a pre-recorded deposition. Note that Ellen Barkin and Johnny Depp played together in the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 1998. It was after a relationship was born between the two stars.
In her deposition, Ellen Barkin, 68, admitted to “controlling” and “jealous” behavior during their relationship. Note that the actress gave a pre-recorded deposition in 2019. She claimed that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor once “threw a bottle of wine at her through the hotel room in her direction during an alleged fight between him and his friends. The Animal Kingdom star detailed the actor as “drunk…most of the time.” “He was always drinking and smoking a joint. He was often high or under the influence of hallucinogens,” she said.
Johnny Depp: ‘I don’t have an anger management problem’
Ellen Barkin, winner of the Tony Award, also admitted that her ex-boyfriend was often under the influence of substances or cocaine at least “dozens of times” during their relationship. Regarding the problem of the bottle throwing, she claimed not to know the reason for the actor’s action. She added that no one had been hit by the bottle.
Of course, Johnny Depp had denied these assertions of the actress, reports Reuters. The actor had claimed that Ellen Barkin was angry with him before adding: “I don’t have an anger management problem”. As for Johnny Depp’s demanding behavior, Ellen Barkin said he was “just a jealous man, telling her things like, ‘Where are you going, who are you going with, what did you do? last night ?””.
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