New twist in the Depp-Heard trial. Since April 11, the former couple has been at the bar of the court in Fairfax, Virginia. Challenged by his ex-wife Amber Heard who accuses him of domestic violence, Johnny Depp, dismissed in London in 2020, dragged the actress of Aquaman to court in order to challenge the latter’s right to present herself as a woman beaten. In this new trial broadcast online, twists and turns follow one another, story against story, and the evidence is overwhelming for both parties.
On Monday April 25, a new recording, notably commented on by the Daily Mail, resurfaced. We hear Johnny Depp threaten to commit suicide, and address Amber Heard, obviously exhausted: “You took everything, you want my blood, take it”. An altercation that occurred when the actor went to ask, knife in hand, his ex-wife to drop her charges, after she filed for divorce in 2017. On the tape, we hear Amber Heard pleading: “S’ please don’t cut your skin. Don’t do it.” The 37-year-old also appears on a call between her and the Pirates of the Caribbean star, where she tries to dissuade the latter from saying he was abused: “Tell people it was a proportionate fight and see what They think about it. Tell the world, ‘I, Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim of domestic violence’ and see how many people believe you and are on your side.”
Johnny Depp: ‘I was quite confused’
The actor commented on the broadcast of this meeting for the less stormy. He says he was at his wit’s end, desperate not to be able to make Amber Heard listen to reason: “I was quite confused to have been called to her house at that time since all the news was about the fact that I had allegedly did all these horrible things […] I met her in the hope that she would withdraw her lies that the world was now fed. She was in no way ready to do that…”, a- he said. The actor said he was very affected by the testimonies of Amber Heard in the press, which he took as “a blow to the back of the skull”. The trial is ongoing.
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