This week’s trial of the Johnny Depp case has come to closing arguments. And returned to the stand as a rebuttal witness for her defence ahead in ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation case against her. Heard shared details about what she’s experienced since the highly-publicized trial began on April 11 in Fairfax County, Va.
The actress contradicted claims previously brought forth by Depp’s defence, including that she leaked videos and information to the paparazzi and faked bruises. In emotional testimony, Heard also spoke about how she has suffered publicly following comments made by Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman, wherein he called her allegations a hoax, sharing that she receives death threats on a daily basis.
The Aquaman actress testified, “I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day even just walking into this courtroom and sitting here in front of the world, having the worst parts of my life, things I’ve lived through used to humiliate me.” Heard added, “People want to kill me and they tell me so every day. People want to put my baby in the microwave.”
She went on to say, “They tell me that. Johnny threatened, promised me if I ever left him, he’d make me think of him every single day that I lived.” Amber Heard called the experience ‘agonizing’ and humiliating. “The campaign against me that’s echoed every single day on social media and now in front of the camera in this room every single day I have to relive the trauma,” Heard testified.
Heard further testified, “I received hundreds of death threats regularly, if not daily since this trial started people mocking my testimony about being assaulted… I hope no one has to go through something like this. I just want Johnny to leave me alone. I’ve said that for years now.” Heard’s testimony comes after she finished four days of an initial testimony last week, doubling down on allegations that Depp physically and s*xually assaulted her and recounting the violence in an emotional testimony.
She also maintained that her op-ed at the centre of the trial is not about Depp. Amber Heard also testifies that her op-ed only reflects her personal experiences after she became associated with domestic violence. For unversed, Johnny has sued Amber Heard for $50 million for implying he abused her during their marriage which led to him losing work and social standing. Meanwhile, Amber sued him for $100 million in return. The trial is currently underway in Virginia, is live-streamed, and is available in the public domain.