Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp’s trial began on Monday, May 16 and a one-time close friend of Amber Heard recently testified. Heard’s friend revealed that Johnny Depp joked on their wedding day about being able to freely hit his wife. On Tuesday, the Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom heard the pre-recorded deposition of iO Tillett Wright from January. The witness said he’d also developed a friendship with Depp during the movie star’s relationship with Heard, and added that he’d never personally witnessed physical abuse.
Wright recalled a joke Depp allegedly made on his and Heard’s wedding day back in February 2015, “As we were walking back from the ceremony (to the reception) I was walking with Johnny and congratulating him that they pulled it off and they did it, you know. And he said, ‘We’re married now I can punch her in the face and nobody can do anything about it.'” Wright also testified that he had “a lot of discussions” with Depp about his fights with Amber.
“In the very beginning, [Depp] expressed that he was so in love that it made him feel crazy,” said Wright, who characterized the actor as ‘paranoid’ at times. “He expressed that he thought she was cheating on him and sleeping with her costars. I said to him, ‘Listen, I know her, I think, pretty well and I talk to her a lot. I think if she was having an affair I would be one of the very few people that she would tell about it” During his testimony, Depp explained that he has a ‘dark’ sense of humor and that he was ’embarrassed’ by his language in past text messages read in court.
One message to a friend, for example, showed Depp referring to Heard by saying, “Hopefully that c***’s rotting corpse is decomposing in the f***ing trunk of a Honda Civic!!” He said he was “not proud” of that. Depp has also said under oath, “Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.” He explained that his ‘goal’ in suing Heard for defamation ‘is the truth,’ adding that he hopes to ‘clear the record’ of the domestic violence allegations made against him by Heard.