London: Amber Heard claimed in a British court on Wednesday that her ex-husband Johnny Depp threw “about 30 bottles” at her as if they were “grenades or bombs” Similarly, when he was in Australia in March 2015, he accidentally cut off part of his finger during the attack.
Taking to the witness box for a third day at the High Court in London during Depp’s libel case against a British tabloid, the actress refuted his allegation that it was she who lost her temper and that she had injured him.
Heard has described her stay in Australia with Depp as akin to a “three-day hostage situation,” during which Depp was “completely out of his mind and out of control.” She has said that she feared for her life while at the rented property on Australia’s Gold Coast.
The incident was at the center of the “Sun” labeling Depp as “wife beaten” in April 2018. The Suns’ defense is based on 14 allegations of violence heard by Depp between 2013 and 2016. These allegations included rented houses in Australia, private islands in the Bahamas and a private jet.
He denied the allegations and claimed that Sid was the aggressor in their relationship. He was there again, listening to Heard’s testimony. Depp, 57, is suing The Sun’s publisher News Corp newspaper and its executive editor Dan Wootton.
Depp’s lawyer, Eleanor Laws, said Hilde was “furious” during his stay in Australia, where Depp was filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Hilde, 34, said that she “sometimes gets angry, but not angry, which would cause me to throw anything at him.”
She did admit that she did break a bottle on her second night in Australia because they were arguing about his drinking.
“I regret I did that,” said Heard, who also claimed that Depp would often credit her for saving him by trying to get him clean and sober.
After she smashed the bottle, Heard alleges that Depp, fueled by drink and drugs, started throwing bottles, full enough that they broke a window behind her.
“He threw all the bottles that were in reach, all except for one which was a celebratory magnum-sized bottle of wine,” she said.
Heard also denied severing the tip of Depp’s finger during the bottle-throwing frenzy and that she put out a cigarette on his cheek during the incident. She said it was something that Depp used to do to himself.
“Johnny did it right in front of me, he often did things like that,” she said.
Nine days before the testimony of the High Court, Judge Andrew Nicol heard his statement from Depp and the support of several current or former employees. Depp said in testimony that he was abused by Hurd and she has a history of violence against him.
In written testimony released to the court, Heard said that at various times during their relationship she endured “punching, slapping, kicking, head-butting and choking.” She said some incidents were “so severe” she was “afraid he was going to kill me, either intentionally or just by losing control and going too far.” She said he blamed his actions on “a self-created third party” that he referred to as “the monster.”
Depp and Heard met on the set of the comedy “The Rum Diary,” released in 2011. They married in Los Angeles in February 2015. Heard filed for divorce the following year, and it was finalized in 2017.
Heard’s testimony is expected to last for four days, through Thursday.