Johnny Depp was rumoured to have pushed Kate Moss down stairs whereas they had been courting in the course of the 1990s, ex-wife Amber Heard instructed a courtroom yesterday.
The actress, 34, admitted that she punched the Hollywood A-lister throughout a 2015 row at their Los Angeles residence.
However she claimed she did it to cease him pushing her sister, Whitney Henriquez, down stairs after recalling a “hearsay” that he had achieved the identical factor to British supermodel Ms Moss.
Aquaman star Ms Heard made the explosive claims on her second day of giving proof in Mr Depp’s libel motion in opposition to The Solar newspaper. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 57, sued over a 2018 article labelling him a “spouse beater”.
Eleanor Legal guidelines QC, representing Mr Depp, requested concerning the “stairs incident” by which Ms Heard has stated she believed he was going to push Ms Henriquez.
She stated: “This was a really nasty row between you and Mr Depp and it was you who was the violent one.” Ms Heard replied: “Johnny hit each myself and my sister”, earlier than denying she spat at him or threw a can of Crimson Bull at him.
Ms Legal guidelines then put it to Ms Heard that she additionally “punched him (Mr Depp) within the face with a closed fist”.
Ms Heard replied: “I did strike Johnny that day in defence of my sister.
“He was about to push her down the steps and, the second earlier than that occurred, I remembered info I had heard, he pushed a former girlfriend – I consider it was Kate Moss – down the steps. I had heard this hearsay from two individuals and it was contemporary in my thoughts. In a flash, I reacted in defence of her.”
Ms Heard went on to allege that Mr Depp had punched her “for years” and stated “for years I had by no means even hit him”.
She stated: “I by no means a lot as landed a blow and I’ll always remember this incident… it was the primary time in any case these years [I hit him].”
Ms Legal guidelines stated Ms Heard had modified her story, including she “didn’t point out a factor about Kate Moss being in your thoughts, you’re simply making this up as you go alongside”.
Enjoying a clip from Ms Heard’s 2016 deposition in LA, by which she talks concerning the alleged incident, Ms Legal guidelines stated that at no level did the actress point out Ms Moss.
Ms Heard stated: “No, I didn’t have an opportunity. I’ve not had the freedom of time or house or vitality even to checklist each thought that crossed my thoughts.”
Ms Heard additionally stated she didn’t search a restraining order instantly after Mr Depp allegedly threw her cell at her face in Could 2016 as a result of she was making an attempt to guard each him and their privateness.
She instructed the courtroom: “I had been doing this for years.”
And she or he rejected a suggestion that scars on her arm that she claims she received making an attempt to flee from Mr Depp throughout a “three-day hostage state of affairs” on a 2015 go to to Australia had been really self-harm accidents.
She stated: “I’ve by no means self-harmed. Johnny’s a self-harmer.”
Heard stated the suggestion she dirty the mattress she shared with Depp was “completely disgusting”.
The courtroom beforehand heard the mess was found on the former couple’s penthouse the day after Ms Heard’s 30th celebration in April 2016.
Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Legal guidelines QC instructed Ms Heard had left it on the mattress, which the actress stated was “unimaginable to me”.
Ms Heard stated Depp’s canine Boo had generally messed the mattress
after discovering and consuming a number of the actor’s hashish as a pet.
However she stated the couple’s housekeeper Hilda Vargas had thought the faeces was human.
Ms Legal guidelines additionally requested Ms Heard if she had been excited on the day as she was going to the Coachella music competition.
Ms Heard replied: “After all not, I couldn’t have been excited, my husband had crushed me up on my 30th birthday.”
James Franco visits Amber at residence
Actor James Franco allegedly questioned Heard about her face, after they met the day after an incident by which the actress claims Johnny Depp was violent in direction of her.
Ms Heard claimed Mr Franco requested her: “Oh my God, what occurred to you?”, as they took a elevate to her penthouse late on Could 22, 2016.
The actress alleges the day earlier than Mr Depp threw her cell phone at her, hitting her within the face, which he denies.
The courtroom was performed CCTV footage of her within the elevate on at about 11pm, earlier than travelling again upstairs shortly after with Mr Franco her co-star in The Adderall Diaries.
Ms Heard added: “He noticed my face and stated, ‘What the f***?”’
Elon Musk presents safety
Billionaire Elon Musk provided to supply Amber Heard with “24/7 safety” and instructed the actress “I actually such as you”, the courtroom heard.
The actress dismissed ideas the Tesla founder visited her in 2015 whereas Depp was away, saying they weren’t in contact till the next yr.
Eleanor Legal guidelines QC learn out textual content messages between them from Could 22 2016, by which she says she was going to acquire a restraining order in opposition to Depp. This was the day after she claims Depp threw her cell phone at her face – which the actor denies.
Questioning Heard, Ms Legal guidelines stated Musk provided to “prepare 24/7 safety for you”, including: “The provide would stand, even when you by no means wished to see me once more… anyway, sorry for being an fool. The radio silence hurts so much. It solely issues as a result of I actually such as you.”
The barrister referred to proof given by a concierge, who stated he noticed Musk visiting her “when Depp was in Australia”. She replied: “He’s improper.”