Johnny Depp has accused Amber Heard of throwing a “haymaker” punch at him after he turned as much as her celebration in a nasty temper as a result of he’d came upon he’d misplaced $650 million.
Depp is suing NGN over a narrative printed in The Solar in 2018 which branded him a “spouse beater” – a declare which he strenuously denies.
Throughout this morning’s session, Depp was requested about an alleged bust-up with Heard on the night time of her 30th celebration on April 21 2016.
The actor advised the court docket he rowed together with his spouse after he turned as much as the bash late and in a nasty temper following an “disagreeable and ugly”.
He advised the court docket he’d came upon he’d misplaced his complete $650 million fortune and was left $100 million in debt.
The actor’s lawyer, David Sherborne requested: “Can I ask how a lot?”
Depp replied: “It was put to me this manner. It was put to me since Pirates II and III I had made – and it appears a daft quantity – $650 million.
“After I fired them for the appropriate causes I had not solely misplaced the $650 million however I used to be $100 million within the gap as a result of that they had not paid the federal government my taxes for 17 years.
“It was a nasty assembly.”
He went on to disclose he smoked a joint on his technique to Heard’s occasion to calm himself down.
He then advised the court docket he went to mattress to learn a e book and claims Heard attacked him for ruining her occasion.
He mentioned he had withdrawn as a result of he “felt it was the perfect factor to do” to take away himself from the argument.
He had been “harangued” by Heard after turning as much as her occasion late.
Depp mentioned she attacked him swinging “haymakers”. Requested what one was he relied: “It’s kind of of a wild swing however efficient if it reaches the goal.”
Nevertheless, he denied he’d been violent in the direction of Heard.
Depp completed his testimony and the choose thanked him as he stepped down from the witness field, with the actor joking: “I’m going to overlook this”.
He spent 25 hours on the stand over the past 5 days of the trial.
Throughout this morning’s testimony, Depp advised the court docket he had battled deadly bug MRSA after present process surgical procedure to reattach his severed finger.
The actor claimed he misplaced the tip of the digit when Heard threw a vodka bottle at him throughout a row in Australia in March 2015.
He flew again to LA for surgical procedure, and claims he then caught MRSA.
Depp advised the court docket: “I went again to LA to have surgical procedure – they put a pin in my finger and I ended up catching MRSA, which is sort of a painful illness.”
He additionally revealed he’d been left broke after dropping his complete $650 million film fortune and wracking up $100 million in debt.
The actor additionally addressed claims he headbutted Heard in a row on December 15 2015 – the day earlier than she was as a result of seem on the Late Late Present With James Corden.
Depp insisted his then-wife had attacked him, and claimed blood seen on her mouth by a nurse two days later was attributable to Heard picking at her dry lips – not by a headbutt.
Depp has denied he was ever violent in the direction of his ex-wife and has accused her of abusing him throughout their marriage.
Legal professionals for NGN are defending their case based mostly on Heard’s 14 allegations of abuse, which embody claims of bust-ups between 2013 and 2016.
The actor has argued his ex-wife was abusive in the direction of him in the course of the marriage, which collapsed in 2016.
The case continues.