Johnny Depp has claimed Amber Heard gave him pictures of whiskey whereas he battled alcoholism, the Excessive Court docket heard at present.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star, 57, claimed his ex-wife drank as much as three bottles of wine an evening herself as he spoke on his fourth day of testimony at his libel trial.
He mentioned Heard, 34, was unsupportive of his restoration from drink and medicines and would depart him a drink of bourbon whiskey on their nightstand for him to drink whereas she slept.
Depp mentioned that is a part of a sample of “controlling” behaviour by Heard, which additionally included getting indignant with him for taking off his boots as she favored to do it herself.
The actor is suing Information Group Newspapers (NGN), and The Solar’s govt editor Dan Wootton for libel over an April 2018 article that referred to him as a “wife-beater”, which he denies, claiming Heard was the abuser of their marriage.
Talking in courtroom at present, Depp’s lawyer David Sherborne mentioned: “Ms Wass [for NGN] challenged you saying Ms Heard was not at all times fully supportive when it comes to your battle with alcohol and medicines.
“(You say) she usually inspired me to drink alcohol and medicines.
“You began to present a response about how proper on the outset of your relationship that she would have whiskey within the freezer. Are you able to simply clarify to us what that instance meant?”
Depp responded: “Ms Heard stored whiskey, bullet, bourbon in her freezer and in an analogous technique to the boots coming off, a shot could be poured once I arrived even when Ms Heard was asleep once I arrived there could be a shot of whiskey on the nightstand by her mattress.”
“Somebody who was saying she wished me to cease her actions had been typically the other,” Depp added.
He claimed Heard drank closely whereas he tried to remain sober.
Depp additionally alleged that he noticed Heard “rub [cocaine] on her gums” after The Solar’s lawyer mentioned she stopped taking the drug at 18.
Attorneys for NGN are defending their case primarily based on Heard’s 14 allegations of abuse, which embody claims of bust-ups between 2013 and 2016.
Depp denies being abusive to Heard at any level of their marriage.
The case continues.