Amber Heard says she 'did not want to expose' Johnny Depp

Amber Heard says she 'did not want to expose' Johnny Depp

Amber Heard says she 'did not want to expose' Johnny Depp

Mr Depp actor is suing The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article which labelled him a "wife beater".

However, she continued to insist that her allegations of abuse against Depp were true.

Amber Heard described Johnny Depp as "nuts", "violent" and a "madman" in private texts sent to her mother early on in their relationship, but hid the extent of the violence from her, the high court has been told.

USA actress Amber Heard arrives to give evidence at the libel trial by her former husband United States actor Johnny Depp against News Group Newspapers (NGN), at the High Court in London, on July 22, 2020.

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.

Depp, 57, gave evidence last week, denying all Heard's allegations of violence and abuse and saying she assaulted him.

She has claimed that Depp attacked her more than a dozen times over the course of her 18-month marriage. He missed Heard's testimony on Thursday after arriving late to court. He is suing The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over the article.

"I only threw things to escape Johnny when he was beating me up", said Heard, who has previously admitted throwing objects in self-defence.

She did concede that she did break one bottle in their second evening together in Australia as they argued about the scale of his drinking.

Heard, who says that Depp was "controlling and verbally and physically abusive" and that he threatened to kill her, referred to the allegations as "absolutely disgusting".

"One after the other after the other, in my direction, and I felt the glass breaking behind me".

On day three of this celebrity's testimony from the mailbox, Heard advised the court that the area was coated with broken glass and also the sole bottle Depp did not throw her was an magnum-sized jar of wine.

"No, Johnny did it right in front of me, he often did things like that", she added of the burn.

Ms Laws said: "According to you, Mr Depp sliced his finger off all on his own ... and then carried on attacking you".

"I didn't want to do this, I did not want to expose this totality of what really happened to me", Heard said. She claimed she did not want to risk her father learning about her rows with Mr Depp as she was afraid he would react violently to her boyfriend. She testified that Depp was high on cocaine and MDMA at the time, as well as drunk.

In her first witness statement, Ms Heard claimed that in March 2013, Mr Depp hit her with the back of his hand, which caused her blood to hit the wall, after an argument about a painting by her ex-partner Tasya van Ree which was hanging in her house in Los Angeles.

She defended claims Depp slapped her, dragged her by the hair through their apartment - pulling clumps of her hair out - and then repeatedly punched her in the head.

The court heard that Heard had texted her mother pleading for help. But the nurse did not report any bruising nor see any injuries to her scalp when she looked, the court was told.

But giving evidence she rejected the claims, in particular dismissing suggestions Musk visited her regularly at night from March 2015, not long after the couple Wednesday. "I had bruises all over my body". Eleanor showed footage from Johnny and Amber's Thanksgiving celebration in November 2015 where allegedly Amber was abused.

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