A video of Johnny Depp, visibly very angry, was shown Thursday during the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
The video could well change the course of the trial. An excerpt showing Johnny Depp, mad with anger in his kitchen, was released Thursday in court in Fairfax (Virginia), during the defamation trial between the ex-spouses. In the footage, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor can be seen smashing through cupboards and helping himself to glasses of red wine, while shouting “bitch” repeatedly.
His ex-wife Amber Heard then asks him: “What happened?” Johnny Depp seems impassive and continues to get worked up about the furniture. The actress continues: “Nothing happened this morning, you know that? I woke up and you were so sweet and nice, we weren’t even falling out. All I did was say sorry.” “Did you drink all that this morning?” she blurts out, pointing to an empty bottle.
“I did not touch Miss Heard”
Tim Burton’s favorite actor was then questioned by Amber Heard’s lawyer, Benjamin Rottenborn, after the video was shown to the jury. “This is your home in West Hollywood. It’s you in the video. Were you violent?” he said. “Obviously I was having a bad time. I don’t know about what, but being illegally filmed by the one I have chosen for my wife is completely in line with the rest of the photographs and recordings,” replied the 58-year-old comedian, before continuing: “ She tried to hide it from me, laughed and smiled at the end. This is the most interesting part. I attacked a few cupboards but I did not touch Mademoiselle Heard.
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Other recordings have been released. “I get irrational when you make movies, I get jealous and fucking crazy and weird and we fight a lot more,” the jurors heard. “I headbutted you in the fucking forehead. It does not break the nose,” also dropped Johnny Depp in another excerpt. In another recording, Amber Heard is heard begging her husband not to hurt her, while he allegedly threatened her with a knife.
Shocking moment Johnny Depp smashes up kitchen in drunken rage after downing ‘mega pint of red wine’ pic.twitter.com/I0ZHvYKtaH
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Johnny Depp has also opened up about his alcoholism and drug addiction while on the helm, describing how he fell off a train car while filming ‘The Lone Ranger.’ Benjamin Rottenborn then asked if he drank whiskey in the morning. “It’s not ‘happy hour’ all the time,” he replied, sparking laughter in the court. The day before, the actor had confided that the behavior of his partner had “pushed” him to use substances, while affirming that she had not “supported” his attempts at sobriety.
“It’s nothing like the real Johnny I knew”
Benjamin Rottenborn then read an email that Johnny Depp had sent to Elton John, in which he talked about Vanessa Paradis. The actor describes the mother of his two children as a “French extortionist” and calls her a “slut”. He also believed that she had tried to “brainwash” their children, Lily-Rose and Jack, during their separation. Remarks that he had already admitted to having made last year, during the previous trial opposing him to Amber Heard in the United Kingdom, against the tabloid “The Sun”.
The French artist and singer, who shared his life for 14 years, said he had never been violent with her during the London trial last year: “I am aware of the allegations Amber Heard has been publicly accusing Johnny for over four years now. This is nothing like the real Johnny I knew, and from my personal experience over these many years, I can say that he was never violent towards me. I saw that these outrageous statements were really painful and also hurt his career because unfortunately people continued to believe these false claims. It is so upsetting because he has helped so many people in his personal and professional life with kindness and generosity,” she said.