After 13 days of evidence against Heard, Depp’s lawyers declared their case as rested yesterday (Tuesday, May 3), and now the Aquaman actress is testifying.
Amber Heard, the ex-wife of Johnny Depp, has spoken for the first time during the 50 million dollar defamation trial. Her evidence follows that of a forensic psychologist, who stated that Heard suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of Johnny Depp’s alleged assault, People reports.
Amber started by telling the court about her upbringing, her move to Los Angeles, and her meeting with Depp. The 36-year-old stated the following while speaking in the Fairfax County District Courthouse in Virginia:
“I am here because my ex-husband is suing me for an op-ed I wrote… I struggle to have the words. I struggle to find the words to describe how painful this is.
“This is horrible for me. To sit here for weeks and relive everything… hear people that I knew – some well, some not – my ex-husband, speak about our lives in the way that they have.”
According to Amber, the trial was the most terrible thing she had ever gone through, surpassing the earlier defamation lawsuit Depp took against The Sun in 2020, in which he was accused of being a “wife abuser.”
“I sat on the stand, for four days, under mostly cross-examination. And, up until this point, it was the hardest thing I ever had to do.”
Amber also told the court about meeting her ex-husband and the ways in which Johnny Depp made her feel like a “million dollars” with costly presents and gestures of affection. All while keeping their relationship a secret since he was divorcing his wife and didn’t want her to be labeled as a “homewrecker.”
“I fell head over heels in love with this man. I felt like this man knew me and saw me in a way no-one else had. I felt he understood me, where I came from. I felt when I was around Johnny I felt like the most beautiful person in the whole world. I felt like a million dollars. We had this whirlwind romance in these beautiful places, falling in love, not able to show it because the world didn’t know about the split between he and his former partner.” Amber says.
As a woman, that is troubling. He swore to me they hadn’t shared a bed for a year but were protecting the kids by not making it known to the press. We had to be really under the radar. Johnny pointed out the world would blame me and call me a homewrecker. We were secretly dating. It was beautiful.” She continued.
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