JOHNNY Depp admitted consuming vast amounts of alcohol and drugs — as shocking pictures of his substance abuse surfaced.
In one snap, drug paraphernalia including four lines of cocaine are visible along with a glass of whiskey and a pill box marked “Property of JD”.
The star, 57, denied being addicted to any illegal drugs but said he would routinely abuse pills, alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and painkillers.
Photos taken by ex-wife Amber Heard apparently showed him unconscious on the floor of his bedroom and the aftermath of a whiskey and cocaine binge at her home in Los Angeles.
Depp conceded at his Sun libel trial that he had binges and consumed “humongous” quantities of drink and drugs.
But he insisted: “I reject Ms Heard’s attempt to portray me as a general drug addict.
“For someone who has been very self-destructive for most of his life, I’ve been very lucky and my brain still functions quite well.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean star was grilled about his drug habits on the second day of the trial at London’s High Court.
In one exchange, it was alleged Ms Heard’s sister Whitney arrived at the house the morning after a huge row between the couple — to find it in a state of disarray.
Depp was allegedly drinking Bulleit bourbon and snorting cocaine, despite the fact it was morning and he was due on set elsewhere.
Sasha Wass QC, for The Sun, said: “Whitney was confronted with a lot of mess — whiskey, lines of cocaine on the kitchen table — and the sight of Ms Heard who was very red and had obviously been crying.”
Depp said: “I don’t recall the level of destruction Whitney describes but I remember sitting at the glass table when she came and I was drinking whiskey.
“It had been quite a nasty argument.
“I was definitely partaking of the cocaine and whiskey that morning.
“I know that Whitney was partaking of the cocaine as well.”
She never supported me in my attempts to be strong and to avoid alcohol and drugs
Depp said that his ex-wife, 34, would chop up his cocaine into lines and would sometimes take it herself — a claim she denies.
He said: “It wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary for her to chop those lines up.
“There were many times in our relationship, early on, when she would chop the cocaine with a razor into lines, take it on her finger and rub it on her gums. My eyes have seen it.”
A picture of Depp apparently collapsed next to his bed was taken by Ms Heard in July 2013 in a bid to shock her husband into getting off drink and drugs, the court heard.
Ms Wass asked Depp: “That’s you passed out, isn’t it?”
He replied: “I appear to be sleeping. Passed out, I don’t know.”
Ms Wass referred to an email Depp had sent to Elton John, thanking him for helping him on the road to sobriety — and suggested he had lied to his friends about the severity of his drug use.
Depp said: “No, I told Elton that I had failed and gone back.”
The QC also said Ms Heard tried to support Depp in his recovery and was particularly disapproving of his use of cocaine
But Depp insisted: “Her actions weren’t of one who was supporting. Ultimately, she did not support me.”
Ms Wass said Ms Heard never took cocaine in her husband’s presence and had not used it since she was a teenager.
But the star said: “Yes she did. I saw it.
“She would chop the cocaine up for me, press her finger into it and ingest it orally.”
He agreed that his wife was sometimes adamant he should stop drinking and taking drugs.
But the actor added: “She never supported me in my attempts to be strong and to avoid alcohol and drugs.
“To fully support someone who is an alcoholic or addicted to drugs, you should stop drinking and taking drugs around that person.
“That is how to support someone you love and care about.”
Ms Wass said Ms Heard would have only two or three glasses of wine in an evening but Depp fired back: “Excuse me, but it was sometimes two or three bottles.”
Ms Wass said Ms Heard disapproved of cocaine because it turned him into The Monster.
Depp said: “It was Ms Heard’s belief that I became a monster.
“She is the only person who has raised that notion — that I am a monster when I drink, take cocaine or smoke marijuana.
“It was more than a concern of hers.
“It was a weapon and it was used constantly.
“She grabbed hold of the word, hellbent for leather that it would stick.
“I’m not blaming her for my weaknesses as far as drug use and drinking are concerned, but I would drink to try to numb the pain.”
In February 2014, Ms Heard texted Depp’s sister Christie to say he was on a 24-hour bender with rocker Marilyn Manson.
She wrote: “I love him so much but he’s going to hurt himself and take us, as a couple, down with him.”
Depp disputed her claim, saying: “If I wasn’t around she would assume that I was out getting loaded or on a binge with Marilyn Manson. But there’s nothing to prove that.
“It became chronic. It was her go-to assumption.”
The court also heard that Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose, now 21, had urged him to stay with Ms Heard, believing she was helping him become “a better father”.
But Depp said: “She may have believed that — at the time.”
The star was also said to have consulted a doctor in May 2014 for addiction to a prescription painkiller. But he denied ever being addicted to illegal drugs.
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