JOHNNY Depp allegedly threw a wine bottle during a booze-fuelled row with Amber Heard in a video shown to the High Court today.
The court saw a video filmed by Heard which showed Depp smashing up the kitchen he shared with her.
The actor was seen kicking cabinets and yelling “Motherf***er! Motherf***er!” while Ms Heard asks him, “What happened? What happened? We are not even fighting, all I did was say sorry.”
Depp continues slamming cabinet doors, apparently smashing the glass panels, while muttering: “Did something happen to you? I didn’t think so. You wanna see crazy? I’ll give you f***ing crazy.”
Depp then walks towards the camera and pours himself a huge glass of red wine from a bottle.
Ms Heard says: “Did you drink this whole thing this morning?”
At that point, Depp appears to realise he is being filmed and grabs the phone, appearing to hurl it into the garden.
Sasha Wass QC, representing The Sun, asked if he would describe his behaviour as violent.
Depp said: “I was violent with some cupboards. Clearly I wasn’t in the best frame of mind. I was upset, very upset.”
Ms Wass referred to the “mega-pint” of wine Depp had poured for himself, adding: “It’s not everyone’s choice for breakfast. Your behaviour would have been very intimidating for Ms Heard.”
Depp said: “I can understand that, sure.”
Depp added: “Ms Heard was not struck in that video. Everyone has a moment or two in their life. I think I maybe had a moment. The human in me lapsed.”
Depp alleged he found his his ex-wife’s poo in their bed, the High Court heard today.
The Edward Scissorhands actor said nothing in life has upset him as much as Heard’s “words and behaviour” towards him.
Depp said he first met Heard when she auditioned for The Rum Diary, and later reconnected with her when they were promoting the film.
In one of his witness statements, Depp said: “She was then extremely friendly to me and keen to tell me about the break-up with her former partner that she had recently gone through.
“If I had known then what I know now, I would have seen the red flag warning signs, but I did not.
“She was beautiful, seemingly incredibly interested in me and my work, and I fell for it.
“She bombed me with what appeared to be love. It was not until much later that I understood that she had an agenda, namely to get married to me in order to progress her own career and/or to benefit financially, and she knew how to bring it about.
“For example, at the time, she repeatedly told me how much she admired my films; however, later in our relationship she admitted that she had never seen any of my films.
“She knew what she wanted and I was an easy target.”
Depp said their time together was “incredibly unhappy”.
According to Depp’s statement, Heard “continuously belittled” him and called him a “fat old man”.
He said he found it “devastating and heartbreaking” to hear Heard call him a “horrible father”.
Depp said he resolved to divorce her after faeces were left in their bed.
He said he understands that Heard “or possibly one of her friends” defecated in their bed, with Heard allegedly describing it as “just a harmless prank”.
Depp said he has never abused Heard, or any other woman, in his life.
He said in his statement: “I am from a Southern family and rules were instilled in me from birth by my mother: you would be a Southern gentleman or it would be beaten into you.
“Even as a child, chivalry was extremely important and, whether or not this is considered old-fashioned, it is still something that I consider very important.”
Depp referred to himself as “the monster” when he violently attacked Heard.
The Hollywood actor “turned his rage and frustration” on the actress when he “failed to control” his drug and alcohol abuse, it was said.
The High Court heard how Depp “descended into physically destructive behaviour” – causing him to refer to his “drunken and violent persona as ‘the monster’.”
He has been accused of subjecting Heard to a “three-day ordeal of physical assaults”.
What the court has heard so far:
The Pirates of the Caribbean star denies hitting any woman and has turned the tables on Heard today insisting the claims were “complete lies”.
He also claimed the so-called “monster” was an idea Heard became “obsessed with” when their rows escalated.
Depp told the court Heard severed his finger during a trip to Australia in 2015 by throwing a vodka bottle at him and accused her of repeatedly punching him in the face.
His defence team today released a picture of the injured finger that was shown to the court.
Explosive recordings of Heard telling Depp “I didn’t f***ing deck you” and “grow the f*** up”were played to the court in one heated exchange.
The divorced pair came face-to-face with each other today at the court in London, where Depp, 57, is suing The Sun for referring to him as a “wife beater” in an April 2018 article.
Heard today arrived at the High Court flanked by her sister Whitney, girlfriend Bianca Butti and lawyer Jennifer Robinson ahead of the three-week trial.
The star wore a red scarf around her mouth and a smart black dress teamed with stilettos as she prepared to come face-to-face with Depp.
Depp also covered his mouth with a black bandana and wore sunglasses ahead of the head-to-head against his ex-wife.
He failed in a last-minute bid to stop Heard attending unless she was giving evidence.
Opening the case, Sasha Wass QC, representing The Sun, said: “The defendants will demonstrate that the description of Mr Depp as a ‘wife beater’ is entirely accurate and truthful.
“They will show that the string of the articles is correct – namely that the claimant beat his wife Amber Heard, causing her to suffer significant injury and on occasion leading to her fearing for her life.
“This defence is supported by witness testimony, medical evidence, photographs, video, audio recordings, digital evidence and Mr Depp’s own texts.”
The lawyer described Heard as an “intelligent and independent woman who has developed her own career as an actress”.
But she said this “gave rise to a series of conflicts” between the pair as Depp sought to “control” Heard’s social life and career choices.
She added: “These conflicts manifested themselves in arguments where Mr Depp became abusive and aggressively jealous, on occasion falsely accusing Ms Heard of having sexual relationships with her co-stars.
“Matters were not helped by the generational difference between Ms Heard and Mr Depp which fuelled Mr Depp’s insecurity.
“This exacerbated his well-documented dependence and excessive abuse of alcohol and controlled drugs which dated back to Mr Depp’s time as a young man.”
The court was told Heard had been “supportive” of Depp’s attempts to “kick his addictions” but if he failed, he “turned his rage and frustration on Ms Heard, berating her and launching into a variety of vile, crude and unreasonable accusations.”
Ms Wass added: “On such occasions, Mr Depp’s aggression typically descended into physically destructive behaviour, including the use of violence against her.
“His ‘wife beating’ behaviour included throwing objects at her, slapping her across the face, kicking her, gripping her around the throat and threatening to kill her.
“In periods of sobriety following Mr Depp’s destructive rages, he recognised the problems he faced, apologised to Ms Heard and blamed what he described as ‘his illness’. He referred to his drunken and violent persona as ‘the monster’.
“When sober, Mr Depp was capable of kindness, charm and generosity. The side of character which he described as ‘the monster’ was jealous, controlling, violent and savage. It is these characteristics which qualify him for the term ‘wife beater’.”
Depp was asked whether he was drunk at the time of the video shown to court today.
But the star said he believed it was left over from the night before and denied he had taken cocaine because it’s a “physical impossibility” he would always be “high or inebriated”.
Depp did admit to spending £23,834 a month in wine – but claimed he didn’t drink it all himself.
The court also heard he once emailed Sir Elton John to celebrate 100 days sober – and referred to his “brain and liver resembling Mrs Thatcher”.
Speaking of the “eternal savagery against myself”, Depp told Sir Elton: “I would have been swallowed up by the monster were it not for you.”
The court was also told Depp sent a text message where he referred to his ex and mother of his children Vanessa Paradis as a “pain in the a**e”.
He also branded her the “French ex albatross” as he praised Heard at the start of her relationship.
Depp told the court in evidence that accusations he subjected Heard to “torture and other abuse” were “sick” and “completely untrue”.
Extracts of recordings made by the star between him and Heard were today read to the court during his evidence.
In them, Heard tells Depp: “You got hit… but I did not punch you.
“I did not f***ing deck you. I f***ing was hitting you”.
Heard then goes on to brand Depp a “f***ing baby”, causing him to reply: “Because you start physical fights.”
The actress then continues: “You are such a baby. Grow the f*** up.”
Depp made a number of admissions as he took to the stand – including how he first started taking drugs aged just 11.
He also claimed he tried “every drug known to man” by the time he was 14 – including LSD, cocaine and prescription drugs.
The ongoing trial was due to start in March but had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was almost thrown out last week after Mr Justice Nicol ruled the star breached a court order by failing to reveal potential evidence — text messages relating to his alleged drug use.
The “Australia drugs texts” that were sent in 2015 before the alleged assault include mention of “happy pills” and “whitey stuff”.
Depp has denied taking drugs and claimed Heard did not find a bag of MDMA at the time of the alleged attack.
Depp’s former partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder are among witnesses expected to give evidence.
Depp has brought separate libel proceedings against Heard in the US.
The couple married in LA in 2015 after meeting on the set of comedy The Rum Diary.
But they divorced two years later after Heard, who donated her £5.5million settlement to charity, accused Depp of abuse.
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