A SHOCK new photograph today showed Amber Heard’s bruised face after Johnny Depp allegedly hurled a phone at her in a row over poo found in their bed, the High Court heard today.
The 57-year-old actor accused Heard, 34, of leaving faeces in the bed – calling her “Amber Turd” – after a furious birthday bust-up.
In another sensational day in court, famous names including Elon Musk and Kate Moss were dragged into the Hollywood trial that has revealed sordid details of Depp and Heard’s tumultous relationship.
In an astonishing rant revealed in court today, Depp claimed Heard was having an affair with billionaire Musk – adding he wanted karma to “take the gift of breath” from his ex-wife.
And the High Court was also told how Depp allegedly “trashed a hotel room” – causing £8,000 worth of damage – while his then girlfriend Kate Moss slept.
But proceedings kicked off of as the court was shown photographs of Amber’s bruised face after Depp allegedly threw a phone at her during a row over poo found in their bed.
The High Court heard today:
Depp today said the faeces were definitely “not left by a three or four pound dog”, referring to the couple’s Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol.
The court heard that after being sent a picture of the poo from his assistant, Depp replied with a string of jokes including “Amber Turd” and “Amber’s in the dumps”.
In one message he wrote: “It’s hilarious. Not sure I’ve laughed this hard for years. At least the photographs are good.”
The star today told the court he thought Heard or one of her friends was the “the only ones crass enough to have committed such an act” with American author iO Tillett Wright named in court as a possible culprit.
But Depp said the incident later meant he “made the difficult decision not to see (Heard) anymore” – saying it was a “fitting end” to their relationship.
Then in May 2016, just a few weeks after the faeces were found in the bed, Depp went to the couple’s home to pick up some personal items.
Sasha Wass QC, for The Sun, alleged he was “spoiling for a fight” with Heard.
And she said the star then got angry after hearing Heard laugh with pal iO Tillett Wright about the incident involving the faeces. He allegedly flew into a rage – throwing a phone at her face and swinging a magnum of wine at her.
Heard apparently yelled “stop hitting me Johnny” and “you will never hurt me anymore” – but Depp insisted she was “20 feet away”.
Photographs of Heard with a bruised and red face were then shown in court, injuries allegedly caused by the phone.
The photos were used by Heard when she applied to the court for a domestic violence restraining order against Depp on May 27.
The court was told this morning that the poo had been found in the couple’s bed the morning after Depp had been two hours late to Heard’s 30th birthday party at the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles in April 2016.
Depp is claimed to have got angry after Heard confronted him, with the actor allegedly throwing a magnum of champage at his then wife.
Ms Wass said Depp then “grabbed Heard by the hair and pushed her to the ground”.
Depp then allegedly left a note for his wife reading “Happy f***ing birthday”, something the star denies.
The court also heard an astonishing rant where Depp accused Heard of having an affair with Tesla billionaire Elon Musk.
He called her a “gold digger” and a “$50 stripper” before saying he wanted karma to “take the gift of breath from her”.
And he said his ex-wife was “begging for total humiliation” and was “gonna get it”.
He also texted Heard telling her: “You never f***ing loved me, it was all just convenience.”
Depp also used a series of derogatory and extremely graphic insults that we have chosen not to publish.
And as Depp took the stand today for his last day of evidence in the three week trial, he was quizzed over an email Heard had sent to her friend iO Tillett Wright, saying: “He just lost it, literally switching personalities like channels on a TV. It was nuts”
iO Tillett Wright then said: “Did he hit you? I thought you guys weren’t seeing each.”
Ms Heard then said: “No, he didn’t touch me.”
Ms Wass asked how that message fit with Mr Depp’s contention that she was “making up” the allegations.
The actor replied that it was “a rare occasion” when Ms Heard was “telling the truth for once”.
And Depp said he had never been accused of hurting a woman in his lifetime.
Audio was also played to the court of Depp, who was apparently holding a knife at the time, begging Heard to “cut me”.
The court heard that at one stage, he trashed a hotel room in a £8,000 rampage while his then lover Kate Moss slept in bed – but maintained he never hit the supermodel.
Heard wore a green scarf covering her face instead of the usual bright red one she has worn in court this week. She held hands with her girlfriend Bianca Butti.
Ex Depp waved as he walked into the court today, wearing a black suit and his usual monotone face covering.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star yesterday admitted he “accidentally” headbutted his wife after a furious bust-up during their relationship.
Over the last three days, he has repeatedly denied ever harming the 34-year-old actress but made the admission after lawyers played audio of Depp and Heard discussing the bust-up where he said: “I head-butted you in the f***ing……forehead. That doesn’t break a nose”.
Depp admitted there had been a “collision” but insisted it was an accident.
Photos produced in court showed Heard with black eyes and a bloodied lip after the December 2015 bust-up at their LA penthouse in one of the 14 alleged domestic violence incidents that Depp has denied.
The star is suing The Sun for calling him a “wife beater” in a 2018 article, something he has “vehemently” denied.
Instead, he has claimed his ex-wife was compiling a dossier of fake claims against him as an insurance policy.
It comes after a dramatic week in court that saw claims include:
The court heard Depp hit and tried to choke his wife on their August 2015 honeymoon on the Eastern & Oriental Express train in Asia, something he denied.
After the December bust-up Depp texted her dad David saying: “Yes I f***** up and went too far in our fights.
“I cannot and will not excuse my part inside these dramas but I can promise you with all confidence they will never happen again.
“My most sincere apologies if I let you down.”
Depp insisted he was not apologising for abusing Aquaman star Ms Heard, 34 — but for the fact that “things would escalate to the point they did”.
The actor’s case against NGN and executive editor Dan Wootton came after an article was published in 2018 with the headline “Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?”.
NGN is defending the article as true and says Mr Depp was “controlling and verbally and physically abusive towards Heard, particularly when he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs” between early 2013 and May 2016, when the couple split.
The pair met in 2011 and began living together in 2012 before marrying in Los Angeles in February 2015.
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