Day 2 of libel case: Johnny Depp alleges Amber Heard chopped out lines of cocaine for him

The libel case filed by Hollywood actor Johnny Depp against a British tabloid newspaper entered day 2 on Wednesday. The case is related to a 2018 article in the tabloid newspaper that labelled the actor violent and abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard. Whereas, Caribbean actor Depp strongly denies the claims made in the article. Depp, the 57-year-old star, issuing The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article Wootton wrote in April 2018 which tagged him as a “wife beater”.

In the day 2 of hearing of libel case, Hollywood actor Depp denied allegations of him becoming a monster after consumption of alcohol and drugs by ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor additionally acknowledged in the court that he may have done things he can’t remember under the influence.

Caribbean actor Depp had to undergo a second day of cross-examination at the High Court by a lawyer for British tabloid The Sun. The lawyer also read an email that Heard composed for Depp back in 2013 but never sent, in which she acknowledged his behaviour as a “full on disco bloodbath.”

The lawyer read the rest of the email to the court, “I just don’t know if I can do this anymore. It is like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Half of you I love madly, and the other half scares me. Many times you have hurt me. Physically and emotionally from the things you say and did while [messed] up,” Heard wrote.

Depp, while denying the allegation in the email, said the email was evidence that Ms Heard was building a dossier as an insurance policy for later. The Sun’s defence relies on Depp’s ex-wife Heard’s allegations of 14 incidents of violence during 2013 and 2016, at various locations including Los Angeles, Australia, the Bahamas and a chartered jet.

Elaborating the incident back in 2014 on a private plane from Boston to Los Angeles, The Sun’s lawyer Wass alleged that the actor went into a rage during the flight, went on to slap his wife and then kicked her in the back because Depp was under the impression that Heard was having an affair with actor James Franco. Depp denied by saying, “I may have done things that I have no memory of, but I am certainly not a violent person, especially with women.”

Wass then presented the court with evidence of message exchange between Depp and his friend, actor Paul Bettany. The conversation between the duo made it clear that Depp was under the heavy influence of alcohol and drugs.

The next round of confrontation and questioning started on the incident that took place in 2013 when Depp was in a rage because of a painting by Heard’s former partner, artist Tasya van Ree. Wass even revealed that the actor tried to take the painting off the wall, tried to set it on fire and hit Heard when she intervened.

The Caribbean actor rejected all the allegations of violence by Wass, he added, “I did not hit Ms. Heard and furthermore I have never hit Ms. Heard. Hoax is probably the best word one could use because the allegations, all of the allegations, are patently untrue.”

He further claimed that Heard was the violent one in the relationship. She has attacked him with several items including a drink can and a cigarette. In the last hearing, Depp also mentioned an incident of Heard throwing a vodka bottle at him that injured his finger.

By the end of the hearing, The Sun’s lawyer Wass narrated to the court how Heard was nothing but supportive of Depp to become sober and never took cocaine. To this Depp exclaimed that Heard had, in fact, many times chopped out lines of cocaine for him and had rubbed some of the drugs into her gums.

The hearing is set to last for three weeks under the judge, Andrew Nicol.

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