Johnny Depp’s libel trial entered into its sixth day on Tuesday. The court, yet again, heard a number of shocking testimonies about Depp-Heard marriage.
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, the Caribbean actor Depp strongly denies the claims made in the article. Depp, the 57-year-old star, issued a notice against 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”.
Today Depp’s housekeeper took the stand in the court and gave her testimony. The court also viewed a grim photo of the faeces that the couple found on their bed on the night of Heard’s 30th birthday party in 2016.
Depp, earlier, had mentioned that it was the same day he decided to end their marriage. This faeces was the reason behind infamous fight between the duo in 2016 and Depp believes that the faeces was left behind either by Heard herself or by one of her friends.
The housekeeper in her witness statement told the court that a month after she found the faeces on the couples bed, Heard accused her of destroying their marriage by taking the pictures.
“I was very nervous and so I apologised, even though I did not believe that their marital problems were my fault or that I had done anything wrong. I also told Ms Heard that the faeces were there, that there was nothing I could do. Ms Heard argued with me saying that there were no faeces in the bed,” said the housekeeper.
The housekeeper further added in her statement that the faeces was too large to be left by the dogs, and even she believed it was of a human. She also claimed Heard had a temper and she had witnessed it many times.
Next to take the stand in the court was Depp’s bodyguard Malcolm Connolly, who claimed Heard was the reason for Depp’s severed finger during a row in March 2015. Connolly said Heard was screaming “f**king coward” at Depp during the fight that night. While recalling the horrifying details, Connolly claimed Depp also had a “mark on his face”.
“I had the car door open and when we were outside Depp said to me words to the effect of, ‘Look at my finger. She’s cut my f**king finger off. She’s smashed my hand with a vodka bottle. I saw his finger and it was a mess. He also told us that she had put a cigarette out on his cheek. I could see the mark on his face.” Connolly recalled.
The court also heard how Depp branded Heard a “c***” who is “as full of s**t as a Christmas goose” in a string of texts to his personal medic, Dr Kipper. The doctor also disclosed in the court that the actor called his wife a “malicious, evil and vindictive c***” who was “so desperate for success and fame” in the scathing texts.
The texts read: “I cut the top of my middle finger off… F*****, man… Had another one… I just cannot live like this… She is as full of s*** as a Christmas Goose!!! I’m done. NO MORE…!!!
“The constant insults, the demeaning, belittling, most heartbreaking spew that is only released from a malicious, evil and vindictive c***!!!!! But, you know what… ?? FAR MORE hurtful than her venomous and degrading, endless educational ranting…???”
The doctor also cleared that Amber was completely unharmed when he took Depp from the house.
Extracts from Heard’s diary were also discussed in the hearing which detailed an explosive fight at 3.30am in their train cabin on their honeymoon.
Amber wrote: “I don’t even know how I wound up with this huge knot on the back of my head. Our fight was terrible. Johnny… at one point found himself with his shirt wrapped around my neck. Amazing to think about (the) precision, co-ordination that required considering the close circumstances…I don’t even know how I wound up with this huge, rather annoying knot on the back of my head… F***, I hate that.”