Amber Heard has testified about the death threats she and her baby have received from Johnny Depp fans.
The actress returned to the witness stand on Thursday (May 26), the penultimate day of her defamation trial.
Depp is suing ex-spouse Heard for $50m (£38.2m). He alleges that Heard implied he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence.
Heard is filing a $100million (£80.9million) counterclaim accusing Depp of organizing a “defamation campaign” against her and calling his lawsuit a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
You can follow the latest updates from the Depp v Heard study here.
In her emotional testimony, Heard told the jury, “People want to kill me and they tell me every day. People want to kill my baby in the microwave and that’s what they tell me.
“I receive hundreds of death threats on a regular basis, if not every day. Thousands since this process began.”
Heard has a one-year-old daughter, Oonagh Paige Heard. That Aquaman star had the child through a surrogate mother and has not revealed the identity of the father.
“I am harassed, humiliated and threatened every day,” she said. “Even just walking into this courtroom, sitting here in front of the world, having the worst parts of my life, things that I’ve been through, used to humble me.”
She said people “derided” her statement about assault, adding, “I have the right as an American to speak up about what happened to me, to own my story and my truth, I have the right.”
Earlier this month, former *NSYNC member Lance Bass was branded “disgusting and disturbing” for a TikTok video ridiculing Heard. He later deleted the video.
In an apparent reference to Depp, who was spotted smiling in court, she said: “I don’t sit in the courtroom giggling, laughing, smiling and making derogatory jokes. This is terrible, this is painful and humiliating for every human being.”
The trial concludes today (May 27) and the jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/amber-heard-johny-depp-microwave-baby-b2088847.html Amber Heard Says Johnny Depp Fans Threatened To Kill Her Baby In A Microwave