Johnny Depp dramatically returned to the witness stand in his libel trial of Amber Heard on Wednesday, insisting he never molested his ex-wife – but admitting he texted her ‘total global humiliation “ promised.
“No human being is perfect, certainly not, but I’ve never in my life committed sexual abuse, physical abuse, and all these outlandish, outrageous stories of committing those things,” Depp said in his final moments of direct questioning in the Fairfax. Va., courtroom.
The Edward Scissorhands star, who first testified in the bombing case a few weeks ago, used his second round on the witness stand to deny multiple allegations of abuse – including details of how he chopped off part of his finger in March 2015 lost.
“I miss my finger,” Depp joked.
Depp, 58, claims Heard, 36, severed the tip of his finger by throwing a vodka bottle at him during a fight in Australia. She says he injured himself while in a drunken rage, where he also allegedly sexually assaulted her with a bottle.
The Pirates actor said Heard’s testimony under oath was “terrifying, ridiculous, humiliating, ridiculous, painful, wild, unimaginably brutal, cruel and all wrong.”
“No matter what happens, I came here and told the truth,” Depp told the jury.
He also didn’t deny sending a text through Heard, which read: “She is asking for total global humiliation. She will get it.”
“I’m so damn happy she wants to fight this out!!! She’s going to hit the wall hard!!! And I can’t wait to get this battery waste out of my life!!!” said the message, read in court by Heard attorney Ben Rottenborn.
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The August 2016 text, sent to Depp’s former talent agent Christian Carino, also contains a slew of insults — including calling Heard a “hanging, overused fish marketer” and a “50 Cent stripper.”
“I have no mercy, no fear, and not an ounce of emotion or what I once thought was love for this gold rush, low level, dime-a-dozen, squishy, pointlessly dangling, overused flappy fish market,” wrote Dope to Carino.
“I can only hope that karma kicks in and takes away the gift of breath from her,” the lyrics continued, apparently referring to Heard.
“Sorry man . . . But NOW I’ll stop at nothing!!! Let’s see if Mollusk has a pair,” Depp added in an apparent nod to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who was dating Heard at the time was.
Depp explained the message was written as his life was being turned upside down by Heard’s abuse allegations.
The actress is suing Heard for $50 million over her 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure who depicts domestic violence.” He was not named in the essay but claims he was defamed.
Heard sued her for $100 million, alleging that Depp and his attorney defamed her by launching a smear campaign accusing her of fabricating abuse allegations.
In his testimony, Depp took aim at the claim and again told the jury that he was the victim of domestic abuse in the relationship, not heard.
“Miss Heard hit me,” he said after being asked how he got a bruise under his left eye on the Orient Express train during the couple’s honeymoon in July 2015. “I had a kind of glow.”
When asked if he took eight to 10 MDMA pills during the fight in Australia, which ended with a cut fingertip, Heard said: “No, I didn’t . . . because I would be dead.”
Depp also hit back at Heard’s claim that she got her lead on Aquaman on her own, saying he spoke to “three senior” Warner Bros. executives to seal the deal.
“All I can say is that she ended up getting the job in the film. . . so I assumed I contained their worries to some extent,” Depp said.
The six-week process is now entering its final phase, with closing arguments scheduled for Friday.
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