Johnny Depp says Amber Heard ‘despised’ Paul Bettany because she was jealous of their friendship
Johnny Depp testified that Amber Heard was jealous of his friendship WandaVision Star Paul Bettany during his defamation trial against his ex-wife on Monday (April 25).
On his fourth day on the stand at the Fairfax County Courthouse, Virginia, Depp told the court Heard was jealous of the “instant bond” he formed with Bettany and saw him as a “threat” to their time together.
Responding to questions from his own lawyers, Depp described Heard’s interactions with Bettany as “despicable”, adding: “Ms Heard despised Mr Bettany, mainly because we had become such close friends and he was a threat to her and I would take me away from her if Paul Bettany.” would get the attention from me, that was a show stopper. It would cause all sorts of inconveniences.”
Depp then testified that Heard once made Bettany and his wife Jennifer Connoly’s son cry over lunch after belittling him.
“He spoke his mind and Ms. Heard humiliated that young man to the point that he burst into tears and left,” Depp said. Depp claimed he later told Heard that her “conduct was unacceptable” and that she had “no right.” He said he told her, “You can’t always be right. You should try to be wrong, because you might learn something.”
Depp’s friendship with the Marvel star had already been formed during this trial and during Depp’s previous defamation lawsuit against him The sun in 2020. Text messages between the two were used as evidence in both trials – in which the couple joked about the burning and drowning of Heard.
“Let’s drown them before we burn them!!! I’ll fuck her burned corpse afterwards to make sure she’s dead,” Depp wrote in the lyrics.
Bettany addressed the news during an interview The Independent in December 2021 and said it was “embarrassing” that the news would be made public.
“And we live in a world without context,” he said The times. “I didn’t know Johnny when he was married to Amber. I knew him before. But we hadn’t spoken to each other in years. I didn’t know her during the marriage. So I wasn’t there for all of that.”
Heard has yet to take a stand to tell her side of the story.
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