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Amber Heard said Johnny Depp didn't offer enough support after her nude photos leaked in 2014, nurse testifies

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Actor Amber Heard attends her ex-husband Johnny Depp's defamation trial against her, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 28, 2022.Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS
  • Amber Heard didn't believe Johnny Depp showed enough support after her nude photos were leaked in 2014.

  • Her feelings were recorded by a nurse who was treating her at the time.

  • Depp offered "emotional support" at first, the nurse's notes say.

Amber Heard told her nurse that her then-fiancé Johnny Depp failed to provide enough support in the hours following a leak of more than 50 of her nude photos in 2014.

Prerecorded testimony from Heard's former nurse, Erin Falati, was shown to jurors on Tuesday morning in Depp's defamation case against Heard. Notes from Falati taken on September 22, 2014, hours after the leak the night before, depicts Heard as "agitated" and "screaming" in a highly anxious emotional state.

"[Heard] crying and states she got into verbal argument with fiance after RN departure," Falati, also known as Erin Boerum, wrote in her notes. "[Heard] states she feels fiance did not provide support."

Heard was among the victims of the 2014 hack of around a dozen female celebrities' iCloud hack, leading to the leak of personal photos. TMZ reported on the afternoon of September 21 that Heard's photos were leaked, among them a picture of herself nude with a message to Depp.

Falati was notified about the hack at 11 p.m. that day, she wrote in her notes, as Heard told her she was "experiencing [a] high level of anxiety."

When Falati arrived at Heard's home, the actress was crying and "hyperverbal," and the nurse guided her through relaxation techniques.

Depp was also present and offered support, Falati wrote.

"[Heard]'s finance offered emotional support," Falati wrote. [Herd] able to calm self and agreed to journal thoughts as coping mechanism."

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Erin Falati, also known as Erin Boerum, a former nurse of actor Amber Heard, is seen in a previously recorded video of her deposition, at the Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case by actor Johnny Depp against ex-wife Heard, in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., May 2, 2022.Steve Helber/Pool via REUTERS

Heard took medication to treat her anxiety and went to bed. But around 1 a.m. on September 22, she was awake, Falati wrote, and had gotten into the "verbal argument" with Depp. Falati helped Heard "with deep breathing techniques, processing feelings and thoughts" and then gave her more medication to help her sleep, Falati wrote.

"I remember a general sense of Ms. Heard being very upset her phone was hacked because there was very sensitive information in it, and I feel that she was having a difficult time calming after that," Falati said in the deposition played in the courtroom Tuesday.

Falati's testimony is for the trial over a lawsuit Depp brought against Heard in 2019. He alleged she defamed him when she described herself in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed as a victim of domestic violence — widely understood to be a reference to her marriage with Depp, which ended in 2016 around the same time she filed for a restraining order against him. Depp has denied being violent toward Heard and has alleged that she, in fact, physically and verbally abused him. Heard has denied the claims and filed a countersuit, alleging Depp abused her numerous times before and during their marriage.

Both parties have accused each other of being prone to violence while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Falati specialized in addiction treatment and worked with Heard in 2014 and 2015, also helping her with anxiety issues. Falati also worked with David Kipper, the doctor who treated Depp for his own drug addiction.

Depp previously brought a defamation lawsuit in the UK against The Sun, a British tabloid, over a claim that he was a "wife beater." At the 2020 trial, Heard testified that Depp blamed her for the nude photo leak.

"They went everywhere,'' she said. "Johnny blamed me for that. I was to blame."

Depp ultimately lost that case.

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