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The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial concluded with the jury finding both parties liable for defamation.
The trial was filled with shocking revelations from Depp and Heard's tumultuous relationship.
Below, Insider has listed the most explosive moments from the trial.
Warning: This story contains graphic images showing alleged domestic abuse.
Johnny Depp's sound engineer said Amber Heard once yelled "How dare you talk to me?" at him on a plane.
Johnny Depp's sound technician testified that the actor's ex-wife Amber Heard once yelled at him for talking to her on a plane.
Keenan Wyatt — a sound technician who has worked on Hollywood films for 35 years, including Depp's "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise — told a Virginia court that the incident happened during a 2014 private jet flight from Boston to Los Angeles.
Wyatt said Heard appeared to be giving Depp "the cold shoulder" on the plane. At one point, Wyatt said he approached Heard and "said something to the effect of, 'You know he cares about you.'"
Wyatt said Heard responded by yelling at him.
"All of a sudden she snapped and started yelling at me. 'How dare you talk to me? Get away from me.' So I went back to my seat and minded my own business," he said. "She was abruptly loud. It was a quiet plane — all of a sudden it got very loud."
At several points during the hearing, Wyatt continued that he has "never seen Johnny abuse anybody ever."
Depp discussed what he described as his abusive childhood on the stand.
While on the stand, Depp went into great detail about his turbulent childhood, which he said was filled with abuse from his mother, Betty Sue Palmer.
As Insider reported, Depp said that his mother could be "quite cruel" and was physically abusive in many ways — from flinging ashtrays at him to beating him with a high-heeled shoe.
Earlier in the trial, Depp's sister, Christi Dembrowski, testified about their childhood abuse, saying both she and Depp vowed to never perpetuate that abuse with their own families.
"As we were older, we decided that once we had our own home, that we were never going to repeat in our own home anything similar to our childhood," Dembrowski testified.
Depp said Heard had "a need for violence" during their marriage.
Depp said Heard was the real abuser in their relationship and the change in their relationship started with her making "little digs" and "demeaning name-calling."
The actor said he felt like he was "suddenly wrong" about everything, and suffered an "endless parade of insults," Insider reported.
The actor added that sometimes these arguments would escalate to violence, with Heard — who he said "has a need for violence" — shoving him or throwing a glass of wine in his face. When these arguments would start, Depp said he would try to extricate himself from the situation, sometimes locking himself in the bathroom just to get away from Heard.
Depp also said his relationship with Heard — as well as what he described as her frequent verbal attacks — often contributed to his use of alcohol and drugs.
"I was more inspired by Ms. Heard to reach out for a numbing agent because of the constant clashes," he said. "I had to have something to distance me and distance my heart from those verbal attacks."
Depp called Heard "possessed" when he says she severed his finger with a vodka bottle after an argument.
Depp said his finger was severed during a fight with Heard about a month after their 2015 wedding when she flew out to Australia to visit him as he filmed the fifth installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
Insider previously reported that Depp told the court that he had asked his lawyers to discuss a post-nuptial agreement with Heard. Depp said Heard arrived in Australia "very upset" about how the meeting with Depp's lawyers had been conducted, feeling that one of the lawyers she met with had been "rude and dismissive."
Depp said he was staying in a large house in Australia, and remembered locking himself in "at least nine bedrooms and bathrooms" that day "as she was banging on the doors and screaming obscenities and wanting to have a physical altercation."
At that point, Depp said he had been sober from drinking for some time, but noted the stress of the situation caused him to go to the bar in the house and pour himself a few shots of vodka. He continued that Heard followed him to the bar and started yelling at him for drinking and proceeded to throw the bottle of vodka at him. Depp said the bottle flew past his face and smashed on the ground behind him.
Depp said he then went back to the bar, picked up a larger bottle of vodka, and continued to pour himself another drink. He said Heard picked up the second bottle and threw it at him, and that time it made contact with his hand, slicing off his middle right finger.
"It made contact and it shattered everywhere," he said. "I honestly didn't feel the pain at first, what I felt was heat and I felt as if something were dripping down my hand. Then I looked down and realized that the tip of my finger had been severed and I was looking directly at my bones sticking out and the meaty portion of the inside of your finger."
Depp later testified that visual effects artists added a "normal finger" to his hand for the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film and he lied to doctors about how the tip of his right middle finger was cut off rather than telling them Heard threw a vodka bottle at him.
"I didn't want to disclose that it had been Ms. Heard that had thrown a vodka bottle at me and then took my finger off," he said on the stand. "I didn't want to get her in trouble. I tried to just keep things as copacetic and easy as possible for everyone. I didn't want to put her into that mix."
Depp testified that either Heard or one of her friends defecated in their bed after he broke up with her.
Depp testified that Heard was responsible for fecal matter found on their shared bed after a fight in which he said he was leaving her, Insider reported. The actor said that the incident happened following a fight after a dinner party held for Heard's 30th birthday on April 21, 2016.
"My initial response to that was, I laughed," Depp said, describing the reaction to seeing a photo of the feces. "It was so outside. It was so bizarre and so grotesque that I could only laugh."
According to Depp, Heard blamed the fecal incident on Pistol and Boo, her two dogs — an explanation Depp said he found ridiculous.
"She brought up the fecal matter on the bed. She tried to blame it on the dogs," Depp said. "They're teacup Yorkies. They weigh about 4 pounds each. I lived with those dogs. I picked up their funk. It was not the dogs."
Depp said his daughter Lily-Rose missed his wedding to Heard because they weren't on "great terms."
Depp testified in court that his daughter, model and actress Lily-Rose Depp, skipped his wedding to Heard because she wasn't on favorable terms with Heard.
"My daughter, Lily-Rose, did not come to the wedding. She and Ms. Heard were not on particularly great terms, for several reasons," Depp told the court.
Lily-Rose is Depp's daughter with ex, French singer Vanessa Paradis. The two also share a 20-year-old son, Jack.
Depp and Heard married in 2015 with only 20 to 25 people in attendance, People magazine reported. The two later divorced the following year.
The magazine also reported that later during his testimony, Depp told the court that Heard and her "gang" of friends consumed drugs at their wedding reception from a "communal bag of MDMA." The schedule for their wedding day, he said, read: "Dinner, dancing, and drugs."
Meanwhile, Depp said he smoked marijuana, his "drug of choice," the outlet reported.
Depp discussed his friendship and drug use with Marilyn Manson.
Depp discussed his friendship with Marilyn Manson during his third day of testimony in court.
When asked by one of Heard's lawyers whether the pair had used drugs together, Depp said: "We drank together, we've had cocaine together, maybe a couple of times."
When asked whether he took "pills" with Manson, Depp's answer led to laughter in the courtroom, Insider reported.
"I once gave Marilyn Manson a pill so he would stop talking so much," he said.
Earlier during his time on the stand, Depp discussed his history of drug and alcohol use at length, saying he used substances for "self-medication" after a difficult childhood or to seek "numbing" amid emotional troubles.
"I am not some maniac who needs to be high or loaded all the time," Depp said during his testimony, Insider reported. "The characterization of my quote-unquote 'substance abuse' as described by Ms. Heard is grossly embellished and a lot of it is just plain false."
Heard's lawyer played the court a resurfaced video that shows Depp smashing cabinets in his home.
In the video taken by Heard, which was first published online in 2016 by TMZ, Depp is seen kicking cabinets and yelling "motherfucker" in the kitchen of his West Hollywood home.
As Insider previously reported, Heard can be heard asking, "What happened?" in the video as Depp grabs a glass out of a cabinet and smashes it closed, appearing to break a part of the door.
"Nothing happened this morning, you know that?" Heard says before more smashing can be heard off-screen.
Depp is seen pouring himself wine into the glass and telling Heard, "You want to see crazy? I'll give you fucking crazy," before he sees the camera and grabs it.
"You got this going? You sic that shit on me, motherfucker?" Depp asks before calling her an "ass" as Heard appears to laugh.
After showing the video, Heard's lawyer Ben Rottenborn asked Depp whether he poured himself a "megapint of wine."
"A megapint?" Depp asked in a tone of disbelief to titters in the courtroom. "I poured myself a large glass of wine. I thought it necessary."
Depp said he planned for his "Pirates of the Caribbean" character Jack Sparrow to get a "proper goodbye" before he was kicked out of the franchise.
Depp testified that he had plans to formally conclude the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series before Disney dropped him from the franchise, Insider reported.
In the film series, Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow, a dangerous yet charming pirate known for his powers of persuasion.
Variety reported that under questioning from his own lawyer, Depp said Disney dropped him from the sixth installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean" days after the Washington Post published an article by Heard where she discussed her experience with domestic violence.
Variety later reported that Heard's attorney Ben Rottenborn asked Depp whether he had been fired from the franchise before the op-ed ran. Depp clarified in court that it wasn't the case.
"A franchise can last only so long. And there's a way to end a franchise like that," the 58-year-old actor in court. "And I thought the characters should have a way out, to end the franchise on a very good note. And I planned on continuing until it was time to stop."
Later during testimony, Depp spoke at length about how he was disappointed at Disney over the ending of the "Pirates" film franchise.
"Captain Jack Sparrow was a character that I had built from the ground up and...you put a lot of yourself into characters," he began.
"And also having worked on those films with those people, and having put a lot of my own rewriting, dialogue, scenes, and jokes and whatever they are," Depp continued, "I didn't quite understand how, after that long relationship, and quite a successful relationship, certainly for Disney, that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent."
A clinical psychologist, who evaluated Heard, says she had personality disorders linked to violence and "making up stories."
Psychologist Shannon Curry said the scores Heard received on professional psychological tests were associated with people who were "full of rage" and "socially sophisticated."
"These people might have that anger kind of explode out at times," Curry said. "They tend to be very passive-aggressive. They may be self-indulgent, very self-centered. They could use manipulation tactics to try to get their needs met. They're very needy of attention, acceptance, approval."
Curry — who was called to the witness stand by lawyers for Depp — evaluated Heard for 12 hours in December over two days and analyzed earlier treatment records, recordings, and other documentation her lawyers provided, Insider reported.
Prior to the trial, a different psychologist diagnosed Heard with post-traumatic stress disorder, which she attributed to her relationship with Depp. After Heard disclosed the evaluation in court filings, Depp's lawyers convinced the judge overseeing the case to allow them to retain Curry for a separate evaluation.
Curry said Heard "did not have PTSD" and appeared to be "grossly exaggerating" symptoms.
The ACLU said Heard donated $1.3 million of the $3.5 million she pledged to the organization from her Depp divorce settlement.
When Depp and Heard reached a divorce settlement in 2016, the actress announced that she would donate the entirety of her $7 million settlement to charity. She said the money would be split between two organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Terence Dougherty, the general counsel and chief operating officer of the ACLU, testified that the organization received four donations from Heard, which totaled $1.3 million, Insider reported.
Only one of those payments was from Heard directly: a payment for $350,000 in August 2016. The other payments were a $100,000 check from Depp, $500,000 from a donor-advised fund at Vanguard, an investment management company, and $350,000 from a donor-advised fund at Fidelity, another investment management company.
Dougherty said the ACLU believed the $500,000 Vanguard payment was from a fund set up by Heard's former partner Elon Musk.
Later in his testimony, Dougherty said Heard's op-ed in the Washington Post on domestic violence was timed with the release of her superhero film "Aquaman."
On December 11, 2018, as Insider reported, the organization's director of artist engagement, Jessica Weitz, sent an email describing the urgency of getting Heard's op-ed published.
"The goal is to get this out this week to capitalize on the tremendous campaign for 'Aquaman,'" Weitz wrote in the email.
Dougherty discussed the email in a video deposition played by Depp's legal team Thursday.
"From the ACLU's perspective, Amber is about to receive an incredible amount of press and be in the public eye," Dougherty said. "So what better a time would it be than now to put out this op-ed, so that it generates significant readership about our issues."
Heard spoke about what she said was the first time Depp became violent.
Heard discussed the moment she said Depp first became physically violent during their relationship while giving testimony in court, Insider reported.
"I was sitting on the couch and we were talking. We were having a normal conversation. There was no fighting, no argument, nothing, and he was drinking," Heard began, noting that she believed Depp was also using cocaine at the time because there "was a vintage jar of cocaine" on a table inside the house.
Heard said that she asked Depp about the contents of a tattoo that he has on his arm. Depp said the tattoo depicted the phrase "wino," Heard testified, at which point she said she laughed, thinking Depp was joking. In response, Heard testified, Depp slapped her "across the face."
In the moment, Heard said she laughed because she was unsure what had just happened and thought Depp had been joking. She testified that Depp slapped her a second time and said: "You think it's so funny, bitch. You think you're a funny bitch."
The actress said she then realized that Depp had not been joking but she didn't react because she was unsure of how to respond. Heard said she stared at Depp and he slapped her across the face a third time, at which point she lost her balance.
Heard said Depp held one of her dogs out of a moving car window while he was "howling like an animal."
Heard testified that Depp once picked up her pet dog and held it out of a moving car window while he howled like an animal.
The incident, Heard said, happened in 2013 after Depp consumed what she described as copious amounts of cocaine and hard liquor throughout the night and repeatedly accused her of infidelity, Insider reported.
"He grabs this teacup Yorkie and holds Boo out of the window of the moving car, and he's howling like an animal while holding the dog out the window," Heard testified. "And everyone in the car — I'll never forget it — everyone just froze. No one did anything."
Heard said that she didn't want to react in case she prompted Depp to drop the dogs.
"It was just this eerie moment where he's howling and holding this animal outside the car window," she said.
The actress added that she "gently pulled" Depp's arm back into the vehicle.
Heard said Depp performed a "cavity search" on her after accusing her of infidelity.
Heard testified that Depp once performed a "cavity search" on her while under the influence of drugs, Insider reported.
The assault, she testified, happened in 2013. Depp had accused Heard of infidelity and smashed through the trailer the two were staying in and was generally "not making sense," Heard said.
Heard added that she moved to a different room as Depp appeared to search for some cocaine. Then, she said, he accused her of "hiding it" and ripped off her dress and underwear in a "search."
"He's grabbing my breast, he's touching my thighs, he rips my underwear off. And then he proceeds to do a cavity search," Heard said on the stand.
"He was telling me, 'We're gonna conduct a cavity search, shall we? Just shoved his fingers inside me. I just stood there staring at the stupid light. I didn't know what to do. I just stood there while he did that. He just twisted his fingers around."
Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist, also testified about the event earlier in the week. She included it amongst a list of several "incidents of sexual violence" that occurred during their relationship, according to her knowledge.
Heard said Depp penetrated her with an alcohol bottle during a fight.
Heard sobbed on the stand as she described an incident where she said Depp penetrated her with an alcohol bottle during a March 2015 fight in Australia, Insider reported.
The actress said she had been in the country visiting Depp as he filmed 2017's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." The pair were living in a rented home in the country just a few weeks after their wedding.
Heard said as soon as she arrived in Australia, she felt something was off with Depp because he seemed to have lost "a ton of weight," and immediately propositioned her to consume MDMA with him, despite the fact that he was supposed to be sober.
Heard added that she declined the drugs, which set off a multi-day fight in the house. It hit its apex when Depp started drinking from a bottle of clear alcohol at the house bar, the actress recalled on the stand. He taunted her with the bottle, daring her to take it from him, she added. The actress said she eventually succeeded in grabbing the bottle and smashed it on the floor between them.
Depp previously testified that Heard threw a bottle at him and it sliced off his finger. Heard said she believes he severed the finger by smashing a plastic phone to "smithereens" seconds later.
During this incident, Depp chased Heard throughout the house, she said, throwing wine glasses. He held her by the throat, punched her in the face, and falsely accused her of infidelity with other actors she had worked with, Heard testified. At the house bar, Depp ripped off Heard's nightgown and pushed her onto the countertop, where he penetrated her vagina with an alcohol bottle, Heard testified.
"Johnny had the bottle inside of me and was shoving it inside of me over and over again," she said.
Heard said she initially didn't realize a bottle was inside of her at first. When she realized it was a bottle, Heard said she froze because she wasn't sure whether it was the bottle she had broken.
"I remember just not wanting to move because I didn't know if it was broken ... I didn't know if he would know it was broken," Heard said. "I just remember thinking, 'Please God, please, I hope it's not broken.'"
While Depp was penetrating her with the bottle, Heard said he kept telling her over and over again: "I'll fucking kill you."
Heard said Depp thought she was cheating on him with Eddie Redmayne and James Franco
Heard testified that Depp accused her of having an affair with British actor Eddie Redmayne, whom she starred alongside in 2015's "The Danish Girl," as well as the film's director Tom Hooper.
"I got that sense that he thought I was sleeping with the director, and then it was with the actor I was filming with," Heard said of her time working on the film in London, clarifying that the actor she was referring to was Redmayne, Insider reported.
Heard later added that she was "not" having an affair with either of the men during that time, but said that Depp later called her hotel in London and grew upset after she didn't answer immediately.
Heard later testified that Depp once kicked her to the floor on a private plane after accusing her of having an affair with the actor James Franco.
"I felt this boot in my back. He just kicked me in the back. I fell to the floor. I caught myself on the floor and felt like I was looking at the floor of the plane for what felt like a long time," Heard said of the incident, Insider reported.
Heard said Depp "introduced" his daughter, Lily-Rose, then 14 years old, to marijuana.
Heard testified that Depp "introduced" his daughter, Lily-Rose, to weed when she was 14 years old.
As Insider reported, Heard told the court that she and Depp got into an argument in November 2013 when she took issue with Depp allowing an older famous musician who Lily-Rose, then 14, had a crush on, to stay the night at their home. Heard said she also took issue with "the introduction of the weed with his daughter."
Lily-Rose, who is now 22, is Depp's daughter from his relationship with French musician and actor Vanessa Paradis.
Later during her testimony, Heard said she took Lily-Rose out for a dinner on her 15th birthday when Depp was too sick to attend after going on a bender.
"Johnny was sick after having passed out on the plane, so I took her to dinner, we went to Benihana," Heard said. "I put on my smile, took her out, tried to make her feel loved and celebrated for her birthday."
Heard denies ever defecating in the bed she shared with Depp.
When Depp took the stand, the actor claimed Heard was responsible for fecal matter found on their shared bed after a fight in which he said he was leaving her. During Heard's testimony, she denied her ex-husband's claim.
"I don't think that's funny. I don't know what grown woman does that. I was not also in a pranking mood," Heard said on the stand. "I had just been attacked on my 30th birthday by my violent husband with whom I was desperately in love, and who I needed to leave. It was not really a jovial time and I don't think that's funny, period. That's disgusting."
Heard said she tried to get a friend on the phone to convince Depp that she didn't poop in the bed, but her friend didn't answer the phone.
She then called another friend named iO, who Depp also accused of being responsible for the feces, according to the actress. Heard said Depp heard the pair on the phone, at which point he threw the phone down on the couch and left the room.
"I pick up the phone and try to apologize for the fact that my husband just screamed at my friend on a cold call. iO said, 'Get out of the house, get out of the house… you're not safe,'" Heard said. She continued to say that Depp heard iO's warning and came "bolting" back up the stairs, grabbed the phone from her, and started screaming down the speaker.
"He called iO every imaginable horrible name that you can say to an LGBTQIA person," Heard said on the stand. "Just screamed at iO some really nasty stuff: 'You wanna have my woman now, you wanna have my bitch, take her.'"
Heard said Depp then pulled his arm back and threw the phone at her face, hitting her in the eye.
Heard's lawyers showed photos of the actress with red bruises on her face, which she said is the result of Depp throwing a phone at her.
Heard's lawyers entered photos into evidence that showed the actress' reddened face after Depp allegedly threw a phone at her and hit her in the eye.
Heard testified that her friend had taken pictures of her face in various positions and lighting throughout the house in order to capture an accurate look at the redness and swelling on her cheekbone and around her eye.
Additional photos showing broken glass, spilled wine, and damaged photo frames were also entered into evidence.
Heard testified that the bruises on her face were a result of Depp having overheard her calling her friend, iO.
The actress said, on the advice of her entertainment lawyer, she did not cooperate with the police when they arrived after the incident. She said she wanted to "protect Johnny" and didn't want anything about the fight being made public.
During cross-examination days later, Depp's lawyer accused Heard of altering the photos showing bruises on her face. Depp's lawyer pulled up two photographs from May 2016 that have been entered as evidence in the trial — one that seemingly shows reddish bruises on Heard's cheeks and another that shows her face looking paler and with less color.
"Isn't it true you just edited these photographs?" Depp's attorney asked.
"No, I've never edited a photograph," Heard responded.
"Didn't you just enhance the saturation for one of these photos to make your face look more red?" Depp's attorney then asked.
"No, that's incorrect. I didn't touch it," Heard said.
Heard said Depp tried to get her fired from "Aquaman" and that she "fought really hard" to appear in "Aquaman 2."
Heard revealed on the stand that Depp tried to get her taken off the 2018 hit movie "Aquaman."
"He tried to have me fired from it," Heard said in court.
When asked how she knew that Depp tried to have her fired, she replied: "I saw it. I saw the emails. I saw the texts," Heard said without any further clarification.
Heard also added that her character, Mera, will get much less screen time in the upcoming sequel, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," coming out in March.
"I fought really hard to stay in the movie — they didn't want to include me in the film," Heard said.
"I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it that depicted my character and another character — without giving any spoilers away — two characters fighting with one another," she added. 'They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch out."
Heard added that she isn't sure if she'll even be in the movie.
"I don't know if I will even be in the final cut or how much I will be," Heard said. "It was difficult to stay in the movie."
A long-running Change.org petition to remove Heard from the "Aquaman" sequel has reached over 4.1 million signatures during the trial. In July 2021, producer Peter Safran told Deadline that "fan pressure" wouldn't affect a decision on whether to fire Heard.
Heard said she never completed her ACLU donation pledge because of the Depp lawsuit.
Earlier in the trial, Terence Dougherty, the general counsel and chief operating officer of the ACLU, testified that the organization received four donations from Heard, which totaled $1.3 million, Insider reported.
However, the actress said following her 2016 divorce settlement with Depp, she would pledge $3.5 million to the ACLU.
Heard said on the stand that she still planned to donate all of the money she promised, but Depp's lawsuit — which demands up to $50 million in damages — stalled her payments.
"I still fully intend on honoring all of my pledges," Heard said. "I would love him to stop suing me so I can."
When asked by her lawyer in direct examination whether the donations had a deadline, Heard said: "There are none. They understand."
Heard once wrote I "want to rip you apart, devour you and savor the taste" in a private letter to Depp.
During cross-examination, Depp's lawyers presented two private letters that Heard wrote Depp, alongside an image of the pair on vacation in Australia, from what they described as a series of "love journals" that Heard had complied and shared with Depp.
In the first letter, Heard wrote to Depp: "True love isn't about just the madness of passion or instead picking the safety of peace. No, it's about having both."
"Falling madly in love with your friend," it continued. "That is what has surprised me perhaps the most, that I have seen in you the true bones of friendship and respect. But I still, of course, more than ever, want to rip you apart, devour you, and savor the taste. Fret not."
After Depp's lawyer finished reading the letter, she asked Heard whether she had recited her words correctly, to which Heard said: "Yes, it's a love note."
The second letter had Heard speaking directly to Depp about conflicts in their relationship.
"I'm sorry I can get crazy," Heard wrote. "I'm sorry I hurt you. Like you, I can get wicked when I am hurt. When I feel provoked. Shattered. And last night I was. I felt abandoned by the Lily-Rose thing. I felt absolutely bewildered by you not coming home on my last night here. And I was heartbroken and angry after many attempts in vain on my part to rectify the situation and make amends on the last of what was an otherwise gorgeous trip with you."
Later in the letter, Heard apologized to Depp for what she described as "her part" in hurting the actor.
"There's never a reason good enough to hurt you. You are the last thing in the whole world that deserves it. The last person in the world who deserves it," she wrote. "I love you, Steve, I'm forever yours, Slim."
Steve and Slim are nicknames Heard and Depp used during their relationship.
Heard called Depp a "washed up piece of shit" in an audio recording of the two fighting during their marriage.
Lawyers for Depp played an audio recording of the former couple having a vicious argument during their marriage in 2015.
During the fight, Heard called Depp "a sellout" and a "washed-up piece of shit." While Depp criticized Heard's wardrobe choices suggesting "stripping" as a career option for her and called her a "spoiled fucking brat."
"I wish I fucking hadn't bought into any of your fucking lies. Your bullshit. Your sober, fucking presence, your fucking goodness, your sweetness, all the lies," Heard said on the recording played in court. "I wish I hadn't bought into the months of you being you. I wish I hadn't bought promises. I wish I hadn't fucking thought I could have kids with you. You are a fucking kid yourself. I wish I hadn't bought into any of the lies you sold. Talk about fake bill and goods."
"Suck my dick, suck my dick," Heard continued.
In the audio recording, Depp questioned Heard's career choices, calling her roles "dreck."
"I've been doing this a lot longer than you," Depp said in the recording. "Figure out what you have to offer as opposed to going and getting your tits out."
"Hey, at least I can do like a TV show where I was a heartthrob in my twenties," Heard said. "God, that would be like embarrassing. If only I was with someone in their fifties who could point that out to me."
Heard then called Depp a "fucking washed-up piece of shit."
"Your jealousy is so tragic," Depp said in response.
Heard said James Franco made a late-night visit to her apartment after a fight with Depp.
While Heard was on the stand, Depp's lawyers brought up a late-night visit by Franco to Heard's apartment in May 2016.
"Because he was my friend and he lived next door, quite literally next door," she said of the reason he came to her apartment that night.
"And I quite literally exhausted my support network with my usual friends and I was happy to welcome as much friendship at that time as I could possibly get," she continued.
When Depp's lawyers asked her to explain footage that shows Franco laying his head on her shoulder, Heard detailed what happened in her own words.
"After seeing my face, he put his head on my shoulder," she said. "He touched the side of my face and responded to what he saw."
Heard previously testified that Depp had kicked her to the floor of a private plane after he accused Heard of cheating on him with Franco while filming "The Adderall Diaries" earlier that year.
"He was mad at me for taking a job with James Franco," Heard said of Depp's reaction to the crime drama, Insider previously reported. "He hated, hated James Franco and was already accusing me of having a secret thing with him in my past because we had done 'Pineapple Express' together."
Moments after Depp and Heard wed, Depp said: "We're married now. I can punch her in the face and nobody can do anything about it," a former friend of Heard's testified.
Author iO Tillett Wright, who served as best man at the ceremony and was the person Heard said she was on the phone with when Depp threw a phone at her, said in prerecorded testimony that Depp made a comment about physically assaulting his new wife after the two said "I do" at their 2015 Bahamas wedding.
"I was walking with Johnny and congratulating him that they pulled it off," Tillett Wright testified Tuesday, adding that Depp then said: "We're married now. I can punch her in the face and nobody can do anything about it."
Tillett Wright, who said in court that his friendship with Heard ended about a year ago, added that he was sometimes called in to help mediate intense fights between the couple and testified that Depp would get "misogynistic and cruel" under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. Tillett Wright said he witnessed Heard and Depp argue with each other but said he never saw either get physically violent with the other.
Tillett Wright also said he had "a lot of discussions" with Depp about his fights with Heard and said the actor confided in him about his childhood and fraught relationship with his mother — and would often compare his mother and Heard.
"He said at one point, something to the effect of: 'I already have a mom who is a bitch to me. I don't need another one in my life,'" Tillett Wright said.
Tillett Wright said the former couple were frequently cruel to each other during their blowouts.
"She called him old and he calls her soon-to-be ugly and talentless, and then they get really ugly with each other," he said.
Heard's sister testified that Depp asked her to sign an NDA after striking her in the back and repeatedly "whacking" Heard in the face.
Heard's sister, Whitney Henriquez, took the stand Wednesday to describe a fight she witnessed between Heard and Depp shortly after the two stars were married. The fight escalated to the point that Henriquez found herself caught in the middle of it, she said.
Henriquez testified that after Heard discovered text messages on Depp's phone from a former girlfriend, Depp, who was drunk according to Henriquez, became angry. The two began arguing with Heard yelling at him from the mezzanine level of their apartment, Henriquez added.
"He's calling her a fucking whore, fucking cunt, used-up trash bag," Henriquez said on the stand. "They were saying horrible things to one another. She was calling him old and fat. It was a fight."
Henriquez went to the top of the stairs to try to calm her sister down, she said. Depp ran up after her and struck Henriquez in the back, Henriquez testified. Then Heard stepped in, yelling: "Don't hit my fucking sister!" and punched Depp in the face, according to Henriquez.
Depp struck Heard in the face multiple times, Henriquez alleged. She said that though Depp's security guard was present, he hadn't intervened at this point.
"Johnny had already grabbed Amber by the hair with one hand and was whacking her repeatedly in the face with the other," Henriquez said.
Soon after that event, Henriquez said, Depp asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. She refused.
"It was after this point that Johnny had accused me of selling stories to the media, which is absolutely untrue," Henriquez said.
Heard's former makeup artist testified that she covered up the star's bruised face and split lip after an alleged fight with Depp.
Heard's former makeup artist Melanie Inglessis testified that she covered up a bruise and split lip the star allegedly sustained from a fight with Depp in 2015 before she went on "The Late Late Show with James Corden."
"We covered the discoloration, the bruises, with a slightly heavier concealer," Inglessis said. "One that has a little more peach undertone, which I normally don't use on Amber, but peach cancels blue. So I did that under the eyes."
Inglessis testified that she didn't see any injuries to Heard the night before when she did her makeup, but the following day when getting her ready for the show Heard had bruising.
Inglessis said Heard "had injuries" on her face, including some "discoloration" under both of her eyes and a split lip. She said there was "a little more of a gash" under her right eye, with "blue and yellow discoloration."
"Although Amber always has a red lip — it was one of her signature looks — I remember clearly thinking that we have no other option that night," Inglessis testified. "Because of the red blood, we used red to make sure we could cover up the bleeding on the lip."
Depp's fired money manager testified that the actor spent $100,000 on an addiction doctor and $10,000 a day on security.
In a recorded deposition, Depp's former money manager Joel Mandel revealed the huge spending habits the actor had in the time that he worked with Depp, which was between 1999 and 2016 in which the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star earned more than $600 million.
Mandel said Depp's spending included the following:
$100,000 every month to David Kipper, a doctor Depp hired in 2014 to help treat addiction issues. Depp said he became dependent on opioid medication following a leg injury. Kipper also assigned one nurse to Depp and another to Heard.
$300,000 per month for a full-time staff that included Nathan Holmes, a former personal assistant; Kevin Murphy, a former property manager; and Stephen Deuters, another personal assistant who also worked on Depp's creative projects.
$10,000 every day to Jerry Judge, Depp's former security manager. Judge employed a team of guards and other security officials who guarded Depp around the clock.
Depp fired Mandel in 2016 and then sued his firm, alleging it had drastically mismanaged his finances. They settled the lawsuit in 2018.
Depp's ex-girlfriend Ellen Barkin said he once threw a wine bottle in her direction.
In a recorded deposition actress Ellen Barkin, who dated Depp for less than a year in 1994, said the actor was "jealous" and "controlling" during their relationship.
Barkin also described an incident when Depp threw a wine bottle in her direction.
While they were filming "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" in 1997 Barkin said she witnessed Depp throw a bottle of wine across his hotel room in the direction of where she and others were gathered. Barkin said "a fight was going on" between Depp and his friends but she isn't sure why he threw the bottle.
She said the bottle didn't hit her or anyone else.
Barkin said she first met Depp in 1990 and claimed he was drunk a lot of the time she knew him. She said she witnessed Depp doing hallucinogenics, cocaine, and marijuana in her presence.
She estimated they were together between three to six months, before Depp broke up with her, after getting upset that she was leaving him to return to her home for a few days.
"I went to go home, there was a big goodbye, crying, a lot of jealousy. 'Don't do this, don't do that,'" she said. "And I never heard from him again after that."
An industry expert testified that Jason Momoa pushed for Amber Heard to keep her role in "Aquaman 2."
Kathryn Arnold, an award-winning producer with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, testified that it was "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa who pushed for Heard to keep her role in the franchise.
According to Arnold, the first draft for the sequel, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," gave Heard's Mera character, the romantic interest of Momoa's Aquaman, a "strong romantic arc" and "some great action sequences."
Heard only found out her role had shrunk when she arrived on set and after having "trained five hours a day for several months with the trainer to do this big action sequence," Arnold said.
The role was "radically reduced from what it was in the script and what she even trained for while she was preparing for the movie," Arnold continued.
Earlier in the case, Heard testified that for "Aquaman 2" her role was scaled down.
"I fought really hard to stay in the movie — they didn't want to include me in the film," the actor said.
Kate Moss testified that Depp, her ex-boyfriend, never pushed her down a flight of stairs.
Model Kate Moss, who dated Depp between 1994 and 1998, testified that Depp never pushed her down a flight of stairs.
Earlier in the trial, during Heard's testimony, she referred to an unverified rumor that Depp once pushed Moss down the stairs. Moss has never publicly accused Depp of misconduct.
Moss, whose testimony lasted only two minutes via a live video stream, said that she slipped and Depp then tended to her.
"I screamed, because I didn't know what had happened to me, and I was in pain," she said. "And he came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention."
Moss slipped, she said, while the two were at a resort in Jamaica when they were dating.
"We were leaving the room, and Johnny left the room before I did," she said. "And there had been a rainstorm. And as I left the room, I slid down the stairs and I hurt my back."
The case resulted with the jury finding both Depp and Heard liable for defamation.
As Insider reported, the jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages from Heard, and Heard $2 million from Depp.
The trial lasted six weeks, complete with testimony from Depp, Heard, expert witnesses along with their family and friends. The jury took less than three days of deliberations to come to a verdict.
Depp filed a defamation suit against Heard in response to an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post that detailed her experience with domestic violence. Depp's name wasn't mentioned, but the article was widely interpreted as being about him.
According to Depp's $50 million lawsuit, Heard fabricated an incident where she accused Depp of beating her and had, in fact, verbally and physically assaulted him on numerous occasions.
Heard denied the claims and countersued for $100 million, alleging Depp physically beat her numerous times in their relationship, often while intoxicated on drugs and alcohol.
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