Johnny Depp says daughter Lily-Rose missed his wedding to Amber Heard because they weren't on 'great terms'
Johnny Depp took the stand for a second day Wednesday in his defamation case against ex Amber Heard.
Depp discussed why his daughter Lily-Rose Depp didn't attend his wedding to Heard.
"She and Ms. Heard were not on particularly great terms, for several reasons," he said.
Johnny Depp testified Wednesday that his daughter, model and actress Lily-Rose Depp, skipped his wedding to Amber 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 a Virginia court Wednesday on his second day of testimony in his and Heard's $100 million defamation suit.
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's 2015 wedding was an intimate affair 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 also told the court Wednesday that Heard had a 'need for violence'
As Insider previously reported, Depp filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife 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. Heard countersued Depp for $100 million last year due to statements her ex's lawyers made about her.
Earlier in the day, as Insider reported, Depp testified about how his relationship with Heard soured and eventually turned violent. On the stand, Depp claimed that Heard was the real abuser in their relationship.
He said the change in their relationship started with her making "little digs" and "demeaning name-calling." Depp said he felt like he was "suddenly wrong" about everything, and suffered an "endless parade of insults."
"It's not a happy day, it's not a happy week, it's not a happy month when you're constantly being told how wrong you are about this and that, what an idiot you are," he said.
Depp said Heard "has a need for violence" and that her fury "erupts out of nowhere."
The actor 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 Miss 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."
Previously in the trial, Heard's attorneys said that "the monster would come out" of Depp when he drank and abused drugs.
"Just know Amber Heard didn't want to unearth for the public who the real Johnny Depp is," Heard's lawyer, J. Benjamin Rottenborn, told the jury. "You'll see the real Johnny Depp, behind the pirate costume."
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