Johnny Depp has admitted to accidentally bumping Amber Heard on the head during his blockbuster defamation process, which showed the court photos of the actress's injured face and detached clumps of her blonde hair.
On the third day of the Hollywood star's fall against The Sun on Thursday, Depp said he had "collided" with Heard (34) when he tried to "reach" her when she allegedly attacked him on December 15, 2015 .
Depp is suing the editor of the tabloid News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its editor-in-chief Dan Wootton for an article in April 2018 in which he was described as a "thug".
During the cross-examination before the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Depp said he accidentally hit his ex-wife in the head during a heated argument about what he was said to be "in uncontrollable rage".
In another incident in March this year, hell broke loose, according to the 57-year-old actor's private sister, and a security guard had to be involved to detain the couple.
NGN's lawyer Sasha Wass QC read a text from nurse Debbie Lloyd to Stephen Deuters (a friend of Depp) on March 23, 2015 and said: “Bad night last night. They got involved and it became violent again. & # 39;
Ms. Wass said, "She (Ms. Heard) found out you have an affair."
Depp replied that "she was quite jealous" and denied having an affair.
Ms. Wass later told Depp that until December 2015, "you routinely used violence against Ms. Heard when you were drunk and when you were angry."
The High Court heard a recording of a conversation between the couple shortly after December 2015, in which Depp appears to say that he only hit her head in the "forehead of the king" – which he said "does not break a nose".
In the recording, Heard says, "You screamed … it's the end of all offensive things."
Heard submitted photos of a cracked bed frame (left) and blonde tufts of hair (right) during a defamation process in the United States last year
Other photos show bruises over Heard's bridge of nose and under her eyes after Depp allegedly hit her in December 2015 with a head butt. The trial hears evidence of 14 such incidents
Johnny Depp (left) and Amber Heard leave London's High Court on Thursday. Depp sued The Sun after calling him a "thug" after Heard claimed he had repeatedly attacked her during their relationship.
“You can throw a punch, but the screaming is fine. You can beat up someone who screams but doesn't scream. & # 39;
Depp then seems to say, "I beat you up in the king …" before being interrupted by Heard, who says, "I couldn't believe you did that."
The actor then says: & # 39; … forehead. That doesn't break your nose. & # 39;
Depp claimed the allegation was "another wonderful thing to be included in the kaleidoscope of her dossier she (Heard) is creating".
He added: "This injury she would have suffered does not match the photos she gave to the court.
& # 39; She swung me wildly and I … from behind, as I walked away from the argument to my office, she hit me on the neck, ear, back, everything.
Photos after the December incident show bruises on Heard's face after Depp allegedly hit her with a head butt. The trial hears evidence of 14 such incidents
Photos after the December incident show bruises on Heard's face after Depp allegedly hit her with a head butt. The trial hears evidence of 14 clashes
I turned to cover my head and it swung pretty wildly. The only thing I could do in this situation was either to run or try to grab her, put my arms around her to prevent her from beating and beating me. So I did it, when I did it seems there was a collision. & # 39;
Images previously filed in a defamation case in the United States show the alleged consequences of a fight in March 2015 in the LA penthouse
Depp demonstrated with his arms how he claimed to have taken Heard and said that she was kicking and moving so that there was "very close contact" between them.
He added, "This is the only collision and injury that Ms. Heard could have suffered. I never did what she said and broke her nose."
The court was also shown photos of the injuries Heard is said to have suffered, and pictures Depp said showed him with "scratches and swellings around my face," which he allegedly inflicted on his ex-wife.
Ms. Wass asked why he did not mention in his testimony before the court that Heard had "accidentally" hit his head.
He replied, “If I had read the entire statement after the lawyers had written it, I would have found the missing piece. I haven't read all of these things … and I trusted my lawyers to take my testimony and put it in the file. & # 39;
Depp said he used the word "headbutt" because it was the word Heard used and said to the court, "I said" I punched you in the forehead, it doesn't break your nose. "
Ms. Wass informed the actor that he had changed his account of the incident after learning about an audio recording of himself and Heard that "recently" discussed the incident.
But Depp said, "I think she took something and stretched it out as far as possible."
He added that Heard would tell her friends things that they would "hate" him, adding, "Another piece for your collection. It's quite a collection."
Ms. Wass previously said Depp threw a carafe at Heard, hit the walls, and pulled her hair up the stairs to remove "lumps" from her scalp.
In another incident weeks later in March, Depp reportedly destroyed a $ 3 million penthouse in LA that Heard used as a colossal closet
In another incident weeks later in March, Depp reportedly destroyed a $ 3 million penthouse in LA that Heard used as a giant closet
She added that Depp also spurred Heard on and said, "Do you think you're a tough guy?" Before grabbing her by the neck and pushing her on the bed and then slapping her face and saying you wanted to kill her & # 39 ;.
A written defense statement on the alleged incident said, “Ms. Heard and the Claimant were in their Los Angeles penthouse.
The Claimant threw another carafe on top of her, threw objects across the room, and hit the wall. He hit her hard, grabbed her hair and dragged her around the apartment.
The Claimant pulled large tufts of hair and scalp from Ms. Heard's head.
Ms. Heard tried to escape the violence by going upstairs. The Claimant followed Ms. Heard, slapped her in the back of the head, grabbed her hair again, and pulled her hair up the last few steps.
Depp (left, exits the High Court today) sued The Sun after being labeled a "thug" after ex-wife Heard (right, leaving the court with her friend Bianca Butti) alleged that he repeated them during their stay attacked relationship
I heard I was talking to & # 39; Team Heard & # 39; left the High Court in London, including her friend Bianca Butti (front left).
On the top of the stairs, the Claimant pushed her twice, causing her to fear that she would fall.
Ms. Heard told the Claimant that he had broken her wrist to stop him.
The Claimant repeatedly hit Ms. Heard and threw her to the ground. Every time Ms. Heard was knocked down, she got up again.
& # 39; The Claimant replied with a veil: "Oh, you think you're a damn tough guy?" Then he jabbed her head in the face and slapped her on the nose, which immediately started to bleed and cause her a burning pain.
The court heard: "During this incident, the Claimant (Depp) also wrote a message with a gold pen on the kitchen worktop:" Why be a scam? All are such bulls *** & # 39;
"When Ms. Heard said to the Claimant," You hit me on the head, "he replied," I just knocked you on the head a little. "
The Claimant then said what "F *** up" he was and left the room.
Ms. Heard later informed the Claimant that she would leave him and that if he ever touched her again, she would call the police.
Then when she started walking towards the guest apartment, the Claimant nudged her. Then he grabbed her, pulled her from one room to the next, and grabbed her by the hair.
When the Claimant dragged Ms. Heard into the upstairs office, she had told him that she would leave because she could no longer bear his behavior.
The Claimant responded by grabbing Ms. Heard by her throat, pushing her to the ground, and slapping her in the back of the head.
& # 39; The Claimant grabbed Ms. Heard's hair, slapped her face and shouted at her: "I will kill you – I will kill you, can you hear me?
The fight continued on a bed. The Claimant climbed onto Ms. Heard and put his knee on her back and the other foot on the bed frame while repeatedly punching her in the head.
The Claimant kept shouting "I hate you".
The bed frame shattered under the pressure of the Claimant's boot. The Claimant hit Ms. Heard with his fists closed, shoved her face into the mattress, and pulled out her hair.
Ms. Heard screamed and feared for her life. After this incident, she suffered from severe headaches and other aches for at least a week.
"During this incident, the Claimant also wrote a message with a gold pen on the kitchen counter that said," Why be a scam? All are such bulls *** ".
Depp is at the High Court booth for the third time today and was questioned about the incident after alleging that the injury was sustained when Heard threw a vodka bottle at him during the fight in Australia
Amber Heard arrived at the High Court with her sister Whitney (in a green blanket) after walking into town with her until the early morning of the third day of Johnny Depp's blockbuster libel trial in London
Ms. Wass told Depp that until December 2015, "you routinely used violence against Ms. Heard when you were drunk and when you were angry."
Depp said: & # 39; I say this is wrong. I tried to get away most of the time. & # 39;
He added: "Most of the time, Ms. Heard's problem was that I ran away from fights and was then called a coward and a pussy for trying to avoid escalation."
The December 2015 incident is one of 14 alleged domestic violence incidents, all of which Depp denied, that NGN relied on to defend itself against the actor's defamation lawsuit.
Depp will continue to testify on Friday.
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