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Johnny Depp "had tried every known drug at the age of 14"


Johnny Depp spoke today about how he had taken "every drug under the sun" at the age of 14, how he devastated a hotel room in 1995 in front of his then girlfriend Kate Moss and his friendships with the other hell summoners Keith Richards and Marilyn.

The actor, the Pirates of the Caribbean, spoke to his estranged wife Amber Heard on the first day of an explosive libel trial in London, denying that he had ever beaten her.

The actor shared his dark past, exposed his extensive drug abuse, and told how he took one of his mother's nerve pills for the first time as a teenager.

He said Rolling Stones star Richards, 76, was a "friend and an icon" and was also very close to American author Hunter S. Thompson and singer Marilyn Manson, with whom he admitted to using drugs.

The 58-year-old Depp, who, like Ms. Heard, arrived at the courtyard with a partially covered face, also spoke of destroying a hotel room in New York in 1995 in front of his then girlfriend, Kate Moss, which caused $ 10,000 in damage.

The Edward Scissorhands star also told the court what he knew about the night the Starlet River Phoenix died in its Hollywood nightclub.

Depp in 1989

Johnny Depp spoke today about how he took "every drug under the sun" at the age of 14. He spoke to his ex-wife Amber Heard on the first day of an explosive libel trial in London, in which he denied ever beating her. Pictured: Depp 1989

Depp spoke about his drug addiction past in his defamation case against The Sun editor, News Group Newspapers (NGN), and said that his dark relationship with substances began when his mother asked him to remove her "nerve pills" and he took one .

"My mother told me to get her nerve pills, and I took one and found that the only way for me was to numb the pain," he said.

When asked about his interest in drugs, Depp replied, "I've always been interested in counterculture and many of my literary heroes, including (Geoffrey) Chaucer, who was addicted to opium, and Thomas De Quincey, author of Confessions of an English opium eater, were in this theme.

Depp added that Hunter S. Thompson, who died in 2005, was an "idol of mine".

The actor (pictured above with Marilyn Manson) told of his dark past and exposed his extensive drug abuse. He told how he took his mother's nerve pill for the first time as a teenager

The actor (pictured above with Marilyn Manson) told of his dark past and exposed his extensive drug abuse. He told how he took his mother's nerve pill for the first time as a teenager

He said Rolling Stones star Richards, 76, was a "friend and an icon."

Depp also said he was very close to the American author Hunter S Thompson

He said Rolling Stones star Richards, 76, was a "friend and icon" and was also very close to the American author Hunter S Thompson

Following a quote from the late author, the court laughed when Depp said, "I hate advocating drugs, alcohol, violence, or madness for anyone, but they always worked for me."

Depp played in 1998 as the author of the film Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and spent $ 3 million to blow his ashes out of a cannon after his death.

Depp also announced that he had spent £ 3 million ($ 5 million) to shoot the ashes of the late author Hunter S. Thompson from a canon and caused the judge, Mr. Justice Nicol, to express his surprise at the amount, when he asked the actor to repeat the number.

Depp added: & # 39; Hunter S Thompson was an idol of mine. He praised the virtues of psychedelics. & # 39;

Depp also spoke of destroying a New York hotel room in front of his then girlfriend, Kate Moss, and causing $ 10,000 in damage

Depp also spoke of destroying a New York hotel room in front of his then girlfriend, Kate Moss, and causing $ 10,000 in damage

The Edward Scissorhands star also told the court what he knew about the night the child star River Phoenix died in his Hollywood nightclub

River Phoenix, who died in 1993

The Edward Scissorhands star also told the court what he knew about the night the child star River Phoenix died in his Hollywood nightclub

When asked if he had ever used drugs with Marilyn Manson, Depp replied: “Yes. Maybe twice. & # 39;

Depp was also interviewed about the night the young Starlet River Phoenix tragically died of a heroin overdose in the famous Viper Room nightclub, which he owned on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

Sasha Wass, a lawyer who worked for The Sun, said: "River Phoenix was a young actor who broke down and died in your club."

Depp replied, “He died on the sidewalk in my club, yes.

"As far as I know, River felt uncomfortable, he started to sweat and he went out the door and when he came out the door broke down."

Ms. Wass said: “You are surrounded by people who will never really say no to you.

"You will do whatever you ask for, including delivery of medication to you."

The actor replied; & # 39; No. There are people who work for me and work with me. & # 39;

When asked about his other friendships, Depp was full of praise for Rolling Stones guitarist Richards.

Keith Richards was a role model for me. He is one of my favorite guitarists and a great role model, yes, ”he said.

He added that he was "very close" to all Richards, Thompson and Manson.

Phoenix died of a heroin overdose in the famous Viper Room nightclub, which he owned on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood

Phoenix died of a heroin overdose in the famous Viper Room nightclub, which he owned on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood

Depp talked about his drug addiction past and said his dark relationship with substances started when his mother asked him to remove her "nerve pills" and he took one

Depp talked about his drug addiction past and said his dark relationship with substances started when his mother asked him to remove her "nerve pills" and he took one

Depp also admitted to supplying English actor Paul Bettany (49) with cocaine.

Ms. Wass asked Mr. Depp: "You would provide Paul Bettany with all the controlled-drug drugs he asked for, would you?"

Mr. Depp replied: "If he felt anxious or uncomfortable, I would give him what he asked for."

Ms. Wass asked: "Would you give him cocaine?"

He replied: "Yes, Ma & # 39; am."

The court also heard how Edward Scissorhands' actor destroyed a New York hotel room in 1995 and caused $ 10,000 worth of damage while his then-girlfriend, presumably Kate Moss, was present.

"Why did you devastate this room?" Ms. Wass asked.

"It had been a particularly bad day and this day turned out to be … the culmination of an uncomfortable time," replied Depp.

"I asked you some time ago if you think you have anger management problems?" asked the lawyer.

& # 39; I don't. I was angry, it doesn't mean I'm having trouble. I expressed my anger, ”replied Depp.

Depp starred as Hunter S Thompson in the 1998 film Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and spent $ 3 million after his death to blow his ashes out of a cannon

Depp starred as Hunter S Thompson in the 1998 film Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and spent $ 3 million after his death to blow his ashes out of a cannon

Depp also announced that he had spent £ 3 million ($ 5 million) to shoot the ashes of the late author Hunter S. Thompson from a canon, and caused Justice Nicol to wonder about the amount when he did asked the actor to repeat the number

Depp also announced that he had spent £ 3 million ($ 5 million) to shoot the ashes of the late author Hunter S. Thompson from a canon, and caused Justice Nicol to wonder about the amount when he did asked the actor to repeat the number

"Right, just so that we speak the same language, are you expressing your anger through destructive behavior?" Ms. Wass said.

"I sometimes have in my life," replied Depp.

"Yes, and it wasn't the only time, was it?" asked the quality control.

"No," came the answer.

"I also express myself by laughing, I have no humor problem."

When asked what made him so angry that he did $ 10,000 worth of damage, he said, "I had a friend who had been a friend for a very long time, and he was kidding me for lack of a better word, though You will. & # 39;

“And your girlfriend at the time was there. Did you think back then that maybe she was pretty scared of it? & # 39; asked the lawyer.

"She slept in the bedroom," Depp said.

"She slept through the whole thing?" Ms. Wass asked.

Depp also admitted to supplying English actor Paul Bettany (49) with cocaine. Pictured: the couple in 2015

Depp also admitted to supplying English actor Paul Bettany (49) with cocaine. Pictured: the couple in 2015

"Yes," replied Depp.

Ms. Wass read from an interview about the incident: “It is said after a spit with his girlfriend at the time. What was it about? The interviewer suggests that you spat on with your girlfriend. & # 39;

"It was media acceptance back then because it makes the press better, wasn't it, but instead of attacking a human being, I attacked a couch," Depp replied.

Ms. Wass read from a statement from Depp's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, in which Ellen Barkin played how he got out of control over drinks and drugs.

Ms. Barkin, who was asked if Depp's behavior was "out of control" while testifying in a separate US libel trial against Ms. Heard, said, "He threw a bottle of wine through the Las Vegas hotel room while we were there and scared Shoot disgust. & # 39;

When asked whether his behavior regarding the consumption of drinks and drugs had changed, the court heard that Ms. Barkin had said: "He was not the same, he was high."

Ms. Wass also referred to Mr. Depp, who enjoyed red wine “tremendously,” and an interview in which he described “nonsense” as spending around $ 30,000 a month for wine, “because it was actually a lot more ".

Mr. Depp said "it was", but indicated that he had not drunk all the wine himself.

Depp was wearing a black headscarf when he arrived at the London High Court to fight claims that he was a thug

Depp was wearing a black headscarf when he arrived at the London High Court to fight claims that he was a thug

Ms. Wass said that after he and his former partner Vanessa Paradis split up, Mr. Depp "made a real effort, didn't he?"

The actor replied, "I got sober from alcohol and stayed sober … I can't remember exactly how long, but it took a long time."

Ms. Wass referred an email from Mr. Depp to Sir Elton John on March 22, 2012 with the subject “100 days”.

The email read: “My dearest Elton, 100 days of clarity for an old rejector who doesn't like me. Nobody would have thought it possible except for a few, especially for you. «

The news also related to his "brain and liver, which resemble Ms. Thatcher" – and referred to the former prime minister, who was known to be a heavy drinker and suffered from dementia before her death – and spoke of the "eternal ferocity against me self".

It concluded: "I would have been swallowed up by the monster if you hadn't been."

Depp commented today to deny that he had ever beaten Heard, as a number of newspaper articles claimed, and said it was "unimaginable" that he would ever hit a woman, quoting his southern upbringing and saying he considered chivalry to be "very important".

Amber Heard walked arm in arm with her sister Whitney (left) and attorney Jennifer Robinson (right) when she arrived at the high court today to begin a three-week defamation process. Her US attorney Elaine Bredehoft is in a white coat

He said: “It is a strong and central part of my moral code that under no circumstances would I hit a woman at any time. I just find it unimaginable and it would never happen. & # 39;

While refusing to attack Heard, he also launched a violent attack on her, accusing her of being a "calculating, narcissistic sociopath" who married him to advance her career.

His defense uncoiled a series of incidents in which she allegedly had attacked him throughout her marriage, including when she threw a vodka bottle at him in Australia in 2015 and severed his finger.

Depp also cited another incident in which she "repeatedly hit me in the face" in a private jet in 2014, claiming that she hit him again when he fled to the bathroom.

In contrast, the actress's lawyers painted Depp as a domestic abuser who repeatedly attacked her when he was drunk or on a lot of drugs.

I decided to divorce Amber Heard when she settled in our bed: Johnny Depp calls his ex-wife a "narcissistic sociopath" who attacked HIM and denied ever beating her at the blockbuster libel court showdown

By Vivek Chaudhary and Rory Tingle For Mailonline

Johnny Depp claimed today that he had decided to divorce Amber Heard after she "pranked" her bed when he denied having beaten her, and said she had abused him throughout her marriage .

Hollywood legend, 57, sued The Sun for calling him a "thug" and today classified the allegations as "sick and totally untrue" in a long-awaited blockbuster defamation process before the High Court in London.

But the most sensational revelation from Depp was that he divorced Heard after leaving droppings in her bed.

In a written statement, the actor said Heard or "possibly one of her friends" was responsible for the incident, but claimed that she had dismissed it as "just a harmless prank" and said it was the last straw in her deteriorating marriage .

Today he took a stand to deny that he had ever beaten Heard, as a number of newspaper articles claimed, and said it was "unimaginable" that he would ever hit a woman, quoting his southern upbringing and saying he considered chivalry to be "very important".

He said: “It is a strong and central part of my moral code that under no circumstances would I hit a woman at any time. I just find it unimaginable and it would never happen. & # 39;

While refusing to attack Heard, he also launched a violent attack on her, accusing her of being a "calculating, narcissistic sociopath" who married him to advance her career.

His defense uncoiled a series of incidents in which she allegedly had attacked him throughout her marriage, including when she threw a vodka bottle at him in Australia in 2015 and severed his finger.

Depp also cited another incident in which she "repeatedly" slapped him on the face in a private jet in 2014, claiming that she hit him again when he fled to the bathroom.

In contrast, the actress's lawyers painted Depp as a domestic abuser who repeatedly attacked her when he was drunk or on a lot of drugs.

In other developments during the dramatic opening session –

  • Depp accused Heard of being a calculating, narcissistic sociopath who married him to advance his own career.
  • Said Heard once told his former security chief, Mr. Jerry Judge, that the actor was a "fat old man" and "she didn't know why she married me";
  • Star insisted he was never violent, but admitted "having tried every type of drug known to man at a very young age";
  • He talked about the abuse he suffered in childhood and said drugs helped manage "pain."
  • Authorized to take drugs twice with Marilyn Manson and another time with Avengers star Paul Bettany;
  • Recalls how friend River Phoenix tragically died from a heroin overdose at his West Hollywood nightclub;
  • Remembered the "garbage" hotel where he stayed with Kate Moss in 1994 and landed him on a $ 10,000 bill.
  • In 1999 Depp said he attacked photographers to protect pregnant partner Vanessa Paradis.
  • Claimed to spend "much" more than £ 24,000 a month on wine, but said Elton John had helped him go straight;
  • Vanessa Paradis described as "pain of the French ex-albatross";
  • Depp's lawyer claimed Heard had "two extramarital affairs" or "extramarital affairs" with Elon Musk and James Franco;
  • In the meantime, Heard's lawyer exposed messages in which he called himself "the monster" – which she claimed to be his "drunk alter ego";
  • He denied any physical conflict with a crew member accused of attacking on the set of his film City Of Lies in 2017.

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Johnny Depp is leaving the High Court this afternoon after a dramatic day on which he testified against his ex-wife Amber Heard in a libel case

Amber Heard is leaving the high court after today's hearing. Due to Covid restrictions, she was wearing a red-dotted face covering

Amber Heard is leaving the high court after today's hearing. Due to Covid restrictions, she was wearing a red-dotted face covering

Amber Heard walked arm in arm with her sister Whitney (left) and attorney Jennifer Robinson (right) when she arrived at the high court today to begin a three-week defamation process. Her US attorney Elaine Bredehoft is in a white coat

Depp seen in a picture of a court artist when he testified today from a witness stand at the High Court in London

Depp seen in a picture of a court artist when he testified today from a witness stand at the High Court in London

This photo, published by Depp's lawyers, shows him a severed finger after being allegedly attacked by Amber Heard

This photo, published by Depp's lawyers, shows him a severed finger after being allegedly attacked by Amber Heard

Depp on Amber Heard

Depp began his account of his relationship with Heard by describing how he first met her when she auditioned for The Rum Diary, and later rejoined her when they promoted the film.

In one of his testimonies filed as part of his defamation lawsuit against The Sun editor, News Group Newspapers (NGN), Depp said: “She was extremely kind to me at the time and was eager to tell me about my separation from her former partner that she had been through recently.

“If I had known then what I know now, I would have seen the red-flag warning signs, but I didn't. She was beautiful, apparently incredibly interested in me and my work, and I fell for it. She bombarded me with what appeared to be love.

Johnny Depp in his own words as he takes a stand in the defamation process

Depp on his childhood with drugs:

"My experience with alcohol and stimulants started when I was very young."

"I remember my mother always asked me to get her nerve pills. Around the age of 11 I realized that these pills calm your nerves and I took them home and took one. It started, which was the only way to numb the pain. & # 39;

"Any type of drug that a man knows that I tried" until I was 14

When asked if he took drugs with Marilyn Manson: “Yes. Twice maybe & # 39;

Depp about his heroes:

Hunter S. Thompson was an idol of mine. I think he has a very famous quote that says I don't tolerate drug or alcohol use, but they always worked for me. & # 39;

Keith Richards was a role model for me. He is one of my favorite guitarists and a great role model. & # 39;

"I've always been interested in counterculture, and many of my literary heroes, including Chaucer, who was addicted to opium, and Thomas De Quincey, author of" Confessions of a English Opium Eater ", dealt with this topic."

Depp on his "anger problems"

& # 39; I have no trouble problems. I was angry, it doesn't mean I'm having trouble. & # 39;

After being asked about a hotel room, he devastated while friend Kate Moss was sleeping: "Instead of attacking a person, I attacked a couch."

When asked for a clip in which he smashes closet doors around Heard: "I was violent with some closets."

Depp on his alcohol addiction

When asked if it was "nonsense" that he spent more than $ 30,000 a month on wine with Ms. Paradis because it was "more than that": "It was"

"I would definitely say that towards the end of my relationship with Mrs. Paradis, the mother of my children, it was a very painful time … I was most likely trying to numb myself."

Depp becomes sober:

In an email to Elton John in 2012: “My dearest Elton, 100 days of clarity for an old discarder who doesn't like me. Nobody would have thought it possible except for a few, especially for you

"I would have been swallowed up by the monster if you hadn't been."

Depp on his own fame:

"It's a very confusing thing because you become a product and your name doesn't sound like it did in your childhood … When I speak my own name, it sounds strange to me."

"Trying to figure out what it's all about when success and awareness and all of these things come to you and you don't quite understand why you have them and don't feel very worthy is very confusing."

Depp on his violent upbringing:

"I can best explain it when I wanted to have a baby in 1998 (with partner Vanessa Paradis), one of my promises was that I would raise my child exactly as I was raised."

"It was not a particularly stable or safe home, there were many unpleasant things in the house."

"I realize that the way I grew up caused a lot of pain."

“It wasn't until much later that I understood that she had an agenda to marry me to advance her own career and / or benefit financially, and she knew how to do it.

For example, she repeatedly told me at the time how much she admired my films; Later in our relationship, however, she admitted that she had never seen any of my films. She knew what she wanted and I was an easy target. & # 39;

Depp said their time together was "incredibly unhappy," adding, "She is a calculating, diagnosed frontier personality; she is sociopathic; she is a narcissist; and she is emotionally dishonest.

"I am now convinced that she came into my life to take everything that is worth taking and then destroy what is left of it."

Depp said the couple sought help from a marriage counselor, who confirmed that Heard had a "borderline, toxic, narcissistic personality disorder and a sociopath."

Depp on his "furious fights" with Heard

According to Depp's statement, Heard "continually degraded" him and called him a "fat old man". He said it was "devastating and heartbreaking" if Heard called him "terrible father".

In addition to the alleged verbal abuse, Depp accused Amber Heard of assaulting him, claiming that she repeatedly hit his face and severed his finger by throwing a vodka bottle at him.

In one of his witness statements filed as part of his defamation lawsuit against The Sun editor, News Group Newspapers (NGN), the actor said that "angry violent plane incidents were common with Amber".

Depp said the couple were on a private charter flight in late 2014 or early 2015 when Heard became "verbally aggressive". He said she called him a "pussy" and "without a backbone" because he "ran away" before fighting with her.

Then she became physically violent and repeatedly hit my face. When I moved to the rear of the plane to get away from her, she followed me into the plane's bedroom and slapped my face and head again.

I pushed her away from me onto the bed. Then I grabbed a pillow and locked myself in the bathroom where I slept for the duration of the flight, ”he wrote in his statement.

Depp described a period in Australia in March 2015 when he said Heard had severed his finger – an injury she thought occurred after hitting a phone against a wall.

"Amber separated my finger with the second from two vodka bottles in the early afternoon of March 8th. Amber claims this was a" three-day hostage situation "on the second day," he said.

Depp added: & # 39; Amber claims that during these three days I exposed her to a variety of things that sound like torture and other abuse. These sick claims are completely wrong. & # 39;

Depp said Heard had had no injuries at all this weekend, while suffering "serious" injuries, including the severed finger "and a cigarette that was pressed onto my cheek."

He said that sometime after throwing the bottle that cut off his fingertip, she had a lit cigarette on his cheek.

The severity of these injuries led to a personal understanding of the severity of the abuse Ms. Heard had inflicted on me for so long. I couldn't believe we got there. I was wondering what else she could do to me. & # 39;

The court also heard of an incident that Heard Depp yelled at in 2015.

Depp's lawyer David Sherborne read an excerpt from a volume in which Heard said to her husband, "You were hit … but I didn't hit you. I didn't fuck you. I hit you.

Then Heard went on to say, "You're a damn baby," to which 57-year-old Depp said, "Because you're starting physical battles." Heard replied: & # 39; You are such a baby. Grow up the F ***. & # 39;

Depp said that both he and Heard had recorded conversations during their relationship.

In her testimony, Heard said that she had recorded their conversations "to remind Johnny what he would do if he used drugs and alcohol because he would not remember or deny what he said".

The Sun lawyers claim Depp's violent outbreaks of alcohol and drugs were driving, leaving Heard with injuries and fear for her life. They claim that this justifies their article.

"The Monster" and how Elton John helped him to sobr

Ms. Wass said Depp had started using the term "the monster" to describe his drunken alter ego when she revealed how Elton John helped him go straight.

The attorney referred to an email from Depp to Sir Elton on March 22, 2012 with the subject “100 Days”.

The email read: “My dearest Elton, 100 days of clarity for an old rejector who doesn't like me. Nobody would have thought it possible except for a few, especially for you. «

The news also referred to his "brain and liver that resemble Ms. Thatcher" – referring to the former prime minister – and spoke of the "eternal ferocity against me".

It concluded: "I would have been swallowed up by the monster if you hadn't been."

Sasha Wass continued that "the monster" was Johnny Depp's "alter ego" and said the reference to it was "no accident".

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Amber Heard's girlfriend, Bianca ButtiThe 38-year-old with whom she was pictured this morning is a cinematographer living in Los Angeles. The couple was first seen in public in May.

Last year, Miss Butti announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, and courageously documented her struggles on an Instagram page, @buttibeatsit.

In a note on the page, Butti explained how she was diagnosed with the disease for the first time in 2015, when she was only 34, and confirmed that she had returned in March 2019.

"I was more than devastated," she wrote on Instagram. "A new tumor appeared in my right breast, almost three years since I was declared cancer free."

For the first diagnosis, she underwent traditional Western chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation treatment. After extensive research and personal experience, she has now decided to look for alternative treatments.

Butti's career as a cinematographer spanned several episodes of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which aired in 2013, the upcoming Bella Thorne film Leave Not One Alive, the thriller Uncanny, and several other independent films and short films.

Jennifer RobinsonAmber Heard's hand, when she entered the High Court, is a leading human rights lawyer from the chambers of Doughty Street, who also represents Julian Assange.

The Australian has appeared before the International Court of Justice and has provided expert opinions to the United Nations and Parliament. Her areas of expertise are freedom of speech and civil liberties, and she regularly advises newspapers on media law.

Elaine Bredehoft is her American lawyer who handles US aspects of the case. Miss Bredehoft is licensed in Virginia and specializes in defamation law. She has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America magazine every year since 1997.

Amber Heard was also followed by her younger sister in court, Whitney. The siblings grew up in Austin, Texas and are known to have a close relationship.

Her father, David Clinton Heard, owned a small construction company while her mother, Patricia Paige (née Parsons), worked as an internet researcher.

But Depp said it was "a simple fact" that he would have been "swallowed by the monster if you hadn't been (Sir Elton John)".

He explained that he thought he was "consumed by this poison – the monster here is death".

Ms. Wass continued, "You had a relationship with alcohol, which was toxic … that's the story of your adult life, isn't it? The struggle between sobriety and alcohol and drug abuse. & # 39;

Depp on his drug use

Depp told the High Court that his drug use had started "at a very young age" when he was taking one of his mother's "nerve pills".

Sasha Wass, QC, who represents The Sun, listed a number of drugs the actor had used since childhood, including cocaine, cannabis, LSD, alcohol, cannabis, and prescription drugs.

The lawyer spent the whole morning grilling the actor about his infamous drug use, which she claimed had changed his character and made him violent.

When asked about his interest in drugs, the actor claimed he enjoyed learning about counterculture and followed in the footsteps of his literary heroes.

The actor said: "I've always been interested in counterculture and many of my literary heroes * were opium users. It was a topic that I learned about. & # 39;

After admitting that he regularly took “every drug known to man”, Depp replied: “My experience with alcohol and stimulants started when I was very young. It was not a particularly stable or safe home, there were many unpleasant things in the house. & # 39;

He added: “I remember my mother always asking me to get her nerve pills. Around the age of 11 I realized that these pills calm your nerves and I took them home and took one. It started, which was the only way to numb the pain. & # 39;

Sun and Heard lawyers claim that drugs and alcohol have made Depp a "monster".

Ms. Wass said: "We now see you as very charming, polite and quietly spoken, but is there another side of you, Depp, that is less charming? Your character has an angry, angry side. & # 39;

Depp replied: “I realize that my upbringing was very painful. Trying to figure out what it's all about when success and awareness and all of these things come to you and you don't quite understand why you have them and don't feel very worthy is very confusing. & # 39;

Depp denied that he was prone to "destructive and violent" behavior or had problems dealing with his anger.

Depp on his prominent friends

Depp announced that he considered Keith Richards "friend and icon" along with Hunter S. Thompson and Marilyn Manson.

He told the court: “I was very close to all three, they were wonderful friends.

Keith Richards was a role model for me. He is one of my favorite guitarists and a great role model, yes. & # 39;

Depp also announced that he had spent £ 3 million ($ 5 million) to shoot the ashes of the late author Hunter S. Thompson from a canon, and caused Justice Nicol to wonder about the amount when he did asked the actor to repeat the number.

Depp added: & # 39; Hunter S Thompson was an idol of mine. He praised the virtues of psychedelics. & # 39;

Following a quote from the late author, the court laughed when Depp said, "I hate advocating drugs, alcohol, violence, or madness for anyone, but they always worked for me."

When asked about Manson, Depp admitted that they had taken drugs together, but their friendship was mainly based on music.

When asked by Mrs. Wass about his interest in drugs, Depp replied: "I've always been interested in counterculture and many of my literary heroes, including Chaucer, who was addicted to opium, and Thomas De Quincey, author of" Confessions of An English Opium Eater deal with this topic.

"It is a topic like there are many other topics that I am also interested in."

Depp also claimed that he "immersed himself in drugs" with Avengers Paul Bettany, who played in the latest superhero series "Vision".

Ms. Wass asked Mr. Depp: "You would provide Paul Bettany with all of the medicines with controlled drugs that he asked for, right?"

Mr. Depp replied: "If he felt anxious or uncomfortable, I would give him what he asked for."

Ms. Wass asked: "Would you give him cocaine?"

He replied: "Yes, Ma & # 39; am."

Heard pictured with her entourage in front of the entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice, where the significant trial will take place

Heard pictured with her entourage in front of the entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice, where the significant trial will take place

Heard lawyers filed this photo with the Los Angeles Supreme District Court in 2016, alleging that Depp caused the injuries. When Depp spoke to the High Court today, he denied ever being violent against Heard and said all claims that he beat her were "lies".

Heard lawyers filed this photo with the Los Angeles Supreme District Court in 2016, alleging that Depp caused the injuries. When Depp spoke to the High Court today, he denied ever being violent against Heard and said all claims that he beat her were "lies".

Depp was wearing a black headscarf when he arrived at the London High Court to fight claims that he was a thug

Heard holds her sister Whitney's hand in court. The siblings grew up in Austin, Texas and are known to have a close relationship

Depp was wearing a black headscarf when he arrived at the London High Court to fight allegations that he was a racket. Heard is shown on the right

Heard wore a red scarf as a face covering. In this photo her sister Whitney is on the left and Bianca Butti on the right

Heard wore a red scarf as a face covering. In this photo her sister Whitney is on the left and Bianca Butti on the right

Depp on the destruction of a hotel while staying with Kate Moss

The court heard that Depp destroyed a New York hotel room in 1995, causing $ 10,000 worth of damage while his then-girlfriend, presumably Kate Moss, was present.

"Warum hast du diesen Raum verwüstet?" Frau Wass fragte.

"Es waren besonders schlechte Tage gewesen, und dieser Tag erwies sich als … Höhepunkt einer unangenehmen Zeit", antwortete Depp.

"Ich habe dich vor einiger Zeit gefragt, ob du denkst, du hättest Probleme mit dem Wutmanagement?" fragte der Anwalt.

'Ich nicht. Ich war wütend, heißt nicht, dass ich Ärgerprobleme habe. Ich habe meine Wut ausgedrückt «, antwortete Depp.

"Richtig, nur damit wir dieselbe Sprache sprechen, drücken Sie Ihre Wut durch destruktives Verhalten aus?" Frau Wass sagte.

"Ich habe manchmal in meinem Leben", antwortete Depp.

"Ja, und dies war keineswegs das einzige Mal, oder?" fragte die Qualitätskontrolle.

Who is asked to testify? Johnny Depps Exen Winona Ryder und Vanessa Paradis werden vor dem High Court Erklärungen abgeben

Vanessa Paradis ist eine der ehemaligen Partnerinnen von Depp. Sie besteht darauf, dass er sie nie missbraucht hat

Vanessa Paradis ist eine der ehemaligen Partnerinnen von Depp. Sie besteht darauf, dass er sie nie missbraucht hat

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis is a French singer, actress and model who became famous with the song Joe Le Taxi at the age of only 14.

She has been a spoke model for Chanel for many years and has appeared in a number of films while continuing her vocal career.

Ms. Paradis, 47, had been in a relationship with Depp for 14 years from about 1998. The couple's daughter, Lily-Rose, is now pursuing a career as an actress.

Ms. Paradis is said to testify during the trial after she gave a testimony in which she described her former partner as a "friendly, attentive, generous and non-violent person and father".

Winona Ryder wird auch vor dem High Court aussagen

Winona Ryder wird auch vor dem High Court aussagen

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder will also testify before the High Court as part of his lawsuit against News Group Newspapers (NGN).

Ms. Ryder was in a relationship with Depp in the early 1990s, and the couple performed together in Edward Scissorhands.

Depp famously tattooed Winona Forever on his arm. After the couple broke up, he reportedly changed it to Wino Forever.

Dan Wootton ist seit März 2018 Executive Editor von The Sun.

Dan Wootton ist seit März 2018 Executive Editor von The Sun.

Dan Wootton

New Zealand-born Dan Wootton has been Executive Editor of The Sun since March 2018. The article in the center of Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit was written by Mr. Wootton for his weekly column in the newspaper.

Mr. Wootton also presents the weekday drivetime show on talkRadio and has his own podcast – The Dan Wootton Interview.

Mr. Wootton was a showbiz reporter for many years before joining The Sun. He has worked in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Mail, where he also worked as a columnist, and the now-defunct News Of The World, where he was a showbiz editor.

He was a showbiz presenter for ITV's Lorraine show for 10 years.

"Nein", kam die Antwort.

"Ich drücke mich auch durch Lachen aus, ich habe kein Humorproblem."

Auf die Frage, was ihn so wütend gemacht habe, dass er Schaden im Wert von 10.000 Dollar angerichtet habe, sagte er: „Ich hatte einen Freund, der schon sehr lange ein Freund war, und er hatte mich mangels eines besseren Wortes verarscht, wenn Sie so wollen . & # 39;

»Und deine damalige Freundin war da. Hast du damals darüber nachgedacht, dass sie davon vielleicht ziemlich erschrocken ist? & # 39; fragte der Anwalt.

»Sie hat im Schlafzimmer geschlafen«, behauptete Depp.

"Sie hat die ganze Sache durchgeschlafen?" Frau Wass fragte.

"Ja", antwortete Depp.

Aus einem Interview über den Vorfall las Frau Wass: „Es heißt nach einem Spucken mit seiner damaligen Freundin. Worum ging es dabei? Der Interviewer schlägt vor, dass Sie mit Ihrer Freundin gespuckt haben. & # 39;

"Das war damals die Annahme der Medien, weil es für eine bessere Presse sorgt, nicht wahr, aber anstatt einen Menschen anzugreifen, habe ich eine Couch angegriffen", antwortete Depp.

Frau Barkin, die gefragt wurde, ob Depps Verhalten "außer Kontrolle geraten" sei, während sie in einem separaten US-Verleumdungsprozess gegen Heard aussagte, sagte: "Er warf eine Weinflasche durch das Hotelzimmer in Las Vegas, während wir drehten Angst und Abscheu. '

Auf die Frage, ob sich sein Verhalten beim Konsum von Getränken und Drogen geändert habe, hörte das Gericht, dass Frau Barkin gesagt hatte: "Er war nicht derselbe, er war high."

Depp erinnert sich an den Drogentod von River Phoenix

Depp erinnerte sich an die Nacht, in der das junge Starlet River Phoenix auf tragische Weise an einer Überdosis Heroin im berühmten Nachtclub Viper Room starb, den er im Sunset Strip in West Hollywood besaß.

Frau Wass, die für The Sun spielte, sagte: "River Phoenix war ein junger Schauspieler, der zusammengebrochen ist und in Ihrem Club gestorben ist."

Depp antwortete: »Er ist auf dem Bürgersteig in meinem Club gestorben, ja.

"Soweit ich weiß, fühlte sich River unangenehm an, er begann zu schwitzen und er ging aus der Tür und als er aus der Tür kam, brach er zusammen."

Frau Wass sagte: „Sie sind umgeben von Menschen, die niemals wirklich nein zu Ihnen sagen werden.

"Sie werden alles tun, was Sie verlangen, einschließlich der Lieferung von Medikamenten an Sie."

Der Schauspieler antwortete; 'Nein. Es gibt Leute, die für mich arbeiten und mit mir arbeiten. & # 39;

Depp behauptete, er habe Schmerzen erlitten, weil er sich seines Prominentenstatus nicht würdig gefühlt habe, als er nach einer "bösen, wütenden Seite seines Charakters" gefragt wurde.

"Wir sehen Sie jetzt als sehr charmant und höflich und leise gesprochen, aber Sie haben eine andere Seite, Mr. Depp, die nicht so charmant ist", sagte der Anwalt.

»Ich fürchte, das könnte ich nicht beurteilen«, sagte er.

Depp auf Vanessa Paradis

Depp wurde gegen Ende seiner 14-jährigen Beziehung zu Vanessa Paradis nach seinem übermäßigen Alkoholkonsum gefragt.

Er sagte dem Gericht: „Ich würde definitiv sagen, dass es gegen Ende meiner Beziehung zu Frau Paradis, der Mutter meiner Kinder, eine sehr schmerzhafte Zeit war – mit jemandem Schluss zu machen, mit dem Sie seit 14 Jahren zusammen sind und mit dem Sie habe zwei Kinder mit.

"Es war also eine sehr schmerzhafte Zeit und ich habe höchstwahrscheinlich versucht, mich so weit wie möglich zu betäuben."

Er sagte, er sei sich nicht sicher, ob er zu dieser Zeit Drogen missbrauche, aber Alkohol "auf jeden Fall".

Depp said the family was 'on the verge of falling apart' and that Ms Paradis was 'very, very sad'.

He added: 'I didn't like making her sad and I didn't like making my children sad.'

Sasha Wass asked: 'Did you smash things when you were living with Ms Paradis?'

Depp replied: 'Over 14 years I imagine that I might have, over 14 years I imagine that she might have.'

Ms Wass then asked if the police were ever called to the former couple's home in France, to which he responded 'no, never'.

He responded to a further question about Ms Paradis' approach to his drinking by saying: 'Ms Paradis never had a problem with my drinking, and when I was with Ms Paradis for those 14 years, I didn't touch cocaine, I didn't touch marijuana.'

He added that he had even stopped drinking spirits when they were together, but consumed a lot of red wine.

He also referred to her in one message as the 'pain the a**e French ex albatross' .

Depp - pictured today - is suing The Sun and editor-in-chief Dan Wootton for allegations that the actor behaved like a "violent monster" towards his former wife during his two-year marriage

Depp – pictured today – is suing The Sun and editor-in-chief Dan Wootton for allegations that the actor behaved like a "violent monster" towards his former wife during his two-year marriage

The trial will hear allegations that Depp has carried out a "three-day physical assault" on Heard and "taken her hostage" while in the country

The trial will hear allegations that Depp has carried out a "three-day physical assault" on Heard and "taken her hostage" while in the country

Depp on threatening photographers with a plank

Depp was also asked about a number of incidents in his past, including one in London in 1999 when he 'chased off photographers with a piece of wood' outside a restaurant.

The barrister read a statement from the actor's publicist which was included in a newspaper report of the incident, in which he said the paparazzi 'intentionally provoked him ( Depp)'.

Ms Wass asked: 'So you are provoked quite easily, aren't you?'

Battle of Britain's top barristers: The two UK heavyweight lawyers going head-to-head in Depp vs Heard libel trial

As a senior lawyer for Johnny Depp, David Sherborne will be the focus of the High Court in the coming weeks.

Mr. Sherborne has a growing reputation as a lawyer that the rich and famous turn to for legal assistance. His current customer list also includes the Duchess of Sussex, whom he represents in her data protection measure against Associated Newspapers.

He has also represented dozens of applicants, including celebrities who have sued New Group Newspapers (NGN) for telephone hacking at the News Of The World.

On the side of the sun will be Adam Wolanski QC, a defamation specialist in media law.

Mr Wolanski is no stranger to high profile trials and in 2018 served as junior counsel for South Yorkshire Police in Sir Cliff Richard's privacy claim against the BBC.

He also represented The Sun in Labour MP Richard Burgon's libel claim against the newspaper. Mr. Wolanski, who took silk in 2019, is a specialist in media law.

Depp replied: 'Not necessarily, no.'

Ms Wass said: 'This was about somebody trying to take your photo.'

The actor replied: 'It is a little more than that, but essentially you are correct.'

He explained that his then-partner Vanessa Paradis was 'very pregnant' at the time and he was concerned about her 'being turned into somebody else's circus', adding: 'I thought it was disrespectful.'

Ms Wass referred to another incident where Depp had allegedly acting violently.

Referencing a 2018 news story about Depp being sued for punching a crew member on the set of the film City of Lies, Ms Wass said: 'The headline is Depp punched crew member in drunken tirade. (It says) you took drugs onset.

'It says Johnny Depp allegedly punched a crew member – Gregg 'Rocky' Brooks..

'He claims he punched him twice in the ribs during a foul mouthed tirade outside Los Angeles. He also says he took drugs onset. Depp's bodyguard was forced to remove the actor form the set. Is this article correct?'

Depp replied: 'No. Mr Brooks brought a case against me. It's ongoing.'

He explained that the altercation was sparked by the 'aggressive' behaviour of the alleged victim.

'He very nastily and very aggressively told one of the extras – it was a little African American woman – and he said get the f– out of my way,' Depp said.

'I approached him and said what gives you the right to think that she's less than you? What gives you the right to speak to her in such a disrespectful manner? It doesn't matter what mood you're in. So there was a bit of a banter.'

Depp on spending £24,000 a month on wine

Ms Wass referred to Depp enjoying red wine 'hugely' and an interview in which he described as 'nonsense' that he spent around £24,000 on wine 'because the truth is it was considerably more than that'.

Depp said 'it was', but pointed out that he did not drink all of that wine himself.

How the star-studded relationship between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp fell apart under the claims of violence and abuse

The Hollywood star vehemently claims that Johnny Depp's high-profile defamation lawsuit against the editor of The Sun is based on allegations he made against his ex-wife Amber Heard during their relationship.

The couple met on the set of The Rum Diary, a film adaptation of a novel by Depp's friend Hunter S Thompson, around 2011, before they lived together in 2012.

Here is a timeline of key events in their relationship and the bitter litigation that has arisen from them.

2013

– 8. März: Depp versucht angeblich, ein Gemälde von Heards Ex-Partner Tasya van Ree in Brand zu setzen, bevor er sie zum ersten Mal angegriffen haben soll, was der Schauspieler bestreitet.

2015

– February 3rd: The couple get married in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.

– March 3-5, 2005: The most important incident in The Sun's defense, the three-day trip to Australia, was described by Heard as a "three-day hostage situation" in which Depp was allegedly physically and verbally abusive while drinking heavily and using drugs took.

Depp denies the allegations, saying that Heard lost control after talking about a marriage agreement.

– April 21st: The couple come to Australia with their pet Yorkshire Terrier Boo and Pistol, who they have not reported to the customs officials in Queensland. Heard was later accused of illegally bringing the dogs into the country – the charges were later dropped and the couple later recorded a bizarre video apologizing for bringing their dogs to Australia.

2016

– Around May 22nd: The couple separated, Heard claims after an incident in their LA penthouse where Depp was said to be very angry and destroyed property with a bottle of champagne.

– May 23: Heard files an application to dissolve their marriage.

– May 27: Heard requests an injunction against domestic violence, which prevents Depp from contacting her.

– August 16: The estranged couple reaches an agreement on the dissolution of their marriage. Heard later donates her $ 7 million (£ 5.5 million) compensation to a charity.

2017

– January 13: The couple is officially divorced.

2018

– April 27: The column by Dan Wootton, editor-in-chief of The Sun, will be published online at around 10 p.m. Under the heading "Gone Potty – How can JK Rowling in the new movie" Fantastic Beasts "" be "really happy" to cast casting woman Johnny Depp? " Mr. Wootton asked whether the Harry Potter author had been "blinded" by a personal friendship with Depp.

The play also quoted two alleged victims of the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, who Depp says was "taken to end his career."

– April 28: The following day, the online article is changed to remove the words "thug" from the heading that was not included in the print edition.

– June 1st: Depp files allege his defamation against News Group Newspapers. His written complaint, filed a few weeks later, alleged that the article "seriously harmed his personal and professional reputation" and caused "considerable distress and embarrassment".

– December 18: The Washington Post published a statement by Heard that did not mention Depp by name, but which became a public figure that constitutes domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture's anger for women who speak from & # 39 ;.

2019

– February 27: Depp opposes an offer to end its English litigation after The Sun requested that its claim "be suspended until and until" the star confirmed in writing that he would not sue Heard if she did would participate in an upcoming process.

March 1 – Depp files a defamation lawsuit against Heard in Virginia, accusing the Washington Post of removing Depp from the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, claiming Heard was the one who abused him.

2020

– February 26: Johnny Depp visits the High Court in London for a preliminary hearing before a trial that should begin the following month. The star heard NGN's lawyer Adam Wolanski read from Depp, including one from November 2013 to actor Paul Bettany in which Depp wrote, "Let's burn Amber."

He also wrote: & # 39; Let's drown them before we burn them !!! Ich werde ihre verbrannte Leiche danach ficken, um sicherzugehen, dass sie tot ist. & # 39;

– 20. März: Der Prozess, der am 23. März beginnen sollte, wird aufgrund der globalen Coronavirus-Krise verschoben. Die Anwälte von NGN hatten behauptet, Depp wolle den Prozess verschieben, "weil er ein Feigling ist und weil er weiß, dass er verlieren wird", was von Depps Anwaltsteam bestritten wurde.

– 8. April: Richter Nicol entscheidet, dass Teile der Beweise von Heard, die sich auf Vorwürfe sexueller Gewalt beziehen, privat verhandelt werden.

– 13. Mai: Das Gericht erteilt den ehemaligen Partnern von Depp, Vanessa Paradis und Winona Ryder, die beide sagen, Depp sei "nie gewalttätig" gewesen, die Erlaubnis, Zeugnis zu geben. Die ehemalige persönliche Assistentin von Heard, Kate James, darf ebenfalls aussagen.

– 25. Juni: NGN fordert das Gericht auf, Depps Behauptung nur zwei Wochen vor dem Prozess wegen des Versäumnisses des Stars, Textnachrichten von ihm zu veröffentlichen, der offenbar versucht, 2015 in Australien Drogen zu kaufen, zurückzuweisen. Die Anwälte des Herausgebers sagen, Depp habe absichtlich Textnachrichten zurückgehalten, die sie zeigen er versucht, "MDMA und andere Betäubungsmittel" zu erhalten.

– 29. Juni: Richter Nicol entscheidet, dass Depp gegen eine gerichtliche Anordnung verstoßen hat, indem er keine Dokumente aus einem separaten Verleumdungsverfahren gegen Heard in den USA offengelegt hat – einschließlich der Textnachrichten. Die Anwälte von Depp argumentieren jedoch, dass es "völlig unverhältnismäßig" wäre, die Verleumdungsklage des Schauspielers zu streichen.

– 2. Juli: Der High Court entscheidet, dass Depps Klage nach Erteilung seines Antrags auf „Befreiung von Sanktionen“ wegen Verstoßes gegen eine gerichtliche Anordnung weitergehen kann.

– 4. Juli: Der Prozessrichter, Justiz Nicol, lehnt einen Antrag von Depps Anwälten ab, Heard vom Gericht auszuschließen, bis sie aussagt.

– 7. Juli: Der dreiwöchige Prozess beginnt schließlich vor den Royal Courts of Justice in London. Zu den Zeugen gehören Depps ehemalige Partner Vanessa Paradis und Winona Ryder sowie mehrere Freunde von Heard, die angaben, anwesend zu sein, als Depp missbräuchlich war.

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