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Johnny Depp's injured face can be seen in the photo shown to the High Court


Johnny Depp's security officer today revealed four photos of the Hollywood actor with injuries after his wife, Amber Heard, at the time, allegedly attacked him to support his sensational libel lawsuit against a newspaper.

The 57-year-old Depp is suing the Sun publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its editor-in-chief in the High Court for an April 2018 article that claims he was violent against the 34-year-old Heard during their tumultuous relationship.

Security guard Sean Bett, who has worked for Depp for nine years, said he took three pictures of the actor on his cell phone and added them in December 2015: “Mr. Depp told me that Miss Heard hit him in the face a few times. & # 39;

When asked by Depp's lawyer David Sherborne in court what he could see, Mr. Bett replied, "I could see what appeared to be redness and what appeared to be a 1.5 to 2 inch scratch and redness to the right of that scratch . "

Mr. Bett also revealed a fourth photo of an injured dork in his testimony released today, claiming that the injury in this picture was caused by Heard after her 30th birthday party in Los Angeles in April 2016.

NGN lawyer Sasha Wass QC advised the court that the photo was actually taken in the same city in March 2015, when Heard admitted to attacking Depp in defense of her sister Whitney.

Heard previously claimed that she and Depp were arguing when he approached Whitney on a landing between two flights of stairs in their Los Angeles home – and she was afraid he might bump her, so he hit him in the face.

Last week, Ms. Wass claimed in court that the couple had an argument in March 2015 because Heard found out he was having an affair with a woman named Rochelle Hathaway. Depp replied that Heard’s pretty jealous of Rochelle and several other people I don’t know she found out I was having an affair.

It is another bomb development in the special case in London that the court also announced today:

  • Depp's bodyguard insisted that he was not lying about claims that he had seen Depp regularly attacked by Heard;
  • Guard Sean Bett said he had seen Heard regularly throw "bottles, glass, and other items" at Depp.
  • Heard was "verbally and physically abusive" to Depp throughout their relationship, he also said;
  • Depp's former partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder no longer seem to support his defamation lawsuit.

Today in court also Mr. Bett insisted that he was not lying about claims that he had seen Depp regularly attacked by Heard but never beaten back. When he was accused by Ms. Wass of lying, he said, "You can call me a liar a hundred times, but I'm not lying, I'm telling the truth."

Johnny Depp's guard Sean Bett today unveiled a photo of the actor with a black eye after his wife Amber Heard reportedly hit him at the time. He said it was recorded in April 2016, but the court heard that it was actually March 2015

Johnny Depp arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice today

Amber Heard arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice today

Johnny Depp (left) and Amber Heard (right) arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice in London today to continue the defamation process

Security guard Sean Bett (pictured today), who has worked for Depp and his family for nine years, testified in court

Security guard Sean Bett (pictured today), who has worked for Depp and his family for nine years, testified in court

Mr. Bett was shown a photo of Depp with a facial injury. In his statement, he first stated that this was due to an incident in April 2016 when he claimed Heard attacked the Hollywood star after arriving too late for her birthday.

The security guard is confused when a photo of Depp's injuries is taken

Ms. Wass revealed that the photo actually came from an incident in March 2015 when Heard admitted to attacking Depp to protect her sister Whitney.

Ms. Wass said, "This is a picture from March 2015 in which she (Heard) admits that she beat Mr. Depp in defense of her sister."

She turned to Mr. Bed and said: “This is the only photo of Mr. Depp with a visible injury. They suggest that this injury is related to an incident that occurred more than a year later. & # 39;

Mr. Bett informed the court that the photo attached by Depp's lawyer Adam Waldman had been sent to him and that he initially believed it was the one he had taken but had recently learned that it was a different photo than in March Acted in 2015 after seeing a version with a time and date stamp.

He said: "He (Mr. Waldman) first sent me the photo and asked if I could remember it and I said" Yes, of course ".

He added: "I remember taking this photo that I now know is not the photo I took, but a photo that was very similar to this photo."

Mr. Bett said that he had not kept any old cell phones and had searched for the original photo but had not found it, and thought that he might have taken the photo on Depp's cell phone on April 21.

Depp is supported by his High Court security team this morning to continue his libel lawsuit against The Sun.

Depp is supported by his High Court security team this morning to continue his libel lawsuit against The Sun.

Amber Heard (center) arrives at the High Court today with her friend Bianca Butti (left) and sister Whitney Heard (right).

Amber Heard (center) arrives at the High Court today with her friend Bianca Butti (left) and sister Whitney Heard (right).

He said he recognized the mistake a few days ago when he saw the timestamp in the photo and told Depp's lawyers.

Ms. Wass told him that he was trying to use the wrong photo to prove his evidence of Depp's injury on April 21, and the guard replied, "This is not true because I took other photos of the injury, that I sent to the lawyers. & # 39;

14-time Johnny Depp is accused of attacking Amber Heard

1. Early 2013

Heard said Depp was completely sober until early 2013, when he was said to have hit her for the first time when they were in Los Angeles.

She claims that Depp later cried and apologized, telling her that sometimes he turns into "the monster" when he snaps.

Depp "explicitly denied" hitting Heard, saying that in early 2013, he "limited himself to drinking wine and consuming marijuana after being sober from about December 2011 to August 2012".

March 2, 8, 2013

Heard Claims Depp was furious that she had hung a painting of her ex-partner Tasya Van Ree on her bed in her LA home, then tried to set the painting on fire and hit her so hard that blood came from her lip on the wall & # 39 ;.

However, Depp says he only asked Heard to remove the painting "out of courtesy" from the bedroom, and she had an "extreme reaction."

He also says that a text he later sent that described the evening as a "disco carnage" should "appease Ms. Heard" and not an excuse for alleged violence.

June 3, 2013

Heard and Depp were in Hicksville, USA, with a group of people, including Heard's sister Whitney and Depp's assistant Nathan Holmes.

According to Heard, Depp who "took drugs" became "angry" and "jealous" when one of her friends touched her. Then he threw glasses on her, tore off her dress, and damaged the cabin in which they lived.

Depp says he drank and took magic mushrooms, as did Heard and her friends who also took MDMA.

He claims Heard's boyfriend touched Heard in an "extremely sexual way" and spoke to her to ask her to stop.

May 4, 24, 2014

The couple took a private plan from Boston to LA: According to Heard, Depp, who had been drinking a lot, threw objects on her during the flight, pushed a chair on her, slapped her, and kicked her in the back before passing out on the toilet .

Depp says Heard "started talking to him" when he sketched in a notebook and then tried to "pat her on the floor playfully", whereupon Heard took "great insult" and "continued to verbally abuse" him .

August 5, 17, 2014

The couple went to the Bahamas, Depp says, to "cure his addiction to pain relievers," although Heard claims he tried trying other medications.

According to Heard, Depp had "multiple manic episodes" and his private doctor had to be scanned to help. She claims he hit, kicked, and grabbed his hair during an attack.

Depp claims Heard prevented a nurse from treating him while he was withdrawing.

December 6, 17, 2014

According to Heard, Depp was "violent" against her in LA and later wrote that he was a "wild savage" and a "madman". Depp denies any allegation of violence and says NGN "has not provided information about the alleged violence".

January 7, 25, 2015

While the couple were in Tokyo, Japan, Heard claims Depp had pushed and hit and grabbed her hair before standing over her and screaming while she was lying on the floor – which Mr. Depp denies.

8. Around 3 to 5 March 2015

Depp is said to have repeatedly attacked Heard after a dispute over his alleged use of MDMA during a three-day trip to Australia. She says he stayed up all night, took pills and drank, and attacked her again the next morning.

The following night, Depp shoved her into a ping pong table, tore off her nightgown, and attacked her before hitting a phone against a wall and severing the top of his middle finger.

She also claims that he wrote messages from his finger all over the house in a mixture of color and blood, which Depp admits while "in shock" and "urinated all over the house to write messages". what he denies.

Depp says Heard was in "persistent and extreme anger" after a dispute over an agreement after the wedding. He says he "broke my sobriety" with a glass of vodka before Heard threw a bottle at him, parted his fingertip, and stuck a cigarette on his cheek.

March 9, 2015

According to Heard, Depp got "angry" when they were in LA with her sister and started destroying things in the house before he "hit her hard and repeatedly". She also claims that he tried to push her sister down the stairs before meeting Heard again.

However, Depp says Heard "scolded" him when he tried to walk, throwing a can of Red Bull at him and slapping him in the face before finally leaving.

August 10, 2015

While on the East and Oriental Express in Southeast Asia, Heard claims that Depp "quarreled" with her, hit her and pressed her neck against a wall, "which made her fear for her life" – which Depp denies.

November 11th, 26th, 2015

In LA, Depp Heard's shirt is said to have torn and "thrown across the room", also thrown a wine glass and a "heavy glass carafe" on her and pushed her over a chair, causing her head to hit a wall. Depp says they were in LA for Thanksgiving, but denies any allegations of abuse.

December 12, 15, 2015

Heard claims that Depp threw a carafe at her LA penthouse, then hit her and pulled her through the apartment by the hair, allegedly pulling "big tufts of hair" from Heard's scalp.

She says he then followed her upstairs and knocked her to the ground while he shouted "You think you're a damn tough guy" before he hit her head.

Heard says when she told Depp that she wanted to leave, he grabbed her and shouted, "I'll kill you – I'll kill you, can you hear me?"

However, Depp says, "Ms. Heard invented the alleged violence," and incorrectly claims that "blonde hair on the floor is her hair."

He also claims that "the only violence committed on that date was by Ms. Heard" that is said to have "violently attacked" him.

Apr 13l 21, 2016

According to Heard, Depp was late for their birthday party at their LA home, "drunk and drugged," and they had an argument after the guests left.

She claims that he threw a bottle of champagne on her and pushed her to the ground several times before leaving a note that said "Happy F ****** Birthday".

Depp says that after meeting his new manager and accountants, he was about two hours late for the party and did not take any drugs, but was "shocked by what he learned about his business affairs at the meeting."

He claims Heard "drank a lot" and attacked him while reading in bed and slapped him in the face four times before he grabbed her arms to stop her.

Depp says Heard or one of her friends "vomited in the bed of Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard the next day" and that Heard later told building manager Kevin Murphy that it was "just a harmless prank" – which he indicated that he "then decided" to divorce Ms. Heard & # 39 ;.

May 14, 21, 2016

Depp arrived at her LA apartment, supposedly "drunk and high" while Heard was there with friends.

According to Heard, Depp got "very angry" and threw her cell phone at her and slapped her face before "smashing everything he could" with a magnum of champagne.

He says he went into the apartment with two security guards to pick up his belongings after Heard and her sister "tried" repeatedly to contact him.

Depp claims that his two security guards entered the room when they heard Heard scream and saw her "yell repeatedly" stop beating me, Johnny, "while he was 20 feet away in the kitchen.

He also says that two police officers who visited the apartment after the incident "did not see any injuries or bruises or swellings".

Heard had no injuries after an argument with Depp in her LA penthouse, the bodyguard says

Mr. Bett also insisted that after a dispute between Depp and Heard a month later, he did not see Heard injured in the Los Angeles penthouse they shared. When it was claimed, he left her with a black eye.

In a statement made to the court, Mr. Bett insisted that he never saw Depp as "violent towards anyone, including Ms. Heard".

He claimed to have seen the Aquaman actress throw "bottles, glass, and other objects" at Depp on a regular basis while insulting him.

In response, Mr. Bett claimed, Depp was always passive and "always tried to get out of the situation".

He also described Heard as "polite" when asked by Ms. Wass whether he found her to be "perfectly polite" when he was alone with her without a fool. He was named after the & # 39; guard hut & # 39; asked at Depp.

The guard reveals how Depp's house had a “guard hut” to monitor CCTV cameras

He told the court, “The guardhouse was an area where security guards stayed at his Hollywood address. There were several cameras, surveillance cameras that could be used to monitor the streets and the property. «

Ms. Wass said to Mr. Bett: "You said in your statement that Ms. Heard never told you that Mr. Depp would beat her." He replied: "Right."

Ms. Wass asked if it was a "surprise" that she did not trust him under the circumstances and said that he was Depp's employee. "There was absolutely no reason for Ms. Heard to trust you," said Ms. Wass.

Mr. Bett told the court that he would sometimes drive Heard home from Depp's Sweetzer Avenue property in Los Angeles to the Eastern Columbia Buildings.

Depp would feel bad for Heard and didn't want her to go home annoyed

He said Depp would "feel bad for her" and would say that he didn't want her to drive home while she was upset, so Mr. Bed would drive her and make sure she got home safely.

The bodyguard said, "During this time, she would cry and say how much she loved Mr. Depp and she was sick of arguing, and I would tell her," Well, that has to stop between you two. "

Ms. Wass asked him if he was present in disputes between the couple, and he said he would be there "if she got upset for no apparent reason" and added that it was "like a tantrum".

Mr. Bett was asked for part of his testimony saying that Heard was someone who "behaved badly" when she drank alcohol, and he confirmed to Ms. Wass that he had heard both Heard and Depp "on many occasions" saw drinking.

Ms. Wass QC asked Mr. Bett about Heard's 30th birthday celebration at Eastern Columbia Buildings on April 21, 2016, and the security officer confirmed that he would drive Depp home from there to Sweetzer Avenue sometime after the guests left.

He then confirmed to Mr. Justice Nicol that Depp owned or controlled a number of penthouses in the buildings of Eastern Columbia, Sweetzer Avenue, and an address from Woodrow Wilson where his children Lily-Rose and Jack, and their mother Paradis Life.

Ms. Wass asked Mr. Bett how long he, Depp's former security chief Jerry Judge and Depp, had been in the house on May 21, 2016, to whom Mr. Bett said "between 30 and 40 minutes".

The lawyer then showed Mr. Bett CCTV recordings of the three who entered the elevator at around 7 p.m. and left at around 8:30 p.m. She said, "It seems that your estimate of how long you were there is wrong."

Mr. Bed replied: "They are slightly different according to (footage)."

Ms. Wass asked what had happened when Mr. Bed entered the penthouse and whether “Ms. Heard was sitting on the sofa”. Mr. Bed said, "No, she stood."

Ms. Wass asked if Ms. Heard was crying, whereupon Mr. Bett said: "She was excited and upset." He added, "I don't remember seeing tears."

Heard said she would call the police "if he hits me again," the court hears

Ms. Wass said, "Ms. Heard said to Jerry Judge," If he hits me again, I'll call the police. "Mr. Bed confirmed that she said" related words ".

Ms. Wass asked if Mr. Bett was sure that he saw "no injuries to Ms. Heard". Mr. Bed replied: "Right."

He added: "If you are 20 feet away, I think it can be difficult to see a tear on the face (but) it is clear that you can see an injury of any kind."

Mr. Bett said he might have seen Heard's injury "especially with her fair skin".

Ms. Wass suggested to Mr. Bed that "you are lying and that you had a visible reddening of your cheek". Mr. Bed replied, "I'm not a liar, I'm telling the truth."

Ms. Wass asked if Johnny Depp was "extremely excited" when he was "led out of the apartment" and Mr. Bett said it was him. The lawyer said: "You have probably seen him like this many times." Mr. Bed said, "No."

Ms. Wass said Depp then went to one of the neighboring penthouses he owned and "threatened people, other people (Joshua) Drew and the other woman".

Mr. Bed replied: "That is not true. Mr. Depp told Mr. Drew and the said woman to leave this apartment. & # 39;

Ms. Wass said, "When Mr. Depp (the penthouse) left, he had a bottle of red wine with him. Do you remember that?" Mr. Bett replied: "I cannot confirm whether he had wine with him or not."

Ms. Wass suggested that Mr. Depp "throw the wine and smash the wine" in front of one of the other apartments. Mr. Bed replied, "Nothing was smashed."

"Haven't you seen wine drip on the wall?" Ms. Wass asked. "I haven't," replied Mr. Bed.

Ms. Wass then said, "You knew the police had been called that night, didn't you?" Mr. Bed said, "I have."

Ms. Wass asked: "How did you find out?" Mr. Bett replied: "I think the property manager at the time, Kevin Murphy, sent me a text."

Ms. Wass continued: "The name of the officers present, you found out their names, didn't you?" Mr. Bett said: "Only when they had a deposit and it was published."

Ms. Wass said that Ms. Heard knew the identity of the two police officers present, but that "the public would never have access to the identities."

She asked, "Can you explain how the police officers were told the Depp team's identity so that they could drop these two witnesses?" Mr. Bed replied, "I have no idea how these names were obtained."

Ms. Wass asked: "Should there be inside information in the LAPD?" She added, "At first glance, this is confidential information from the police, isn't it?" Mr. Bett replied, "No, if there is a court order … the California departments must approve it."

Ms. Wass asked: "You played no role in finding the identity of these officials?" Mr. Bed replied: "That's right."

Ms. Wass said to Mr. Bett: "Your evidence, Mr. Bett, is that Mr. Depp is not violent and you are not violent." He replied, "That's right."

Frau claimed that she was "roughened" by Depp's bodyguards at an Iggy pop concert

Ms. Wass then referred to a 2012 lawsuit over a suspected incident involving Depp's security forces at an Iggy Pop concert.

She read an article in the LA Times about the incident, in which a woman claimed that she was "roughened" by Depp's bodyguards and forced into handcuffs.

"It is not factually correct," said Mr. Bed. Ms. Wass asked Mr. Bed: "Have you ever told this lady that you are a police officer?" "No," he replied.

Ms. Wass said the woman's pants had been removed to expose her buttocks.

At that point, the judge intervened to ask Ms. Wass where her questioning would lead. Mr. Depp's lawyer, David Sherborne, said, "This is ridiculous."

Ms. Wass asked Mr. Bett: "Do you agree that you were involved in violence against a woman?"

Mr. Bett replied: "No, and these statements are false and have been proven by testimony."

Ms. Wass said there was a "confidential solution" to the case and Mr. Bed said: "Yes."

Mr. Sherborne asked Mr. Bett about the Iggy Pop concert incident: "Was Mr. Depp alone or with his children?" Mr. Bed replied: "His children were present."

The security guard speaks of a "recurring cycle" in which Heard would "abuse" Depp

In his written statement, Mr. Bett claimed that there was a "recurring cycle" in which Heard would "abuse" Depp, which would then "move away from the situation."

A woman films Johnny Depp, who arrives at the High Court in London this morning while the legal proceedings in the capital continue

A woman films Johnny Depp, who arrives at the High Court in London this morning while the legal proceedings in the capital continue

Depp waves to the photographer in front of the high court this morning

Amber Heard arrives this morning

Depp waves the photographer to the High Court this morning (left) while his ex-wife Heard arrives (right)

Mr. Bett said it was a "very common occurrence" that the actor called members of his security team to "take him away from Ms. Heard".

Mr. Bett, a former MP from the Los Angeles District Sheriff Department, said in his testimony that he saw the couple "very regularly" during their relationship and "never saw Ms. Heard's cuts, bruises, or other injuries".

Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis will NOT provide evidence to the High Court after Johnny Depp has NOT called to challenge Ms. Schläger's allegations in the smear showdown with ex-wife Amber Heard

Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis are no longer being asked to testify in Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit against The Sun regarding an article calling him the "thug," the High Court heard.

Depp's former partners should appear on the video link this week, but the actor's attorney, David Sherborne, told the court that Depp's attorney team had decided there was no need to hear from them.

At the beginning of the eighth day of Depp's allegation, Sherborne said there was no need to call Ryder and Paradis because the defendant's case was that the actor was not violent against other partners but against Heard.

Johnny Depp and his former partner Vanessa Paradis in London on October 17, 2004. Paradis will no longer appear in court via video link to support Depp's defamation lawsuit against a newspaper over an article calling him a "thug."

Johnny Depp and his former partner Vanessa Paradis in London on October 17, 2004. Paradis will no longer appear in court via video link to support Depp's defamation lawsuit against a newspaper over an article calling him a "thug."

He told the court, "There is no need to move these witnesses, as it would have been a pleasure to have them here."

Paradis, who had been in a relationship with Depp for more than 14 years and had two children with him, should testify today in support of the actor's case.

At a preliminary hearing in this case, part of Paradis' testimony said, “I've known Johnny for more than 25 years. We have been partners for 14 years and raised our two children together.

"Over the years I have known that Johnny is a kind, attentive, generous and non-violent person and a non-violent father."

She added, "He was never violent or abusive to me."

Yesterday the court had no time to hear about the actress Winona Ryder, who was engaged to Mr. Depp in the 1990s.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder in September 1990 in Los Angeles. Ryder should testify via video link

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder in September 1990 in Los Angeles. Ryder should testify via video link

The court had previously heard that Depp had a "Winona Forever" tattoo when the couple was an item that he later changed to "Wino Forever".

At a preliminary hearing in the case, part of Ms. Ryder's testimony was exposed in court documents that read, "I cannot deal with Ms. Heard's allegations.

& # 39; He was never violent towards me. He never, never abused me. & # 39;

"On the contrary, throughout the relationship between Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard, Ms. Heard verbally and physically abused Mr. Depp," he said.

I have seen her yell at Mr. Depp on many occasions. Mr. Depp also told me several times that Ms. Heard physically abused him.

“A very common occurrence in the whole relationship is that Mr. Depp has me and other members of his security team taken away from Ms. Heard because of their behavior. Then he would stay somewhere else.

“This happened so often that I can't remember all of them in detail. However, I would describe it as a recurring cycle in which Ms. Heard would abuse Mr. Depp, who would then move away from the situation. & # 39;

Mr. Bett also said: “Ms. Heard often behaved as she had been drinking. I quickly learned to recognize the signs so that we could leave the situation before it escalated further. & # 39;

In his statement, Mr. Bett reported an incident on May 21, 2016, in which Depp allegedly threw a phone on Heard and smashed items in her LA penthouse, which he denies.

Mr. Bett said he and another security guard, Jerry Judge, were waiting outside and entered the apartment when they heard Ms. Heard's calls.

In his explanation it said: “When we entered we saw Mr. Depp standing about 20 feet from Ms. Heard, who was standing next to the couch.

As soon as Mrs. Heard noticed that we had entered the room, she looked very surprised; Then her behavior changed and she pointed to Mr. Depp and shouted words at us: "If he hits me again, I'll call the police."

Mr. Bett continued: “I have pretty good eyesight. I could see that Ms. Heard was wearing little or no makeup, her skin was fairly pale, and there were no red spots or signs of bruising or abrasions on the face or body.

I could see that Mr. Depp was visibly upset that he was accused of beating Ms. Heard. However, while I was watching her, he never got closer than 20 feet.

"I didn't notice any broken glass or broken bottles in the apartment back then."

Mr. Bett claimed that he, Depp, and Mr. Judge agreed that the actor should leave the building "because the situation was escalating and Ms. Heard was hysterically shouting at Mr. Depp and accusing him of his behavior."

Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder will not appear in court to support Depp's defamation lawsuit

In the meantime, it was announced today that Depp's former partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder will no longer appear before the High Court to support his defamation lawsuit.

Actress Paradis, who had been in a relationship with Depp for more than 14 years and had two children with her, was expected to testify today via a video link to support the fall of the star the Pirates of the Caribbean.

However, the court was told today that she – or another ex-partner, actress Ryder – did not have to testify because Depp's claim that he had never beaten a woman was only examined by the defense regarding Heard.

At an earlier preliminary hearing in the case, part of the testimony from 47-year-old Paradis said: “I've known Johnny for more than 25 years. We have been partners for 14 years and raised our two children together.

"Over the years I have known that Johnny is a kind, attentive, generous and non-violent person and a non-violent father." She added, "He was never violent or abusive to me."

This morning, Depp's lawyer David Sherborne said the process plan had been revised, adding, "There is no need to reschedule these witnesses (Ryder and Paradis) as much as it would have been a pleasure to have them here."

Instead, the witnesses today include Starling Jenkins and Alejandro Romero, who worked at the Eastern Columbia Buildings in LA where Heard and Depp lived.

Heard's former PA accuses her of "twisting" her own report of rape for "her own use".

Yesterday Heard's former personal assistant accused the actress of "twisting" her own machete rape report for "her own use" in explosive evidence on the seventh day of Depp's libel lawsuit.

Kate James, who appeared on a video link from Los Angeles yesterday, claimed that 34-year-old Heard "stole" her story of "violent rape" in Brazil almost three decades ago.

In her testimony, Ms. James said she found that the Aquaman actress "stole my conversation about sexual violence with her and turned it into her own story to help herself."

She added, "Naturally, this caused extreme distress and outrage that she would dare to use the most terrifying experience of my life as her own narrative." Ms. James said she testified that she "offended" Heard's actions.

NGN's attorney, Sasha Wass QC, suggested that Ms. James had been "influenced" and "encouraged" by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, actor Depp and his staff to present "malicious evidence" against Heard.

Johnny Depp is hospitalized with a severed finger after the incident in Australia in March 2015

Johnny Depp is hospitalized with a severed finger after the incident in Australia in March 2015

The 57-year-old Depp and the 34-year-old Heard met on the set of the comedy "The Rum Diary" from 2011 and got married in February 2015 in Los Angeles. They can be seen at the premiere of the film in November 2011 in London

The 57-year-old Depp and the 34-year-old Heard met on the set of the comedy & # 39; The Rum Diary & # 39; from 2011 and married in February 2015 in Los Angeles. They can be seen at the premiere of the film in November 2011 in London

Ms. James replied, "I am here for my own reasons … I am a survivor of sexual violence and it is very, very serious to adopt this attitude if you are not one and I am one. That's why I'm here because I'm insulting myself. & # 39;

Ms. James, who worked for Heard between 2012 and 2015, said her former employer would "send a flood of drunk text messages almost every day between two and four in the morning" and described the news as "abusive".

Accusing Heard of deleting all "abusive" texts after the actress left the job, she added, "She saved those who weren't."

Heard "it didn't matter to throw someone under the bus," says the former PA

In her statement, Ms. James said Heard felt she was "above the law" and claimed that she "didn't care to throw someone under the bus if it meant saving her own skin."

Heard asked her to send a letter in September 2014 that the actress wrote to U.S. Homeland Security officials about a woman named Savannah McMillan who had been hired as an assistant, Ms. James claimed.

According to Mrs. James, Heard said in the letter: “Savannah McMillan is a personal friend and, to my knowledge, has never worked illegally or otherwise in the United States. Or for me. & # 39;

Amber Heard photographed Johnny Depp with ice on his feet during a private flight from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014 before showing it to him the next day and said, "Look at what you've become," the court heard earlier last week

Amber Heard photographed Johnny Depp with ice on his feet during a private flight from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014 before showing it to him the next day and said, "Look at what you've become," the court heard earlier last week

A man with a poster supporting Depp is standing in front of the London High Court before the last hearing this morning

A man with a poster supporting Depp is standing in front of the London High Court before the last hearing this morning

Ms. James said in her statement that Heard "knew this was not true" and "Amber therefore deliberately lied to the US Immigration Service".

She also claimed that Heard illegally smuggled two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia in April 2015.

Heard has asked Depp's estate administrator to ask her PA to be under oath, the court hears

Der High Court in London hatte zuvor Beweise von Kevin Murphy, Depps ehemaligem Immobilienverwalter, gehört, der behauptete, Heard habe ihn gebeten, sich mit Frau James in Verbindung zu setzen und sie zu bitten, vor einem australischen Gericht unter Eid zu liegen.

Herr Murphy sagte, die Schauspielerin "verlangte" auch, dass er eine falsche Aussage über die "Schmuggel" der Tiere ins Land mache, und sagte ihm: "Ich möchte nicht, dass Sie ein Problem mit Ihrem Job haben."

Im Oktober 2015 wurde Heard in Australien vor ein Strafverfahren gestellt, weil er die beiden Hunde des Paares illegal in das Land gebracht hatte.

Sie und Depp nahmen später ein mittlerweile berüchtigtes Video auf, das vor Gericht abgespielt wurde, und entschuldigten sich dafür.

Das Gemetzel in einem Haus in Australien nach Depp und Heard hatte angeblich 2015 einen Kampf, der gestern als Teil von Ben Kings Beweisen veröffentlicht wurde. The picture shows an undamaged phone, with Mr. King insisting that "I didn't see any broken phones," although Heard claimed he hit it against a wall and cut his fingertip while he attacked it

Das Gemetzel in einem Haus in Australien nach Depp und Heard hatte angeblich 2015 einen Kampf, der gestern als Teil von Ben Kings Beweisen veröffentlicht wurde. The picture shows an undamaged phone, with Mr. King insisting that "I didn't see any broken phones," although Heard claimed he hit it against a wall and cut his fingertip while he attacked it

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 colossal closet

Depp soll ein Penthouse in Los Angeles, Kalifornien, zerstört haben, das Heard als kolossalen Schrank benutzte

Photos show bruises over Heard's bridge of nose and under her eyes after Depp allegedly hit her in 2015 with a head butt

Crushes over Heard's bridge of nose and under her eyes

Zum Zeitpunkt des mutmaßlichen Angriffs am 15. Dezember 2015 wurden von Heards Anwaltsteam Fotos mit Verletzungen im Gesicht ausgestellt, die Blutergüsse über den Nasenrücken und unter den Augen zeigten, nachdem Depp sie angeblich mit dem Kopf gestoßen hatte

Herr Murphy sagte, er habe unter Eid gelogen, "weil Amber viel Macht ausübte und mein Leben unglücklich gemacht hätte".

Johnny Depp vs. The Sun: Key Issues in the Defamation Process

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit against The Sun begins its second week on Monday. These are the key questions that the trial judge, Mr. Justice Nicol, has to answer.

– Whether the April 2018 tabloid article Dan Wootton defamed Depp. Under the Defamation Act 2013, a statement is not defamatory, unless its publication seriously harms the applicant's reputation.

– Sun's editor, News Group Newspapers (NGN), defends the claim and relies on a defense of the truth. It is up to the publisher to prove that the claims made in the article are “essentially true”.

– The meaning of the article, defined as what it would mean to the "reasonable reader", must be determined by the judge. However, NGN lawyers say that the differences between the rival meanings claimed by each side are "insignificant" and the outcome of the case will therefore have no meaning.

– Depp's case is that the article meant that, after overwhelming evidence, he was guilty of serious domestic violence against his wife at the time, causing significant injuries, and causing her to fear for her life, for which he was forced to do no less pay as £ 5 million to compensate them and which resulted in him being subjected to an ongoing injunction; and for this reason it is not suitable to work in the film industry. "He vigorously denies the allegations, claiming that he" never beat or committed physical violence against Ms. Heard. "

– The meaning that NGN seeks to prove is that the Claimant hit his wife Amber Heard, causing serious injuries and occasional fear for her life. They rely on 14 different allegations of violence and more generally claim that Depp was "controlled and verbal and physically abusive" to Ms. Heard, especially when he was under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs throughout their relationship. NGN's lawyers say that an important issue for the judge will be what substances Depp used during the relationship. They claim that he has often lost control of himself, in part because of his heavy drug and alcohol use, and that his memory has been affected by his heavy drug use.

– If Depp wins his case, the judge must decide what compensation to pay for the damage to his reputation and for "hardship, injury, and humiliation." There is a defamation limit for common defamation of £ 300,000 to £ 325,000. However, if he succeeds in this, Depp can also claim increased damages. The actor also asked for a definitive injunction against NGN, who according to his legal team "kept the article on their website and kept their allegation to the bitter end".

Er gab auch Hinweise auf den „Defäkationsvorfall“, als nach Heards 30. Geburtstagsfeier im April 2016 Kot im Bett des Paares gefunden wurde.

Frau Wass las im Oktober 2014 einen Text von Heard an Herrn Murphy vor, als die Schauspielerin sagte: „Ich mache mir Sorgen, dass sie Hirnschäden hat. Sie kann nicht vorhersagen oder kontrollieren, wann sie auf die Toilette geht.

»Letzte Nacht ist sie nicht auf Johnny, während er geschlafen hat, wie überall auf ihm. Nicht übertreiben. & # 39;

Herr Murphy sagte in seiner Zeugenaussage, dass der Schauspieler "mürrisch und angewidert" war, als er im April 2016 mit Depp über den "Defäkationsvorfall" sprach.

Frau Wass las kurz nach dem Vorfall zwei von Depp gesendete Textnachrichten und sagte, dass er in einer schrieb: „Meine Frau hat einen Whopper Poop auf meinem Bett liegen lassen“ und „dann sagt er„ Amber Turd “.

Sie sagte: "Tatsächlich geht aus diesen Texten hervor, dass Depp das Thema ziemlich amüsant fand", zu dem Herr Murphy sagte, er dachte, der Schauspieler sei "sarkastisch".

Mr. Murphy wurde gefragt, ob Heard ihm gesagt habe, dass der Kot im Bett ein "harmloser Streich" sei, und sagte: "Sie hat es auf jeden Fall getan."

Gestern Morgen gab Depps früherer Gutsverwalter Ben King bekannt, dass Depp und Heard "wie Schulkinder gestritten" haben, wobei explosive Reihen von "banalen Anfängen" ausgehen.

Er behauptete, Heard sei der "Antagonist" in der Beziehung, stachelte oft an und versuchte, den Schauspieler zu provozieren.

Herr King, der zwischen 2014 und 2016 drei Mal für den Hollywood-Star gearbeitet hat, sagte, er habe Depp nie "gewalttätig oder unfreundlich gegenüber Heard oder gegenüber anderen" gesehen.

In seiner ersten Zeugenaussage sagte Herr King, dass er im März 2015 zu dem Haus gerufen wurde, das das Paar in Australien gemietet hatte, wo er einen „erheblichen Schaden“ feststellte und dabei die abgetrennte Fingerspitze des Schauspielers auf dem Boden des Barbereichs entdeckte Glasscherben und Schmutz entfernen.

Depp wurde beschuldigt, Heard einer "dreitägigen Geiselsituation" ausgesetzt und das Haus während der Australienreise zerstört zu haben, was er bestreitet.

His finger was severed during the stay, which he says was caused by Ms Heard throwing a vodka bottle at him, which she denies.

Yesterday, the court did not have time to hear from actress Ryder, who was engaged to Mr Depp in the 1990s, or Katherine Kendall, an actress and #MeToo advocate who claims she was 'misquoted' in The Sun's article.

Depp is suing NGN and its executive editor Dan Wootton over the publication of an article headlined: 'Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be 'genuinely happy' casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?'.

His lawyers say the article meant that there was "overwhelming evidence." Depp attacked Heard several times, leaving her "in fear for her life".

Heard claims that, during an incident in Australia, she was subjected to a 'three-day hostage situation' during which Depp drank to excess and took pills.

NGN is defending the article as true, and says Depp was 'controlling and verbally and physically abusive towards Heard, particularly when he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs'.

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