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Winona Ryder will take a stand on Johnny Depp's defamation process


Johnny Depp's ex-fiancée Winona Ryder will appear before the High Court in London today to support the actor's sensational defamation lawsuit against a newspaper for an article calling him a "thug."

Depp is suing the editor of Sun News News Newspapers (NGN) and editor-in-chief Dan Wootton for an April 2018 article that claims he was violent against ex-wife Amber Heard during their tumultuous relationship.

48-year-old actress Ryder of Stranger Things, who had a relationship with Depp (57) in the 1990s, will provide evidence of the actor's case this afternoon through a video link from Los Angeles. 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, part of Ryder’s testimony was exposed to say, “I cannot address Ms. Heard's allegations. He was never violent towards me. He never, never abused me. & # 39;

The actress will testify this afternoon after the court heard about Depp's former and current property managers Ben King and Kevin Murphy in the morning. Even today, the court is said to hear about actress and lawyer from the #MeToo movement Katherine Kendall, who claims that she was "misquoted" in The Sun's article.

In court documents, Depp's lawyers said Kendall would explain how upset she was that the article was presented as if she "advocated" a comparison between the actor and the shameful film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Amber Heard today

Johnny Depp (left, High Court this morning) is suing The Sun publisher for an April 2018 article that claims he was during her tumultuous relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard (right, still in court today) been violent.

Heard (center front) arrives this morning with her friend Bianca Butti (back left, wearing a mask), her lawyer Jennifer Robinson (in a red dress) and her sister Whitney Heard (front right) at the High Court in London.

Heard (center front) arrives this morning with her friend Bianca Butti (back left, wearing a mask), her lawyer Jennifer Robinson (in a red dress) and her sister Whitney Heard (front right) at the High Court in London.

Depp (pictured before the High Court today) is suing The Sun editor, News Group Newspapers, and its editor-in-chief

In a complaint to the sun, Kendall wrote: "I never wanted to be in an article that referred to Johnny Depp as a" thug ". I told you that I didn't know this was true at all! I have heard SEVERAL times that she actually abused him.

"He's never been a convicted" thug. "It seems that the whole article was about defaming him. I kept saying over and over that I didn't know he had harmed her.

"Even a picture just makes it" shine ". I'm telling you that you misquoted me and deliberately took things I said out of context, since I now know that your goal was to get Johnny Depp defame.

“I told you I heard Amber Heard hit him, so you know I don't tolerate violence. You have wrongly tried to use the #MeToo movement for your purposes by using me this way. & # 39;

The court will also hear from Kate James, Heard's former personal assistant, who is expected to testify about Heard's red wine consumption and her impression of Depp.

Heard is also expected to ask her to help prepare a letter to the U.S. Homeland Security Agency in 2014 that incorrectly claimed that one of Heard's employees was just a friend, which meant that she would not violate any regulations.

Amber Heard today

Amber Heard today

Amber Heard arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this morning for the trial to proceed

The article about Depp (pictured in court today) claimed that he was violent towards ex-wife Heard during her relationship

The article about Depp (pictured in court today) claimed that he was violent towards ex-wife Heard during her relationship

Depp (pictured today) is a sensational libel lawsuit against a newspaper for an article that described him as a "thug."

Depp pictured today

Depp (pictured today) is involved in a sensational defamation lawsuit against the sun over an article in which he was described as a "thug."

The trial judge, Mr. Justice Nicol, said in a preliminary ruling that he would decide during the trial whether Ms. James' evidence of what was referred to in court as an "episode with Australian dogs" could be part of Depp's case .

In 2016, Heard and Depp recorded a notorious video apologizing for illegally bringing their Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo to Australia.

Yesterday one of Depp's security officials told the court that the actor lied that he had lost the top of his middle finger "just to protect" his ex-wife Heard.

Malcolm Connolly, who has worked for Depp and his family for around 16 years, said the Hollywood star was "in emotional distress and panic" after being cut off in an incident in Australia in March 2015.

Mr. Connolly gave evidence before the Royal Courts of Justice in London yesterday and when he and another guard arrived at the property, Depp said to him, “She cut my finger off. She smashed my hand with a bottle of vodka. & # 39;

The episode in Australia is one of 14 violent behavior allegations that 34-year-old Heard has raised against Depp that The Sun relies on to defend the claim that he is a "thug".

Heard claims Depp lost the tip of his finger when he slammed a phone against a wall, but the actor says his ex-wife threw a vodka bottle on him that smashed and severed his finger.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder in September 1990 in Los Angeles. Ryder will testify via video link this afternoon

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder in September 1990 in Los Angeles. Ryder will testify via video link this afternoon

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

The security official said Heard's account of the incident was "no match" to his memory, and when he got to the house, the actress "had no marks on her face or arms".

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".

He also said that Heard was "absolutely hysterical" and called to Depp: "Will you just leave it that way, you cowardly coward?"

Sasha Wass QC, representative of NGN, said Mr. Depp had "found various possible explanations to give other people how his finger was damaged".

Mr. Connolly said that these statements were "only for the protection of Amber" and added: "The usual victim pattern is to protect the perpetrator for some reason."

The former prison official also claimed that "Ms. Heard hit or beat Mr. Depp" was not a "one-time event" and said it was "in Australia and Los Angeles".

Depp's lawyer David Sherborne asked Mr. Connolly: "Have you ever seen Mr. Depp physically assault or hit Ms. Heard at any time?"

Mr. Connolly said, "No – and I would not tolerate a man beating a woman. I wouldn't tolerate who he was. & # 39; Mr. Sherborne asked, "Not even if it was your boss?" Mr. Connolly replied, “Not even if he's my boss. I don't care if he's the Pope. & # 39;

The court also heard evidence from Tara Roberts, Depp's estate administrator on his island in the Bahamas, who said in her testimony: "I have never seen Johnny, an unusually friendly man, being violent or aggressive towards Amber or anyone else."

Ms. Roberts said "it was Ms. Heard who was the most violent" and described how she saw Depp with a "red, swelling cut" on the bridge of her nose after Heard appeared to have dropped a can of paint thinner on his face.

She also claimed Heard insulted Depp, called him "washed off" and "fat", and was aggressive towards the actor during a Christmas visit to the Bahamas in 2015.

Samantha McMillen, Depp's stylist since 2002, who also worked for Heard during the couple's relationship, indicated that she hadn't seen any visible injuries the day after Depp's alleged attack on Heard in December 2015.

She said Heard said to her after recording James Corden's The Late Late Show on December 16, 2015, "Can you believe I just did this show with two black eyes?"

Ms. McMillen said in her testimony: "Ms. Heard had no black eyes and was visibly unharmed all day and at that moment."

The stylist indicated that he had seen Ms. Heard in a “chance encounter” on May 24, 2016, three days after the star, the Pirates of the Caribbean, allegedly threw his ex-wife's own cell phone at her and struck her in the eye .

On this occasion, she said: “Ms. Heard was not wearing makeup. There were no visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries on her face or any other part of her body. & # 39;

The court finally heard evidence from Hilda Vargas, Depp's Los Angeles housekeeper for more than 30 years, who was asked about the "defecation incident" when she found feces in Depp and Heard's bed after the actress's 30th birthday party on April 21, 2016 .

Ms. Heard claims that one of her two little Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, was responsible, but Depp said he was "convinced" that it was Heard "or one of her cohorts" who settled in bed.

Ms. Vargas said that she was "horrified and disgusted" to find "a large pile of feces" in bed – and that "it was clear to me" that it was "human size" because of the size.

In 2016, Heard and Depp recorded a video apologizing for illegally bringing their Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo to Australia

In her testimony, Ms. Vargas said: “I knew that the droppings could not come from Depps or Heards' two small dogs. "I've cleaned up these dogs many times and their feces are much smaller."

Ms. Vargas provided evidence through a Spanish interpreter from the United States, saying that she was "angry" and thought that this showed a "lack of respect". She took photos of the faeces and sent them to Depp's estate administrator Kevin Murphy.

Ms. Vargas said she saw Heard on May 24, 2016, and saw no "bruises, stains, injuries" on her face.

The star of the Pirates of the Caribbean sued NGN and Mr. Wootton for posting an article on April 27, 2018 with the headline: "Gone Potty: How Can JK Rowling Be Really Happy in Casting Wife Johnny Depp's" Fantastic Beasts " "be?? & # 39;

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 the incident in Australia, she was subjected to a "three-day hostage situation" in which Depp drank too much and took pills.

NGN defends the article as true, saying that Depp "controlled and verbally and physically abused Ms. Heard, especially when he was under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs."

Amber Heard claims that Johnny Depp has 'two black eyes' before she posed with James Corden for selfies on the Late, Late Show – but the make-up artist who styled her on the set says she hasn't seen a single injury

Amber Heard claimed that Johnny Depp gave her "two black eyes" with James Corden the day before her appearance on the Late, Late Show – but the stylist who had made up her makeup told a court yesterday that she " have no visible "injuries.

Samantha McMillen said she spent "much of the afternoon and early evening" with Heard on December 16, 2015, as she was preparing to appear on James Corden's show – and "could see clearly" that Heard had no marks, cuts or had bruises.

Depp is said to have been violent against Heard in a dispute in her penthouse in Los Angeles the day before, which he denies. The Hollywood star is suing The Sun for an April 2018 article calling him the "thug."

Ms. McMillen said that on December 16, she saw Heard "in good light, up close, and without makeup" and "clearly saw that Ms. Heard had no visible traces, bruises, cuts, or injuries" on any part of her body .

In a testimony released to the High Court in London yesterday, Ms. McMillen claimed that Heard said to her after the actress appeared on the US program, "Can you believe I did this show with only two black eyes? ? "

The stylist, who has been with Depp since 2002 and was Stylist during the couple's relationship, said, "Ms. Heard had no black eyes and was visibly unharmed all day and at that moment."

Ms. McMillen, who also styled Brie Larson and Ryan Gosling, added: "I later learned that Ms. Heard had accused Mr. Depp of using legal records and the media to abuse her last night, December 15, 2015 to have."

When Ms. McMillen left Heard's company on December 16, she claimed she had overheard her statement to her friend Raquel Pennington, who came to the show with her, "Make sure you put these pictures on my computer."

But the stylist added that she "didn't know what photos she was referring to". Heard's legal team later issued photos with facial injuries at the time of the alleged attack, but they are not dated.

On another day of bombing evidence yesterday before the Royal Courts of Justice in London, other claims were made:

  • Depp claimed that Heard "bought him for fame" but "hammered" him because he was "a sad old man" in explosive lyrics;
  • Depp claimed that Heard stuck a cigarette in Australia's face a month after she married in 2015.
  • The actor was "in emotional distress and panic" after his finger was cut off, according to his bodyguard.
  • Heard took off her wedding ring and tossed it in another row with Depp in 2015, but it was found later.
  • Heard's stylist said she hadn't suffered any visible injuries the day after the actress claimed Depp was violent towards her.
  • Depp's chief of security Jerry Judge previously warned that the actor was "not good" and "we have to help him".

In another alleged incident the following year in May 2016, Ms. McMillen also claimed that Heard had no facial injuries, despite the actress claiming that Depp had attacked her three days earlier.

Amber Heard claimed that Johnny Depp physically abused her one day before attending the Late, Late Show with James Corden on December 16, 2015 (above) - and said after her appearance that "she was doing this show with only two black eyes." have".

Amber Heard claimed that Johnny Depp physically abused her one day before attending the Late, Late Show with James Corden on December 16, 2015 (above) – and said after her appearance that "she was doing this show with only two black eyes." have".

Heard is pictured as he appears on December 16, 2015 in The Late, Late Show, a U.S. chat program

Heard is pictured as he appears on December 16, 2015 in The Late, Late Show, a U.S. chat program

Poses with guests Luke Bracey and Wanda Skyes on the Late, Late Show with James Corden on December 16, 2015

Poses with guests Luke Bracey and Wanda Skyes on the Late, Late Show with James Corden on December 16, 2015

Heard is featured in a promotional photo for the Late, Late Show on December 16, 2015, which was issued as part of a lawsuit

Heard is featured in a promotional photo for the Late, Late Show on December 16, 2015, which was issued as part of a lawsuit

Ms. McMillen said she saw a tearful hearing at Depp's house in West Hollywood on May 24, 2016, but could not see any "marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries" on any part of her body.

Three days later, Ms. McMillen read in the media that Heard had gone to court with "noticeable facial injuries" and claimed that Depp had inflicted it on her.

However, the stylist said Depp left Los Angeles on May 22, and therefore "could not cause the evidence that Ms. Heard appeared in court on May 27, 2016."

Ms. McMillen was asked to testify via video link in Depp's defamation lawsuit against The Sun newspaper about an April 2018 article from the United States calling him a "thug."

Sasha Wass, for The Sun Publishing News Group Newspapers (NGN), said Ms. McMillen was asked to testify on two dates – December 16, 2015 and May 24, 2016 – when she saw Ms. Heard.

The lawyer showed Ms. McMillen a series of photos from around December 16, 2015, to show Ms. Heard with spots and bruises on her face.

After Ms. McMillen showed a photo taken on December 15 that appears to have Heard's face suddenly on her face, she said, "I don't remember how she looked that day."

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

At the time of the alleged attack on December 15, 2015, Heards' team of lawyers issued photos of facial injuries showing bruises over the bridge of the nose and under the eyes after Depp allegedly hit her head. Depp is said to have been shown these pictures in court last week when he testified

Photos after the December 2015 incident show bruises on Heard's face after Depp allegedly hit her with a head butt

Bruising on Heard's face after Depp allegedly hit her head

Photos after the alleged December 2015 incident show bruises on Heard's face after Depp claimed to have hit her with a head butt. These two images above were also released by Heard's team of lawyers

Samantha McMillen (left) and Amber Heard (right) pose together at an event in Los Angeles on December 10, 2015

Samantha McMillen (left) and Amber Heard (right) pose together at an event in Los Angeles on December 10, 2015

Ms. Wass asked: "Would you agree that this shows that there are bruises under both eyes?" Ms. McMillen replied, "It's not a clear picture, but it looks like it's dark around her eyes."

Johnny Depp's housekeeper was "disgusted" and found feces in bed that the actor shared with Amber Heard

Johnny Depp's housekeeper said she was "horrified and disgusted" when she found "a huge pile of feces" in bed that the actor shared with ex-wife Amber Heard.

In a testimony submitted to the High Court in the Hollywood actor's defamation lawsuit against The Sun newspaper, Hilda Vargas claimed that it was "clear" that the excrement was human and said that she knew that it was not one of them two small dogs of the couple.

The court previously heard that the day after Ms. Heard's 30th birthday celebration in April 2016, feces were found in the couple's penthouse bed in Los Angeles in the Eastern Columbia building.

The 34-year-old Heard claims that one of the two little Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo is responsible.

A picture from the testimony of Hilda Vargas, housekeeper of Depp at his properties in LA, which contains a picture of feces on his and Heards marriage bed from April 2016

A picture from the testimony of Hilda Vargas, housekeeper of Depp at his properties in LA, which contains a picture of feces on his and Heards marriage bed from April 2016

The 57-year-old Depp told the court that it was "a mystery" that had settled in bed and added that he was "convinced" that Ms. Heard or one of her cohorts was involved in the so-called "bowel movement".

In her written statement, Ms. Vargas, who has worked for Mr. Depp for more than 30 years, said that she arrived at the apartment on April 22, 2016 at around 3 p.m. and was just finished washing up and vacuuming when she heard another cleaning lady call out and she joined her in the master bedroom.

"She pointed to the bed and told me she couldn't believe what she found," said Mrs. Vargas.

I pulled back the top sheet on the bed and saw a large pile of feces. I was horrified and disgusted. I knew that this was human feces. I knew that the droppings could not come from Mr. Depps or Mrs. Heards' two small dogs.

"I've cleaned up these dogs many times and their feces are much smaller. Also, I never knew that these dogs droppings in bed. & # 39;

Ms. Vargas said in her statement that she took pictures of the feces in bed before washing and changing the sheets.

She later told Mr. Depp's estate administrator Kevin Murphy what she found because she was "so angry".

Ms. Vargas said she was working at Depp's West Hollywood house on May 24, 2016 when Heard arrived with her friend Raquel Pennington.

The housekeeper claimed that Heard called her and told her that the photos she took of the feces in bed "destroyed her marriage."

Ms. Vargas said: "I was very nervous and apologized, even though I did not think that her marriage problems were my fault or that I had done something wrong.

I also told Ms. Heard that the feces were there and there was nothing I could do. Ms. Heard argued with me and said there was no fecal matter in bed.

I said again that the feces were there, that they were big and smelled horrible. Ms. Heard continued to disagree with me, but I wanted to end the conversation as soon as possible. & # 39;

In her statement, Ms. Vargas also said that she "often" heard Ms. Heard "yell at Mr. Depp and others".

She said: “I think she is in a bad mood and I didn't want her to scream at me.

"On the contrary, in the over 30 years that I have worked for Mr. Depp, I have never seen Mr. Depp in contact with someone or yell at him."

A spokeswoman for Ms. Heard made a statement regarding Depp's allegation that she or one of her friends was responsible for defecating in the couple's bed, saying, “This allegation is completely false and was only designed to humiliate Ms. Heard.

“As the evidence in court showed, Mr. Depp has spoken for years about such a prank that corresponds to his lavatory and abusive sense of humor.

"Mr. Depp's team is trying to make the headlines at the expense of truth and distract from the serious, central question of the case: domestic violence."

Ms. Wass said, "Your evidence is that you did not see any of these injuries in the afternoon or on the night of December 16, when you were with Ms. Heard." Ms. McMillen said, "That's right."

Ms. Wass continued: “Ms. Heard informed a number of people about these injuries on the 15th and 16th. How close would you be to Ms. Heard? Ms. McMillen replied, "We had a good working relationship."

When asked if Heard would trust her, Ms. McMillen said, "I wouldn't say no. I would not be on your speed dial. & # 39;

Ms. Wass referred to a Heard message in December 2015 that read, "Johnny did a number with me tonight." The lawyer asked, "Did Ms. Heard ever tell you that Johnny made a number for her?"

Ms. McMillen said, "She never told me anything about it."

Ms. Wass then asked, “Do you think your loyalty is more to Mr. Depp than to Mrs. Heard? You have a longstanding relationship with Mr. Depp … he's a big figure in Hollywood.

"If there were a conflict of loyalty between Mr. Depp, your loyalty to Mr. Depp on the one hand, and your loyalty to Ms. Heard … who would take precedence?"

Ms. McMillen said, “I was closely connected to her at the time. I don't know what you assume, but I wouldn't get engaged to anyone. I'm obviously loyal because he's nice and loyal back, but for no other reason than this. & # 39;

Frau Wass fragte, warum Frau Heard Vorwürfe häuslicher Gewalt gegen Herrn Depp erheben würde, "es sei denn, dies sei wahr".

Frau McMillen antwortete: "Ich weiß die Antwort darauf nicht."

Frau McMillen sagte dem Gericht, dass Frau Heard zu ihr sagte, nachdem sie die James Corden-Show am 16. Dezember 2015 aufgenommen hatte: "Können Sie glauben, dass ich diese Show gerade mit zwei schwarzen Augen gemacht habe?"

Der Zeuge wurde gefragt: "Hatte Frau Heard, soweit Sie sehen konnten, zwei schwarze Augen?"

Frau McMillen antwortete: „Ich habe so etwas noch nie bemerkt, als ich sie sah. Ich habe nie bemerkt, dass sie zwei schwarze Augen hat. & # 39;

Frau Wass fragte: "Wenn Sie keine schwarzen Augen gesehen haben, haben Sie sie nicht gefragt, wovon um alles in der Welt sie sprach?"

Frau McMillen sagte: „Ich habe es nicht getan. Wir gingen am Ende der Show und gingen getrennte Wege. Wir verabschiedeten uns.

"Ich war verwirrt und ich glaube, ich sagte so etwas wie" Ich weiß nicht, was ich sagen soll ".

"Ich habe die schwarzen Augen nicht gesehen, aber ich möchte auch keine Art von – ich wollte nur nach Hause gehen."

Frau McMillen wurde dann nach einer E-Mail gefragt, die Frau Heard in den frühen Morgenstunden des 16. Dezember an ihre Publizistin Jodi Gottlieb geschickt hatte und in der stand: „Ich bin wirklich verletzt oder habe morgen vielleicht ein oder zwei blaue Augen … ich vielleicht nicht Sei fit für morgen, aber ich werde erst am Morgen wissen, wie schlimm der Bluterguss ist. & # 39;

Frau Wass fragte, ob es „irgendeinen Grund“ gebe, warum Frau Heard diese E-Mail senden würde, „es sei denn, sie hätte tatsächlich das, was sie für zwei schwarze Augen hielt“. Frau McMillen antwortete: "Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, warum sie das tun würde."

Frau Wass fragte: "Nachdem sie zu Ihnen gesagt hatte:" Können Sie glauben, dass ich diese Show nur mit zwei schwarzen Augen gemacht habe? ", Haben Sie nicht daran gedacht, ihr irgendeine Unterstützung anzubieten oder eine Art Anfrage zu stellen, anstatt einfach schnell zu gehen? ? ' Frau McMillen sagte: "Ich habe sie umarmt."

Frau Wass schlug vor, dass die Visagistin von Frau Heard, Melanie Inglessis, sagte, sie werde "Frau Heard einen wirklich leuchtend roten Lippenstift geben, um zu versuchen, die Markierung auf ihrer Lippe zu bedecken". Frau McMillen sagte: "Ich erinnere mich nicht an dieses Gespräch."

Frau Wass fragte: "Erinnern Sie sich, dass Frau Inglessis Frau Heard in dieser Nacht besonders stark geschminkt hat, um die Verletzungen zu decken?" Frau McMillen antwortete: "Ich habe nicht bemerkt, dass es schwerer als gewöhnlich ist."

Frau Wass fragte Frau McMillen, ob sie, nachdem sie Fotos von Heard anscheinend mit Markierungen gesehen habe, immer noch behauptet, dass am 24. nichts auf ihrem Gesicht sei. Frau McMillen antwortete: "Als ich sie am 24. Mai 2016 sah, bemerkte ich nichts als ihre schöne Haut."

Frau Wass schlug vor: "Sie sind weniger offen mit dem Gericht … und Sie sind zu diesem Gericht gekommen, um Johnny Depp zu helfen, der eine Person ist, die für Ihre Karriere sehr wichtig ist." Frau McMillen sagte: "Ich sage die Wahrheit."

Der Anwalt von Herrn Depp, David Sherborne, verwies Frau McMillen auf das, was sie in ihrer Zeugenaussage darüber sagte, als sie Frau Heard am 16. Dezember 2015 sah, und fragte: „Wenn Sie gesehen hätten, wie Frau Heards Gesicht so aussah wie auf den Fotos, die Ihnen gezeigt wurden, würden Sie haben die Beweise gegeben, die Sie gegeben haben? & # 39; Frau McMillen antwortete: "Nein, würde ich nicht."

Herr Sherborne bezog sich auf einen Besuch ihrer Krankenschwester Erin Boerum bei Frau Heard, die später bemerkte: „Die Klientin gibt auch an, dass ihr Kopf verletzt ist und sie bei der Auseinandersetzung Haarbüschel verloren hat. Die Krankenschwester (Frau Boerum) schaute kurz auf die Kopfhaut von Frau Heard, konnte jedoch die vom Klienten beschriebenen Hämatome (Blutergüsse) nicht sichtbar machen. & # 39;

Er fragte Frau McMillen: "Können Sie sich einen Grund vorstellen, warum Schwester Boerum, die sagt, sie habe diese blauen Flecken nicht gesehen, lügen würde, wenn sie diese blauen Flecken nicht sehen würde?" Sie antwortete: "Ich kann mir keinen Grund vorstellen, warum sie das tun würde."

Mr Sherborne then asked about when Ms McMillen saw Ms Heard at Mr Depp's house in LA on May 24, 2016. Ms McMillen said she met her 'by chance' and had been at the house before Ms Heard arrived.

Mr Sherborne said: 'You are in Mr Depp's house in West Hollywood and Ms Heard turns up. She doesn't know you are going to be there … and you say that when she turned up, not knowing you were going to be there, she was not wearing make-up.' Ms McMillen said: 'That's correct.'

Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court on May 27, 2016 with visible facial injuries

Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court on May 27, 2016 with visible facial injuries

Heard leaves the court in Los Angeles on May 27, 2016, with an apparent bruise on her cheek

Heard leaves the court in Los Angeles on May 27, 2016, with an apparent bruise on her cheek

Heard claimed at the court in LA on May 27, 2016 that Depp had inflicted the injuries on her

Heard claimed at the court in LA on May 27, 2016 that Depp had inflicted the injuries on her

Mr Sherborne asked: 'And, without the benefit of make-up, you said that she had her usual beautiful skin?' Ms McMillen said: 'That's correct.'

Mr Sherborne asked: 'Did she (Ms Heard) tell you that she had been beaten up by Mr Depp?' Ms McMillen replied: 'She said nothing like that.'

Ms McMillen was asked by Mr Mr Sherborne how Ms Heard's face appeared in a photograph taken shortly before the filming of the James Corden show.

The stylist said Ms Heard's skin looked 'beautiful', adding: 'That is how I remember her looking once her make-up had been done.'

Mr Sherborne said: 'You were asked (by Ms Wass)… if you had a conflict between your loyalty to Mr Depp or your loyalty to Ms Heard, which would win. But can I ask you a different question?

'Where there was a conflict between your loyalty to Mr Depp and you having to lie to this court, which would win?' Ms McMillen replied: 'I would not commit perjury for any reason, for anyone – friends or family or anyone.'

Also yesterday, the court heard Depp said Heard was 'as full of s**t as a Christmas goose' and blasted her 'constant insults' after claiming his wife smashed his hand with a vodka bottle and 'cut my f***ing finger off'.

Ms McMillen in New York on September 24, 2015

Ms McMillen in West Hollywood on April 2, 2017

Ms McMillen in New York on September 24, 2015 (left) and Hollywood on April 2, 2017 (right)

The Pirates of the Caribbean star sent a series of texts slamming Heard to his doctor after his finger was severed in Australia in March 2015, and accused her of marrying him because she was 'so desperate for success and fame'.

He told Dr David Kipper that Heard had said he was a 'sad old man' and 'has been' and blasted her 'hideously and purposely hurtful tirades and her goddamn shocking treatment of the man she was meant to love'.

The actor's libel trial also heard yesterday from the property manager at his Bahamas home, who said Heard had told Depp during a row in December 2015 that his 'career is over', he would die a lonely man' and called him 'fat'.

In the texts to Dr Kipper, Depp wrote: 'I just cannot live like this… She is as full of s**t as a Christmas goose. I'm done. NO MORE…!!! The constant insults, the demeaning, belittling, most heartbreaking spew that is only released from a malicious, evil and vindictive c**t!!!!! But, you know what… ??

'FAR MORE hurtful than her venomous and degrading, endless 'educational' ranting…??? Is her hideously and purposely hurtful tirades and her goddam shocking treatment of the man she was meant to love, above all…

'Here's the real deal, mate… Her obsession with herself..?? Is far more important… She is SO F***IN' AMBITIOUS!!! She's so desperate for success and fame… That's probably why I was acquired, mate…!! Although, she has hammered me with what a sad old man, has been I am…

'Cowan (Dr Connell Cowan, another doctor) has done me the most cruel of favors… I'm so very sad… I cut the top of my middle finger off… What should I do!?? Except, of course, go to a hospital… I'm so embarrassed for jumping into anything with her…'

A mock-up of the text messages sent by Depp to his private doctor Dr David Kipper after the Australia incident in 2015

A mock-up of the text messages sent by Depp to his private doctor Dr David Kipper after the Australia incident in 2015

A mock-up of the text messages sent by Depp to his private doctor Dr David Kipper after the Australia incident in 2015

Johnny Depp pictured outside the High Court yesterday

Amber Heard pictured outside the High Court yesterday

Johnny Depp (left) and Amber Heard (right) arrive separately at the Royal Courts of Justice in London yesterday morning

Amber Heard leaves Ham Yard Hotel in London yesterday

Amber Heard leaves Ham Yard Hotel in London yesterday

Heard leaves Ham Yard Hotel in London's Soho yesterday ahead of legal proceedings continuing at the High Court

Tara Roberts, Depp's estate manager on his island in the Bahamas, was also called to give evidence in the libel case against The Sun newspaper yesterday.

Sasha Wass QC, for the Sun owner's News Group Newspapers, suggested Ms Roberts was 'totally dependent on Mr Depp for your livelihood', to which she replied: 'No… I have other sources of income.'

The barrister asked about a passage in her witness statement in which Ms Roberts said: 'I never saw Johnny, who is an unusually kind man, be violent or aggressive with Amber or anyone else.'

'You're fat and you'll die a lonely man': Amber Heard screamed abuse at Johnny Depp after confronting him at his estate manager's office in the Bahamas – where she asked for help finding her wedding ring after taking it of and throwing it away

Amber Heard told Johnny Depp that his 'career is over' and he will 'die a lonely man' during a blazing row, according to the property manager at Depp's Bahamas home.

Tara Roberts said she overheard Heard 'insulting' the star, calling him names including 'fat' and saying 'no one is going to hire you' and 'you're washed up'.

Ms Roberts said the incident happened on December 29, 2015 when Depp drove to her office alone and said he 'just needed to get away from Amber', before the actress then showed up.

She said Heard was pleading with Depp to return to their home, but he started his car and she started screaming at him while stood in front of it.

Ms Roberts said Heard was 'apparently not letting him get away by blocking his path', and she called Depp's sister Christi Dembrowski because she was 'unsure how far this would go'.

Ms Roberts wrote in her court statement: While I could not hear what caused the fight, Amber repeatedly berated him with increasing ferocity.

'She was insulting him, calling him names, and in the middle of this onslaught I heard her say specifically 'your career is over,' 'no one is going to hire you,' 'you're washed up,' 'fat,' 'you will die a lonely man,' and also screaming things that were incomprehensible.'

Depp responded to the abuse by telling Heard to 'go away' and 'just leave me alone', but Heard's rage 'continued to escalate', according to Ms Roberts.

She continued: 'I saw Amber lunge at Johnny, clawing, tugging and aggressively pulling him. He continued to stand there yelling at her to stop and leave him alone.

'When he stepped back to leave, her onslaught would start again. During this entire incident, I never saw Johnny hit Amber, or push her back, nor did he physically react to the attacks.

'She would calm down and hug and apologize. Then he would say he needs to leave and it would start again.

'Finally, I stepped between them. She continued to reach for him but maybe my presence stopped it.'

Ms Roberts added that Heard had 'removed her wedding ring and thrown it and had asked for help finding it as they were leaving that afternoon'.

The ring was found and returned to her.

Depp is seen pacing around a room, swearing and kicking a cabinet

Ms Wass then played a video of Depp, which has previously been played to the court, which shows the actor pacing around a room, swearing and kicking a cabinet.

The barrister asked Ms Roberts: 'Would you agree it shows a different side of his character from the one you speak of in your witness statement?' To which Ms Roberts replied: 'No'.

Responding to questions from Ms Wass about a detox trip to Depp's private island in the Bahamas in August 2014, Ms Roberts confirmed that she had spoken to the actor's doctor Dr Kipper and nurse Debbie Lloyd.

She told the court that neither of them had a discussion with her about the actor's medical affairs.

Ms Wass then read out part of the actor's medical records from September 2014, which said Depp was 'sitting in the kitchen with scraped and bloodied knuckles' and said he had punched a whiteboard in the kitchen after a fight.

The barrister said: 'It would appear that Dr Kipper saw a different aspect of Mr Depp than you did, would you agree?' Ms Roberts replied: 'Yes.'

Ms Wass then asked Ms Roberts about the former couple's stay in the Bahamas for Christmas 2015, and the estate manager confirmed that she was not aware Depp and Heard's relationship was very difficult at that point.

Heard was 'the most violent' in their relationship, says Depp's estate manager

The barrister said: 'As far as you were concerned, you have suggested that it was Ms Heard who was the most violent, is that right?' Ms Roberts replied: 'Correct.'

She then described seeing Depp with a 'gash' on the bridge of his nose, which she said wasn't bleeding, and confirmed the actor had never suggested that she should photograph it.

Ms Wass then put it to Ms Roberts that Heard had the remains of a bruise or a mark on her right cheek, to which Roberts responded: 'It wasn't visible to me.'

The estate manager confirmed the fight between the couple took place on December 29 and she was then shown a photograph from around that time of Heard with bruising on her face.

However, she again said she had not seen this bruising when she saw the couple after the argument.

During an exchange with Depp's barrister David Sherborne, Ms Roberts confirmed that she had never seen the video clip before it was played in court and that she did not see the actor be violent to Heard in that clip.

She also said that she 'never saw' Mr Depp being violent or aggressive towards Ms Heard on the island, and never saw him hit her.

Mr Sherborne then said Ms Roberts explained in her witness statement that Ms Heard wasn't wearing make-up on the island, which the estate manager said was 'correct'.

The barrister asked: 'Did you ever see that bruising on her when she was on the island?' To which Ms Roberts replied: 'No.'

He then asked if Ms Roberts would have seen if Ms Heard had bruising to her face at that time, to which she answered: 'If she had then I would have seen it.'

Mr Sherborne said it was suggested by Ms Wass that Ms Roberts depended on Depp for her livelihood, and she told the court her additional income came from a family business in the Bahamas, which includes a law firm and a car dealership.

The barrister said: 'Ms Wass is suggesting to you that you are not telling the truth because you are scared of losing a job that you love, livelihood, you need your home on the island.

Depp's former bodyguard Malcolm Connolly

Depp's former bodyguard Malcolm Connolly arrives at court yesterday

Depp's former bodyguard Malcolm Connolly (pictured yesterday), who has worked for Depp and his family for about 16 years, said the actor was 'in emotional distress and panicking' after his finger was severed in Australia

'Are you lying because you are worried about those things Ms Roberts?' The estate manager replied: 'No I'm not lying. I'm not lying.'

'I'm done. No more!': Texts sent by Johnny Depp to private doctor

Texts sent by Johnny Depp to his private doctor, Dr David Kipper, after he claimed Amber Heard cut off part of his finger in Australia in March 2015:

& # 39;F***ed, man… Had another one… I just cannot live like this… She is as full of s**t as a Christmas goose. I'm done. NO MORE…!!!

'The constant insults, the demeaning, belittling, most heartbreaking spew that is only released from a malicious, evil and vindictive c**t!!!!! But, you know what… ?? FAR MORE hurtful than her venomous and degrading, endless 'educational' ranting…???

'Is her hideously and purposely hurtful tirades and her goddam shocking treatment of the man she was meant to love, above all… Here's the real deal, mate… Her obsession with herself..?? Is far more important…

'She is SO F***IN' AMBITIOUS!!! She's so desperate for success and fame… That's probably why I was acquired, mate…!! Although, she has hammered me with what a sad old man, has been I am…

'Cowan has done me the most cruel of favors… I'm so very sad… I cut the top of my middle finger off… What should I do!?? Except, of course, go to a hospital… I'm so embarrassed for jumping into anything with her…'

Calls for Depp's accountant to give more evidence about actor's accounts amid claims Heard was a 'gold digger'

Shortly before lunch, the court heard legal argument about whether Depp's accountant, Edward White – who gave evidence by video link from the US on Monday – could be asked to provide further information about Depp's accounts during the period of his marriage to Heard.

Ms Wass QC, said that 'one of the criticisms that has been made of Ms Heard… is that she is a gold digger'. Ms Wass said it had been suggested that that was the 'motivation' for her 'elaborate hoax in order to trick, somehow trick Mr Depp'.

She added: 'The position is that Ms Heard was given a settlement of $7million (£5.5million) when the divorce came through on August 15 2016.'

Ms Wass continued that if it was true that Heard was 'entitled to half the income accrued by Mr Depp during the course of their marriage… and the settlement was considerably less than what she was entitled to, which we say is the position, it considerably emasculates the claimant's case.'

She told the court that Depp's income between February 2015 and May 2016 was 'quite considerable' and that the information NGN wanted Mr White to give 'strikes at the heart of the claimant's case'.

Depp's barrister David Sherborne said that 'it was not suggested by Mr Depp that it had anything to do with being a gold digger'.

But Ms Wass referred to Depp's witness statement in which he said that he eventually believed that Ms Heard had 'an agenda, namely to get married to me in order to progress her own career and/or to benefit financially'.

She also referred to a text sent by Depp shortly after the couple split which referred to Heard as 'gold-digging, low-level (and) dime-a-dozen', adding: 'Gold-digging is top of the list.'

Ms Wass said she was 'asking Mr White to confirm the accounts for the relevant year, the year of the marriage, which he is in a position to do.'

Heard arrives wearing a face covering at the Royal Courts of Justice this morning as legal proceedings continue

Heard arrives wearing a face covering at the Royal Courts of Justice this morning as legal proceedings continue

Amber Heard at court yesterday

Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court yesterday

Heard (left) arrives at the High Court yesterday for her ex-husband Depp's (right, also yesterday) libel case to continue

Mr Justice Nicol said: 'I'm not inclined to ask Mr White to give us further information about the income that Mr Depp earned during the course of the marriage and their relationship.'

But the judge added: 'Mr White should be asked to give whatever information he is able to give about the settlement that was reach with Ms Heard as part of the divorce agreement.'

Depp was 'in emotional distress' after his finger was severed in Australia and allegedly had a cigarette stubbed on his face

Earlier, Depp's former bodyguard claimed in court yesterday that Depp said Heard had 'cut my f***ing finger off' after smashing his hand with a vodka bottle and stubbing a cigarette on his face during a blazing row.

Malcolm Connolly, who has worked for Depp and his family for about 16 years, said the actor was 'in emotional distress and panicking' after his finger was severed in Australia.

The incident is one of 14 allegations of violent behaviour Heard has made against her former husband which are at the centre of his libel claim against The Sun newspaper being heard at the High Court in London.

Mr Connolly said in a witness statement that when he and another security guard arrived at the property, Depp told him: 'Look at my finger. She's cut my f***ing finger off. She's smashed my hand with a vodka bottle.'

Following the Australia incident, Mr Connolly said the actor also told him Heard had put a cigarette out on his face, and he saw a mark. It took place just one month after Heard and Depp had married in Las Vegas in February 2015.

The security officer said Heard's account of the incident bore 'no resemblance' to his recollection and that when he arrived at the house, the actress 'did not have any marks on her face or arms'.

He said he got to the property at about 1.30pm after receiving an urgent call from the head of Mr Depp's security team Jerry Judge, now deceased, who told him: 'Malcolm, get in the car, extract the boss from the situation.'

Mr Connolly said: 'I could hear the ruckus inside. I opened the door, which wasn't locked, and saw Johnny in the foyer area of the house. He and Amber were screaming at each other.

'She was wearing a sort of green silk night thing, you might call it a slip. I shouted at Johnny words to the effect of 'Come with me, you are coming with me'.

'I then took his arm trying to move him out, but he broke away. I said again words to the effect of 'Johnny, come with me'. It wasn't easy but I did get him outside.

'I had the car door open and when we were outside Johnny said to me words to the effect of 'Look at my finger. She's cut my f***ing finger off. She's smashed my hand with a vodka bottle'. I saw his finger and it was a mess.'

Mr Connolly's statement continued: 'Amber appeared at the door and then came close to the car, screaming and crying, calling out words along the lines of 'Are you just going to leave it like this, you f***ing coward?'

'Then she was saying 'I love you, I love you. Is this how you are going to end this?'. She was not making a lot of sense – one second she was begging Johnny not to leave the house and then she was screaming at him for running away.

'She was absolutely hysterical. I was worried that she might start throwing objects at Johnny, or at myself, as I had seen her throw objects before.

'For example, I had seen her lob a fork in Johnny's general direction once; another time I recall she threw a lighter at him, another time a can of coke. I knew that we needed to get out of there as soon as possible.'

Depp's bodyguard claims Heard 'did not have any marks on her face or arms'

Mr Connolly said he could see Heard's face 'very clearly', adding: 'She did not have any marks on her face or arms. She didn't look in any physical distress.

'I was much more concerned about Johnny. He was obviously in emotional distress and panicking. He wasn't that drunk or out of it though and was easily standing on his own and having a conversation.'

The security guard said the team knew the true cause of Depp's injury would 'create extremely bad publicity' and that Mr Judge suggested they should say at hospital that the actor had injured his finger while slicing onions.

Mr Connolly said: 'I thought it was fairly obvious that this was not true given the severity of the injury and suggested we say he jammed it into a car door. However we went with the onion cover story. The specialist didn't believe us for one second.'

He said Depp did not go back to the house over the next few days and stayed at Mr Connolly's apartment with him instead.

Frantic response saw Depp's security team say they 'have got to get over to his house urgently'

Sasha Wass QC, representing The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers, asked Mr Connolly about the incident in Australia.

She said Mr Connolly was told by Jerry Judge, then Depp's head of security, that they 'have got to get over to Mr Depp's house urgently'. Mr Connolly said that when he arrived at the house 'there was an argument ongoing'.

Ms Wass asked if Mr Connolly could 'understand what Mr Depp was saying during the course of that argument'.

He replied: 'No, because I was outside… I could hear a ruckus, but I couldn't understand the actual words being said.' Ms Wass asked: 'Was there a time when you did get inside the house?' Mr Connolly replied: 'Yes.'

Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp is pictured outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London this morning

Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp is pictured outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London this morning

Depp has claimed that allegations of domestic violence made by Heard (pictured yesterday) 'mirrored' her abuse towards him

Amber Heard is pictured yesterday

Depp has claimed that allegations of domestic violence made by Heard (pictured yesterday) 'mirrored' her abuse towards him=

Ms Wass asked 'what sort of state' Depp was in, to which Mr Connolly said the actor was 'distraught'. She then asked if Depp was 'coherent' or if he 'appeared as if he had been drinking'.

Johnny Depp's security guard recalls actor's 'distress' after his finger was severed

One of Johnny Depp's security team has told the High Court the actor was 'in emotional distress and panicking' after his finger was severed during an incident in Australia.

The episode, in March 2015, is one of 14 allegations of violent behaviour Amber Heard has made against her former husband which are at the centre of his libel claim against The Sun newspaper.

Malcolm Connolly, who has worked for Mr Depp and his family for about 16 years, said in a witness statement that when he and another security guard arrived at the property, the Hollywood star told him: 'Look at my finger.

'She's cut my f***ing finger off. She's smashed my hand with a vodka bottle.'

Mr Connolly said the actor also told him Ms Heard had put a cigarette out on his face, and he saw a mark.

The security officer said Ms Heard's account of the incident bore 'no resemblance' to his recollection and that when he arrived at the house, the actress 'did not have any marks on her face or arms'.

He said he got to the property at about 1.30pm after receiving an urgent call from the head of Mr Depp's security team Jerry Judge, now deceased, who told him: 'Malcolm, get in the car, extract the boss from the situation.'

Mr Connolly said: 'I could hear the ruckus inside. I opened the door, which wasn't locked, and saw Johnny in the foyer area of the house.

'He and Amber were screaming at each other. She was wearing a sort of green silk night thing, you might call it a slip.

'I shouted at Johnny words to the effect of 'Come with me, you are coming with me'.

'I then took his arm trying to move him out, but he broke away. I said again words to the effect of 'Johnny, come with me'. It wasn't easy but I did get him outside.

'I had the car door open and when we were outside Johnny said to me words to the effect of 'Look at my finger. She's cut my f***ing finger off. She's smashed my hand with a vodka bottle'. I saw his finger and it was a mess.'

Mr Connolly's statement continued: 'Amber appeared at the door and then came close to the car, screaming and crying, calling out words along the lines of 'Are you just going to leave it like this, you f***ing coward?'

'Then she was saying 'I love you, I love you. Is this how you are going to end this?'.

'She was not making a lot of sense – one second she was begging Johnny not to leave the house and then she was screaming at him for running away.

'She was absolutely hysterical. I was worried that she might start throwing objects at Johnny, or at myself, as I had seen her throw objects before.

'For example, I had seen her lob a fork in Johnny's general direction once; another time I recall she threw a lighter at him, another time a can of coke.

'I knew that we needed to get out of there as soon as possible.'

Mr Connolly said he could see Ms Heard's face 'very clearly', adding: 'She did not have any marks on her face or arms. She didn't look in any physical distress.

'I was much more concerned about Johnny. He was obviously in emotional distress and panicking. He wasn't that drunk or out of it though and was easily standing on his own and having a conversation.'

The security guard said the team knew the true cause of Mr Depp's injury would 'create extremely bad publicity' and that Mr Judge suggested they should say at hospital that the actor had injured his finger while slicing onions.

Mr Connolly said: 'I thought it was fairly obvious that this was not true given the severity of the injury and suggested we say he jammed it into a car door.

'However we went with the onion cover story. The specialist didn't believe us for one second.'

He said Mr Depp did not go back to the house over the next few days and stayed at Mr Connolly's apartment with him instead.

Mr Connolly said: 'It's hard to tell with Johnny because it takes some amount of volume of alcohol.' He added: 'He didn't appear that drunk to me.'

Mr Connolly said that after he arrived at the house in Australia in March 2015, Depp was 'having a conversation with me, straight as a die'.

Ms Wass asked if Depp appeared to be rational, to which the personal security guard said: 'I don't know about rational because he was in shock.'

The barrister then asked if Depp appeared to have taken drugs, and whether Mr Connolly was 'familiar with what he was like when he took drugs'. Mr Connolly said: 'I'm never privy to that sort of behaviour… I have never seen it.'

Bodyguard denies claims that Depp was 'covered in blood and paint and dirt and he was dishevelled'

Ms Wass suggested: 'He was absolutely filthy, wasn't he? Untidy… covered in blood and paint and dirt and he was dishevelled and didn't appear as if he had washed. He was properly filthy?' Mr Connolly said that was not the case.

Ms Wass suggested to Mr Connolly that his evidence in his witness statement – that Mr Depp told him, 'she's cut my f****** finger off. She's smashed my hand with a vodka bottle' – was not true. Mr Connolly replied: 'I can only say I was there, I witnessed it.'

Ms Wass said Depp had 'come up with a variety of potential explanations to give to other people about how his finger was damaged'. Mr Connolly said that those explanations were 'only to protect Amber'.

He added that the story that Depp had trapped the finger in the 'accordion doors' in the house was 'my story'.

Ms Wass asked: 'You cooked up that lie, did you?' Mr Connolly said: 'Yes.'

Ms Wass then took Mr Connolly to a text sent by Depp to his private doctor, David Kipper, shortly after he lost the tip of his finger which read: 'F*****, man. Had another one. I just cannot live like this. She is as full of s**t as a Christmas goose!!!

'I'm done. NO MORE!!! The constant insults, the demeaning, belittling, most heartbreaking spew that is only released from a malicious, evil and vindictive c***!!!!!'

The message added: 'I cut the top of my middle finger off… What should I do!?? Except, of course, go to a hospital…'

Ms Wass asked: 'Would you agree it appears that Mr Depp was accepting that he cut the top of his finger off in that text?'

Mr Connolly said: 'Yes, it's how it's worded.'

Depp asked his assistant for 'more whitey stuff'

Ms Wass then read out a text sent by Depp to his assistant Nathan Holmes, just five minutes later, which read: 'Need more whitey stuff ASAP, brotherman. And the E business.'

Mr Connolly said the reference to 'whitey stuff' was 'probably cocaine' and that 'E business' was a reference to ecstasy.

Ms Wass then suggested that the house was 'completely wrecked', but Mr Connolly said: 'I never saw the house completely wrecked. I only got as far as the front foyer.'

The barrister asked: 'You couldn't see paint that had been graffitied all over the house? You couldn't see damage?' Mr Connolly said: 'No.'

He also said he did not see any broken windows at the property. Ms Wass then said: 'As far as you were concerned, Ms Heard was uninjured.' Mr Connolly replied: 'That's correct, yes.'

Ms Wass asked: 'What opportunity did you have to look at Ms Heard to say that?' Mr Connolly said that when he was 'trying to get Johnny in the car, Amber came to the front door screaming and shouting'.

Ms Wass asked if he was 'absolutely sure' he did not see any scratches on Heard's arms, to which Mr Connolly said he was.

She also asked if Mr Connolly saw a 'bruise on her (Heard's) face', to which he said he had not.

Ms Wass asked Mr Connolly about an audio recording, part of which was played to the court, which was made during the incident in Australia in March 2015.

The court heard a male voice, which Mr Connolly said he recognised as Depp's voice, shouting unintelligibly, and the security guard said the actor was 'in shock' at that point.

Ms Wass said the recording was made over five hours and included various conversations, with Depp, his doctor and Mr Judge, all heard on the full audio.

Johnny Depp being taken to hospital with a severed finger, following the incident in Australia in March 2015

Johnny Depp being taken to hospital with a severed finger, following the incident in Australia in March 2015

Johnny Depp's severed finger, following the incident in Australia in March 2015, which was released in court proceedings

Johnny Depp's severed finger, following the incident in Australia in March 2015, which was released in court proceedings

Mr Connolly told the court: 'It appeared to me at the time that Amber was completely unharmed.' Ms Wass asked if it was possible, given the circumstances of the situation, that he must have missed something, to which Mr Connolly responded 'no'.

The 14 times 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".

2. March 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.

3. June 2013

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

Heard says Depp, who was 'taking drugs', became 'enraged' and 'jealous' when one of her friends touched her, and he then threw glasses at her, ripped her dress and damaged the cabin they were staying in.

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.

4. May 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 .

5. August 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.

6. December 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".

7. January 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 March 3-5, 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.

9. March 2015

Laut Heard wurde Depp "wütend", als sie mit ihrer Schwester in LA waren, und begann, Dinge im Haus zu zerstören, bevor er sie "hart und wiederholt" schlug. She also claims that he tried to push her sister down the stairs before meeting Heard again.

Depp, however, says Heard was 'berating him in a rage' as he tried to leave, threw a can of Red Bull at him and punched him in the face before he finally left.

10. August 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.

11. November 26, 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.

12. December 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 that when she told Depp she wanted to leave him he grabbed her and screamed: 'I f****** will kill you – I'll f****** kill you, 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 ;.

14. May 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 behauptet, seine beiden Sicherheitsbeamten hätten den Raum betreten, als sie Heard schreien hörten und sahen, wie sie "wiederholt schrie", hör auf, mich zu schlagen, Johnny ", während er 20 Fuß entfernt in der Küche war.

Er sagt auch, dass zwei Polizisten, die die Wohnung nach dem Vorfall besuchten, "keine Verletzungen oder Blutergüsse oder Schwellungen gesehen haben".

She said: 'And you are trying to be fair to both parties – it's not a question of you simply coming here to support your boss?' Mr Connolly replied: 'Not at all, no.'

Security team told how Depp was 'not well' and needed help

Ms Wass said that, during part of the recorded conversation, Mr Judge could be heard to say: 'He is not well, we need to help him out in every way we possibly can.'

Mr Connolly confirmed he agreed with Mr Judge's remark that the actor was not well.

Ms Wass said Mr Judge could also be heard to say: 'He basically completely cut the top of his finger off on a broken bottle and we found the piece and we had to put it on ice.'

Mr Connolly said he didn't remember that and his recollection was Depp telling him that Heard had cut his finger off with a broken bottle.

Ms Wass then asked Mr Connolly about a train trip in South East Asia, which was Depp and Heard's honeymoon in July 2015.

She read out a diary note written by Heard which said: 'We finally fell asleep with one another smashed together in desperate, childlike anger, fear and love.'

Heard recounted 'terrible' fight in a diary note

The note continued: 'Our fight was terrible. Johnny… at one point found himself with his shirt wrapped around my neck. Amazing to think about (the) precision, co-ordination that required considering the close circumstances…

'I don't even know how I wound up with this huge, rather annoying knot on the back of my head. F***, I hate that.' The note concluded: 'Where are my lines, do I have any left?'

Ms Wass asked where Mr Connolly was on the train, and he said he was 'about three or four doors down' from the couple.

The barrister asked: 'So, if a fight had taken place at 3.30 in the morning, do you think you would necessarily have known about it?'

Mr Connolly replied: 'I would never have known about it.'

David Sherborne, representing Depp, then asked Mr Connolly: 'Did you ever see any injuries to Ms Heard on the trip on the South East Asia train?'

The security guard said, 'no, never', before confirming that Ms Heard had not told him she had received any injuries, nor that Mr Depp had hit her.

Mr Sherborne then asked: 'If she had suffered injuries, would you or would you not have seen them?'

Mr Connolly replied: 'I would have seen them.'

Depp was 'in a lot of pain, a lot of distress and shock' after the finger incident

Mr Sherborne then asked about the incident in Australia in March 2015, and referred to the recording Mr Connolly had been played which the barrister said was taped by Heard. Mr Connolly said Depp was 'in a lot of pain, a lot of distress and shock'.

He said the first thing Depp said to him when he tried to remove him from the house was 'give me a f****** minute'. Mr Connolly said the actor then 'stood in the driveway holding his hand and he said 'she just cut my f****** finger off''.

Mr Sherborne said Mr Connolly was 'dealing with a difficult situation', and asked what experience he had of similar situations. Mr Connolly said: 'I'm an ex-prison officer for HMP Pentonville.'

He explained that he was 'trained in extraction, I'm trained in pacifying… spotting bruising patterns'. Mr Connolly added that he was trained 'by the establishment, by the Home Office'.

Mr Sherborne referred to the 'other explanations' for how Depp lost the top of his finger and asked Mr Connolly why they were devised.

Mr Connolly said they were 'to protect the production' Depp was involved in at the time, as well as Heard.

He added that he had 'seen it in prison' that 'the usual victim pattern is to protect the abuser for some reason, you know the psychological bullying… they fit the same criteria, they never come forward with the information'.

Mr Sherborne asked about the 'cigarette burn' on Depp's cheek after the incident, which Mr Connolly said he saw on the actor's face.

The barrister then turned to the transcript of the recording Heard apparently made, on which Mr Judge can be heard to say 'she hit him, she slapped him yesterday'.

Mr Sherborne asked: 'Ms Heard hitting or slapping Mr Depp, is that something you have heard before?' Mr Connolly replied: 'I've heard it before, yes.'

Mr Sherborne asked if it was a 'one-off', to which Mr Connolly said it had happened 'in Australia and in Los Angeles'.

He also asked Mr Connolly about a text message, which was sent on an unknown date, sent to him by Mr Depp which read: 'Please get me out of this room now, she struck me about 10 times. Can't take anymore.'

Mr Sherborne asked: 'In your experience, Mr Connolly, of dealing with Ms Heard and Mr Depp over a number of years, was this a one-off type of text or conversation with Mr Depp?' Mr Connolly said: 'No.'

Mr Sherborne asked Mr Connolly: 'Did you ever witness Mr Depp physically attack or hit Ms Heard at any time?'

Mr Connolly said: 'No – and I wouldn't tolerate any man striking a woman. No matter who he was, I just wouldn't tolerate that.' Mr Sherborne asked: 'Not even if it was your boss?'

Mr Connolly replied: 'Not even if he's my boss. I don't care if he's the Pope.' Mr Sherborne then asked: 'Not even if your livelihood depended on it?'

Mr Connolly said: 'I work for Johnny … only three days ago, I was offered a job in Peru. I don't depend on Johnny for my income.'

Mr Sherborne asked him about the suggestion that 'you had been pressured to lie and come on Johnny's side', and whether that was true. Mr Connolly said: 'Absolutely untrue.'

Mr Connolly's evidence came on day six of the trial of the actor's libel claim against The Sun newspaper over an April 2018 article which labelled him a 'wife beater'.

Yesterday's evidence comes one day after Depp finally finished giving evidence and claimed that allegations of domestic violence made by Heard, 34, 'mirrored' her abuse towards him.

On the final day of his evidence at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday during his libel case against The Sun, Depp said: 'It seemed like everything she would accuse me of was something she had done to me.'

The actor also accused Heard of throwing a 'haymaker' punch at him during a row after her 30th birthday party, just hours after he had learned during a 'bad' business meeting that he had lost $650million (£514million).

On Monday, the High Court also heard that Depp has a 'remarkable' ability to not get drunk despite drinking 'a lot of alcohol', that cocaine simply 'brought him to a normal level which normal people might operate at'.

Depp is suing The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor Dan Wootton over an article in April 2018 which labelled him a 'wife beater'.

His barrister David Sherborne referred on Monday to a 'secret recording' of the former couple in San Francisco in July 2016, after they had split and Heard had obtained a restraining order against the actor.

In the recording, Heard can be heard to say it was 'unbelievable to imagine' that she had either been 'in a secret fight club' or 'plotting to do this for three years … just saving it up for the right time' when she was not asking for any money, adding 'no-one is going to believe that'.

Depp described Heard's words as 'a reverse confession', adding: 'It seemed like everything she would accuse me of was something that she had done to me, so I started to see this kind of pattern, a mirroring, and when she said that, I was real taken aback, for sure.'

Mr Sherborne said Depp can also be heard to say 'you f****** haymakered me, man' in the recording – which is said to refer to an incident after Heard's 30th birthday party at the couple's LA penthouse on April 21 2016.

The actor is accused of throwing a bottle of champagne at Heard, grabbing her by the hair, and pushing her during a row, after he arrived home late for the party. Depp denies the allegations.

The actor said that, at a business meeting on the day of Heard's party, he was 'in the early stages' of finding out from a new business manager that 'the former business managers had (taken) quite a lot of my money'.

Amber Heard photographed Johnny Depp with ice cream spilled on his legs during a private flight from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014 before showing it to him the next day and saying: 'Look at what you've become', the court heard

Amber Heard photographed Johnny Depp with ice cream spilled on his legs during a private flight from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014 before showing it to him the next day and saying: 'Look at what you've become', the court heard

In a separate incident weeks later in March, Depp is alleged to have trashed a $3million penthouse in LA which Heard used as a colossal closet

In a separate incident weeks later in March, Depp is alleged to have trashed a $3million penthouse in LA which Heard used as a colossal closet

Depp is alleged to have trashed a penthouse in Los Angeles, California, which Heard used as a colossal closet

Depp also admitted to doing graffiti on a bathroom mirror after the fight with Heard, which resulted in his finger being severed. He admitted that some of it was done with his blood and some with paint

Depp also admitted to doing graffiti on a bathroom mirror after the fight with Heard, which resulted in his finger being severed. He admitted that some of it was done with his blood and some with paint

Depp admitted to leaving graffiti on a bathroom mirror after the fight with Heard, which resulted in his finger being severed

Depp's island in the Bahamas is pictured. Depp's trial heard yesterday from the property manager at his Bahamas home, who said Heard had told Depp during a row in December 2015 that his 'career is over', he would die a lonely man' and called him 'fat'

Depp's island in the Bahamas is pictured. Depp's trial heard yesterday from the property manager at his Bahamas home, who said Heard had told Depp during a row in December 2015 that his 'career is over', he would die a lonely man' and called him 'fat'

Asked how much had been taken, Depp said: 'It was put to me this way, because I had no idea about money or amounts of money.

'Since Pirates (Of The Caribbean) 2 and 3, I had – and this is ludicrous to have to state, it's quite embarrassing – apparently I had made $650million and when I sacked them, for the right reasons, I had not only lost $650million, but I was $100million (£79 million) in the hole because they (the previous business managers) had not paid the government my taxes for 17 years.'

Depp was also shown a photograph, apparently taken by his ex-wife, which showed him in August 2014 with 'ice cream spilled all over my leg' shortly before he was due to go to the Bahamas for a detox.

The actor said the picture was taken at a time when he had been working 17-hour days and was 'very tired, falling asleep'.

The court also heard evidence from Depp's former personal assistant, Stephen Deuters, who alleged Heard 'was the abuser in the relationship'.

Mr Deuters, who is now European president of Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, said that during the period in which Depp is alleged to have been abusive towards Heard, he saw her 'on many occasions' and 'at no point' did she 'ever mention any physical abuse'.

He told that court that he was 'extremely surprised and outraged' when it became public that Heard had filed for a restraining order.

Mr Deuters described the couple's tempestuous relationship as 'not great', saying: 'I think they were two people that were in love with each other that shouldn't have been together.'

The front desk supervisor at Depp's LA penthouse building also gave evidence that she saw 'no visible injuries whatsoever to Heard's face' three days after Mr Depp allegedly hit his ex-wife in the face with her own mobile phone on May 21 2016.

Trinity Esparza said the first time she saw any marks on Heard's face that week was on May 27, the day the Aquaman actress appeared in court to obtain a restraining order against Depp, which 'disturbed' Ms Esparza.

Ms Esparza, who owns the company that provided concierge services at the Eastern Columbia building where Depp previously owned five apartments, said in her witness statement that she 'saw and interacted with Heard on May 23, May 24 and May 25 with a clear and unmarked face'.

Sasha Wass QC, representing NGN, said to Ms Esparza: 'Isn't it more accurate to say you saw her earlier in the week and you didn't notice it?' Ms Esparza replied: 'That is not accurate, I saw her very clearly.'

Ms Esparza also told the court that she saw 'a number of marks on Ms Heard's body' – including bruises on her neck, plasters on her arm and a mark below her left eye – on a day in June or July 2016, shortly after Tesla founder Elon Musk left the building at around 9am looking 'like he had just woken up with messy hair'.

Depp is suing NGN and Mr Wootton over the publication of an article on April 27 2018 with the headline: 'Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be 'genuinely happy' casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?'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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