New episode of emotions at the helm, Tuesday, during the defamation lawsuit brought by Johnny Depp, whom Amber Heard accuses of domestic violence.
The American actress firmly rejected the accusations of her ex-husband's lawyers.
They accused her of being violent, manipulative and of having caused arguments or attacked the actor.
For several hours, Camille Vasquez, one of Johnny Depp's lawyers, tried to portray the 36-year-old actress as the instigator of the many arguments with her ex-husband, and often the first to strike the blows.
“I have never assaulted Mr. Depp or anyone with whom I had a romantic relationship, ever,” replied Amber Heard confidently in court in Fairfax (Virginia), near Washington, the American capital.
Charges of rape with a bottle
“Many times I had to use my body to defend myself, and that included hitting where I could if it allowed me to escape, if it meant a swollen face rather than a broken nose,” he said. she explained, denying having been “the first to strike”.
In an audio recording at the center of the debates on Tuesday, the 30-year-old admits to having "slapped" him during an argument in March 2015, in Australia, where Johnny Depp was filming the fifth opus of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" saga, and the calls it "baby".
In this recorded conversation, the actor claims to have had to take refuge in a bathroom in the face of his wife's anger.
In another tense exchange on Tuesday, Amber Heard also had to battle over the sequence of events during a particularly traumatic episode of their stay in Australia, when Johnny Depp, under the influence of drugs, allegedly raped her with a bottle of alcohol.
Amber Heard claims that the actor would have cut the end of his finger by smashing a phone before attacking him, a version that the lawyer questioned given the seriousness of this injury.
The actress also admitted not having done a medical certificate or consulted a doctor after the alleged brutal attack.
Camille Vasquez also highlighted a sentence from Amber Heard in the diary shared by the couple: “I am sorry to go crazy sometimes.
In other sound recordings, Johnny Depp criticizes her for humiliating him in front of her son by yelling at him for spilling wine on her, and she calls her husband a "puppet" with a laugh.
$50 million and $100 million in damages sought
Johnny Depp accuses his ex-wife of having ruined his reputation and his career by claiming in a column published in 2018 by the Washington Post that she had suffered domestic violence two years earlier, without however mentioning his name.
He claims 50 million dollars in damages, or approximately 47.5 million euros.
She counterattacked and asks for the double.
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At the helm, the "Aquaman" actress also explained why, in her opinion, Johnny Depp has refused to meet her gaze since the start of the trial.
“It's because he's guilty.
He knows he is lying.
The 58-year-old actor, who testified in late April, admitted heavy drug and alcohol use but denied ever raising a hand on Amber Heard and insisted it was her who was violent.
The actress explained on Monday that she decided to divorce in May 2016 because she feared for her life, after yet another argument during which the actor allegedly threw a phone in her face.
The first four weeks of the trial drew a "very toxic relationship" between the couple, against a backdrop of drug and alcohol consumption by Johnny Depp, and revealed very raw details.
The two actors began an affair in October 2011 before getting married in February 2015. The divorce was finalized in early 2017.
Deliberations are due to continue until May 27, after which the seven jurors will retire to deliberate.
Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife in the United States two years after losing a first defamation lawsuit in London (United Kingdom) against the British tabloid The Sun, which called him a "violent husband".