Johnny Depp was accused in a British court docket Wednesday of slapping and kicking ex Amber Heard, whereas calling her a “slut and a whore,” as a result of he thought she was having an affair with co-star James Franco, in keeping with reviews.
Depp — who insists he by no means assaulted Heard — instructed London’s Excessive Courtroom that he was certainly “uncomfortable” along with his then-wife working with Franco, as a result of she had beforehand referred to as her “Pineapple Categorical” co-star “creepy and rapey,” in keeping with Metro UK.
“She instructed me many issues that have been very, very adverse about Mr. Franco, and that he had tried to kiss her and made sexual advances in the direction of her,” Depp reportedly instructed the court docket.
“It provoked me to grow to be jealous as a result of … it shocked me that she was instantly so pleasant and pleased with him,” he admitted of the pair, who have been then filming “The Adderall Diaries” collectively.
He mentioned he “suspected” his spouse was “having an affair” with Franco, claiming in court docket, “It has since been confirmed that she was … I’ve been instructed that she was.”
Sasha Wassa — a lawyer for The Solar, the paper Depp is suing — instructed the court docket he confronted her on a non-public jet from Boston to LA in 2014, screaming about her “getting f—ed with James Franco” and the way she “appreciated getting f—ed on set.”
When Heard tried transferring away, Depp threw ice cubes at her and “kicked one of the chairs so laborious that it swivelled spherical and hit her,” Wass alleged.
“You have been in a blind rage, demanding to know the way a lot she appreciated getting off with James Franco and also you have been so offended … you slapped her throughout the face in entrance of everybody,” Wass claimed.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star then referred to as Heard “a go-getter slut and a whore” — and kicked her within the again as she walked away, the lawyer alleged.
Depp acknowledged the foul language — however denied getting bodily.
“There’s a chance Ms. Heard and I had a battle the place these phrases got here out of my mouth, however I didn’t go right into a rage and begin screaming at her in entrance of all these individuals,” Depp replied, in keeping with the Night Customary.
He initially denied that he additionally blacked out in a while the flight — however admitted it was doable after being reminded of a textual content he despatched to his “Mordecai” co-star Paul Bettany, the Customary mentioned.
“Drank all evening earlier than I picked Amber as much as fly to LA, this previous Sunday… Ugly, mate… No meals for days… powders… half a bottle of whiskey, a thousand pink bull and vodkas, capsules, 2 bottles of Champers on airplane and what do you get??? An offended, aggro Injun in a f**kin’ blackout, screaming obscenities and insulting any f**ok who acquired close to,” he texted.
“I’m admittedly too f**ked within the head to spray my rage on the one I really like… For little motive, as effectively I’m too outdated to be that man. However, capsules are fantastic!!!”
Depp apologized for his earlier inaccurate account of the flight, the Customary mentioned.
“It seems like I overdid it, it seems like a really self-destructive second”, he mentioned. “I didn’t keep in mind the whole flight being such a nightmare.”
A recording of somebody moaning on the flight was performed in court docket, which Depp mentioned “seems like an animal in ache.”
“I feel you might be that animal,” Wass instructed Depp of the recording, Sky Information mentioned.
Depp later apologized to Heard, saying he felt “disgrace and remorse” and blamed his “sickness,” in keeping with a message learn in court docket.
The actor insisted the observe was only a routine type of “placation” to “take the poison out of her [Heard’s] quill,” with the sickness referring to his heavy ingesting, Sky mentioned.
Depp once more vehemently denied attacking Heard.
“I might name a person who kicked a lady within the again a savage,” he instructed the court docket, Sky mentioned. “It’s the worst factor that’s ever been mentioned of me.”
Admitting he has been offended within the “previous when provoked,” he insisted, “I’m not a violent particular person, particularly with ladies.”
Depp was on the stand for a second day within the explosive libel trial.
He’s suing The Solar over an April 2018 article that mentioned he was a “spouse beater,” which he denies — and as a substitute says his “sociopathic” ex-wife was the violent one of their marriage.
The Solar’s protection depends on Heard’s allegations of 14 incidents of violence by Depp between 2013 and 2016.
Reps for Franco didn’t instantly reply.