Johnny Depp on Monday denied intentionally headbutting his spouse Amber Heard — claiming their “foreheads may have clashed” solely as he tried to restrain her from assaulting him.
Depp, 57, was requested concerning the “litany of violence” he’s accused of inflicting on his then-wife of their LA penthouse the night time earlier than Heard was as a result of seem on James Corden’s “The Late Late Present” in December 2015.
Depp — giving proof in London court docket for the fifth day in his libel trial — insisted any accidents would have come whereas he grabbed Heard to “lock her arms” and cease her assaults on him.
“Did you plan to headbutt her?” his lawyer, David Sherborne, requested in London’s Excessive Courtroom.
“In no way,” Depp insisted.
Depp additionally blamed his spouse for arranging a gathering whereas she had a restraining order towards him, throughout which she recorded him discussing the “headbutt” incident.
“I headbutted you within the f—ing … brow. That doesn’t break a nostril,” he was taped saying, the court docket was informed.
Requested if he had “invented” the unintentional clashing of heads to elucidate the recording, Depp replied, “Definitely not, no.”
Depp’s lawyer additionally famous a textual content message Heard’s father, David Heard, despatched within the aftermath of the alleged incident, during which he mentioned he knew his daughter wanted assist along with her mood, because the actor did for his issues with drink and medicines.
“However I nonetheless love you want a father or brother,” Heard’s father wrote.
Requested if he would ever ship such a message to anybody who his daughter mentioned had viciously attacked her, Depp replied, “Undoubtedly not.”
Depp is suing The Solar over an April 2018 article that mentioned he was a “wife-beater,” which he denies — and as a substitute says his “sociopathic” ex-wife was the violent one of their marriage.
Depp can also be suing Heard for $50 million within the US for allegedly defaming him in a Washington Put up article about home abuse. That case is because of be heard subsequent 12 months.
With Put up wires