Johnny Depp informed a London court docket Monday that he bought a “painful” MRSA an infection from severing his finger throughout a vicious struggle with ex Amber Heard — and insisted he couldn’t have beat her with his injured hand in a cast.
Depp, giving his fifth day of proof in his libel swimsuit towards The Solar newspaper, recalled the continued ache with his nasty harm that he mentioned got here after Heard threw vodka bottles at him.
“I flew again from Australia to LA to have surgical procedure on the finger and, at the moment, they’d put a pin in it, within the damaged bone, the fractured bone, however to no avail,” he informed London’s Excessive Court docket.
He “ended up getting MRSA, it’s fairly a painful illness,” he mentioned.
The cast he ended up sporting — with a “little dinosaur” on it to be “extra enjoyable” — made it unattainable to assault his spouse in the best way she has claimed, he informed the court docket.
His lawyer, David Sherborne, requested him, “With that cast on, would you have been capable of seize her hair with one hand and punch her repeatedly with the opposite?”
Depp insisted, “No sir.”
The 57-year-old actor additionally denied attacking his spouse throughout their honeymoon in July 2015 on a prepare in southeast Asia, saying their safety guard, Malcolm Connolly, was with them the whole journey.
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 Publish article about home abuse. That case is because of be heard subsequent yr.
With Publish wires