Amber Heard put Johnny Depp by means of “years” of bodily and verbal abuse — and by no means leveled claims that he attacked her whereas they had been collectively, Depp’s former private assistant claimed Monday.
Stephen Deuters mentioned in a written witness assertion that he was “extraordinarily stunned and outraged” when Heard, 34, filed for a restraining order as a result of “Heard was the abuser in the relationship.”
“At no level did Ms. Heard ever point out any bodily abuse and I by no means noticed proof of any harm to Ms. Heard,” he claimed of the “many events” he was along with her throughout her relationship along with his boss.
“In distinction, Mr. Depp advised me on a number of events that Ms. Heard had attacked him or abused him bodily and verbally.”
Deuters was with the couple “very often” and by no means noticed any indicators of harm on the “Aquaman” actress, he mentioned in the assertion submitted as a part of Depp’s libel case towards The Solar newspaper.
The primary he ever heard of any allegations of abuse got here when Heard filed for a brief restraining order towards Depp in 2016, Deuters mentioned.
“I, together with many others, was extraordinarily stunned and outraged when this hit the press,” insisted Deuters, who has labored for the 57-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star since 2004.
“I knew that Ms. Heard was the abuser in the relationship and I used to be appalled that she would behave on this manner.”
Deuters mentioned he was current throughout a few of the 14 occasions Heard claimed Depp abused her.
The ex-personal assistant additionally took the stand Monday, the place he admitted he was extra of a pal than an worker and agreed he was “regarded virtually as household” by Depp.
He’s additionally nonetheless financially depending on the star, now as the European president of Depp’s manufacturing firm, Infinitum Nihil — which a lawyer for The Solar, Sasha Wass, prompt confirmed his “loyalty to him has been rewarded.”
“If Mr. Depp or the model is broken professionally, you in flip are broken financially,” Wass burdened, which Deuters acknowledged was true.
He was additionally accused of often shopping for unlawful medication for the Hollywood star, which he denied.
Deuters advised the court docket he “by no means” heard Depp consult with girls the manner he has been accused in court docket to this point, denying he used phrases like “slut,” “whore” or “c–t.”
Depp is suing The Solar newspaper over an April 2018 article that referred to as him a “wife-beater,” which he repeatedly denied throughout 5 days on the witness stand — accusing his spouse of the violence.
Depp can be suing Heard for $50 million in 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