A humiliating photograph of Johnny Depp quick asleep with ice cream seeping over his denims was proven in his libel trial Monday — with Depp admitting it was taken to indicate how “pathetic” he had develop into.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star was snapped by ex Amber Heard as he snoozed cross-legged on a sofa, his head leaning again together with his mouth huge open.
Depp, 57, was seen in the 2014 snap holding an upturned tub of ice cream that had dripped throughout his leg, per the photograph proven in London’s Excessive Court.
Depp blamed his comatose state on having simply been working 17-hour days — whereas conceding it was at a time he had agreed to go to his non-public island in the Bahamas to detox from prescription meds.
“I used to be clearly on the nod and very drained, falling asleep, and the ice cream then spilled throughout my leg,” Depp mentioned of the photograph.
“Then she took that … and confirmed me the following day and mentioned, ‘Have a look at what you’ve develop into … take a look at you, it’s pathetic,’” the Hollywood star mentioned throughout his fifth and closing day giving proof in the case.
Requested if his ex confirmed him another images “of accidents” she claims she sustained in his alleged assaults, Depp insisted, “No, sir” — saying he by no means noticed any earlier than the court case began.
The photograph was used in proof in Depp’s case as he sues The Solar newspaper over an April 2018 article that mentioned he was a “wife-beater,” which he has repeatedly denied.
Depp is accused of having attacked Heard, 34, all through their tempestuous relationship, which he has described as “against the law scene ready to occur” and allegedly put her in worry for her life — claims he says are “a choreographed hoax.”
Depp can be suing Heard for $50 million in the US for allegedly defaming him in a Washington Publish article about home abuse. That case is because of be heard subsequent 12 months.
With Publish wires