Depp threw bottles at me like grenades: Heard tells London court
LONDON (UK) – Actress Amber Heard on Wednesday denied the allegation that she severed the tip of her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s finger in the middle of a violent argument. She said the Hollywood star threw bottles at her “like grenades”.
Heard is giving proof at London’s High Court for the third day on behalf of the publishers of Britain’s Sun newspaper. Depp had filed a libel suit against the tabloid for labelling him a “wife beater” in a 2018 article.
Heard, who accuses the her ex-husband of physical abuse on 14 occasions, was quizzed about an incident in Australia in March 2015 when she was allegedly subjected to a three-day hostage ordeal.
According to Depp, Heard threw a large vodka bottle at him during an argument and it severed the tip of his finger when it struck his hand.
“I only threw things to escape Johnny when he was beating me up,” she said.
She said she had snatched a bottle from Depp while he was drinking and smashed it on the floor. He reacted by picking up bottles and throwing them at her.
“He picked them up ad started using them like grenades or bombs…throwing one after another in my direction.”
She said he threw all the bottles within reach bar one.
Meanwhile, Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Laws said Heard’s version that the actor had severed his finger by smashing a phone against a wall and then continued to assault her was false.
“No it’s not,” she replied. “I don’t think he meant to sever the finger but yes he carried on attacking me.”
Laws also accused Heard of stubbing a cigarette out on Depp’s cheek.
“No, Johnny did it right in front of me. He often did things like that,” she said.
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