Johnny Depp’s graphic texts that seek advice from interior ‘monster’ revealed throughout defamation case

Warning: This story consists of graphic sexual language which will offend some readers.

Legal professionals for Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard questioned the Pirates of the Caribbean star on Thursday in his defamation case, exhibiting jurors textual content messages wherein Depp referred to a “monster” inside him that he stored in verify.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for $50 million US in a Virginia court docket after she accused him of abuse. He has argued that Heard was the one who turned violent within the relationship.

Beginning their cross-examination of Depp, Heard’s attorneys learn textual content messages that Depp despatched in 2015 close to the beginning of their roughly two-year marriage.

“We have been good. All I needed to do was ship the monster away and lock him up, we have been happier than ever,” he texted to a former safety guard.

“Amber and I’ve been completely good … I’ve locked my monster little one away in a cage deep inside and it has f—–g labored,” Depp mentioned in a textual content to considered one of his medical doctors.

Depp mentioned Heard used the phrase monster to explain when she thought he was utilizing medicine or alcohol, although he mentioned her notion was not at all times correct.

Heard seems within the courtroom on the Fairfax County Circuit Court docket on Thursday. Heard’s attorneys have mentioned Depp bodily and sexually assaulted her whereas abusing medicine and alcohol. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photograph/The Related Press)

Depp used disturbing language in texts referring to Heard

In different texts to mates or associates, Depp referred to Heard as a “filthy whore,” and different names.

Writing to actor Paul Bettany in 2013, Depp made feedback about drowning and burning Heard, after which having intercourse together with her lifeless physique.

Depp apologized to Heard in a textual content in 2014, saying he was a “savage” and “went too far.”

On Wednesday, Depp instructed a Virginia jury that Heard would “strike out” with a slap or shove. Throughout one argument, Heard threw a vodka bottle at Depp’s hand, slicing off the highest of his proper center finger, he mentioned. One other time, Heard repeatedly punched him, he mentioned.

WATCH | The Depp-Heard defamation trial started final week:

Opening statements start in Johnny Depp’s lawsuit towards ex-wife Amber Heard

Opening statements start Tuesday in a $50 million US defamation lawsuit introduced by actor Johnny Depp towards his ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp says she defamed him in a 2018 newspaper opinion piece about home abuse. Depp was not named within the article.

In a separate authorized case in Britain, Heard denied throwing a bottle and severing Depp’s finger. She mentioned she threw issues solely to flee when he was beating her, and as soon as punched him as a result of she feared he would push her sister down the steps.

Depp mentioned he by no means struck Heard or any girl. He has accused Heard, additionally an actor, of defaming him when she penned a December 2018 opinion piece within the Washington Put up about being a survivor of home abuse.

The article by no means talked about Depp by identify, however his lawyer instructed jurors it was clear Heard was referencing the Hollywood main man.

Depp mentioned Heard’s allegations price him “nothing lower than every thing.” A brand new Pirates film was placed on maintain, and Depp was dropped from the Incredible Beasts movie franchise, a Harry Potter spinoff.

Attorneys for Heard have argued that she instructed the reality and that her opinion was protected free speech below the U.S. Structure’s First Modification. In opening arguments, Heard’s attorneys mentioned Depp bodily and sexually assaulted her whereas abusing medicine and alcohol.

Actor misplaced libel case towards British tabloid in 2020

Depp testifies Thursday. He mentioned Heard’s allegations price him ‘nothing lower than every thing.’ (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photograph/The Related Press)

A state court docket decide in Fairfax County, Virginia, is overseeing the trial, which is in its second week and is predicted to final six weeks.

Lower than two years in the past, Depp misplaced a libel case towards The Solar, a British tabloid that labelled him a “spouse beater.” A London Excessive Court docket decide dominated he had repeatedly assaulted Heard.

Depp’s attorneys have mentioned they filed the U.S. case in Fairfax County, exterior the nation’s capital, as a result of the Washington Put up is printed there. The newspaper is just not a defendant.

Heard, recognized for roles in Aquaman and Justice League, and Depp have been married for roughly two years. Their divorce was finalized in 2017.

Heard has introduced her personal libel declare towards Depp, saying he smeared her by calling her a liar. Heard’s counterclaim, in search of $100 million US, will probably be determined as a part of the trial.

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