Emotional audio was performed to the court docket throughout Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s multi-million-dollar defamation trial on Monday because the Aquaman actress mentioned she begged her then-husband to cease calling her “a liar” about his alleged abuse.
Within the audio clip, Ms Heard is heard talking to Mr Depp in a recorded dialog in June 2016 – one month after she filed for divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
“I’m being referred to as a liar and a gold-digger,” she is heard saying.
“I’m not mendacity about any of this s*** and I’m not after any of your cash.”
She advised the court docket that she needed him to cease calling her “a liar” and cease the “smear marketing campaign” that he had allegedly launched in opposition to her.
“I used to be making an attempt to get Johnny to cease the smear marketing campaign that he launched,” she mentioned.
Ms Heard claimed that Mr Depp advised her he would “damage” her and her profession.
“Johnny advised me that he would damage me. That nobody would ever contact me – professionally that nobody would ever work with me once more,” she mentioned.
“That I’d by no means work once more. That he would damage my profession.”
Ms Heard mentioned that her former partner “refused” to not have interaction with the press about their break-up.
“He was calling me a liar and he was forcing me to show it and I knew that wasn’t going to be good for him and I saved saying don’t make me show it… however he was calling me a liar,” she mentioned.
Different audio recordings had been additionally performed to the court docket, the place Ms Heard is heard crying and telling him “I’m simply making an attempt to level out the info”.
In a single recording, she tells him that his personal safety guards had advised her that “that I used to be going to get killed”.
Ms Heard advised the court docket that she had by no means needed to have to inform individuals in regards to the alleged abuse however that she needed him to cease accusing her of mendacity about it.
“I used to be begging Johnny to not make me show what I’ve needed to sit on this stand and needed to sit in entrance of you all to show and discuss,” she mentioned.
“I didn’t need this, I dont need to be right here. I didn’t need to be there then.
“I used to be making an attempt to get him to not name me a liar as every part I’ve mentioned up to now and every part I’ve mentioned now’s the reality.”
Ms Heard sobbed on the stand as she mentioned she was making an attempt to induce Mr Depp.
“Simply don’t name me a liar. Simply don’t say that this isn’t actual as a result of I’m the strolling proof of it,” she mentioned of her dialog with him.
Ms Heard returned to the stand for a 3rd day of testimony because the trial resumed in Fairfax, Virginia, after a one-week break on Monday.
Mr Depp is suing his ex-wife for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she penned for The Washington Put up the place she described herself as a “a public determine representing home abuse”.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will not be named within the article, which is titled “I spoke up in opposition to sexual violence – and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to alter”.
Nonetheless Mr Depp claims that it falsely implies that he’s a home abuser – one thing that he strongly denies – and that it has left him struggling to land roles in Hollywood. He’s suing for $50m.
Ms Heard is countersuing for $100m, accusing Mr Depp of orchestrating a “smear marketing campaign” in opposition to her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
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