Johnny Depp’s assistant admitted that the Hollywood star allegedly “kicked” Amber Heard within the head in textual content messages that had been excluded from the previous couple’s defamation trial.
Greater than 6,000 beforehand sealed pages within the case, which made headlines all over the world because it was televised for weeks, had been made public over the weekend, in response to a report inThe Each day Beast.
Messages despatched from Mr Depp’s then-assistant Stephen Deuters in 2014 detailed how the actor had allegedly kicked Ms Heard onboard a non-public jet.
“If somebody was actually sincere with him about how dangerous it actually was, he could be appalled,” Mr Deuters reportedly texted Ms Heard about Mr Depp.
“I’m unhappy he doesn’t have a greater strategy to actually know the severity of his actions yesterday. Sadly for me, I bear in mind them in full, in full element, every part that occurred. He was appalled, once I advised him he kicked you, he cried.”
In line with the unsealed paperwork, Mr Depp remorsefully texted Ms Heard in regards to the incident.
“As soon as once more, I discover myself in a spot of disgrace and remorse. After all I’m sorry…I’ll by no means do it once more…My sickness one way or the other crept up and grabbed me…I really feel so dangerous for letting you down,” he wrote in response to the courtroom paperwork.
In different messages that Ms Heard stored, Mr Depp once more apologized and referred to as himself a “f***ing savage” and a “lunatic.”
The legislation agency representing Mr Depp, Brown Rudnick, acknowledged that they’d not been capable of finding any report of the textual content messages within the actor’s iCloud and mentioned they’d seemed into whether or not they had been “deleted.” They finally acknowledged within the courtroom papers that the textual content messages had been “lacking.”
The textual content messages associated to the alleged “kicking” incident had been introduced on the former couple’s trial within the UK, however had been deemed inadmissible by the choose within the Virginia case. The choose finally refused to permit the jury to listen to any proof from the couple’s divorce proceedings within the defamation trial.
The US defamation trial started on 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia, and stemmed from a grievance filed in March 2019 by Mr Depp towards his ex-wife.
Mr Depp alleged that Ms Heard had defamed him in an op-ed revealed in The Washington Publish, during which she described herself as “a public determine representing home abuse”. Ms Heard filed a counter-suit in November 2020, asking to be granted immunity towards Mr Depp’s claims.
On 1 June, a jury overwhelmingly present in Mr Depp’s favor that Ms Heard had defamed Mr Depp in three statements. Jurors additionally discovered that an lawyer for Mr Depp defamed Ms Heard in considered one of three statements highlighted in her counter-suit. Mr Depp was awarded $10.35m in damages, whereas Ms Heard was awarded $2m.
They’ve each appealed the jury’s awards towards them.
The Impartial has reached out to attorneys for Ms Heard.
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