Top 10 Revelations in the Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial Part 1



Top 10 Revelations in the Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial Part 1

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
If you haven't been keeping up on the Johnny Depp & Amber Heard trial, we've got you covered. For this list, we'll be looking at shocking details that have come out of the ongoing Depp v. Heard defamation trial thus far. Our countdown includes the fact that Depp suspected Heard of having multiple affairs, an unsettling "rotting corpse" text, Heard's mental health, and more!
Script written by Nick Spake

If you haven't been keeping up on the Johnny Depp & Amber Heard trial, we've got you covered. For this list, we’ll be looking at shocking details that have come out of the ongoing Depp v. Heard defamation trial thus far. Our countdown includes the fact that Depp suspected Heard of having multiple affairs, an unsettling "rotting corpse" text, Heard's mental health, and more! Have you been following the trial? Let us know in the comments.

#10: Depp’s Detoxification

Depp has referred to drugs as “a numbing agent,” claiming that his constant clashes with Heard increased the need for them. Following a 2014 dental surgery, Depp was detoxing from opioids with Heard at his private island in the Bahamas. They both gave different accounts of this experience. A tearful Depp recalled begging Heard to give him his medication during withdrawal, calling it “the lowest [he’d] ever felt as a human being.” According to Depp, Heard refused to give him the withdrawal medications. Giving her recollection of Depp’s detoxification, Heard testified that he started out okay, but grew angry over time. Heard said that Depp cried as he slapped her and accused her of embarrassing him, describing the ordeal as “hell.”

#9: The ​​Winona Ryder Tattoo

Depp dated his “Edward Scissorhands” co-star between 1989 and 1993, getting a tattoo on his upper right arm reading, “​​Winona Forever.” Sometime after their engagement was called off, Depp changed the tattoo to “Wino Forever.” According to Heard, when she inquired about the tattoo in 2013, she laughed after Depp said it read, “Wino.” Heard claims Depp subsequently slapped her for the first time. Initially, Heard thought Depp was joking around until he allegedly slapped her two more times. Depp denied these accusations, claiming that Heard didn’t like his ​​Wino Forever tattoo. He also implied that Heard wanted him to get a tattoo with her name. Depp supposedly got a tattoo dedicated to Heard originally reading “Slim,” which later changed to “Scum” and then “Scam.”

#8: Substances at Engagement Party & Wedding

Between their engagement and wedding in February 2015, Depp and Heard accused each other of drug use at significant events. Heard testified that a relapsed Depp did drugs with her father - who had a history of heroin - at their engagement party. After running out, Depp and Heard’s father allegedly left with the former’s security team to get more. Depp, meanwhile, gave his account of their wedding day, which took place at his mother’s house. He claimed that Heard and several others in attendance had taken MDMA. Depp said that he had no recollection of drinking alcohol during this time, although he did smoke marijuana. Depp added that his daughter, Lily-Rose, wasn’t present at the wedding because she wasn’t on good terms with Heard.

#7: Heard’s Mental Health

On the stand, psychologist Dr. Dawn Hughes stated that she diagnosed Heard with PTSD, believing that it stemmed from “the intimate partner violence by Mr. Depp.” Dr. Shannon Curry, who Depp’s legal team hired, gave a different diagnosis. Spending 12 hours with Heard over two sessions, Curry claims that Heard “grossly exaggerat[ed] symptoms of PTSD.” While Heard said that she had 19 of 20 core PTSD symptoms, Curry only found 3 symptoms. Rather than PTSD, Curry diagnosed Heard with borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder based on a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test. While being cross-examined, Curry noted that Heard’s behavior didn’t necessarily mean her allegations against Depp were untrue. He also elaborated that even without PTSD, Heard still may’ve been “harmed psychologically.”

#6: Johnny Depp Wanted to Give Jack Sparrow a “Proper Goodbye”

Via video chat, Depp’s talent manager, Jack Whigham, testified that Heard’s 2018 Washington Post op-ed had cost his client multiple high-profile roles. This included “Pirates of the Caribbean 6,” which Depp was in talks to receive $22.5 million for, according to Whigham. Depp claims that he first learned Disney was dropping him from the franchise while reading an article that had been published shortly after Heard’s op-ed. Given his lengthy relationship with Disney and previous talks about “Pirates 6,” Depp was disappointed that he wouldn’t be able to give Captain Jack a “proper goodbye.” Even if he was given a chance to play Jack again in the future, Depp confirmed that he wouldn’t return even for “$300 million and a million alpacas.”

#5: “Rotting Corpse” Text

Throughout the trial, numerous texts that Depp sent to Heard and others have been shared. On multiple occasions, Depp refers to Heard using foul language. In a text to Heard’s father, Depp wrote that he “went too far in our fight.” In an especially eyebrow-raising text conversation with actor Paul Bettany, Depp suggested that they drown and burn Amber before doing unspeakable things to her “rotting corpse.” Depp claims that he was merely referencing “Monty Python,” attributing the text to his dark sense of humor. Depp frequently used the term “monster” in his texts. According to Depp, the “monster” refers to himself under the influence of drugs and alcohol. “Monster” apparently has multiple meanings, as Depp also used it to describe sobriety.

#4: Audio Recordings

Whether you side with the plaintiff or the defendant, the audio recordings played throughout the trial paint a highly toxic portrait. In one recording, Heard said that she didn’t punch or deck Depp, but admitted to hitting him and starting a physical fight. Amid profanities, Head called Depp a “baby,” telling him to grow up. In another recording, Depp threatened to cut himself with Heard begging him not to. Various recordings revealed Depp using degrading terms to describe Heard. Other audio clips found Heard accusing Depp of putting cigarettes out on her and Depp saying that he had to leave to avoid a “bloodbath.” Although hard to make out, Heard also shared recordings of Depp supposedly locked in a plane bathroom, howling after an altercation.

#3: Depp’s Severed Finger

Depp testified that while visiting Australia in 2015, Heard threw a vodka bottle at him during a fight. The bottle missed Depp, but Heard allegedly proceeded to throw another, this time severing the tip of his middle finger. Depp wasn’t in pain, but he soon noticed the bone sticking out. Depp recalled writing on the lampshade, wall, mirror with his dripping blood. Then when Depp ran dry, he dipped his finger in paint thinner and used that. When Heard gave her account of the Australia altercation, she claimed that it was Depp who assaulted her with a liquor bottle. Heard expressed no recollection of severing Depp’s finger, but remembered waking up the next day to find the bloody message as Marilyn Manson music was playing.

#2: Depp Suspected Heard of Having Multiple Affairs

Depp has accused Heard of cheating on him with Elon Musk and James Franco. While Heard did date the Tesla billionaire following her divorce, Musk denies having an affair while she was still married to Depp. However, concierge Alejandro Romero claims that Musk “frequently visited” Heard when Depp wasn’t home. Surveillance footage captured Heard and Franco together in an elevator at the apartment complex she shared with Depp. Heard’s lawyers argued that Franco used to live at the complex as well. Around the same time she co-starred with Franco in “The Adderall Diaries,” Heard claims that Depp became jealous and attacked her on a plane. Heard also testified that Depp accused her of sleeping with Eddie Redmayne while she was filming “The Danish Girl.”

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few additional revelations.

Depp Claims That He “Tried to Make It Work”

Depp Says That He Stayed Because His Father Stayed

A Hole In Legal Team’s Story About Heard Using Makeup to Cover Bruises

Milani Cosmetics Claims That The Product Displayed Wasn’t Available At That Time

Depp Mentioned Heard in an Email to Elton John

Depp Wrote That His Kids Loved Heard, But Feared Ex Vanessa Paradis May “Brainwash” Them

Depp Accused Heard of Using His Childhood Against Him

To Verbally Decimate Him & Send Him Into a Tailspin

#1: Accusations on Both Sides

Throughout the trial’s first four weeks, we’ve listened to shocking testimony from both sides of the case. In addition to the severed finger, Depp claimed that Heard stubbed a cigarette on his face. Others close to the former couple have accused Heard of name-calling, punching and spitting on Depp, and defecating in their bed. Heard alleged that Depp had nearly broken her nose at the 2014 Met Gala, went on a violent bender in front of his children before selling his yacht to J. K. Rowling, attacked her prior to the “Mordecai” premiere in Tokyo, pinned her over a ping-pong table, and said, “The only way out of this is death.” Depp has denied various claims, but time will only tell who the jury believes.