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Johnny Depp says Amber Heard's abuse claims are 'all false' as he returns to stand in defamation trial

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News on

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Johnny Depp described ex-wife Amber Heard’s abuse allegations as “all false” as he returned to the witness stand Wednesday in his defamation trial.

“It’s insane to hear heinous accusations of violence, sexual violence, that she’s attributed to me, that she’s accused me of,” Depp said at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Virginia.

“I don’t think anyone enjoys having to split themselves open and tell the truth, but there are times when one just simply has to because it’s gotten out of control.”

Depp previously testified for four days last month. He was called by his lawyers Wednesday as a rebuttal witness and asked what it’s been like listening to Heard’s testimony.

“Horrible,” Depp replied. “Ridiculous. Humiliating. Ludicrous. Painful. Savage. Unimaginably brutal. Cruel. And all false.”

Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed published by the Washington Post in which Heard called herself a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp isn’t named in the piece, but Heard had previously accused the actor of abuse, which he denies.

 

Heard filed a counterclaim for $100 million, referencing comments made by Depp attorney Adam Waldman that described the actress’ abuse accusations as a hoax.

Heard’s accusations against Depp include a claim he sexually assaulted her in Australia in 2015 using a bottle. Heard also claimed during her testimony that Depp abused her during their honeymoon in 2015.

Depp on Wednesday told the seven-member jury that Heard hit him during the honeymoon, during which they traveled by train from Thailand to Singapore.

“At one point, I don’t remember it lasting long at all, I just remember I took a pretty good shot to the face, to the eye, to somewhere up here, so I have a bit of a shiner,” Depp said.

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