Amber Heard ADMITS to hitting Johnny Depp in audio clip: 'I f**king was hitting you'
In one of the audios of an exchange between Heard and Depp, the actor was heard claiming that she kicked the bathroom door against his head
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial took a shocking turn as an audio clip played in court revealed Heard admitting to hitting Depp. Depp was also heard claiming that she kicked the bathroom door against his head. The records were possibly made by Depp, who had earlier said that he has a habit of doing so. This is the first time Heard's voice was heard in the trial. She is scheduled to testify later.
In one of the audios, Heard tells Depp, "I didn't punch you. I'm sorry I didn't hit you across the face in a proper slap. I was hitting you, it was not punching you." Depp says, "Don't tell what it feels like to be punched", to which Heard replies, "You've been in a lot of fights, you've been around a long time. You didn't get punched. You got hit. I'm sorry I hit you like this, I didn't punch you. I did not f**king deck you. I f**king was hitting you. I don't know what the motion of my actual hand was. You're fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you. I'm not sitting here b***hing about." "You are such a baby! Grow the f**k up Johnny," the actress said.
In another recording played before the jurors, Heard says, "Why don't you go f**k yourself. Go suck your own d**k. Stingy old piece of s**t." "I hope to God Jack's stepfather teaches them more about being a man because you're so good at it," Heard says, referring to Depp's son Jack.
LISTEN: The audio recordings of #JohnnyDepp and #AmberHeard were played for the jury on Wednesday, where Heard says "I was hitting you, it was not punching you," and called Depp a baby. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/rXiZAp8EVR— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) April 20, 2022
Depp said that the recordings were an indication of Heard's "need for a fight". He also said that he had gotten accustomed to the sound, adding that the recording was made after she burst into the bathroom where he was taking a shower. "What was just played was very much the tone and the aggression and the attitude and the need for a fight from Miss Heard. I don't know if that was some need for attention. That was the sound that I'd gotten very used to, the squabbling, the raising of the voice to excommunicate anything I had to say about the situation," Depp said on the stand. "She came banging on the door, I didn't answer. I was in the shower, I didn't want to deal with any more of that sarcastic demeaning aggressive violent toxic spew. She kept banging, I finally got out of the shower, I opened the bathroom door about that much (shows small space with hands) so I could have a good hold on the door in case she tried to burst in. I was right, she did. She was pushing all her weight on the door trying to get in and I was pushing back, I didn't want to let her in."
"When it was almost closed she yelped in pain and screamed ''ow my toes!'', so in that second I thought possibly her foot had gotten caught under the door. I thought she was injured so I knelt down to have a look. When I knelt down on my hands and knees to look at her foot, she kicked the bathroom door into my head," he added. "I was completely taken aback by such a corrosive, horrific move so I stood up. By this point the door was open and I stood up and said: ''What the f**k was that?'' Next move was bang, she clocked me in the jaw."
Depp testified in his $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife Heard. At the trial, the actor claimed that he was telling the "truth" for his family and children's sake. He also claimed that Heard's allegations against him have ruined his relations in Hollywood. The trial is expected to last at least six weeks. While jurors have heard several contradictory accounts of the relationship between the former pair, Heard's team has portrayed Depp as an abuse partner who was regularly into acohol and drugs. Depp's team, on the other hand, has labeled Heard's allegations of violence as a "hoax" and claimed that it is a deliberate attempt to destroy Depp's reputation
Depp and Heard are squaring off over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post, where she called herself a domestic violence survivor. Depp has claimed that he was booted from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise because Heard's op-ed clearly implicated that he was the abuser. The article, however, did not mention Depp by name. The actor sued for $50 million and Heard countersued for $100 million, claiming Depp ran a smear campaign for years in an attempt to silence her and destroy her acting career.
Depp and Heard began dating after meeting on the set of the 2011 film 'The Rum Diary'. They got married in Los Angeles in February 2015. In 2016, Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp, accusing him of abuse. Depp, however, denied the claims, saying that her accusations were a "choreographed hoax”. In 2019, the two settled their divorce out of court. At the time, Heard said she had donated her $7m (£5.5m) settlement to charity. Depp later accused her of lying about it.