'She was so young': Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp exposed Lily-Rose to marijuana and let 'older' rock star stay over
'This argument happened because I didn't agree that this gentleman -- a famous musician over the age of 18 -- spend the night at the house and I felt protective over Lily-Rose', said Heard.
Amber Heard testified on Thursday, May 5, that she felt 'protective' of Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose and confronted him over his dubious parenting, which included letting an unidentified older musician the adolescent had a crush on stay at their house and exposing her to marijuana at a young age.
Heard, 36, said she felt protective of Lily-Rose, who is now an actress, and got into a disagreement with Depp when he let an unidentified music star stay over with his adolescent daughter. Heard insisted that the star was over 18 and Lily-Rose was underage when the incident happened. Heard testified in court, "This argument happened because I didn't agree that this gentleman - a famous musician over the age of 18 - spent the night at the house and I felt protective over Lily-Rose and concerned and naturally, they were not my children, it's not my place and I understand it, I know it's a sensitive subject so I understand why Johnny got so upset with me."
She added that there were many times she felt protective of Lily-Rose. According to the 'Aquaman 2' actress Johnny first introduced Lily-Rose, now 22, to marijuana when she was 14 years old. She said, "I started to feel very protective. Johnny's sobriety meant that he was there and then he wasn't,' she said. "The nature of our lives with the travel and the work meant he was there and then he wasn't."
She further added, "She was so young, I just felt protective." "I made him really angry by weighing in on that," she said. Heard also spoke about taking Lily-Rose out for dinner on her 15th birthday, after witnessing a Depp go on a bender. She and Depp in May 2014 had decided to fly back to Los Angeles for Lily-Rose's birthday. At the time, Heard was shooting "The Adderall Diaries," a movie with James Franco, in New York. Depp had even falsely accused her of having a relationship with him.
She said that, as the two flew back to Los Angeles together on a private plane an intoxicated Depp made crude remarks about her body. She claims the actor's harassment escalated to a point where he slapped her in front of everyone else on the plane and kicked her to the ground. Afraid for herself, she checked into a hotel room without Depp. Later, she took Lily-Rose to dinner at a Benihana without Depp. "Johnny was sick after having passed out on the plane, so I took her to dinner, we went to Benihana," Heard said. "I put on my smile, took her out, tried to make her feel loved and celebrated for her birthday."
Depp addressed the plane incident in court previously claiming that he only drank a glass of champagne upon boarding the flight and passed out thanks to some medication he was taking at the time.
Heard broke down on the stand earlier on Thursday, May 5, as she revealed how Depp sexually attacked her with a liquor bottle. According to the actress, the claimed attack occurred in March 2015 in Australia, when he was filming 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' at their leased home. This is the same occurrence that resulted in the amputation of Depp's finger. He said Heard shattered it with a booze bottle. Heard testified that she was not there when Depp's fingertip was severed.
After losing a libel case against a British newspaper that called him a "wife abuser," Depp faces an uphill struggle to recover his reputation. A court in London has ruled that The Sun's 2018 piece was "substantially accurate" and that the father-of-two assaulted Heard a dozen times, putting her in danger three times. The former flames ultimately meet in Fairfax County, Virginia, after long delays caused by the Covid epidemic.