Watch Amber Heard smirk and munch on cookies as court plays tape where she admits to hitting Johnny Depp
A day after a new set of leaked audiotapes showed Amber Heard admitting to smashing her ex-husband Johnny Depp against a door during a domestic incident, a video of the 'Aquaman' actress listening to those tapes in court as part of her divorce proceedings, surfaced.
The video in question, which went viral on Reddit, was obtained by Daily Mail. Although the authenticity of the video has not been independently verified by MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), it was dated (August 13, 2016) and time-stamped.
Going by the date on the video, it had been three months since Heard had been granted a restraining order against the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor after alleging that he had domestically abused her and she was on her way to secure a divorce from him. Depp's lawyers, on the other hand, were trying to prove that it was the actress who was the abuser in the relationship.
Throughout the video, Heard maintained a nonchalant attitude, almost on the lines of disinterest, to the questions that she was being asked in regards to the tapes being played in the court. She also kept munching on what appeared to be cookies from small packs. One of her cheeks appeared to have a slight bruise.
When an off-camera lawyer asked Heard, "Any time prior to May 22, 2016, did you ever commit an act of domestic violence against Johnny Depp?" she appeared lost. When she was asked if she understood the question, Heard nodded her head and answered, "no" at the same time, confusing the enquirer.
After the question was repeated, she fumbled with her reply. "No, I did my best to defend myself and not get seriously hurt... or be a doormat... to whom this happens to all the time," she said.
A number of audio recordings, recently unearthed and previously reported by MEAWW, was played during the court proceedings. One of the longer slips began with Depp saying, "I opened the bathroom door when you were knocking on it. After a few times I opened and you know, you just kept coming, you just kept going, you just kept going, kept going. I tried to close the door three times, you know, please, please, just do you know. And then, wait and then, then I, accidentally, I swear when I was trying to close the door, I guess it scraped your toes."
He added, "I didn't, you know, I didn't mean to do that. I don't know. I bent down and you either pushed or you kicked. I think you kicked the door open. I mean the door. Yeah, more open so that it would hit me and it hit me. It hit me in the f**king head. I then stood up, I don't even know if I said, I mean, I might've said like, what the f**k, you know, whatever. Cause I'd just been hit in the head with a f**king corner of the door. And then I stood up and then you f**king clock me."
Heard's voice was also heard in the audio, saying, "I did not do anything to, I did not kick a door or push a door so that it would hit you. I did not, I swear that I don't even, that did not, it was not my intention. I think I remember when the door scraped my toes. I reacted, but this whole, the door thing, I, I remember I never did that. That wasn't on purpose. I might've done it on accident."
Speaking of clocking the actor, she said in recording, "I did mean, I meant to hit you, and I did not do this thing with the door, I do remember, I did mean to hit you. Okay. I'm sorry I hit you. I didn't mean to hit you but it was in response. I just reacted in response to my foot. I just reacted and I'm sorry. It's below me."
After part of a tape recording was played, the same lawyer asked, "Is Johnny describing an act where you made a door go into his head?"
Heard says in her defense, "I was trying to escape from a room where Johnny was attacking me and in order to escape, I was trying to get onto the other side of the door, attempting to close the door and he was attempting to get in despite my attempts to try and escape. That's all."
When the same recording was played for a second time, Heard looked her lawyer, who was also out of sight and smirked at him.
Depp is currently fighting the News Group Newspapers in London over an article published by The Sun in which he was described as a "wife-beater". He has also filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard for a Washington Post op-ed where she shared her experiences as a domestic violence victim.