DOG DID IT! Amber Heard claims poop on Johnny Depp's bed wasn't a prank
Depp had accused Heard of leaving feces in their bed after a fight in 2016, shortly after she left with her girl pals for Coachella
Amber Heard took the witness stand for her third day of testimony in Fairfax, Virginia, in Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation lawsuit. In the trial's recent developments, the 'Aquaman' actress, 36, denied defecating in the marital bed she shared with Johnny Depp back at the time. She claimed that the real culprit was the pair's Yorkshire terrier. Depp had previously reportedly said that he believed either Heard or one of her friends is responsible for the 'feces' incident.
Depp had found that there was human excrement on his side of the bed at their Los Angeles apartment back in 2016. This incident took place after a fight between Depp, 58, and Heard on the night of her 30th birthday in April 2016. "I was not, also, in a pranking mood,” she told the jury. “My life was falling apart.”
Heard explained that Boo, their pet dog, had lifelong “bowel control issues” after she ended up eating a bag of Depp’s weed as a puppy. “I had just been attacked on my 30th birthday by my violent husband, with whom I was desperately in love and knew I needed to leave,” Heard said while talking about the 'feces prank'. “It was not really a jovial time, and I don’t think that’s funny, period. hat’s disgusting.”
Depp had accused Heard of leaving feces in their bed after a fight, shortly after she left with her girl pals for Coachella. Heard said that she had left Boo and the couple’s other dog, Pistol, on their bed while she was packing for the trip. She was getting ready to travel to a musoc festival with a friend. Heard testified to the jury that Depp was “obsessed with dog poop.”
Depp had testified earlier in the trial that he had decided to stop by their apartment to get some of his belongings when someone at the home sent him a picture of “human fecal matter” on the bed. “My initial response to that was, I mean, I laughed,” the actor told the court. “It was so bizarre and so grotesque that I could only laugh.” Depp said that Heard “tried to blame it on the dogs.” “They’re teacup Yorkies. They weigh about 4 pounds each,” he said. “I lived with those dogs. I picked up their funk. It was not the dogs.”
The trial is now in its fifth week. 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.