'I freaked out': Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp cheated on her right after their wedding
According to Heard, Depp had a 'on and off' relationship with the woman who he had been texting
Amber Heard testified in court on Wednesday, May 4, for the first time. She claimed that Johnny Depp cheated on her with another woman right after they got married. The jury at the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, heard from the Aquaman actress that her husband had a 'on and off' relationship with the woman who he had been sharing texts with.
Heard said, "I found his iPad open, he had been texting someone with it open, he had passed out, and I saw he was texting a woman he had a relationship with on and off at the beginning of our relationship so I recognised the name but the date was right after the wedding."
Depp's ex-wife continued, "I saw he had gone to her house right after we got married, like upon touching down in Los Angeles. I think it was the next day he went to this woman’s house, who he [had] a sexual relationship with." As she recalled and shared the incidents with the jury, on day two of her saying her part, Heard alleged that Depp physically assaulted her several times. One particularly shocking incident involved a bottle of vodka.
Heard was on the stand when her lawyer questioned her over what she did after finding out about the cheating. Amber said, "I freaked out." She added, "I just remember being so mad at him for cheating on me and doing so in this way, like right after the wedding. And then I, right after my wedding, go to see him. And then Australia happened. And it just felt like everything came crashing down."
Mr Depp is seeking damages of “not less than $50m”. Ms Heard has filed a $100m counterclaim against Mr Depp for nuisance and immunity from his allegations. Mr Depp is arguing that she defamed him in a December 2018 op-ed published in The Washington Post titled 'I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change'. While Mr Depp isn’t named in the piece, his legal team argues that it contains a “clear implication that Mr Depp is a domestic abuser”, which they say is “categorically and demonstrably false”.
On Tuesday, April 26, a pyschological expert stated that Heard may have borderline personality disorder and said the sufferers have a need for attention and have honed the skills to manipulate others.