Amber Heard's childhood pal blows hole in her statement that she 'wasn't a Johnny Depp fan'

During her testimony, Heard said that she 'was not familiar' with Johnny Depp before she secured her role in the film 'The Rum Diary'


                            Amber Heard's childhood pal blows hole in her statement that she 'wasn't a Johnny Depp fan'
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend a premiere for 'Black Mass' during the 72nd Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2015, in Venice, Italy (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
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Amber Heard claimed that she "was not a fan of Johnny Depp" before the former couple worked together on the set of 'The Rum Diary'. However, one of the actress' childhood pals revealed that Heard, in fact, had a crush on the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' actor in her younger days.

On Wednesday, May 4, Heard took the stand for the first time. Read on to know what she said to the jury in the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia during the multi-million dollar defamation trial against her ex-husband. 

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During her testimony, Heard said that she "was not familiar" with Depp before she secured her role in the film. She told the jury in the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, "I  knew who he was, I wasn't a fan of his work, I wasn't familiar with him, but I knew who he was. I'm a no-name actor, I was 22, I think...He was twice my age, a world-famous actor." 

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However, as revealed by her childhood friend, Heard allegedly had a crush on Johnny Depp when she was younger. A pal connected to Heard during her adolescent days told the National Enquirer in 2014, "Johnny was Amber’s first love, even though she’d never met him." They added, "When she was a teenager, Amber had al­ready decided to become an actress and she had pictures of Johnny all over her room," said the unnamed source, who added that it was no surprise when they fell in love.

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The friend added, "Amber can usually get whatever she sets her mind to." 

Amber Heard is seen at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 11, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

 

When Heard and Depp were shooting for 'The Rum Diary' in 2019, they developed an "instant connection", as stated by the 'Aquaman' actress. She testified that their "friendship" was "flirtatious" but insisted that nothing really happened as they were both in committed relationships at that time. 

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Depp was dating his baby mama French model Vanessa Paradis. As per Heard, their friendship turned romantic several years later when they were doing promotions for the film and had called it quits with their respective partners. Heard also stated that Depp asked her to keep their relationship under the radar as the world was not aware of his split with Paradis. She said in court that Depp wanted to protect his children, Lily-Rose, 22, and Jack, 20.

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Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (David Westing/Getty Images)

 

While on the stand, Heard also claimed that she was a victim of physical abuse. She claimed Depp was an alcoholic abuser who "lost control of his temper and bowels regularly". Heard broke down sobbing when she recalled allegedly being sexually assaulted by her ex-husband.

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The 36-year-old actress took the stand for the first time on Wednesday, May 4 in Fairfax, Virginia. In the Washington Post op-ed, she describes herself as a survivor of domestic abuse. The op-ed, where Depp was not named, caused him to lose the sixth part of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies and he sued Heard for defamation for $50 million.

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