Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: Here are FIVE glaring inconsistencies found in actors' testimonies
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation trial is on a week-long hiatus after four weeks of sensational testimony. In the meantime, fans have pointed out the apparent inconsistencies in the information presented in court.
Presiding Judge Penney Azcarate adjourned the trial on Thursday, May 5, as Heard, 36, faces a $50 million defamation lawsuit brought on by her ex-husband Depp, 58. The 'Aquaman' actress is accused of defaming her ex-husband in a 2018 op-ed in which she stated she was the victim of domestic abuse. And while she didn't name Depp explicitly, his legal team has argued that the implications were obvious and damaged their client's Hollywood career. Heard has filed a counterclaim of $100 million for nuisance, with her legal team arguing her opinion piece was simply a matter of public interest.
The barrage of dramatic claims and courtroom moments has sparked widespread debate across social media platforms, with many scrutinizing testimonies by both Heard and Depp, Newsweek reported.
The makeup question
Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft said last month that her client had used makeup to cover her bruises throughout her relationship with Depp. "This is what Amber carried in her purse for the entire relationship with Johnny Depp," Bredehoft said in court while holding a makeup palette to the jury.
Responding to the claim, Milani Cosmetics released a video on TikTok explaining that its Conceal & Perfect All In One Correcting Kit, which it says Bredehoft was holding, wasn't in circulation during the tenure of Heard and Depp's relationship, which began in 2012 and ended in 2016. "You asked us... let the record show that our Correcting Kit launched in 2017!" the company wrote in the caption of the video post, which subsequently went viral. "Take note: Alleged abuse was around 2014-2016, got divorced 2016, makeup palette release date: December 2017," the text added. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether the actress was using the specific brand or kit claimed by Milani Cosmetics.
Amber Heard's lawyer CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE, AS SHE SHOWED THE JURY A MAKEUP PALLETTE AMBER HAD ALLEGEDLY USED TO COVER UP HER BRUISES, BUT THE COMPANY REVEALED THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN RELEASED 1 YEAR AFTER THE INCIDENTS WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE.#JohnnyDeppAmberHeardTrial pic.twitter.com/z4XmRgAmsQ— Papaya (@bee_papaya) April 30, 2022
Heard traumatized by Depp holding a dog out of a car window
Heard recalled an instance on day one of her testimony on May 4 when Depp allegedly held his dog out of the window of a moving car and "howled." She said, "Everyone in the car just froze, no one did anything. I, too, was torn as to what I should do." The actress described it as an "eerie moment" and said she didn't want to cause Depp to react or drop the Yorkie called Boo. However, she claimed she was eventually able to pull him back into the car and rescue the dog to safety.
Shortly after her testimony, a video went viral on TikTok showing Heard smiling while holding a small pooch by the open window of a moving vehicle.
amber heard always flipping the script and saying johnny depp did what she did, it’s getting so embarrassing…. she hung the dog out of the car window AND posted the video of it💀 #deppvsheard pic.twitter.com/lqx9l9tEgt— b ✧⡱ (@j0hnnycdpp) May 4, 2022
Avoiding sex scenes in movies
Heard claimed that she avoided doing scenes of sexual nature for fear of upsetting Depp, who she alleged was jealous. "I had to bargain ... every time I got a script," she testified in court, adding that Depp's scrutiny kept her on toes as to "how I was dressing, what kind of behavior would I have, did I have a sex scene" in any potential role she was considering. The 'Never Back Down' star further alleged that she resorted to "minimizing kissing scenes" and that she would often "change the wardrobe" to tone things down. "I couldn't have a sex scene," she added. "It didn't happen all at once of course, it was little by little."
Responding to the claim, a fan shared a TikTok clip of Heard dancing in the 2015 movie 'Magic Mike XXL'. Her character Zoe was seen in a raunchy dance sequence with Channing Tatum's titular lead 'Michael Lane', who gyrated all over her during the scene. Later, when asked by Metro what it was like to share the sensual sequence with Tatum, she said, "I was brought in, we shot it and it was a lot of fun."
I don't know how Amber Heard has the audacity to say Johnny Depp wouldn't allow her to make sexualised movies when she filmed this scene in Magic Mike while they were together. pic.twitter.com/TwfCFxL4FA— Strawberry Fields ミ☆ (@sunflxwervolsix) May 6, 2022
Heard on playing the guitar
Jurors were shown photos of several items in the aftermath of the alleged fights between Heard and Depp. One of the photos shown on Thursday depicted Depp's favorite instrument, the guitar, with apparent streaks of blood on it. When asked about the same, Heard told the court, "I've never played the guitar." Responding to the claim, a fan shared a TikTok clip showing Heard strumming a guitar and singing a snippet from her 2016 movie 'One More Time'.
Amber Heard: i never played a guitar.— M, MBA (@mimasdiaries) May 5, 2022
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Depp's severed middle finger
Last month, Depp testified about an altercation in which Heard allegedly threw a bottle of vodka at him, resulting in injuries that included a part of his right middle finger being severed. "She threw the large bottle and it made contact [with the bar] and shattered everywhere. I honestly didn't feel the pain at first," the actor told the court. "I felt the heat, and I felt as if something were dripping down my hand and then I looked down and realized the tip of my finger had been severed and I was looking directly at my bone sticking out." He added, "I don't know what a nervous breakdown feels like, but that's probably the closest I've ever been. I knew in my mind and my heart, this is not life. This is not life. No one should have to go through it."
Depp said he "lied" to medical professionals who treated him, saying he had "smashed it in these large accordion doors" because he didn't want to disclose that Heard was allegedly responsible for the injury. "I didn't want to get her in trouble. I tried to just keep things as copacetic and as easy as possible for everyone," he testified. "I did not want to put her name in that mix." On the other hand, Heard has claimed Depp cut his fingertip himself during a three-day bender, adding that he hit her, choked her, and sexually assaulted her during the said altercation.