Johnny Depp says 'toxic narcissistic sociopath' Amber Heard pooping on his penthouse bed was the final straw
The long-awaited trial in the libel lawsuit that Johnny Depp had filed against the News Group Newspapers, publishers of the Sun, and executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article which referred to him as a 'wife-beater' began at the High Court in London on July 7. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor was called in for an extensive testimony in the opening session of the trial in which he said his ex-wife Amber Heard had 'toxic narcissistic personality disorder' and was a 'sociopath'.
After Depp took the stand, he reiterated his stance of never having hit the 'Aquaman' actress, stating instead that she had abused him throughout their marriage. He also added that the day he discovered that she had defecated on their penthouse bed, he knew that he did not want to continue their marriage any longer. He said that when he confronted her about the incident, she dismissed it as a "harmless prank", saying that it was "possibly one of her friends" who was responsible for the incident.
According to a detailed official declaration that Depp had earlier submitted to the circuit court of Fairfax County, Virginia, in the defamation lawsuit against Heard, the actor claimed the latter had apparently defecated on his penthouse bed after punching him repeatedly for being late to her birthday party on April 21, 2016. He said that even though he had informed Heard of his professional engagement prior to the party, Heard violently attacked him for being late. "Among other violent acts, Ms Heard punched me repeatedly in the face as I lay in bed reading after the party, leaving me with an egg-shaped swelling under my left eye," the court documents said. As evidence, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor had submitted a photo of his then bruised face that was taken by his friend Sean Bett after he returned to his West Hollywood home. The following morning, Depp claimed, that after he left the penthouse, either "Heard or one of her friends defecated in my bed as some sort of a sick prank before they left for Coachella together."
During his testimony on July 7, Depp also claimed that Heard lied in order to get him to marry her and that she never truly loved him, only seeking to further her career by using the fame she got by getting hitched to him. "She was then extremely friendly to me and keen to tell me about the break-up with her former partner that she had recently gone through. If I had known then what I know now, I would have seen the red flag warning signs, but I did not. She was beautiful, seemingly incredibly interested in me and my work, and I fell for it. She bombed me with what appeared to be love," he said, as reported by Daily Mail.
He added: "It was not until much later that I understood that she had an agenda, namely to get married to me in order to progress her own career and/or to benefit financially, and she knew how to bring it about. For example, at the time, she repeatedly told me how much she admired my films; however, later in our relationship she admitted that she had never seen any of my films. She knew what she wanted and I was an easy target."
Depp said that when they were married, they had consulted with a marriage counselor who confirmed to him that Heard had a "borderline, toxic narcissistic personality disorder and is a sociopath." He said: ''She is a calculating, diagnosed borderline personality; she is sociopathic; she is a narcissist, and she is completely emotionally dishonest. I am now convinced that she came into my life to take from me anything worth taking, and then destroy what remained of it."
He also cited his Southern upbringing and stressed on the fact that he considered chivalry "very important". As a result, he could not even think of physically hurting another woman. "It is a strong and central part of my moral code that I would never strike a woman, under any circumstances, at any time. I find it simply inconceivable and it would never happen," he said.