Johnny Depp wanted to leave poo outside Amber Heard's door so she would step in it and think it was the dogs
Depp revealed his joke had been an example of his 'lavatorial, childish' sense of humor
Johnny Depp had joked that he wanted to leave a poo outside his former wife Amber Heard's door so that she would step in it and "think it was one of the dogs."
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor had taken to the witness stand on his second day giving evidence at London's High Court. An article from 2018 by The Sun had dubbed the actor as a "wife-beater" leading to him suing the publication for libel. He, in turn, denied ever being violent or raising a hand at Heard. Depp is suing NGN regarding a story that was put out in The Sun.
Sasha Wass QC for NGN read out many text messages during his testimony. One of these text messages included one to his former assistant Stephen Deuters from 2013. Wass said, "Can I ask you about another joke you cracked with Mr. Deuters on October 11. It's you saying will you squat in front of the door to the master bedroom and leave a master coil of dookie so Amber steps in it thinking one of the dogs has a major problem. It will be funny."
Depp revealed that the text had been an example of his "lavatorial, childish" sense of humor. This piece of testimony follows a day after Depp claimed that he had decided to call off the couple's marriage after he found a poo in his bed. During Depp's opening arguments, his legal team said, "Depp who in the end was forced to finally call time on this relationship, largely after behavior by her and her friends following her birthday party in their flat in April 2016."
"(Including he says, one of them defecating on his bed, something which Ms Heard blames on their tiny dog)." Depp's witness statement showed that Depp had claimed that Heard had told their building manager that the incident was a "harmless prank".
"I understand that the following morning [after the party] Ms Heard (or possibly one of her friends) defecated in our shared bed. On 12 May 2016, Ms Heard confessed to our estate manager, Kevin Murphy, that leaving the faeces in the bed had been ''just a harmless prank" thereby effectively acknowledging that she had been responsible, whereas she had previously sought to blame our dogs, his legal team said.
As Depp gave his testimony, Heard was sitting just a few feet away from him in the courtroom. On July 4, a judge threw out Depp's bid to have Heard banned from the court until she was called by NGN as a witness. If she was banned she wouldn't have been able to witness her ex-husband give evidence against her.
We had earlier reported that in his witness statement, Depp shared, "I do not believe that I have an overbearing, manipulative or controlling personality, or that anyone who knows me well would describe me that way."
"In contrast, I believe that Amber had an obsessive need to control me and all situations in our relationship. I truly believe that most of the descriptions Amber provides are in fact reflections of her own behavior," he said of Heard.