INSIDE Johnny Depp's LA penthouses where Amber Heard allegedly hit him with 'closed fist'
The exes reportedly moved into Depp's downtown LA penthouses after tying the knot in February 2015
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues to dominate headlines as fresh claims emerge on a daily basis. Now, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star's security guard has alleged that his ex-wife punched him in the face with a 'closed fist' while at their luxurious Los Angeles penthouse.
Heard, 36, is battling a defamation lawsuit brought on by Depp, 58, who is seeking more than $50 million in damages over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which the actress claimed to be a domestic abuse survivor. While Depp was not mentioned in the article, his lawyers have argued the implications were obvious and damaged their client's career prospects. Heard has countersued for $100 million.
Security guard Travis McGivern appeared via video link in the Fairfax, Virginia courtroom from LA on Monday, May 16, and told the jury that Heard once punched Depp in the face at the former couple's penthouses where they lived while still married. The court was shown floorplans of the lavish property during the actor's testimony. According to reports, the exes moved into Depp's downtown LA penthouses after tying the knot in February 2015.
The 'Donnie Brasco' star owned five separate penthouses on the top floor of the East Columbia Lofts between 2013 and 2016. He reportedly allowed his pal Isaac Baruch to stay in one of the houses and use another as an art studio while he and Heard lived in the penthouse next door and shared an adjoining balcony. Heard's sister Whitney lived in another penthouse and the remaining one was occupied by friends of the couple, Mirror reported.
The Independent reported how the penthouses boasted a rooftop pool and offered breathtaking views of the Californian city. The indoor decor largely reflected Depp's personal taste, featuring colorful, bohemian-themed bedrooms and Art Deco bathrooms. Listing agent Kevin Dees of Partners Trust told The Wall Street Journal how the prime top-floor spaces -- with a combined 9 bedrooms and 14 baths -- had "direct access to the building’s magnificent sky deck featuring a pool, spa, and fitness studio." Depp apparently kept the penthouses "largely separate, living in them ‘like rooms in a home,’" Dees said.
Depp once offered a glimpse into his world in one of the units, a duplex with two bedrooms and three baths. According to Architectural Digest, the "quirky decor" included "cheetah chairs, vintage signs, crushed velvet furniture, and a half-naked portrait of himself hung above the couch." Some of Depp's personal items were also on display, including the original 1958 Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame street lights hanging over the first-level living area. "Not to be forgotten is the corner unit's outdoor terrace, which offers direct access to the building's impressive aforementioned sky deck," the website added.
Depp's security guard McGivern alleged that the aforementioned row at the LA penthouse took place on March 23, 2015. He testified that he "heard and saw a closed fist contact Mr Depp in the left side of his face" and noted that it was, in fact, Heard's fist.