Johnny Depp's estate manager claims Amber Heard CLAWED at actor and called him 'washed-up'

Tara Roberts, Depp's estate manager for his private island in the Bahamas, said Amber Heard was 'grabbing at his clothes, grabbing at his hair' during a fight in 2015

                            Johnny Depp's estate manager claims Amber Heard CLAWED at actor and called him 'washed-up'
Roberts also told the jury that she once witnessed a fight where Heard was 'clawing' at Depp (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been revealing some key moments thanks to the testimonies and proof being presented. On Tuesday, April 26, Tara Roberts, who manages Depp's private island in the Bahamas, was questioned by the 36-year-old actress' lawyers during cross-examination. After legally tying the knot in Los Angeles in 2015, Depp and Heard had headed to the island for a second wedding celebration.

"Amber was telling him that he was a washed-up actor," said Roberts. "He was going to die a fat, lonely old man. Then you heard. 'You hit me with a can,' you heard Johnny say, 'You hit me with a can.'"

In her testimony, Roberts also spoke about an alleged altercation between the couple in 2015. Roberts said she witnessed Heard "clawing" at Depp. She claimed the actress "started to grab at him at his shirt," and was "viciously trying to pull him back in the house." Roberts added, "I was between them... I was getting worried about what was going to happen, and felt it best that I remove him from the situation." She described that Heard was "clawing, grabbing at his clothes, grabbing at his hair" and revealed she witnessed Depp with a "marking across the bridge of his nose" later on but doesn't know how he got it.


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In an attempt to bring up Depp's drug and alcohol use, Heard's team grilled Roberts about an incident that took place in 2013 — when Depp and his family were taking one last trip on his yacht, the Vajoliroja, before he sold it to Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.

Heard's lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, asked Roberts if she remembered when Depp's children — Lily-Rose Depp and Jack Depp, who were 13 and 11 years old at the time — "were upset on the yacht and wanting to leave it immediately" so she arranged for a helicopter to take them away with Heard, whom Depp was dating at the time. Roberts said she recalled arranging for transportation off the island for Heard and Lily-Rose. Bredehoft asked if Roberts recalled that Jack decided "at the last minute to stay back." Roberts said: "He stayed."

Bredehoft asked: "Do you recall Lily-Rose saying to you she was upset because her father was drinking and he was trying to hide it from her." After an objection, Roberts did not answer.

Bredehoft also asked Roberts if she recalled Depp "passing out in the sand face first". Roberts also said that the 58-year-old actor once passed out on the beach in front of his children. "I recall he was passed out on the beach," said Roberts who has been working for Depp for 15 years.


Depp sued Heard after the actress claimed that she was a victim of domestic violence in a Washington Post opinion piece. Even though the article did not name Depp, the actor stated that this action of hers ruined his reputation as well as his career. After this, Heard counter-sued the actor for $100 million.

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