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Johnny Depp's security guard reveals unseen pics of actor's bruised face after ex Amber Heard assaulted him

Sean Bett, who worked for the actor for 9 years, took to the stand at the Royal Courts of Justice in London in support of his libel claim against The Sun
(Court Handout)
(Court Handout)

Johnny Depp's security guard shared four photographs of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean Actor' where he could be seen with a bruised face after ex-wife Amber Heard allegedly attacked him at a court hearing on Thursday, July 16. Depp, 57, is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the publisher of The Sun, News Group Newspapers (NGN), and its executive editor over an article that referred to him as a wife-beater, the Daily Mail reported.

The article, titled 'Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be 'genuinely happy' casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?' referred to Heard's claims that Depp had been physically abusive towards her in their marriage and had been published in April 2018.

Depp's security guard, Sean Bett, who worked for the actor for nine years, took to the stand during a hearing on the case at the Royal Courts of Justice in London in support of his libel claim against The Sun.

Depp is suing the publishers of the Sun for calling him a "wife beater" (Court handout)

He showed three photos of Depp where the actor had injuries to his face and said he had taken them on his mobile phone in December 2015 after Heard attacked him. "Mr. Depp told me that Miss Heard had slapped him in the face a few times," he told the court. 

Asked by Depp's lawyer David Sherborne what he saw in the photographs, the security guard replied, "I could see what appears to be redness and what appears to be a 1.5 inch to 2-inch scratch and redness to the right of that scratch."

Bett also shared the fourth photograph of Depp and claimed that the injury in that picture was caused by Heard following her 30th birthday party in Los Angeles in April 2016, an allegation that was disputed by NGN's lawyer Sasha Wass.

Wass admitted to the court that the photograph was taken in Los Angeles, but said it was dated to March 2015. She said it was taken on the same day when Heard had already admitted to attacking Depp in defense of her sister Whitney.

Depp was allegedly attacked by Heard in April 2016 (Court Handout)

She was referring to Heard's claims that she had to intervene to protect Whitney from Depp's wrath. The actress had claimed she and Depp were arguing when he threateningly approached her sister on a landing between two staircases in their home in Los Angeles. She said he feared he would push her, so she hit him in the face.

In response, Depp countered they were arguing because Heard found out he was having an affair with Rochelle Hathaway. He said Heard was "quite jealous of Rochelle and several other people, so I don't know that she found out I was having an affair."

Both Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis have come out in support of Depp and stated the allegations of domestic abuse against him were "horrific, distressing and outrageous."

Paradis, who was in a relationship with Depp for more than 14 years and shares two children with him, said he was a "kind, attentive, generous and non-violent person and father" who was "humble and respectful to everyone."

Ryder similarly said she was "shocked, confused and upset" by the allegations and that the actor was "an incredibly loving, extremely caring guy" who "has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen."