Who is Travis McGivern? Johnny Depp's security guard claims Amber Heard spat on and smacked Depp

McGivern claimed that he saw Heard 'throw a Red Bull can' that hit Depp in the back.


                            Who is Travis McGivern? Johnny Depp's security guard claims Amber Heard spat on and smacked Depp
The statement of Johnny Depp's security guard paints Depp in a favourable light. (Credits: Youtube/LiveNOW from FOX and Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Travis McGivern, Johnny Depp's security guard, was the first witness to give a testimony in the actor's defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard on Monday, May 2. The security guard revealed details regarding Heard and Depp's connection in his statement. McGivern claimed Heard allegedly smacked Depp with objects and spat on him.

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McGivern also presented a timeline of feuds between the two movie stars, which took place between 2013 and 2015. McGivern stated that the former couple had numerous fights after their March 2015 trip to Australia. The scandalous excursion has lately made headlines after various witnesses in the courtroom brought it up numerous times. When Heard allegedly tossed a vodka bottle at Depp in Australia, he damaged his fingertip. Depp currently has a large portion of his fingertip missing as a result of the alleged altercation.

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McGivern testified during his deposition on Monday, May 2, that Heard had insulted and yelled at Depp on many occasions, prompting the Pirates of the Caribbean star to want to escape. "I have seen her physically try to prevent him from leaving. Grabbing his arms, pushing him. I don't know if that's physically abusive, but I have seen that on multiple occasions," McGivern stated.

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McGivern described an important occurrence that happened on March 23, 2015, shortly after their return from Australia, during the trial. Depp called him at 4 a.m. the security personnel recalled. McGivern was then joined by Depp's nurse Debbie Lloyd in the actor's Eastern Columbia Building penthouse. McGivern also alleged that Heard hurled a RedBull can and a purse at Depp.

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McGivern also claimed Heard was physically violent with Depp stating that the actress punched the actor. Heard also allegedly spat at Depp. McGivern alleged that Depp only “rearranged” Heard’s closet, throwing her belongings down a staircase. Per McGivern, both actors engaged in what he described as “verbal vitriol.” “The F-word is my favorite word and it was being thrown around to the point where I was uncomfortable,” McGivern testified. Depp tossed Heard's clothes down the stairwell after she and her sister left the residence on March 23. McGivern, meantime, sought to get Depp out of the residence before Heard returned. Heard reportedly hit the actor with a closed hand before the witness could prevent additional altercations. 

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Following this discovery, McGivern's remarks projected a positive picture of Depp. Even after being hit with a RedBull can and punched by Heard, the security officer claimed that Depp was not physically hostile to anyone. McGivern had also testified on Depp's behalf in the 2020 libel trial against The Sun. Heard is expected to take the stand on May 4 to testify and provide her own account of the relationship.

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Who is Travis McGivern?

Travis E McGivern has over 16 years of experience as a security professional, according to his LinkedIn page. McGivern is currently employed by Premier Group International as a Security Professional/Consultant (PGI). McGivern is most known for his work with famed actor Johnny Depp in the year 2013.

McGivern began his career in professional security services in 2006 after graduating from California State University with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration, Human Resources Management in 2004. McGivern has also completed various security and client protection courses as a security specialist. Tactical firearm training, security driving training, and combat training are just a few examples. 

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