Amber Heard's ex-BFF Raquel Pennington says actress 'hit her' during Thanksgiving fight

Pennington and Heard became 'very close' after meeting around 2003 and she helped the actress through her divorce


                            Amber Heard's ex-BFF Raquel Pennington says actress 'hit her' during Thanksgiving fight
Raquel Pennington and Amber Heard no longer talk (YouTube)
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New information keeps flowing in as the infamous Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial continues. The latest to testify in the trial was Heard's ex-best friend Raquel Pennington, who claimed in her video testimony that she got into a physical altercation with the actress over Thanksgiving dinner. Pennington said Tuesday that she and Heard became "very close" after meeting around 2003.

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Their friendship continued over several years and persisted throughout Heard's relationship and divorce to Depp. She apparently used to live in one of the penthouses owned by Depp with her husband Drew but testified that she ultimately "grew apart" from Heard, and the two no longer speak as she "wanted to prioritize" other relationships.

Pennington is on the list of several other witnesses in the $50 million defamation suit alongside Hollywood celebrities

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Heard's former best friend decided to vent when asked about her current status with the actress. She revealed in the taped deposition that she hasn't talked to the 'Aquaman' actress in six months. However, it was only a matter of time before she revealed the real reason. When asked if she considered Heard to be her friend, she said, "Um, we became very close friends," after a brief pause.

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When asked if she considered Heard a friend even today, she took a brief pause and said, "I wouldn't consider her not a friend. We do not speak. We are not enemies." While the response was as vague as it could get, Heard sat with her lawyers with a dead-eyed look and didn't react. Pennington continued, "We grew apart." When asked why, she hesitated and said, "I wanted to spend more time with other people in my life and prioritize other relationships." It was at this moment that Heard reacted and looked seemingly annoyed. 

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Raquel Pennington takes the stand during Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial (Photo: Law and Crime/YouTube)

The Thanksgiving Incident

Pennington finally opened up about the time when things got a little rocky with Heard. Surprisingly, they both lived together from 2017 to 2018 and Pennington helped Heard through the divorce. She decided to open up about the infamous Thanksgiving incident that went down between the two. Allegedly it was regarding where the dishes were!

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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard during trial, Raquel Pennington tesifies (Photo: Law and Crime/YouTube)

"We were setting up for Thanksgiving and we were looking for maybe some glasses or dishware and we couldn't find them anywhere," Pennington shared. "She finally found them in a place I thought I looked and we started arguing about that."

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She continued, "She (Amber Heard) thought I was looking hard enough. I believed that I pushed her." "She [Heard] either pushed or hit me back", before noting that "it was on my cheek."

Pennington added that the incident was the only time she got into a physical fight with Heard, and that she knew of "no other" examples of the actress hitting anyone else.

The high-profile trial has entered its fifth week, and jurors have since heard countless examples, from both sides, of purported violence throughout the couple's marriage, which ended in 2017. 
 

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