Who pooped on Johnny Depp's bed? Judge rules it wasn't Amber Heard but her pet pooch who did it
High Court Judge Andrew Nicol spent around 600 words of the judgment analyzing the incident and concluded that the poop was likely from one of Heard's pets
On Monday, November 2, High Court Judge Andrew Nicol ruled against Johnny Depp in his $50M libel suit against The Sun.
The case was filed by the actor against News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun, as well as it's executive editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article, that according to him unfairly branded him a "wife-beater". The article reportedly stated that Depp had been violent towards his ex-wife Amber Heard, 34, and it also questioned his casting in the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' franchise.
Judge Nichol, who had also looked into claims that Heard had defecated in their marital bed, ruled that the poop was likely from one of her pet pooches. According to Page Six, Judge Nicol spent around 600 words of the judgment analyzing the incident which led Depp to give his ex the nickname 'Amber Turd'.
The incident also seemed to be the final straw in the relationship and Depp proceeded to leave Heard after this. Under a section titled 'feces on the bed', the judge revealed that Depp had insisted that the supposed poop attack had been relevant as it had "led him to conclude that his marriage to Ms Heard could not continue" and had also sparked one of their many arguments.
After pictures of the poop were shown in court as evidence, the judge concluded, "For what it is worth, I consider that it is unlikely that Ms Heard or one of her friends was responsible." Judge Nicol also pointed out that the incident had taken place when Depp had been away, which means "it was Ms Heard who was likely to suffer from the feces on the bed, not him".
"It was, therefore, a singularly ineffective means for Ms Heard or one of her friends to ‘get back’ at Mr Depp," Nicol shared. He had also taken into account evidence that one of Heard's dogs Boo "had an incomplete mastery of her bowels after she had accidentally consumed some marijuana".
For the longest time, Heard has denied being the mystery pooper. A spokesperson for Heard had earlier told The Post, "This accusation is completely untrue and has been designed purely to humiliate Ms Heard."
According to court documents, Heard and Depp's housecleaner had come across the poop back in 2016 after a birthday dinner for Depp. The documents state, "On the bed she was horrified and disgusted to find a pile of feces." At the time, the housekeeper had said that the poop was unlikely from the small dogs since they could not climb up on the bed. She also claimed how the small dogs left much smaller bowel movements as compared to the size of turd that was found on the bed.
We had earlier reported that both Depp and Heard were called into the stand to provide evidence against each other before Judge Nicol during a three-week hearing at London's High Court. Depp has always maintained that he was never violent towards Heard in any way.