Johnny Depp punched, kicked and pulled Amber Heard by the hair, according to Heard’s attorney.
The Aquaman star’s Attorney said during her opening statement that Depp punched and kicked his ex-wife in the middle of a three-day blackout while the couple were in Australia – then in another attack dragged her by her hair, pulling chunks out in the process.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor launched a defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post.
In response to this, Heard filed a counterclaim for defamation, with a judge ruling that the star could use a defence where her lawyer’s will argue she is deserving of immunity.
Elaine Bredehoft, Heard’s attorney, gave her opening statement during the trial, stating that they have photographic evidence of the domestic abuse which took place. She said:
“…they show bruises, and they show cut lips, they show hair pulled out of her hair….two black eyes when he headbutted her”
Watch Heard’s lawyers statement below:
The couple were married between 2015 and 2017. In November 2021, Depp lost a libel case against News Group Newspapers after The Sun labeled him a “wife beater”.