Amber Heard shares how Johnny Depp love affair turned sour

Written by Alex Miles

Amber Heard testified about her passionate romance with Johnny Depp before it soured due to rampant dr*g usage and alleged domestic ab*se.

Heard testified bitterly in court that she and Depp were on vacation in Hicksville, California near Joshua Tree in May 2013 when he did a ‘cavity search’ on her in search of coc*ine after acc*sing her of flirting with another woman.

‘I remember him acc*sing me of lying about it in the trailer, and I’m trying to calm him down.’ All of his wrath was directed at the trailer, and he began smashing items. He took something from the table and t*ssed it into the glass case,’ Heard testified.

‘He’s yelling at me, so I go back into the bedroom area, and he enters the bedroom area.’ He was on the lookout for something specific. When I came out of the restroom, he inquired where it was and how long I’d been hiding it. I was curious as to what you were talking about..

Amber Heard took the stand to describe her whirlwind romance with Johnny Depp before rampant dr*g use and alleged domestic ab*se soured it 

‘You know what I’m talking about, be honest with me,’ he added. ‘Can you tell me where you’ve hidden it?’

As she narrated what happened next, Heard became distraught.

‘He starts p*tting me down, and he r*ps my dress,’ she claimed. He grabs my br*asts, t*uches my th*ghs, takes my und*rwear off, and then does a cavity search on me. He claimed he was seeking for his coc*ine, or c*ke as he called it.

‘He just j*mmed his fingers inside me,’ she yelled out. I didn’t know what to do so I just stood there staring at the ridiculous light. He twisted his fingers in a circular motion. ‘I didn’t stay at a standstill or anything.’

The f*ght began because they were sitting around a campfire earlier in the night and a woman next to Heard had taken M.D.M.A and rested her head on Heard’s shoulder. Heard had gone m*shroom hunting.

‘Johnny becomes highly activated, pretty upset,’ he said. She assumed he was joking. We’d all done it.’

Heard sobs as she described the alleged ab*se she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Johnny Depp 

‘Hey man, what are you doing?’ the woman inquired. She laughed and leaned in closer. I understood it wasn’t a joke right away, but she didn’t. You think you’re touching my fking girl, he says again. That’s the fking girl I’m talking about. He becomes increasingly obnoxious.

‘She began to weep, but she threw up her hand, and Johnny grabbed her wrist, twisted it, and drew her into him. Do you know how much pressure it takes to break a human wrist? (He asked.) He had her in his arms, and she appeared to be frozen. ‘She’s sobbing.’

Heard walked in and calmed Depp down before returning them to their trailer.

‘Johnny tells me I haven’t been completely honest with him about my relationship with this woman,’ she stated.

Heard tearfully told the court that in May 2013 she and Depp were on vacation at a trailer park in Hicksville, California near Joshua Tree where he performed ‘cavity search,’ looking c*caine after he acc*sed her of fl*rting with another woman 

Heard told the court that the month of March 2013 was “very wild” and that she was acc*sed of having affairs on a “revolving door of acc*sations.”

It was a ‘nearly never-ending war with breaks,’ she described it.

‘What kept me in it was waiting for the other shoe to drop,’ she explained. I kept waiting for him to reach a point where it’s no longer sustainable and he’s ready to get sober, because it was pure delight when it happened.’

Heard testified in court that she summoned Depp’s sister Christi, who arrived and assisted him in leaving the residence. However, things took a bad turn while they were driving in their automobile.

‘He’s got the window rolled down. He started howling out the window at one point, and (he grabbed) Boo, his teacup Yorkie, who was a little chunkier. He snatches Boo and throws him out the moving car window. While holding the puppy out the window, he howls like an animal.

Depp is suing Heard for $50million, claiming she defamed him and ruined his career after a 2018 Washington Post article in which she described herself as a domestic ab*se survivor

‘Everyone in the car went completely still.’ No one intervened. I, too, was undecided about what I should do. I didn’t want to do anything that would make him give up his dog. He’s howling in this eerie moment… Everyone seemed to be oblivious to him, in my recall. No one intervened. I eventually got his arms back into the car and the dog back in the passenger seat.’

‘I will never forget it,’ Heard said of the first time Depp reportedly h*t her. It had a significant impact on my life.’

‘I was having a typical discussion on the couch.’ He was inebriated. Because there was a container – a jar – of coc*ine on the table, I believe he was using coc*ine. There’s music playing, cig*rettes being sm*ked, and I inquire about the tattoo on his arm.’

Depp has ‘Wino Forever’ tattooed on his arm in honor of his ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder.

‘I fell head over heels in love with this man,’ Heard testified under oath with her blonde locks curled and swept to the side

‘It looked like black marks to me, and I had no idea what it stated,’ Heard said. ‘What does it say,’ I said. He said it says Wino, and I laughed because I assumed he was joking. I giggled as he struck me across the face. I couldn’t think of anything else to do so I laughed. This had to be a joke, I thought. I didn’t know what was going on because I didn’t know what was going on.’

Heard said she laughed and stared at Depp, expecting him to chuckle and say it was all a joke.

‘You think you’re a funny bih, you think it’s funny bih?’ According to Heard, Depp said before sl*pping her again.

‘He sl*pped me once more.’ It was no longer a joke. I had to stop laughing. I was at a loss for what to do. He sl*pped me in the face for no apparent reason.’

‘This is the second sl*p.’ ‘I’m sure he’s not joking,’ Heard stated. ‘It was no longer a joke. I had to stop laughing. I was at a loss for what to do. He sl*pped me in the face for no apparent reason.’

Depp, she claimed, smacked her again, this time hard.

‘I’m losing my footing.’ I’m suddenly aware that the worst thing that could ever happen to you has occurred to me. I really hope he’s joking. It did not cause me any ph*sical harm.’

Heard detailed what happened right after she was sl*pped.

‘I was sat on the carpet, staring at this filthy carpet….

I just sat there thinking to myself, “How much time do I have?” God, did he really say that to me? I didn’t want to leave him, I didn’t want the man I loved to depart. It devastated my heart because I didn’t want to leave him. I knew it was wrong and I had to leave him.

‘We had this whirlwind romance in these beautiful places, falling in love, not able to show it because the world didn’t know about the split between he and his former partner. As a woman, that is troubling. He swore to me they hadn’t shared a bed for a year but were protecting the kids by not making it known to the press,’ Heard said

‘I wish I could sit here and say I walked out of that house, drew a line, and stood up for myself, but I’m staring at the filthy carpet, unable to get up and go out the door.’ I stood up and stared him down, and before I knew it, he was crying. I’d never seen a grown man cry before.’

Depp then began apologizing, she alleged.

‘I’m sorry, darling, I thought I put the f**ker away, I thought I put the monster away,’ he says, patting my knees. He’s on his hands and knees.

‘I only remember thinking he was crying and apologizing, but I couldn’t forgive him because that meant it would happen again.’ I stepped out of my automobile and walked to my car, saying nothing.’

‘I was devastated. I got in my car and drove home.’

According to Heard, he began acc*sing her of adultery in 2012, and ph*sical aggression became increasingly frequent.

‘He started acc*sing me, then beating the walls near my head – which was a regular occurrence in 2012 when he was dr*nk.’ As a result, he acc*sed me of cheating. I’d defend myself, claiming that’s insane.

‘They’d get to the point where he’d shove or push me down, and I’d get back up, look him in the eyes, and he’d ask if I wanted to go again.’

‘When I denied having an affair with my ex-partner, he punched me in the face.’ He claimed to have proof. ‘You just h*t me,’ I replied as I turned to face him.

Heard described herself as “walking on eggshells,” recalling a time when she was pictured too near to a man for Depp’s liking.

‘The hardest part was destroying property and shouting at me.’ I felt compelled to defend myself in the hopes that he would not believe these claims.

She claimed that nothing she did could make Depp relax.

‘I’d walk away, which would aggravate the situation.’ He’d grab me by the hair or by the arm. He’d slam objects right up against me. Then he’d slam into me.

‘It started with sl*pping and progressed to many sl*ps in a row.’

‘Eventually, I’d try to shove him off of me or take his hands away from me.’

Depp, Heard, and his two children, Lily-Rose and Jack, traveled to Depp’s private island in the Bahamas in July 2013 to have one more excursion on his yacht before it was sold to author JK Rowling.

Heard began her testimony seated in front of Depp. ‘This is the most painful and difficult thing I’ve gone through. For sure,’ she said 

Heard testified in court that Depp was dr*nking but didn’t want to inform his children, so he disguised it from them by putting it in coffee cups and ingesting it.

Depp’s behavior deteriorated, and he jumped off the boat in a ‘a bit terrifying’ manner. Lily-Rose, who was around 14 at the time, began to cry and have a ‘panic attack,’ according to Heard.

Depp sent his daughter out of the room and acc*sed Heard of “telling on him and calling him a dr*nk in front of his kids.”

Depp had a tattoo on his arm that read ‘Wino Forever’ for his ex girlfriend Winona Ryder. Heard said she laughed at it and he sl*pped her

‘I was trying to convince him I was trying to protect you,’ Heard said. He was acc*sing me of making them aware that he was dr*nking again when he slams my neck against the bedroom’s side wall and keeps me there for a second, telling me that he could f**king kill me and that I was an embarrassment, that the whole thing was a joke, and that I made him sick.

‘I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.’ I’m head over heels in love with this entire family, and he thinks I’m embarrassing him. That stayed with you longer than I could kill you. The names he was addressing me with. It was painful, and it damaged my sentiments.’

Heard and the children immediately disembarked and proceeded to the island, where they summoned a helicopter to take them away.

In July 2013 Depp, Heard and his two children, Lily-Rose and Jack, went to his private island in the Bahamas so they could take one last trip on his yacht before he sold it to author JK Rowling

‘We take off,’ he said. Lily-Rose is crying in my arms. At the last minute, Jack decided not to join us. I recall being caught between leaving and feeling awful about it. I also had the impression that I’d made a mistake. He was furious with me, and I had no idea what I’d done.’

Depp texted Heard when she was with Lily-Rose, ordering her ‘don’t call again’ and referring to her as a ‘gay camp counselor,’ according to the court documents.

The couple met on the production of the 2011 film The Rum Diary, and Heard revealed that they were dating.

With her blonde strands curled and swept to the side, Heard claimed under oath, ‘I fell head over heals in love with this man.’

Heard told the court that Depp was drinking but ‘didn’t want to tell his kids so he was hiding it from them, putting it in coffee cups and drinking it.’ Depp and his children are pictured in 2013

‘I had the impression that this man knew me and saw me in a manner that no one else had.’ He seemed to understand who I was and where I came from. I felt like the most gorgeous person on the planet when I was around Johnny. ‘I felt as if I were a millionaire.’

She explained how the couple had to keep their relationship under wraps and date in secret because he was divorcing his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis.

‘We had this whirlwind relationship in these beautiful places, falling in love, but not being able to show it because the world was unaware of his and his former partner’s divorce,’ she said. That bothers me as a woman. He said they hadn’t shared a bed in a year and were keeping it a secret from the public to protect the kids.

‘We had to fly beneath the radar as much as possible.’ Johnny pointed out that the rest of the world would blame me and refer to me as a home wrecker. We were dating in secret. ‘It was lovely.’

The two enjoyed a kissing sequence on the set of The Rum Diary, which Heard described as “beyond acting.”

‘We had a kissing scene that felt authentic.’ ‘He kissed me on the lips with his tongue,’ she added. ‘We just had this, it was a flirting friendship thing.’ There was chemistry between us.

‘I sensed something else, something that was definitely beyond the scope of my employment.’ Johnny plainly felt that way about me, but we were both in relationships at the time, and it was a profession that was daunting. That made me feel both intimidated and nervous. We parted ways, and it was a long time before I heard from him again.

The court in Johnny Depp ‘s defamation trial against Amber Heard was shown a photo from March 2013 which included a glass of wh*skey on a table and lines of c*caine 

After filming, the pair did not see each other and only reconciled years later. In October of 2011, they started dating.

‘We had no touch until Johnny called me one day and asked me to his Beverly Hills house. ‘It came out of nowhere.’

Depp, she claimed, sent her many gifts.

‘He brought me a wonderful outfit similar to the one I wore in the movie, along with a lovely handwritten card that said happy wrapping.’ He sent me a couple beautiful, pricey books that I presume are collectibles. He did give me some guitars when I was overseas filming on another project.’

She described the chemistry they shared as ‘impossible to define’ and ‘an energy in the room.’

When they went on a press tour for The Rum Diary in 2011, Heard says the bond grew stronger.

‘After that, we fell in love.’ We went on a press tour, and it was both a wonderful and bizarre experience. We were going from one city to the next, from Europe to New York to Los Angeles, and we were chatting about the film and falling in love.

‘He put me next to him at dinner in London, and we ended up spending the night in my hotel room together.’ It was on for the rest of the press tour.’

The court was shown evidence of Johnny Depp passed out after a dr*g and alc*hol binge. Amber Heard snapped the photo

‘He’d spend gifts and gestures of affection on me, saying how he’d never met a lady like me,’ she said.

‘He took the foil off the bottle and placed it on my ring finger – I’d only been with him for a few weeks – and it felt extremely intense.’ We weren’t going about our daily lives; instead, we were hiding in these locations all over the world. He had a lot of houses, including my house at the time. It felt like a warm glow, and it was a bubble, in this small bubble of secret, with music, books we both liked, and poems we both knew by heart. It was as if I were in a dream. It was like something out of a fairy tale.’

She described the couple as being in a ‘bubble,’ with him staying with her for days at a time, ‘drawing me, reading poetry to me, just talking.’

‘Then he’d vanish, and there’d be no means of contacting him,’ she explained. He went missing for a while and then reappeared, saying he was having health problems and asking if I wanted to join him in the Bahamas.’

‘That’s when I found out he owned an island.’ I was in Spain and diverted my flight to Miami instead of Los Angeles so I could meet him on the island.

‘I observed he was sipping Becks and tea at the same time.’ Tea abounds. Lots of tea, for example. I didn’t think much of it because I assumed the man was a tea connoisseur. We were in the Bahamas for less than a week and enjoyed this great weather.’

Heard took the stand in front of Depp to begin her testimony.

The couple met on the set of the 2011 movie The Rum Diary and she spoke of their budding romance. On the set of The Rum Diary the couple shared a k*ssing scene, where Heard said it went beyond acting. ‘We had a kissing scene and it felt real. He really k*ssed me using his t*ngue,’ she said. ‘We just had this, it was a friendship, flirtatious thing. I felt chemistry’

Heard explained, “I’m here because my ex-husband is suing me for an op-ed I wrote.” ‘ I’m at a loss for words to express how awful it is. It’s been a nightmare for me to sit here for weeks and relive everything, hearing individuals I knew, some well, some not, including my ex-husband, with whom I lived a life, speak about our lives in the way they have.

‘This is the most agonizing and trying experience I’ve ever had.’ Without a doubt.’

The actress spoke about her poor beginnings in a working-class family in Texas. She recalled working in children’s museums, soup kitchens, and with deaf children, all of which she said she ‘liked.’

Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic ab*se’

‘I did a minor bit in a movie in Texas,’ says the actor. An agent from LA came to see the actor I was performing opposite. She stated she’d heard about me from a previous role I’d played.

‘There was no job too small for me.’ I took a chance and put myself out there. She said she’d heard about you and would love to meet you if you were ever in Los Angeles. I asked when I could come,’ Heard explained.

Amber Heard took a photo of a bruise on her arm in March 2013 

‘I spent all I had but $180 to get out there, I landed, I didn’t know anyone, and I was 17 years old.’ I went to every audition, casting, and meeting I could find. Because I didn’t have a car and they were prohibitively expensive, I took the bus. Before smart phones, I carried a guide and a change of tank tops in my bag. I went to approximately ten auditions per day and changed my clothes in the rear of the bus. I was rushing from one audition to the next.’

‘I got a small part in one thing, and then my roles grew larger.’ Since then, progress has been slow. I guess it’s kind of like that, with small parts in bigger movies or major roles in movies that no one would see.’

In his four days of testimony at the A-list trial in Virginia, which began on April 11 and is expected to last another three weeks, Depp said he was a victim of domestic ab*se.

These photos were previously shown in court from May 2016 of Amber Heard with an apparently br*ised cheek

After a 2018 Washington Post article in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic ab*se” without naming her ex-husband, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing Heard for $50 million, claiming she defamed him and destroyed his career.

Heard is countersuing for $100 million, and she is on the stand today after three weeks of sitting silently in the courtroom during Depp’s evidence.

Depp is waging an uphill battle to restore his reputation after the High Court of the United Kingdom decided against him last year when he sued The Sun tabloid for referring to him as a “wife beater.”

After weeks of testimony, a court determined that the outlet’s 2018 piece was’substantially true,’ and that the father-of-two had assaulted Heard a dozen times, putting her in danger three times.

Depp detailed the explosive f*ght he and Amber Heard had in March 2015 in Australia where the top of his f*nger was sev*red when Heard all*gedly thr*w a bottle of v*dka at him

The London court also heard a slew of alarming texts Depp wrote to Avengers star Paul Bettany, including one in which he said, “Lets burn Amber.”

In November 2013, he wrote, “Let’s drown her before we burn her!!!” ‘After that, I’ll f**k her burning corpse to make sure she’s dead.’

According to sources close to Depp, he has never considered settling or dismissing the case and is desperate for a second chance in Virginia, where the London verdict will be hidden from jurors.

With a slew of well-paid lawyers on his side, he’s sure of tipping the scales with new evidence not seen in the ‘wife beater’ case.

Over the last two years, DailyMail.com has been at the forefront of revealing much of the material, from explosive audio recordings to bombshell depositions and police videos.

Bodycam footage from LAPD officers who visited the ex-LA couple’s apartment on the night of the 2016 brawl is included in the cache.

Heard alleges her ex-husband assaulted her before destroying their $1.5 million home, but his attorneys will counter that the recordings show no evidence of damage.

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