Johnny Depp’s lawyer grills Amber Read on ‘bottle’ intercourse assault
FAIRFAX, Va. — Johnny Depp’s lawyer on Tuesday grilled Amber Listened to on her declare the actor sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle — and confirmed passionate really like notes in which she wrote she required to “rip” him aside.
Camille Vasquez, Depp’s attorney, released the 2nd working day of Heard’s cross-evaluation by asking the “Aquaman” actress about her claim that her then-partner violated her with a bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon throughout a fight in March 2015.
She pressed Heard, 36, on why there were no healthcare documents stemming from the alleged assault, irrespective of the actress professing that she sustained cuts to her toes and was bleeding.
“I didn’t find therapy,” Listened to explained in Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom in Virginia.
Vasquez also pushed Listened to on the development of the fight. Read has testified that Depp, 58, allegedly smashed a cellular phone and lower off the idea of his finger, in advance of pinning her down on a countertop and allegedly inserting the liquor bottle into her human body.
The couple, who were being newlyweds at the time, were dwelling in Australia whilst Depp was taking pictures a fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Heard pushed back, expressing she can not recall the actual sequence of events and has in no way claimed to do so.
“As I have constantly said, I really do not remember exactly what happened initial, or the sequence,” she explained.
Read earlier testified she feared the bottle within her was damaged. A photo taken right after the alleged assault — which was shown in court Tuesday — showed the bottle was intact.
Depp has maintained that he was the target, and that he dropped the tip of his center finger when Read hurled a vodka bottle at him. He then allegedly tried out to disguise from Listened to as she went around the property banging on doors, striving to locate him, according to his lawyer.
“You’re the just one who assaulted an individual with a bottle in Australia, isn’t that right, Ms. Listened to?” Vasquez requested. “You weren’t frightened of him at all, were being you?”
“I did not assault Johnny in Australia. I did not assault Johnny ever,” Listened to responded.
Vasquez then confronted Listened to about her producing a sequence of really like notes to Depp in the months following the alleged assault.
“True enjoy isn’t just about the madness of enthusiasm … it is about your finest friend,” she wrote in just one missive to her spouse. “I want to rip you apart.”
The handwritten letter was signed “Slim” — a nickname Depp utilised for his then-wife.
In one more, Heard wrote to Depp that he was the “last human being I at any time intended to hurt” and “there is in no way a superior more than enough purpose to damage you.”
Listened to claimed she thought Depp experienced strike rock bottom just after the Australia struggle and was committed to sobriety. She has claimed most of the assaults occurred even though Depp was below the impact of medicine or alcohol.
“When items were superior, they were being genuinely very good,” she mentioned.
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Depp is suing Read for $50 million, professing that she defamed him by producing an op-ed piece in the Washington Put up, in which she explained herself as “a community determine symbolizing domestic abuse.”
With Publish wires