“I remember just feeling like my lip caught my teeth and a little bit of blood spilled on the wall,” the actress explained in her statement
Although the defamation trial was halted following Amber Heard’s initial testimony, talks are not over. While testifying against Johnny Depp, the actress opened up about multiple alleged abusive incidents she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband, to whom she was married for around two years.
She also spoke about a specific episode between her and Depp that apparently left her with a bloody lip, which her legal team tried to prove by showing a photo. However, the court reportedly refused to see the picture because it was not presented in time as evidence in court. In addition, Depp’s team has labeled the allegation and the photo as fake as it does not match their previous allegations.
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Describing the incident in court, Heard said: “I was in one of those fights, I think it’s this one, in his ECB downtown, we call it a loft, and we’re in the kitchen-living room area and he throws me back. And, you know, it was, you know, he wears a lot of rings. I remember just feeling like my lip had caught my teeth and a little bit of blood landed on the wall. Simple, a little blood on the wall.”
Though the photo didn’t make it to court, TMZ got its hands on it, which showed the 36-year-old actress with a tiny bit of blood on her lower left lip. She was also seen holding a small note that read, “I will be returning xxx.” According to her, the note was penned by the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star.
But Depp’s team called out their charge and the photo. The team told TMZ that during the 2020 UK trial allegations were made that the actor’s alleged abuse of Heard began in 2013. However, the photo was from 2012, which the tabloid was able to verify. Separately, a source close to the ‘Aquaman’ actress defended her, saying she had been mistaken for dating in the UK, but her therapist documentation clarified that Depp allegedly started abusing her in early 2012.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the long pause in the trial could work in Heard’s favor. Los Angeles jury advisor Richard Gabriel commented, “What we heard last really stays with us. Instead of focusing and focusing on something else, the jury will sit on Heard’s testimony for more than a week. That’s a real thing.”
“It’s not laundry, it’s good for her. The timing of the exams is very important – when you introduce things, who gets to go last. Who speaks before a weekend. All of these things are important,” Gabriel remarked.
NBC News legal analyst Danny Cevallos explained, “These are things that lawyers worry about all the time, and sometimes you’re unlucky. This is a significant break and people will marinate in it [Heard’s testimony]’ before adding, ‘I’ve seen this in divorce cases and judges who have handled divorce cases would tell you it’s possible [for jurors] neither side to believe, ‘smallpox in both houses.’ It’s possible that none of them are credible, and if that’s the case, then Johnny Depp hasn’t lived up to his burden.”