Johnny Depp was amused when Amber Heard’s sister testified the former couple’s fights resulted in smashed appliances.
Johnny Depp looked amused as Whitney Henriquez, the younger sister of Amber Heard, first joined the ongoing defamation trial in Fairfax on Wednesday May 18. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor didn’t try to hold back his laughter as Whitney described how the former couple’s heated arguments often resulted in a device being destroyed.
Whitney, who for a time lived in the same penthouse complex as Depp and Heard in the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles, was faced with a series of questions about the fights she allegedly fought between the pirate actor and the Aquaman actress witnessed.
Whitney said with the utmost certainty, “Every time they fought or argued, one piece of equipment broke. She lost a phone, a tablet, a computer — you could almost guarantee something would be destroyed if they fought.” As Whitney has repeatedly testified, Depp, 58, had a rather interesting reaction. He turned to his legal counsel, who was sitting next to him, and whispered something in Depp’s ear, which he found funny. After letting out several giggles, Depp seemed completely unfazed by the allegations and accusations his ex-sister-in-law was making. This is the second time Depp’s laughter has been noticed in court.
Whitney further claimed that her sister’s phone was often the source of the former couple’s fights. She told the jury, “Very often, fights were at least partially surrounded by text messages or something he found on their phones.” Whitney explained that things got really bad when Heard “wasn’t even allowed to have passwords on her phone.” She also clarified that when Heard protected her phone with a password, Depp memorized it. She claimed, “There was no expectation of privacy.”
Whitney also claimed Depp asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement after he allegedly hit her during a violent attack on the Aquaman actress in March 2015. During the incident, which became known as the “stair case,” Depp reportedly hit her back, threw a Red Bull can at a friend, grabbed Heard’s hair and punched her before destroying her closet.
“I’m standing at the top of the stairs with my back to the stairs and at that moment Johnny runs up the stairs. I face Amber. He comes up behind me and punches me in the back,” Whitney testified.
She said Heard yelled at Depp “don’t hit my frigging sister” and then “hit him, land one”. After hitting Depp, Heard grabbed his wife’s hair and “repeatedly” slapped her in the face, Whitney said. “Johnny had already grabbed Amber’s hair with one hand and kept slapping her across the face with the other.”
Another friend pulled them apart and took Depp to another room while taking Heard to a room, she told the court. Whitney said she could hear Depp “screaming like an animal.”
After the incident, Whitney claimed she found a non-disclosure agreement on her counter that she could sign. She said that she did not sign the NDA.