Amber Heard Hopes She and Johnny Depp Can “Transfer On” After Trial
Content material warning: This story discusses sexual assault and abuse.
Johnny Depp‘s disturbing textual content messages about ex-wife Amber Heard have surfaced as their authorized drama continues.
On April 13, the texts between the Pirates of the Caribbean actor and his buddy and neighbor Isaac Baruch had been revealed throughout Depp’s $50 million defamation trial in opposition to Heard, who wrote an op-ed for The Washington Put up in 2018 alleging that she was the sufferer of home abuse.
As Baruch was cross-examined on the stand by Heard’s legal professional Elaine Bredehoft, a textual content change from 2016 by which Depp allegedly stated he hoped the Aquaman actress’ physique was rotting within the trunk of a automobile was learn aloud.
”I hope that Amber’s rotten corpse is decomposing in a fucking trunk of a honda civic,” the textual content learn, in keeping with court docket footage posted to Twitter, which Baruch acknowledged as actual, saying, “…I see it right here. Yeah, it was written.”
E! Information has reached out to Depp’s rep who stated they won’t be releasing a remark at the moment.
Depp filed the defamation lawsuit in opposition to Heard in 2019 over abuse allegations in her Washington Put up op-ed, although she by no means named her ex-husband within the piece.
On the primary day of the Fairfax, Virginia, defamation trial, Heard’s legal professional Ben Rottenborn stated in opening statements that proof will present his shopper suffered home abuse by Depp that “took many kinds,” together with emotional, psychological, bodily and verbal abuse.
“You’ll hear in essentially the most graphic and horrifying phrases in regards to the violence that she suffered,” Rottenborn stated on the time about Heard’s upcoming testimony. “You may hear that straight from her. She’s going to get on the stand and she is going to let you know that. It occurred.”
A spokesperson for Depp advised E! Information that Heard’s abuse claims had been “fictitious” and “solely advantageously surfaced years later as soon as she was sued for defamation after noting in her op-ed that she was a sufferer of ‘sexual violence.'”
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