Amber Heard Says Johnny Depp Lied About Putting ‘the Monster Away for Good’ – He Says Bravo to Her Performance
During her second day of testimony, Amber Heard described what she considered to be “one of the worst and most violent nights of our relationship” with Johnny Depp shortly before she made an appearance on James Corden’s Late Late Show in 2015.
She detailed the violent moment, believing that she would die. Shortly after the day ended in court, spokespeople for Depp and Heard released statements, with Heard accusing Depp of lying about putting “the monster away for good.” But Depp’s team said Heard polished her acting chops on the stand and delivered the “performance of her life.”
Johnny Depp’s team says Amber Heard acted her way through the testimony
Heard became emotional on the stand, something Depp’s team said was the best performance of her career. “As Mr. Depp’s counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver ‘the performance of her life’ in her direct examination,” according to Depp’s PR team (via People).
“While Ms. Heard’s stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr. Depp’s recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made,” Depp’s spokesperson continues. “His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented.”
Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of lying to her
In a statement shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Heard’s team said Depp lied to their client and he is grasping at straws.
“As evidenced by the statement just released, Mr. Depp’s defamation claim is falling apart so rapidly that his counsel are turning from prosecutor to persecutor,” according to Heard’s spokesperson.
“They boast that Mr. Depp’s story has not changed. If so, since he lost the Domestic Violence Restraining Order and he resoundingly lost the libel case in the UK, perhaps he should consider a new strategy rather than the recycled approach of attacking the victim, and refusing to take responsibility for his own conduct.”
“If Mr. Depp was truly innocent, why has he repeatedly apologized to Ms. Heard and promised to put the ‘monster away for good.’ One of Ms. Heard’s disappointments is Mr. Depp’s inability to distinguish fact from fiction – a malady which appears to have spread to his legal team. That same team is so panicked they are fighting tooth and nail to prevent compelling evidence and photos from being introduced. Small wonder Mr. Depp does not have the fortitude or courage to even look at Ms. Heard at all throughout the proceedings – as he could not in the UK trial – and, instead he doodles and snickers,” the statement continued.
“Mr. Depp’s behavior in this trial has been as pitiful as it was in their marriage. Apparently, they feel they must double-down on their demonstrably losing two-part strategy: distract the jury and demonize the victim.”
Amber Heard described a violent and dangerous situation before James Corden show appearance
Heard emotionally recounted being beaten and fearing for her life before her appearance on James Corden’s show.”“I don’t remember even feeling the pain,” Heard said on the stand (via Law and Crime). “I just remember the sound of Johnny’s voice. He got next to my ear and he was screaming over and over and over again. Each time it sounded louder and more desperate: ‘I f***ing hate you.’”
She added, “I could just hear him say that he was going to kill me.” Heard could not recall the number of times Depp hit her but said, “I don’t know how many times: He just hit me over and over and over again, and I got really still. And it felt in my body like quiet. And I thought, ‘This is how I die. He’s gonna kill me now.’”