Inside the Hicksville Trailer Amber Heard Claimed Johnny Depp Abused Her In

During Amber Heard’s first day on the stand for the $50 million defamation case against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, she spoke about a trailer park “getaway” called Hicksville.

She claimed that in May 2013, Depp abused her in their trailer on the retreat during a trip with friends. Based on Heard’s testimony, we’ve pieced together the evidence and found the trailer that Heard and Depp stayed in where the alleged abuse took place.

ctor Amber Heard stands up for recess as Ben Chew, attorney for actor Johnny Depp, looks on at Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case against her by Depp in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022. - US actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."
Amber Heard | Elizabeth Frantz/ Getty Image

Amber Heard takes the stand

On May 4, Heard takes the stand for the first time in the defamation trial against her ex-husband, Depp. The Aquaman actor recounted a trip the couple took to Hicksville with their friends. Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, asks Heard, “Let’s tell the jury about Hicksville, May 2013. Can you tell the jury what transpired at Hicksville?”

US actress Amber Heard (C) stands in the courtroom with her legal team at the Fairfax County Circuit Court, during a defamation case against her by ex-husband, US actor Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022.
Amber Heard | Elizabeth Frantz/ Getty Image

Heard testified, “It is like a fancy trailer park, like a little hotel in the middle of nowhere, set up with these little trailers. And we had made a plan to go there with friends.” Heard explained the plan was to go to Hicksville with a friend and do “laughy drugs” such as mushrooms and MDMA. They planned to hang out by the campfire and listen to music.

She continued on the stand, “There’s really not a lot else to do out there. It’s like a getaway.” She said the trip was going well until a female friend was getting too comfortable with Heard. The actor claimed Depp yelled at the friend, saying, “‘Hey man, you think you’re touching my f***ing girl?'” Heard then claimed that it led to Johnny twisting the woman’s wrist before threatening to break it.

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp abused her in the Hicksville trailer

Heard claimed that she and Depp agreed to go and talk about the incident inside their trailer. She testified that Depp had “turned the rage onto the trailer itself,” and he began destroying it. She said, “He began smashing things. He picked up something on the table [and] threw it right into the glass cabinet.”

The trailer 'The New World', at Hisckville Palace in Joshua Tree, California.
‘The New World’ | Hicksville Palace

She claimed, “He hit, with his hand, a wall sconce. He cleared the tabletop on the little fold-down kitchen, dining room area in this trailer. I mean, it’s a trailer, so there’s only so much you can do.” Heard said that Depp was screaming at her.

She said, “I eventually go back into the back, the bedroom area. He comes into the bedroom area. We had what I can only describe as it sounded like nonsense from him. It wasn’t making sense.”

The actor continued her testimony, “It became clear to me that he was like looking for something. He cleared things off the bed.” She said, “I went into the bathroom. And as I came out, he asked me where it is and how long I’ve been hiding it.”

Heard continued, “We’re standing in this little hallway area outside of the bathroom, and he starts patting me down.” She then claimed that Depp had ripped her clothing off and conducted a “cavity search” while looking for his missing cocaine. She said, “I just stood there looking at the stupid light. I didn’t know what else to do.”

Which trailer did Johnny Depp and Amber Heard stay in?

The retreat that Heard spoke about on the stand is Hicksville Trailer Palace in Joshua Tree, CA. The property has 11 unique accommodations, most of which include old 1950’s inspired trailers.

Of the 11 properties, one trailer, in particular, matches the description given by Heard — ‘The New World.‘ Check out a video tour of the trailer below:

Hicksville Trailer Palace – New World Tour from Hicksville Palace on Vimeo.

‘The New World’ trailer has a fold-down table in the kitchen and dining room, wall sconces, glass cabinets, a bed in the back of the trailer, and a bathroom that opens into a little hallway. The hallway has a light, just as Heard had testified in the courtroom. Also, it’s interesting that none of the other trailers on the property have all of those features.

The trailer is described on the official Hicksville website:

“This 40 foot original 1950’s trailer was named after Roger Corman’s studio, and is our homage to beloved ‘B’ reel movies, and has a mid-century modern style. The New World features a full Kitchen, full Bathroom, queen bed, bunk beds, two twin sofas, flat screen DVD with DVD’s, AC Unit/ Heat, large deck with rocker and outdoor Table/Seating, dog Friendly (2 max), and sleeps 6. Wifi available.”

Hicksville Palace

Amber Heard said the manager was angry at Johnny Depp for destroying the trailer

On the stand, Heard recalled what happened after the alleged abuse. She said, “I remember my friends were out by the pool. There was a pool in the center of the trailer park. And I remember putting on my face and going back into this crowd. I remember seeing my friends by the pool and having a great time. And no one knew, I felt so lonely.”

US actor Johnny Depp arrives at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 19, 2022. - Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse.
Johnny Depp in court | Jim Watson/Getty

She said, “I smiled and made a joke about how trashed the trailer got. We had to get the manager, who started off furious that Johnny had wrecked the thing, and then he had this black mesh tank top.”

Hard said that the manager had walked into the trailer, “I remember he went into the trailer and looked around and was like, ‘Woah, what happened here. Woah.'” And Heard claimed that Depp had talked his way out of the damages and somehow charmed the manager into no longer being upset.

With the help of Heard’s testimony, at least we can piece together where the couple stayed during the incident in May 2013.

How to get help: In the U.S., call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text START to 88788.

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