Amber Heard has denied involvement in an alleged fecal “prank” that resulted in an enraged Johnny Depp becoming physically violent, a court has heard.
The Hollywood actor was “delusional” after finding the matter on his bed and accused his former partner of being involved, Ms Heard said.
The actress said she wasn’t “in a pranking mood” due to the deterioration in their relationship and said the “disgusting” incident led to Mr Depp becoming violent.
Mr Depp is suing the Aquaman star for defamation over a 2018 article she wrote in the Washington Post that his attorneys wrongly say physically and sexually abused her when they were together.
He has denied all allegations.
Ms Heard was questioned about the incident, which took place in April 2016, just after her 30th birthday.
The court heard Mr Depp discovered feces on a bed at one of his Los Angeles properties and called Ms Heard about the matter.
“I don’t find that funny, I don’t know what a grown woman does. I wasn’t in the mood for pranks either.
“My life collapsed.
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“I was at a crossroads in my life. I had just been attacked on my 30th birthday by my abusive husband who I was madly in love with and had to leave.
“It wasn’t really a happy time and I don’t find that funny. Period. That’s disgusting.”
The court heard evidence the faeces came from Mr Depp’s Yorkshire terrier, Boo, who had “problems with bowel control” after ingesting some of the actor’s marijuana as a puppy.
Ms Heard said that after Mr Depp personally confronted her about the incident, she verbally abused and became physical, leading to her friend Raquel Pennington getting between the two and the actor’s security guards stepping in.
She added that as he left the flat, Mr Depp took a bottle and smashed several objects, and that police were called.
Ms Heard completed her direct evidence on Monday, saying violence had become “almost normal” towards the end of their relationship and describing other alleged cases.
The jury was shown red carpet photos in which Ms Heard appeared to have marks on her arms which she believed were scars caused by Mr Depp.
Audio recordings were also played, in which verbal altercations between the couple could be heard.
Mr Depp has refused to make eye contact with Ms Heard during the three days she has testified.
Long lines continued to form outside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Virginia, and some members of the public had queued overnight to get into the courtroom to watch the proceedings.
Mr Depp has already taken the stand to testify and face cross-examination, and has claimed to have been a victim of domestic violence during the relationship.
The process goes on.
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