“Ridiculous, humiliating, ridiculous, painful, wild, incredibly brutal, cruel and all wrong,” Depp said when asked about his reaction to Heard’s allegations when she testified early in the trial.
Depp testified on Wednesday as a rebuttal witness – both he and Heard testified extensively at the beginning of the trial.
He provided some specific answers to some of the specific allegations made by Heard and her sister, Whitney Henriquez, who provided some of Heard’s strongest corroborative testimony.
He concluded his testimony with a definitive denial of the allegations.
“I’ve never in my life committed sexual abuse, physical abuse, and all these outlandish, outrageous stories of myself committing those things,” he said. “And live with it for six years, waiting for the truth to come out.”
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He said, “No matter what, I came here and I spoke the truth and spoke up for what I’ve been reluctantly carrying on my back for the past six years.”
Depp will be interrogated on Wednesday afternoon.
Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure who advocates domestic violence.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the article, although he never mentioned his name.
Depp has denied ever hitting Heard and says she was the perpetrator of the relationship. Heard has testified about more than a dozen counts of physical abuse she allegedly suffered at Depp’s hands.
Depp also denied a claim by Heard that Depp had nothing to do with getting her a role in the superhero blockbuster Aquaman. When Heard testified, she was clearly offended by a question from Depp’s attorneys suggesting Depp got her the part.
However, Depp said after Heard auditioned for the role, he spoke to the studio on her behalf. He was prevented from going into the details of his talks when Heard’s attorneys objected, but said that “she ended up getting the job, so I hope I had curbed her worries to some extent.”
Also on Wednesday, supermodel Kate Moss, a former girlfriend of Depp, denied that she had ever been pushed or attacked by Depp in the course of their relationship.
Moss also testified as a rebuttal witness. Heard referenced Moss in her statement and a rumor that Depp pushed Moss down a flight of stairs when they were dating.
Moss, in a statement provided via video link, said Depp never attacked her. She said she once slipped down a flight of stairs at a Jamaican resort after a rainstorm, and Depp came to her rescue.
She testified for less than 5 minutes and was not cross-examined.
Depp also addressed the allegation in his statement, saying it happened exactly as Moss said it did. He said he told Heard the story about Moss years ago and “Ms. Heard took the story and turned it into a very ugly incident, all in her head.”
Both sides are expected to present their final witnesses on Thursday, with final arguments expected on Friday.
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