Johnny Depp Lawyer Citing Amber Heard Love Note Cross Day 2
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As Amber Heard’s cross-examination entered its second day on May 17, one of Johnny Depp’s lawyers confronted the actress with excerpts from a diary of “love notes” she had kept during months of Depp’s alleged abuse, including one involving the Desire described as “to devour”. him. Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez produced the diary to try to undermine Heard’s claims that Depp hurt her — and to cast her as a woman who oscillates between moments of extreme affection and violent outbursts. Depp claims before Court that Heard defamed him by alleging abuse, so Vasquez is trying to show that Heard’s behavior is at odds with the actions of a person suffering abuse.
Vasquez showed the jurors pages from a joint journal Heard and Depp kept, in which they shared extensive notes with each other. Heard’s first note to Depp in this diary is dated May 22, 2015 – about two months after he allegedly sexually assaulted her in Australia. Heard and Depp used the pet names Slim and Steve, respectively.
“That first message to Mr. Depp in your journal, you wrote, ‘True love isn’t just about the madness of passion or the security of peace instead. No, it’s about having both, falling madly in love with your boyfriend,’” Vasquez read. “That is perhaps what surprised me the most. That I saw in you the true bones of friendship and respect, but of course I still want, perhaps more than ever, to tear you apart, devour you and savor the taste.” The note was signed: “Don’t fret, XX, Slim.”
Photo: Trial evidence
“Yes, it’s a declaration of love,” Heard said. “Did I read that correctly?” Vasquez squeezed. “Yes, you did,” Heard said. Vasquez then questioned Heard about a note she wrote to Depp on April 8, 2016. Heard later claimed that Depp molested her on April 21 of that year, her 30th birthday.
“On the second page of that note you wrote: ‘I’m sorry I’m going crazy. I’m sorry I hurt you. Like you, I can get angry when I’m hurt. When provoked I’m shaken, and last night I was,” Vasquez read. “‘I’m so sorry on my part. None of this should be an excuse for hurting you. Because the truth is, nothing is, there’s never a good enough reason to hurt you. You’re the last thing in the whole world that deserves it, the last person I ever wanted to hurt. i love you steve I’m yours forever, Slim.’”
Photo: Trial evidence
“Did I read that correctly?” Vasquez asked. “That’s right,” Heard replied. Heard testified that she “did not seek treatment” after the alleged sexual assault in March 2015. The cross-examination continues.
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