Violent messages from Johnny Depp read in court by his ex-wife’s lawyers

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Washington (AFP) – The lawyers of Amber Heard, ex-wife of Johnny Depp, presented Thursday text messages with violent content, without detailing the context, that the Hollywood star exchanged with relatives, as part of the defamation lawsuit he is bringing. against her.

“I never want to lay eyes on that filthy whore Amber again,” Johnny Depp wrote to a friend in April 2015, two months after they married.

Lawyers for his former wife began cross-examining the actor by reading to the court a slew of messages he had exchanged over the years with multiple contacts, giving no details other than who they spoke to and the date. text messages.

“Let’s burn Amber,” read Ben Rottenborn, who represents Amber Heard. “You said + I’m going to fuck her burned corpse afterwards, to make sure she’s dead +. That’s what you said you would do after you burned her and after you drowned her”, assured the lawyer while reading a message sent in 2013 by the actor to a friend of his.

Dark suit on a black shirt, Johnny Depp appeared still looking serious for the third day of his testimony, reading with his tinted glasses the various documents presented as evidence in court.

Over the course of the questions, his alcohol and drug abuse were also extensively detailed by the lawyers of Ms. Heard who, present in the room, kept an impassive face.

The two former spouses accuse each other of defamation during this trial, very followed and partly broadcast on the news channels, which is held near Washington, following a column she wrote in 2018.

In this text published by the Washington Post, Amber Heard, now 35, did not name Johnny Depp, whom she married in 2015. But she mentioned the accusations of domestic violence she had brought against her husband in 2016.

On Wednesday, the star of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series told the court that the post and allegations had cost him “everything”, leaving him a “finished” man.

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