Amber Heard’s Abuse Claims Contradicts Evidence
Jurors were shown images of Amber Heard’s unblemished back at a movie premiere the day after she testified that Johnny Depp kneeled on her back and severely abused her in a Tokyo hotel room.
“You agree there are no bruises or physical marks?” Camille Vasquez, Depp’s defense attorney, asked. She replied, “Not that I can see.”
Amber Heard was given a series of photos taken of her at an event the night before she testified that her ex-husband had assaulted her so hard that she may have broken her nose.
“Your nose doesn’t appear to be injured in any of these pictures, does it Ms. Heard?” asked Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez on cross-examination. “I’m wearing makup,” she replied.
“And makeup covers up swelling?” pressed Depp’s attorney. “Makeup will not cover up swelling but ice will,” Heard replied. “Normally the swelling after that kind of injury is not as bad as you would imagine.”
According to Heard, Depp accused her of flirting with another woman while the couple attended the Met Gala in May 2014. After being hit in the face, she stated she had a swelled, discolored nose.
Amber Heard resumed her evidence in the libel lawsuit launched by her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, on Monday after taking a week break.
The trial is now in its fifth week, and jurors have seen many images of Heard purporting to show the violence she claims she endured from Depp during their relationship.
According to Heard, Depp allegedly hurled a phone at her face. In May of 2016, Heard filed for divorce two days after the altercation.
She won a temporary restraining order during a court hearing a few days later, and was widely photographed leaving the courthouse with an obvious red mark on her right cheek.
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