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Johnny Depp Gives Concluding Statement At Defamation Trial

By Chinelo Eze
26 April 2022   |   9:13 am
Johnny Depp has concluded his testimony in the ongoing defamation trial against Amber Heard which began on April 11. On the fourth day on the stand in a Virginia court on Monday, Depp was questioned by Ben Rottenborn who is representing Amber Heard. Rottenborn raised questions about audio recordings of arguments with Heard to ascertain…

Johnny Depp | Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Johnny Depp has concluded his testimony in the ongoing defamation trial against Amber Heard which began on April 11.

On the fourth day on the stand in a Virginia court on Monday, Depp was questioned by Ben Rottenborn who is representing Amber Heard.

Rottenborn raised questions about audio recordings of arguments with Heard to ascertain if Amber was the only individual who had a drinking problem.

In response , Johnny Depp said, “Sir, if anyone had a problem with my drinking, at any time in my life, it was me,” Depp replied.

He added, ‘’The only person I’ve abused in my life is myself.”

Following that he was then questioned by his own attorney Jessica Meyers Depp.

Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for $50 million over a 2018 opinion article she wrote for The Washington Post where she insinuated Depp as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Depp alleged that he lost everything including his acting career since the article’s publication even though his name was not mentioned in it.

The estranged couples accuse themselves of being violent while they were still together and are both denying that.

Depp and Heard released a press statement affirming their divorce in August 2016, which read “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love.”

Depp describes how he deals with unpleasant situations saying that he handles it with with humour.

In his testimony he described his times with Heard saying that “No one deserves to live like that,” as he would leave the room or the house while trying to manage her rage.

Depp’s attorney Meyers, played a recording of a conversation in 2016 that took place between Heard and Depp revealing Heard’s concern about her reputation since the report of abuse in their marriage.

“What did you say in response when Ms. Heard said, ‘Tell the world, Johnny. Tell them, Johnny Depp, I, Johnny Depp, a man, I’m a victim, too, of domestic violence’?” Meyers asked Depp.

“I said, ‘Yes. I am,'” Depp responded.

Since the trial, Heard is yet to testify.

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