Amber Heard‘s second day of cross examination began Tuesday with intense questioning by Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez.
The court was shown Depp and Heard’s ‘love journal’ they would both write in to each other.
In a diary entry on May 22, 2015, Heard wrote: ‘True love isn’t about just the madness of passion or picking the safety of peace. It’s about having both. I have seen in you the true bones of friendship and respect but I still more than ever want to rip you apart, devour you and savor the taste.’
When pressed by Depp’s attorney Vasquez on the contents, Heard told the jury it was a ‘love note’ to Depp, whose own writings in the book were redacted.
Heard has previously claimed that during her honeymoon with Depp in July 2015 aboard the Orient Express he brutally assaulted her.
But the court was shown a note in the diary from July 22 that year which read: ‘My husband, happy honeymoon.’
Cross examination of Amber Hoard continued Tuesday with questioning by Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez
In a diary entry on May 22, 2015, Heard wrote: ‘I have seen in you the true bones of friendship and respect but I still more than ever want to rip you apart, devour you and savor the taste’
Heard has previously claimed that during her honeymoon with Depp in July 2015 aboard the Orient Express he brutally assaulted her. But the court was shown a note in the diary from July 22nd that year which read: ‘My husband, happy honeymoon’
In a note on August 1, 2015, Heard wrote: ‘I couldn’t wait to tell you how much I adore you ‘I couldn’t have imagined a more gorgeous honeymoon’
The inside cover was a photo from when they were back in Australia having made up after the fight two months before. You can see Depp’s injured finger in the photo
The inside cover was a photo from when they were back in Australia having made up after the fight two months before.
Heard said that the image, where they are arm in arm on a boat, was ‘much later’ once they returned to Australia.
Heard said this was during a ‘honeymoon period’ when Depp was clean and sober.
Heard signed it off as ‘Slim’, Depp’s nickname for her.
In a note on April 8, 2016, Heard wrote: ‘I am sorry I can get crazy. I am sorry I hurt you. Like you I can get wicked when I get hurt’.
Heard added that she was ‘sorry for my part’, and that there is ‘never a reason good enough to hurt you’.
In a note on August 1, 2015, Heard wrote: ‘I couldn’t wait to tell you how much I adore you
‘I couldn’t have imagined a more gorgeous honeymoon’.
The following day Heard wrote that she missed Depp and called him a ‘warm, loving husband’.
Vasquez asked Heard if the book was a ‘love journal’ and she said yes.
Heard said: ‘The book was more of a love note book and part of communication, it was important for me to try to nurture as much peace as we possibly could’.
Vasquez asked if it was ‘also an opportunity to apologize to Mr. Depp for your behavior?’
Heard said it was ‘important to apologize’ to move on from fights.
In a note on August 17, 2015, Heard wrote, ‘I’m sorry I shook the wheel so hard. God damn I love you Johnny, I’m tied to you forever.
‘Let me try to fix this, let me try to patch this You deserve it. I need you….You’re my cornerstone, my heart, my all. I hate it when we fight.
‘I love you more than anything. I need you, I love you.’
On August 15, Heard wrote to Depp, ‘My love, Why do we fight? Ever – why?! I love you more than anything else.’
In a note on August 17, 2015, Heard wrote, ‘I’m sorry I shook the wheel so hard. God damn I love you Johnny, I’m tied to you forever. ‘Let me try to fix this, let me try to patch this You deserve it. I need you….You’re my cornerstone, my heart, my all. I hate it when we fight. ‘I love you more than anything. I need you, I love you’
GRILLED OVER GIFTING ‘ABUSIVE’ JOHNNY A KNIFE
The court was shown the actual knife that Heard bought Depp as a present in 2012 – it has the inscription ‘Hasta la muerte’, or ‘Until Death’ on it.
Heard has testified that Depp used to say that the ‘only way out of this relationship is death’, which is why she inscribed it as such.
Until now the jury has only seen photos of the weapon.
Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez asked the master deputy of the court to show the knife to Heard and the jury, which he did.
Vasquez asked Heard if this was a period when Depp was being violent, and Heard said that he was in and out of sobriety in 2012.
Vasquez said: ‘During these cycles of violence you gave Mr. Depp a knife as a gift?
Heard said: ‘I gave him a knife for a birthday present early in our relationship, around 2012’
Vasquez said: ‘That’s the knife you gave to the man who was hitting you.’
Heard shot back: I wasn’t worried he was going to stab me with it.’
Vasquez said: ‘But you gave it to him?’
Heard admitted: ‘I gave it to him.’
The court was shown the actual knife that Heard bought Depp as a present in 2012 – it has the inscription ‘Hasta la muerte’, or ‘Until Death’ on it
Heard said that the night before her wedding to Depp in February 2015 on his private island in the Bahamas she planned to take mushrooms with her girlfriends for her bachelorette party.
The court was shown an email Heard sent on February 2, 2015 about the planning of the wedding itself.
The schedule said that after a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding there would be a ‘dance party and drugs and music.’
The court has previously heard that Heard and her friends were taking MDMA during the ceremony itself.
Asked about the email, Heard claimed it was a ‘proposed’ schedule and that the final running order was different.
Vasquez asked bitingly: ‘You planned to have drugs at your wedding to someone you characterized as a drug addict?’
Heard said that the ‘schedule ended up changing quite a bit.’
Vasquez said: ‘The original idea was to have a rehearsal dinner with your husband, the drug addict, the monster, and do drugs with girlfriends?’
Heard said: ‘I realize that’s what the email suggests. The schedule ended up changing.’
She added that there was going to be marijuana on the island and that she planned to do a ‘cuddle puddle’ with her girlfriends during the bachelorette party while they were high on mushrooms, referring to them having a group hug.
The court was shown an email Heard sent on February 2, 2015 about the planning of the wedding itself. The schedule said that after a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding there would be a ‘dance party and drugs and music’
CHALLENGED OVER AUSTRALIA ‘HOSTAGE’ SITUATION
Vasquez challenged Heard’s recollection of the fight in Australia in March 2015 when she claims he cut his fingertip off while bashing a phone against a wall.
Depp has claimed that Heard sliced it off when she threw a vodka bottle at him.
The court was shown a photo of the bar area from after the fight at the rented property that Heard and Depp were staying at.
Vasquez asked why the broken pieces of the wall mounted phone could not seen on the floor.
Heard claimed that whoever took the picture was standing ‘right in front’ of where the phone should be. The court was shown another photo of the bar area with an intact phone in it.
Heard said that wasn’t the phone Depp smashed and the one he destroyed was ‘decorative, large and antique’ – the photo shown to the jury was a modern design.
Vasquez asked Heard about the sequence of events that Heard was claiming happened.
She inquired whether it was correct to say that Depp smashed the phone, assaulted Heard, lost the tip of his finger then sexually assaulted her.
Heard said: ‘I have never claimed that I can remember the exact sequence. This was a multi-day assault, that happened over three days and was the worst thing that happened to me.’
Vasquez challenged Heard over her claim that Depp sexually assaulted her with a bottle.
The jury were shown an image of a bottle of Makers Mark liquor that Heard claimed she found the morning afterwards and testified that it appeared to be the bottle Depp used.
Heard has previously described feeling a ‘pressure’ on her pubic bone and thought Depp was punching her private parts.
Vasquez asked: ‘This is Maker’s Mark bottle Mr. Depp assaulted you with?’
Heard said that it was ‘definitely that shape.’
The court was shown photos taken by Heard of writing on the mirrors of the property in black and red paint and blood that Depp wrote after the fight. Vasquez asked Heard if she wasn’t in any of the because ‘because you didn’t have any visible injuries on you?’ Heard said she was capturing the writing
The jury were shown an image of a bottle of Makers Mark liquor that Heard claimed she found the morning afterwards and testified that it appeared to be the bottle Depp used
Heard said that she had cuts to her forearms, feet and a bruise on her jaw.
But she admitted that she ‘didn’t seek treatment’ from a doctor for the injuries.
Heard also admitted that, in contrast to other incidents of violence, she did not take pictures of her injuries.
The court was shown photos taken by Heard of writing on the mirrors of the property in black and red paint and blood that Depp wrote after the fight.
Vasquez asked Heard if she wasn’t in any of the because ‘because you didn’t have any visible injuries on you?’
Heard said she was capturing the writing.
Vasquez asked Heard if she wrote in red on the mirror: ‘Call Carly Simon, she said it better babe.’ The message appeared to be a reference to Simon’s song ‘You’re So Vain.’
Vasquez said: ‘If you did write that it would mean your husband is writing around bleeding from his finger and you’re writing snarky messages.’
Heard said: ‘I don’t know what your question is’.
The court was played an audio recording of Depp and Heard later talking about the incident in Australia in which Depp described being followed around the house by his then wife.
Vasquez asked Heard if this is what ‘really happened in Australia’, that she pursued Depp through ‘five bathroom doors and two bedrooms’ as the audio detailed.
Heard shot back that Depp ‘is not an accurate historian’, causing him to laugh out loud in court.
She claimed that she knocked on one bathroom door and that she didn’t assault Depp
Vasquez asked: You weren’t scared of him at all were you?’
Heard said: ‘I have a mixed relationship with Johnny. One in which I’m scared one in which I love him very much’.
Vasquez asked if during the Australia incident she wasn’t scared of him.
Heard said: ‘This is a man who tried to kill me. Of course it’s scary. He’s also my husband’.
HEARD CLAIMS PHOTO OF JOHNNY DEPP WITH BRUISES IS PHOTOSHOPPED
Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez presented a photo from the couple’s honeymoon in 2015 that shows the Pirates of the Caribbean actor with dark bruises under his eyes. Depp, posing alongside his now ex-wife and three others, appeared to have visible injuries and swelling on his face.
Heard said under cross examination, ‘I’ve seen this picture before, and he’s not injured in it. This one is photoshopped.’
Heard claimed that on this trip Depp slapped her across the face, grabbed her by the neck and pushed her against the wall of a train car, however there is no photographic evidence of Heard’s alleged injuries.
Vasquez said, ‘This is the only photo from your honeymoon that shows someone injured.’
Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez presented a photo from the couple’s honeymoon in 2015 that shows the Pirates of the Caribbean actor with dark bruises under his eyes
Depp, posing alongside his now ex-wife and three others, appeared to have visible injuries and swelling on his face
Heard claimed that her honeymoon with Depp was ‘peaceful’ until he started drinking ‘brown alcohol’.
‘The train trip itself was peaceful up until Johnny would start drinking brown alcohol. He’d already started drinking champagne when he wrapped on Pirates 5,’ Heard said.
‘I wasn’t ready to accept we’d gone back to a pattern at all. On the last night on the train after this was taken Johnny and I got into argument about him wanting me to agree to him drinking liquor. An argument followed in our sleeping car.
‘Johnny slapped me across the face and got a hold of my neck and pushed me up against the wall of the car. It was a small narrow sleeper car.
‘He was standing on the floor. I was trying to get his arms off my neck and he was squeezing my neck for what felt like a very long time.
‘Every time he’d pull me away from the car he’d slam me up against the wall. I remember trying to get his arms off my neck and remember thinking he could not even mean to kill me
‘I remember being scared he wouldn’t even mean to do it. Clawing at him, trying to get his arms away from my neck. At one point he tripped the top of my shirt, I had a breast exposed
‘I pull at the lapel of his shirt and he rips the shirt off of him and wraps it around my neck and that’s how I woke up the next morning, I woke up with it still around my neck and a giant knot in the back of my head.’
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s caustic relationship
February 3, 2015
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard marry in a private civil ceremony at their LA home, four years after they met as co-stars on the set of The Rum Diary. The couple celebrate with a lavish reception on an idyllic private island in the Bahamas that Depp bought in 2004 for $3.6 million.
April 21, 2015
Heard breaches Australia’s biosecurity laws when she and Depp fail to declare their two Yorkshire terriers when they arrive Down Under on a private jet for the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Heard admits falsifying quarantine documents and is placed on a $1,000 one-month good behavior bond.
May 23, 2016
Heard files for divorce after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Four days later a judge issues a temporary restraining order against Depp over domestic violence allegations. Pictures of Heard’s alleged injuries hit the tabloids but the LAPD finds no evidence of a crime.
August 16, 2016
Depp and Heard reach a $7 million divorce settlement which the actress promises to give to charity. Their marriage was ‘intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,’ the former lovers say in a statement. ‘There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm’.
December 18, 2018
The Washington Post publishes an op-ed by Heard, an ambassador for women’s rights at for the American Civil Liberties Union, urging support for women who suffer domestic violence. ‘Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,’ reads the headline.
March 1, 2019
Despite not being named in the article, Depp files a $50 million defamation suit in Fairfax Circuit Court, Virginia saying it implied he was an abuser and got him fired from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Depp dismisses Heard’s abuse allegations as a ‘hoax’ and claims he was actually the victim of her violence.
August 10, 2020
Heard countersues for $100 million, claiming vengeful Depp and his lawyer Adam Waldman targeted her with a vicious smear campaign, using media allies and internet trolls to amplify false stories about her and derail her acting career.
November 1, 2020
Depp faces an uphill battle to save his reputation after he loses a libel battle with a British tabloid that labeled him a ‘wife beater’. A judge in London’s rules that The Sun’s 2018 article was ‘substantially true’ and that the father-of-two had attacked Heard a dozen times, causing her to fear for her life on three occasions.
April 11, 2022
After lengthy delays due to the Covid pandemic, the former flames finally lock horns in Fairfax County, Virginia where the Washington Post servers that published the disputed op-ed are based. The trial is expected to last six to seven weeks and celebrities tipped to give evidence include James Franco, Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin.