Slander trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The key events in the slander trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, both actors, are suing each other for slander, saying they were abused before and during their two-year marriage.

On Tuesday, Heard’s defense team declared the case closed. The closing arguments are set on Friday.

The following are crucial moments in the trial thus far:

— Depp claimed he never hit Heard or any other lady. He claimed she became abusive and “bullied” him with “demeaning name calling.”

“If I stayed to dispute, I was confident it would eventually develop into violence, and it often did.”

— The two gave conflicting stories of an argument in early 2015 in Australia, where Depp was filming a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film.

Heard allegedly tossed a vodka bottle at Depp, severing the top of his right middle finger. The actor claimed he went into shock and used his own blood to write messages to Heard on the wall.

Heard denied hurting Depp and said she was the one who suffered injuries that night. She informed the jury, through weeping, that Depp sexually abused her.

“I was terrified,” she admitted. “I had recently married him.”

— Heard said that Depp smashed her nose and cut clumps of her hair off after another violent confrontation a few months later.

— Heard’s counsel presented images of injuries sustained during several arguments, including scars on her arm visible as she posed on a red carpet and redness and swelling around her eyes.


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