Johnny Depp wraps up testimony in defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard
You may have been seeing a fair few Johnny Depp and Amber Heard memes and clips going around. Their high-profile court case has been going on since 2019, and now it’s really heating up. Depp sued ex-wife Heard for US$50 million over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed where she talked about her experience with domestic abuse. She didn’t name him, but it left Depp’s acting career in shambles.
The he-said, she-said accusations have been swirling since another libel case was launched by Depp against tabloid newspaper The Sun in 2018, which called him a “wife beater.” He lost that one. Most recently in this case, though, Depp was questioned over recordings of arguments between himself and Heard and alcohol abuse, calling the later stages of his marriage “horrific."
“Sir, if anyone had a problem with my drinking, at any time in my life, it was me," said Johnny Depp, in response to Heard’s lawyers who asked about his substance abuse history. “The only person I’ve abused in my life is myself."
“No one deserves to live like that," said Depp, referring to the later stages of his marriage with Heard, which he described as “horrific.”