Heard: Depp’s team of facilitators shielded his drug and alcohol use

Johnny Depp surrounded himself with an entourage of facilitators to protect him from the consequences of his drug and alcohol consumption, testified to his ex-wife Amber Heard.

She also said Depp got upset when he learned she had kissed actor James Franco for a scene in the 2015 film. Adderall’s logs, which led to her being punched by Depp after the situation escalated.

Heard was back on the witness stand on Thursday (Friday morning AEST) to defend herself against her ex-husband’s defamation allegations.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia,
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia. (AP)
Actor Johnny Depp, left, listens to actor Amber Heard testify in the Fairfax County Circuit Court courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia.
Actor Johnny Depp, left, listens to actor Amber Heard testify in the Fairfax County Circuit Court courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia. (AP)

Depp is suing Heard for defamation over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing himself as “a public figure representing domestic violence”. His lawyers say he was defamed by the 2018 article even though he never mentioned his name.

Heard told jurors about photos she took of Depp from 2013 in which he passed out. She said she took the pictures because Depp couldn’t remember what he did when he was drunk and denied what happened while he was passed out.

β€œHe wouldn’t remember it, or he would deny it. There was no one to support me,” she said.

She also gave her description of an incident that had already occurred during the trial, a plane ride in May 2014 from Boston to Los Angeles. According to Heard, Depp was jealous and furious about making a movie with actor James Franco that included a kissing scene.

“He hated, hated James Franco,” she said.

As soon as Depp got on the private plane, he started scolding her about Franco, she said. She got up and walked away, but Depp followed her. At one point, he slapped her, Heard testified. Later, she says, he kicked her and no one on board intervened on her behalf.

Attorney Ben Chew leaves with his client, actor Johnny Depp, at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia.
Attorney Ben Chew leaves with his client, actor Johnny Depp at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia. (AP)

“I felt that boot on my back,” she said. ” I fell on the ground. And nobody said anything. Nobody did anything. You could have heard a pin drop. I just remember feeling so embarrassed.

Depp, who testified earlier in the trial, described the incident differently. He denied drinking excessively before boarding the plane and said Heard started an argument and chased him until he felt compelled to hide in a bathroom.

But jurors heard a recording made by Heard near the end of the incident, in which Depp sounded like Depp was yelling and babbling incoherently. And the jury saw a text message Depp sent to his friend Paul Bettany shortly after the robbery, in which he said he was going to “quit the booze thing properly” because the robbery got “ugly “. I’m admittedly too fβ€”β€”- in my head to spray my rage on the one I love too for a small reason.

Heard testified that she was repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted by Depp, usually when he was drunk or on drugs. Depp has denied ever hitting her, but lawyers for Heard said his denials lack credibility in part because he doesn’t remember what he did when he passed out.

Depp said Heard greatly exaggerated his drinking and tolerated his alcohol well. Depp’s friends, family and employees have taken a stand and supported his claim.

Spectators fill the courtroom before the start of the day at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia.
Spectators fill the courtroom before the start of the day at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia. (AP)

But Heard said that was part of the problem: She said Depp had a team around him that cleaned him up when he got sick and allowed him to go about his business without acknowledging the consequences of his drinking.

Heard is expected to take the stand all day Thursday in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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