Johnny Depp was confronted with a harsh cross-examination on Thursday as part of the defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. The attorneys probed Depp about his past drinking and drug use, as well the grisly text messages he sent his friends about his former wife.
“‘I will f*** her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she is dead.’ That’s what you said you would do after you burned her and after you drowned her — did I read that right?” Heard’s lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn asked Depp.
“You certainly did, yes sir,”Depp stated.
Rottenborn also interrogated Depp over text messages he sent to his bodyguard 2013 and the following: “I’ll smack the ugly c*** around before I let her in” “Did that worthless hooker arrive?”
“And you think that you live up the standards of a southern gentleman?”Rottenborn questioned Depp.
“Yes — raised to be a southern gentleman. That is to say, when chivalry was still alive and allowed,”Depp stated.
Depp has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, claiming she libeled him in a 2018 op-ed piece for The Washington Post about domestic violence. In the article she stated she was a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Depp has categorically denied ever touching Heard, and said that her allegations were false. “not based in any species of truth.” The actor’s friends, family and employees have testified so far that Heard was the aggressor in their relationship, and physically assaulted him several times.
Several of Depp’s famous friends came up in testimony, including Marilyn Manson.
“One of your good friends you have taken drugs with is Marilyn Manson, right?”Rottenborn asked.
“Yes, we drank together. We’ve had cocaine together maybe a couple times. I once gave Marilyn Manson a pill so that he would stop talking so much,”Depp stated.
A photo taken at Depp’s house in 2013 appearing to show lines of cocaine and a glass of whiskey was also introduced in court. The actor attempted to make fun of the photo which was taken at 8:15 a.m.
“Isn’t happy hour anytime?” Depp asked.
He also laughed about his wild past, stating that he has. “assaulted a couch or two”Rottenborn asked Depp about his hotel room trash. The court also heard Depp sounding like he was passing out while muttering on a private plane.