Amber Heard returned to the witness stand to testify about death threats that she received during the trial.
She also spoke about how Johnny Depp allegedly threatened to ruin her life if she ever left him.
Amber Heard Testifies About Death Threats Amid Johnny Depp Defamation Trial
“Every single day, I have to relive the trauma,” the 36-year-old actress told the courtroom on the final day of testimonies in the defamation trial. Heard told the jury through tears, “Perhaps it’s easy to forget that, but I’m a human being,” as she described the “pain” she has experienced over the course of the live-televised trial as daily “torture.”
“I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day. Even just walking into this courtroom, sitting here in front of the world, having the worst parts of my life, things that I’ve lived through, used to humiliate me. People want to kill me, and they tell me so every day. People want to put my baby in the microwave, and they tell me that,” said Heard, who welcomed her first baby in April 2021.
“Johnny threatened — promised me — that if I ever left him, he’d make me think of him every single day that I lived.”
Heard, who has admitted to responding with violence and verbal abuse toward Depp in their relationship, added, “I’m not a saint. I’m not trying to present myself as one, as you all know.”
“It’s been agonizing,” she said, referencing the online “mocking” of her testimony. “I just want Johnny to leave me alone.” She added, “I don’t deserve this. I want to move on.”
During cross-examination from Camille Vasquez, Depp’s lawyer, asked about Heard’s “lies” being “exposed,” to which Heard replied, “I haven’t lied about anything I’ve been here to say.”
When Depp, 58, got back on the stand for one last time on Wednesday, he spoke on how Heard’s allegations had affected his life, denying her testimony.
“No human being is perfect, certainly not. None of us. But I have never in my life committed sexual battery, physical abuse, all these outlandish, outrageous stories of me committing these things and living with it for six years and waiting to be able to bring the truth out,” he said, later adding,
“This is not easy for any of us; I know that.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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