Amber Heard Opens Up About Threats She Received In Johnny Depp Lawsuit – Deadline


Amber Heard has described the threats she received and the emotional trauma she went through when she countered Johnny Depp’s $50 million lawsuit with her own $100 million counterclaim.

In tearful testimony as she returned to the witness stand on Thursday, Heard said, “I just want Johnny to leave me alone.”

Asked by her lawyer about the impact of claims that she fabricated her abuse allegations, Heard said: “I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every day. Even walking into this courtroom. sitting here in front of the world, having the worst times of my life, the things that I’ve been through, humiliated me.

She recounts having received threats from “people [who] want to kill me, and they tell me that every day.

“People want to put my baby in the microwave, and they tell me,” she said.

“Johnny threatened, promised, promised me that if I ever left him, he would remind me of him every day of my life,” she said.

Depp filed a $50 million libel suit against Heard after he published a Washington Post op-ed when she wrote that she “became a public figure representing domestic violence.” Heard filed a $100 million countersuit against Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman. claimed that she made up her allegations.

“I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy,” Heard told the jury.

The judge has scheduled closing arguments for Friday. The trial lasted 23 days, or six weeks, and attracted record viewership for one of the streaming sites, Law & Crime.

Depp returned to the stand on Wednesday, when he again denied Heard’s allegations and called his claims “unimaginably brutal, cruel and all wrong.”

Much of each side’s rebuttal came through dueling expert witnesses, including orthopedic surgeons who offered different opinions on how Depp’s finger was severed during an argument with Heard. in March 2016. Depp’s injury, which forced a delay in a Pirates of the Caribbean suite, was cited several times during the trial. He claimed his fingertip was severed when Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him. She claimed that Depp had injured himself.

In asking Heard about the rebuttal, his attorney Benjamin Rottenborn focused his questions on the impact Waldman’s remarks — and by extension Depp’s — had on his life.

She described having had to “live through the trauma and the damage that was done to me” and that there are a set of “unspoken rules about how not to touch me, not to surprise me” due to the risk that she has a panic attack or some sort of triggering event. She said it also impacted her career and during production on the Aquaman after.

She claimed that Depp and his team orchestrated a campaign that “enlisted millions” on social media against her.

She also referenced Depp’s testimony, saying, “I’m not sitting in this courtroom snickering…making sarcastic jokes.” As he did during his initial testimony, Depp refrained from looking at his ex-wife.

“I’m a human being…I don’t deserve this…I want to move on,” she said.


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