FAIRFAX, Va. — Johnny Depp’s lawyer on Tuesday grilled Amber Heard on her claim the actor sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle — and showed passionate love notes in which she wrote she wanted to “rip” him apart.
Camille Vasquez, Depp’s attorney, launched the second day of Heard’s cross-examination by asking the “Aquaman” actress about her claim that her then-husband violated her with a bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon during a fight in March 2015.
She pressed Heard, 36, on why there were no medical records stemming from the alleged assault, despite the actress claiming that she sustained cuts to her feet and was bleeding.
“I didn’t seek treatment,” Heard said in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia.
Vasquez also pushed Heard on the progression of the fight. Heard has testified that Depp, 58, allegedly smashed a phone and cut off the tip of his finger, before pinning her down on a countertop and allegedly inserting the liquor bottle into her body.
The couple, who were newlyweds at the time, were living in Australia while Depp was shooting a fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer questioned his ex-wife Amber Heard about her claim that the actor sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle during a 2015 fight.EPA/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / POOL
Heard testified that she didn’t seek treatment after the alleged assault.MEGA
Heard pushed back, saying she can’t remember the exact sequence of events and has never claimed to do so.
“As I have always said, I don’t remember exactly what happened first, or the sequence,” she said.
Heard previously testified she feared the bottle inside her was broken. A photo taken after the alleged assault — which was displayed in court Tuesday — showed the bottle was intact.
Depp has maintained that he was the victim, and that he lost the tip of his middle finger when Heard hurled a vodka bottle at him. He then allegedly tried to hide from Heard as she went around the house banging on doors, trying to find him, according to his lawyer.
Heard told Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez that she didn’t remember the exact sequence of events in the fight.REUTERS
Vasquez suggested that Heard assaulted Depp with a bottle during their Australia fight.Cliff Owen/CNP for NY Post
“You’re the one who assaulted someone with a bottle in Australia, isn’t that right, Ms. Heard?” Vasquez asked. “You weren’t scared of him at all, were you?”
“I didn’t assault Johnny in Australia. I didn’t assault Johnny ever,” Heard responded.
Vasquez then confronted Heard about her writing a series of love notes to Depp in the months after the alleged assault.
A letter Heard wrote to Depp in which she said she wanted to “rip” him apart.REUTERS
“True love isn’t just about the madness of passion … it’s about your best friend,” she wrote in one missive to her husband. “I want to rip you apart.”
The handwritten letter was signed “Slim” — a nickname Depp used for his then-wife.
In another, Heard wrote to Depp that he was the “last person I ever meant to hurt” and “there is never a good enough reason to hurt you.”
Amber Heard letter to Johnny DeppREUTERS
Heard said she believed Depp had hit rock bottom after the Australia fight and was committed to sobriety. She has said most of the assaults occurred while Depp was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“When things were good, they were really good,” she said.
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Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, claiming that she defamed him by writing an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”
With Post wires