The video, which first surfaced in 2016, shows the actor smashing up his kitchen and cursing at Amber Heard.
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Johnny Depp took the stand on Thursday during his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard. During the cross-examination, the jury was shown a video of the actor which previously surfaced in 2016, where he can be seen smashing cabinets in his kitchen and cursing at Amber Heard.
A video taken by Amber Heard shows Johnny Depp smashing cabinets in his home and telling her he'll show her 'crazy' https://t.co/PoRBFre8Zb— TodoTiempo (@TodoTiempo) April 21, 2022
“What happened?” Heard asks while taking the video. “Nothing happened this morning, you know that?” Depp grabs a glass out of a cabinet and smashes it closed, appearing to break a part of the door, reports Insider. “You want to see crazy? I’ll give you f**king crazy,” Depp responds while pouring a glass of wine. He then grabs the camera.“You got this going? You sic that s**t on me, motherf**ker?” Depp says as Heard appears to laugh, according to ET Canada.
According to the Daily Mail, Heard's lawyer Ben Rottenborn asked Depp in court, "This is at your house in West Hollywood. That's you on the video. You were violent?" Depp responded, "Clearly I was having a bad time. I don't know what with regard to, but being illegally recorded by your chosen other is quite fitting with the rest of the photographs and tape recordings. She tried to hide it from me and laughed and smiled at the end. That was the most interesting part." He reiterated that he did not physically attack Heard, saying, "I did assault a couple of cabinets but I did not touch Miss Heard."
"You may have been drunk?" Rottenborn questioned. "It's a possibility," Depp responded. "You poured yourself a mega pint of red wine?" Rottenborn asked. "A mega pint? I poured myself a large glass of wine. I thought it necessary," Depp said. Rottenborn then goes on to ask, "You're bigger than Amber, physically?" "I wouldn't say that," Depp replied. "Standards of southern gentleman are not in your mind in this particular moment?" Rottenborn asked. Depp said, "I don't know about anyone else but I've had experiences where one does stray from complete control over their emotions at times. I did not try to intimate Miss heard. Why was she filming? If she was scared to death why didn't she leave?" Depp said.
Depp and Heard began dating in early 2012 and tied the knot in 2015. Heard filed for divorce from Depp after 15 months of marriage in 2016 and accused him of physical abuse which Depp has since vehemently denied. A former marriage counselor claims the abuse between the two was mutual, reports PEOPLE. Dr. Laurel Anderson met the former couple back in 2015. Anderson's deposition that was recorded on Feb. 21 was previously played for the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia. When asked if there was "violence from Mr. Depp toward Amber," Anderson replied, "Yes, you're right. He had been well controlled, I think, for almost, I don't know, 20, 30 years. Both were victims of abuse in their homes, but I thought he had been well controlled for decades. And then with Ms. Heard he was triggered, and they engaged in what I saw as mutual abuse."
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Former Marriage Counselor Recalls 'Mutual Abuse' Between Them https://t.co/W4MWLlGHNA— People (@people) April 14, 2022
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