Amber Heard’s sister advised her employer that the “Aquaman” actress had “achieved it now” and reduce off Johnny Depp’s finger with a bottle, in keeping with a deposition that got here to gentle following the unsealing of greater than 6,000 web page of court docket paperwork over the weekend.
The newly unveiled authorized filings element efforts by Depp and Heard’s attorneys to get sure claims and displays offered or excluded from their bombshell defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star testified in April that in a pair’s quarrel in Australia in 2015, Heard hurled a bottle of vodka at him, which shattered and severed the tip of his finger.
Heard denied inflicting Depp’s harm, claiming that he damage the finger himself in a drunken rage — probably when he smashed a wall-mounted telephone to “smithereens” — after which went on to sexually assault her with a vodka bottle.
The cache of unsealed paperwork features a transcript of a deposition from Jennifer Howell, a former boss of Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, through which she describes the second Henriquez allegedly obtained a message from Heard concerning the grisly incident in Australia.
“She simply screamed, ‘She’s achieved it now. She’s reduce off his Goddamn finger,’ and made this large proclamation. And I pushed my chair again. I used to be like, ‘What?’” Howell advised Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez.
“And he or she goes, ‘She reduce off his finger. She reduce off his finger.’ After which she bolted out the door and was like, ‘I received to name anyone. I received to name anyone,’” Howell added.
When Vasquez requested Howell if Henriquez specified who “she” and “he” had been in her assertion, Howell replied: “It was Amber and Johnny, and she or he apparently had thrown a bottle and reduce off his finger, is what (Henriquez) reported when she got here again in from whoever she talked to exterior.”
Through the bombshell trial, Depp admitted to the court docket that he lied to a physician concerning the circumstances of his ugly finger harm.
“I mentioned that I had smashed it in these massive accordion doorways,” the actor mentioned from the stand. “I didn’t wish to get (Heard) in hassle. I attempted to simply preserve issues as copacetic and as straightforward as attainable for everybody. I didn’t wish to put her title in that blend.”
A jury awarded Depp, 59, $10.35 million over claims he was defamed by a 2018 op-ed article within the Washington Publish, through which Heard made allegations of home abuse.
Heard, 36, was awarded $2 million over her claims that Depp’s former lawyer made false and damaging feedback about her to the media.
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Extra reporting by Ben Kesslen