Amber Heard arrives at the High Court in London on Wednesday. AFP
Depp, 57, had accused the 34-year-old actor of having liaisons with the Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and the Hollywood actor James Franco during their stormy two-year marriage.
But giving evidence she rejected the claims, in particular dismissing suggestions Musk visited her regularly at night from March 2015, not long after the couple wed.
“I wasn’t even in communication with Elon until 2016,” she told London’s High Court on her second day on the witness stand.
Depp, star of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, is suing British tabloid The Sun and the author of a 2018 article that claimed he was a “wife-beater.”
He maintains it severely damaged his reputation.
Depp’s lawyer, Eleanor Laws, read out a 2016 text message sent by Musk offering protection against Depp after an alleged fight between the couple.
“The offer would stand, even if you never wanted to see me again... anyway, sorry for being an idiot,” he wrote.
“The radio silence hurts a lot. It only matters because I really like you.”
The text was sent the day after Heard claims the actor hit her in the face with a mobile phone during an argument, and while she was considering obtaining a restraining order.
The court was shown security camera footage of Heard and Franco after a row with Depp in May 2016, but Heard said the claim she was having an affair was “quite wrong.”
“We were talking. He was saying to me ‘Oh my god, what happened to you?’” she told the court.
Heard on Monday claimed that Depp threatened to kill her on a number of occasions, and subjected her to verbal and physical violence while under the influence of drink and drugs.
The couple met on the set of the 2011 film “The Rum Diary” and their relationship veered from “intensely affectionate, warm and charming” to “very intense and dark.” She said the actor blamed his actions on a “self-created third party” he sometimes named “the monster,” and that she stayed in the relationship because she thought she could “fix” his well-documented problems.
The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers (NGN), argues it told the truth in its report, and that it has evidence to prove 14 alleged incidents of domestic violence.
In yet another twist, a concierge has claimed via written witness statement in court that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk regularly visited Amber Heard at her ex-husband and Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's Los Angeles penthouse while they were still together, the media reported.
A libel trial was due to begin on Tuesday between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and a British tabloid newspaper over claims that he was violent to his former wife, Amber Heard.
Back in 2020, in the wake of Johnny Depp’s failed libel lawsuit against the publisher of The Sun, which had called him a wife-beater — and in the wake of Amber Heard’s 2019 op-ed in the Washington Post in which Heard described herself as a
The high-profile and much-talked about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard courtroom drama looks to be over by now after days of hype and hoopla. The entire world that included media and fans followed the case very closely with great trepidation. It looked like a climax of any Hollywood movie.
Some writers were appalled by what they described as demeaning stereotypes about Arab women. Enas Taleb told AP from Baghdad, "This article is an insult not only to me but a violation of the rights of all Iraqi and Arab women.”
Adele also discussed the postponement of her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
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