Amber Heard was back on the stand Monday morning to testify against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard addressed the incident in February 2016 where Depp claims that she pooped in their bed at their Los Angeles penthouse after an argument the night before on her 30th birthday. Heard suggested that it was one of their Yorkshire terriers, Boo, that did it, telling the court that the animal had 'eaten Johnny's weed as a puppy and had bowel control issues for life'.
She said, "I had just been attacked on my 30th birthday by my violent husband with whom I was desperately in love and knew I needed to leave. It was not really a jovial time, and I don't think that's funny."
Heard also testified that Depp attacked her during their 2015 honeymoon on the Orient Express train in Asia. Heard said, "He was squeezing my neck against the railway car for what felt like a very long time," adding that she was afraid he inadvertently might kill her.
She testified the first act of physical violence happened in 2012, not 2013 as she has previously claimed. Heard said: 'You never forget it, that's how I remember it. It changes your life. You never forget the time someone hits you like that. I just had the date wrong'.
Heard completed her direct testimony Monday and cross-examination by Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez began. Asked about photos that showed her without bruises days after alleged abuse, Heard said that over the years, she became expert at covering bruises with makeup.
She acknowledged that she hadn't fulfilled her pledge to donate the $7 million divorce settlement to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, but said she "fully intends" to over time.
Heard told the jury that she had not fulfilled the pledge yet because Depp sued her. But Vasquez pointed out that she had received all the money 14 months before her ex-husband filed the $50 million defamation lawsuit in Virginia.
Heard said, “I disagree with your characterization of that.”
Vasquez also confronted Heard with her testimony from the UK libel case, where she made the same claim.
Court broke for the day and Heard is expected to return at 9 a.m. today for the continuation of cross.
Source: NY Post, Daily Mail.
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