Johnny Depp was “the love of my life,” but also jealous and violent, says Amber Heard.

“He was the love of my life,” actress Amber Heard assured Wednesday, describing Johnny Depp as a man blinded by jealousy and violent from drugs and alcohol, during a defamation lawsuit filed by his ex-wife in court. American.

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“I try to find the words to describe how painful, horrible it is for me to sit here and go through it all again,” she said at the beginning of her testimony in court at Fairfax, near Washington.

The actress, dressed in a dark three-piece suit over a blue shirt with white stripes and light makeup, then showed off the “chemistry” of meeting a “scary” actor twice older in 2009, shared the tastes literary and the beginning of a secret. affair, as Johnny Depp was in a relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis at the time.

But insults and jealousy attacks follow one another, and by 2012, violent debates under the influence of drugs and alcohol alternated with episodes of sobriety, according to the actress.

“He was the love of my life, but it was another terrible thing,” she said.

“He grabbed me by the hair, by the arm, by the face, he shouted at me. “He broke things next to me, then hit me, started slapping me again,” she said tearfully before removing him.

Then the actor disappeared for a while, “then he returned [disant] that he had finished for good with drugs and alcohol.

But he quickly returned to his addictions. “2012 was the beginning and I was just beginning to see its trends,” she said, explaining that Johnny on amphetamines [était] very different from Johnny on opiates “and that” drinking was linked to violence “.

Registered disputes

She also said she was sexually assaulted by her husband, who accused her of stealing his cocaine in 2013.

Despite this violence, she decides to stay.

“I did not want to leave him, I wanted him to improve,” she said, before emotionally recounting several other incidents and jealousy attacks.

His testimony, which will continue on Thursday, was eagerly awaited on the 14th.AND the day of this ultra-publicized trial broadcast live on television and social media.

Johnny Depp, 58, claims his ex-wife ruined his reputation and career after he wrote an article in December 2018. Washington Postin which she claimed to have been a victim of domestic violence in 2016, without however mentioning her ex-husband.

He is seeking $ 50 million in damages, which corresponds to the loss of his income after he was fired from the studios due to editorial.

The 36-year-old actress, who has starred in major Hollywood productions Justice League AND Aquamancounterattacked and claimed $ 100 million.

She claims to have suffered “physical abuse and assault” since their first meeting and during their troubled marriage that lasted only two years, from 2015 to 2017.

The actor, who testified for four days in late April, denies ever raising his hand against Amber Heard, ensuring it was what was violent. He admitted to using drugs and alcohol, which he claimed he controlled most of the time.

As a sign of the toxicity of their marriage, he specifically explained that they, each on their own, had become accustomed to recording their quarrels, many recordings of which have been transmitted since the beginning of the trial. In one of them, used by the actor’s lawyers, we hear Amber Heard claiming that no one would believe him if he publicly said he had been hit by his wife.

In May 2016, Amber Heard sued her husband for domestic violence before dropping those charges during divorce proceedings.

In April 2018, the British tabloid sun accused Johnny Depp of being “an abusive spouse.” The actor sued the newspaper and lost two years later in a trial exposing his drug and alcohol abuse.

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