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Amber Heard retook the witness stand on Thursday and informed jurors in emotional testimony that Johnny Depp followers had threatened to “microwave her baby.”
“People want to kill me, and they tell me so every day. People want to kill my baby in the microwave, and they tell me that,” stated the “Aquaman” actress, as she stared on the seven-member panel in Fairfax County Circuit Court docket, in Virginia. “I receive hundreds of death threats regularly, if not daily. Thousands since this trial started.”
Heard has a 1-year-old daughter, Oonagh Paige Heard, that the actress had by way of surrogate. She has by no means disclosed the identification of the organic father or sperm donor, however has stated that she is each “mom and dad” to her baby.
“I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day,” she continued, her decrease lip trembling. “Even just walking into this courtroom, sitting here in front of the world, having the worst parts of my life, things that I lived through, used to humiliate me.”
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The actress, sporting a grey swimsuit, stated not solely does she must dwell with the trauma she suffered from alleged bodily and sexual abuse however should endure fixed ridicule on-line.
“People mocking – mocking, mocking my testimony about being assaulted,” she stated.
“I have a right as an American to talk about what happened to me, to own my story and my truth, I have the right,” stated Heard, her face twisted with emotion.
In a dig at Depp, she stated she’s not making gentle of the proceedings. “I’m not sitting in the courtroom, snickering, laughing, smiling, making snide jokes,” she stated. “This is horrible, this is painful and this is humiliating for any human being to go through.”
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On cross-examination, Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez grilled Heard, confronting her with the testimony of rebuttal witnesses who had contradicted her.
“Your lies have been exposed to the world multiple times,” Vasquez stated.
“I haven’t lied about anything,” Heard defiantly replied, as she stared on the jury.
Vasquez requested Heard about an incident on the Hicksville Trailer Palace in 2013, the place the actress alleges Depp threatened to interrupt the wrist of a girl who had been too pleasant together with her. Later that evening, Heard stated that Depp sexually assaulted her, performing a “cavity search” on her, and trashed their trailer in drug-fueled rage.
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However an Eleventh-hour witness, Morgan Night time, the previous proprietor of the posh trailer park in Joshua Tree, California, contacted Depp’s crew. He informed jurors that it was Heard who was upset that evening, not Depp, and that the trailer wasn’t wrecked. A single gentle sconce was damaged, he testified.
Heard claimed Night time wasn’t current for the altercation and insinuated that he wasn’t being truthful.
“You’re calling him a liar?” requested Vasquez.
“I’m just saying he wasn’t there,” she responded sharply. Heard additionally insisted she had by no means tipped off TMZ to a narrative – regardless of testimony from former area producer Morgan Tremaine, who steered she had.
TMZ printed a video that Heard filmed of Depp violently slamming cupboards – and Tremaine steered she was the supply for it.
“Another liar on the stand?” requested Vasquez.
“I just know that’s incorrect,” she shot again throughout the testy change.
“You didn’t expect Mr. Baruch to weep, to weep for Mr. Depp, after what you put him through?” requested Vasquez referring to Isaac Baruch, a buddy of Depp, who sobbed when he testified that the actor by no means abused his then-wife.
“I relate to Isaac because he and I are the only ones who cried on the stand,” she stated.
Vasquez continued to run by way of all the opposite witnesses who challenged Heard’s model of occasions – a lot of whom don’t have any direct connection to Depp.
“He is a very powerful man and people love currying favor with a powerful man,” Heard replied.
She was the ultimate witness, capping off six weeks of testimony within the sensational case that started April 11.
Summations are scheduled for Friday morning and jurors are anticipated to start deliberations by the afternoon.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote, alleging that she was a sufferer of home abuse.
Heard is countersuing her ex-husband for $100 million, accusing him and his legal professional of defaming her by calling her abuse allegations a hoax.
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