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Amber Heard’s first witness was referred to as Tuesday and recalled a defecation incident throughout a pre-recorded deposition to the courtroom.
In a taped deposition from March 2022, iO Tillett Wright — an writer, producer and longtime buddy of Heard, 36 — testified in the course of the ongoing defamation trial that he obtained a cellphone name from Heard on Could 21, 2016, asking him to clear up the notorious fecal matter incident.
Explaining the mess
Based on Wright, Johnny Depp, 58, had swung by the previous couple’s penthouse to select up some objects a few month after he discovered what he described as human excrement of their marital mattress following a large struggle.
“[Heard] said, ‘Johnny thinks that you and I together defecated on his pillow,'” he recalled. “I think the words used were ‘s— on his pillow,’ so I started laughing.” He and Heard guffawed, enraging the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.
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Depp launches into rage?
Wright tried to clarify that he wasn’t on the condominium on the morning in query, then he heard a loud noise. Wright mimicked the sound by smacking his closed fist into his hand.
“The phone dropped, and he said to her, ‘You think I hit you? You think I f—ing hit you? What if I peel your f—ing hair back?” Wright testified in a pre-recorded deposition.
“I remember her screaming, and I hung up the phone,” he mentioned, as his eyes swelled with tears.
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He referred to as her finest buddy, Raquel Pennington, who lived subsequent door, then referred to as the police. Heard testified that Depp smashed her cellphone into her face.
Wright additional pressed that when he was drunk or medicine, Depp typically turned “incredibly cruel and mean” and would hurl putdowns at his ex-wife.
“[Heard] has no talent,” Depp allegedly instructed Wright. “And when her [breasts] start to sag and her face gets wrinkly, nobody is going to be interested in her for anything, so she better figure out another way to survive.”
Elsewhere, throughout Tuesday’s courtroom testimonies, Heard’s former finest buddy Pennington mentioned they as soon as had gotten right into a bodily altercation over a trivial matter as the 2 had been making ready for Thanksgiving.
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All through Heard’s testimony, she referred to Pennington as her “best friend;” nevertheless Pennington, mentioned in her deposition taken on Jan. 20 that they are not as shut as Heard made it appear throughout her personal testimony.
“I wouldn’t consider her not a friend,” she mentioned. “We don’t speak. We are not enemies.”
Pennington mentioned they met in 2003 and had just lately grown aside. The final dialog they’d was about Heard’s child.
Pennington maintained that she and Heard exchanged bodily lunges whereas searching for glasses and dishes.
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“We couldn’t find them anywhere, and then [Heard] finally found them in a place that I thought I had looked,” Pennington recalled. “She thought that I wasn’t looking hard enough.”
Pennington shoved her, and Heard responded by hitting her on the cheek.
Pennington lived rent-free in one in every of Depp’s Los Angeles penthouses up till the couple break up up.
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The remainder of Raquel Pennington’s deposition is anticipated to be performed for jurors Wednesday morning.