Amber Heard Johnny Depp Trial: Heard Recalls Depp Telling Her He Could ‘Kill’ Her

“He was the love of my life. But he was also the other thing.”

Amber Heard took the stand on Wednesday during the trial in her defense against a $50 million defamation claim brought by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

“I struggle to find the words to describe how painful this is. This is horrible for me to sit here for weeks and relive everything,” Heard said during the start of her testimony at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia while detailing her early days of their romance and allegations of physical and s**ual abuse.

Speaking of the early days of her romance, Amber Heard said she and Depp began falling in love after filming “The Rum Diary.” “When I was around Johnny, I felt like the most beautiful person in the world. He made me feel like a million dollars,” Heard testified. “It just felt very intense.”

The two began seeing each other romantically in 2011. Heard was asked by attorney Elaine Bredehoft if she remembered the first time Depp hit her. “I will never forget it. It changed my life,” Heard said. Heard believed Depp was doing cocaine. She said that there was a vintage jar of cocaine nearby and that they were sitting together on a couch when she asked him about a tattoo on his arm and that he told her it said, “Wino.”

“I just laughed because I thought he was joking. And he slapped me across the face,” Heard said. “And I laughed. I laughed because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought this must be a joke. I didn’t know what was going on. I just stared at him.”

Heard testified that Depp hit her twice more and said she tried to will herself to walk out.
“I knew it was wrong and I knew that I had to leave him. And that’s what broke my heart. Because I didn’t want to leave him,” Heard said. “I wish I could sit here and say I stood up and walked out of that house and I drew a line and I stood up for myself.”

Johnny Depp then got down on his knees, cried and apologized saying, “I thought I put the monster away.” When she left shortly after the incident, she got texts from Depp apologizing profusely saying, “I’d rather cut my hand off than ever lay it upon you” and that he understood she could never forgive him.

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