The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was on the stand on Thursday on the Fairfax County District Court for the most recent day of the case, when his friendship with fellow star Paul Bettany was mentioned.
Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, requested if Bettany was a ‘good friend you’ve executed medicine with’, with Depp noting that it was a ‘strange question’ however confirmed that they’re ‘good’ mates, and had executed medicine collectively ‘at times’.
The lawyer then learn messages that he had despatched Bettany all through the course of their friendship, relating to the Aquaman actress.
In one message, on June 11, 2013, he penned: ‘Let’s burn Amber!!!’
‘You see that?,’ the lawyer stated, to which Depp replied: ‘I do see that.’
Rottenborn continued: ‘You didn’t cease. The subsequent textual content down says, “Let’s drown her before we burn her!!!” I learn that proper?’
The actor stated sure, earlier than the lawyer apologized to the courtroom for the language in different messages.
In the next submit Depp despatched Bettany, he wrote: ‘I will f**k her burnt corpse afterward to make sure she is dead.’
Depp clarified that he learn the message accurately, and that they have been despatched about Heard earlier than they have been married.
In a later collection of messages, despatched after a flight from Boston to LA in 2014 – the place Heard alleged that he was abusive and drunk – he vowed to ‘properly stop the booze’.
‘I’m gonna correctly cease the booze factor darling. Drank all night time earlier than I picked Amber as much as fly to LA. Ugly mate. No meals for days. Powders, half a bottle whiskey, thousand crimson bulls, drugs, two bottles of champagne,’ the message to Bettany – which the lawyer transcribed – learn.
He described himself as an ‘angry agro engine in a blackout’ who was ‘screaming obscene’ issues, including that he’s ‘admittedly too f**ked in the head to spray my rage at the one I love for little reason as well, I’m too outdated to be that man however drugs are advantageous.’
Rottenborn once more clarified whether or not he’d learn the message proper, with Depp stating that he had.
The courtroom additionally heard of posts despatched on January 17, 2013, the place he described Heard as an ‘idiot cow’, with one message studying: ‘Will do I’ll smack the ugly c*** round earlier than I let her in, don’t fear’.
‘Did that worthless h**ker arrive,’ one other learn – nevertheless it was not specified who these have been despatched to.
In 2015, Depp contacted Heard’s sister, Whitney, describing his ex as a ‘filthy w***e’ whereas they have been married.
Questioned on whether or not he ‘tries to conduct himself as a gentleman’, Depp insisted that he did.
‘That was essentially when you have deep deep roots in the south and Kentucky, it’s not simply your dad and mom, it’s your grandparents, raised to be southern gentleman, when chivalry was nonetheless alive,’ he added on the requirements of a Southern gentleman.
The former couple met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011, and tied the knot 4 years later – earlier than divorcing in 2016.
Depp is suing Heard for libel over a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post, titled: ‘I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to vary’.
The article doesn’t point out him by title, however his legal professionals alleged that it falsely implies he bodily and sexually abused her throughout their relationship.
Heard is countersuing for $100million (£76m) claiming Depp libeled her by calling her a liar.
The trial continues.
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