The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is suing his ex-wife for $50million (£39m) for defamation, following a 2018 op-ed she wrote within the Washington Post of her expertise of struggling home abuse.
While she didn’t identify the 58-year-old within the piece, his group argued that it falsely implies that he sexually and bodily abused her throughout their relationship.
The 36-year-old has countersued for $100million (£76m), claiming that her former companion libeled her by calling her a liar.
Heard’s former nurse, Erin Falati, testified on Monday through a pre-recorded deposition, and instructed the court docket that she had despatched her footage of her face with purple marks.
The court docket was proven the images in query, showing to point out Heard’s purple and marked face.
Speaking of the photographs, the nurse instructed the court docket: ‘I’m not an skilled… I imply there’s coloration on her face in several areas, I don’t know what’s what.’
The jury heard that she had written in her nursing notes that the Aquaman actress had skilled ‘increasing anxiety, ‘per report from JD’, and had ‘outburst of anger and rage’.
Her notes additionally revealed that she visited Heard on December 17, 2015, to ship medicine – and that Heard seemed ‘weepy and sad’ when she answered the door.
In their assembly, she recounted an argument she had with Depp and had ‘bright red blood appearing at centre of lower lip’ – one thing she instructed Falati was sustained throughout the row, with the well being care skilled’s notes saying that she had additionally ‘lost clumps of hair’.
Falati is slated to return to proceed her deposition later in the present day, with Heard anticipated to take the stand quickly.
The trial started final month on the Fairfax County Courthouse and is ready to go on for a number of weeks.
So far, Depp has taken the stand alongside varied witnesses, together with his ex-bodyguard and their former couple’s therapist.
It was just lately claimed that Heard ‘fired’ her PR agency, Precision Strategies, after she turned ‘frustrated’ with the protection she had acquired to date throughout the trial.
She reportedly axed the agency final week and has already employed a substitute in Shane Communications, in a bid to ‘help her get across her side better’.
A supply instructed the New York Post that she ‘doesn’t like dangerous headlines’, with one other including that she is alleged to be ‘frustrated with her story not being told effectively’.
The trial continues.
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