celebritiesAfter six spectacular weeks, the lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is almost over. On Thursday, the last witnesses spoke, including Amber herself. The actress, who is claiming $100 million in damages from her ex, was the last to speak and again became very emotional. She said she was deeply traumatized, not only because of her relationship with Depp, but also because of the past few weeks. “It’s been so painful and humiliating before. I hope no one else ever has to experience this. I just want Johnny to leave me alone,” it sounded. The closing arguments will follow tomorrow, after which the jury will withdraw for deliberation.
When will the verdict fall and what about the loser? All questions about Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard answered
The last two weeks she was quite impassive, but on Thursday Amber Heard showed herself very emotional again when she took place as the last witness on the pulpit. She says she has been harassed daily since the start of the lawsuit. “People want to humiliate me. People want to kill me. People tell me they want to put my baby in the microwave.” The ‘Aquaman’ star hates having to relive her trauma every day. “I’m only human. I do not deserve this. I have already received thousands of death threats. People laugh at my testimony. It’s been so painful and humiliating before. I hope no one else ever has to experience this. I just want Johnny to leave me alone. I have been asking this for years.”
Heard also shared that she struggles with panic attacks, which have a major impact on her life. For example, her friends are not allowed to touch her, and her bed partners must also follow certain rules. “My life won’t work without these rules.” Even a fight scene for one or another movie can trigger an attack, according to the actress. “I’m not the person who’s here joking. I’m not laughing here. People sometimes forget that I’m only human. I do not deserve this. I want to move on with my life.”
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The actress says she used to have a panic attack every morning. But eventually she realized that she “could do something with her trauma” and that she had “found a solution to her problem”. “I could be a voice for others. I don’t want to pretend I’m a saint, because I’m not. But the fact that I could help others felt like a real relief to me. I wouldn’t wish this on even my worst enemy, but I did get the chance to give a voice to someone who didn’t have one before.” She is referring to her opinion piece in the Washington Post, the reason for the whole libel case. “I have the right to tell my story. Johnny took my vote from me. It is my right as an American to tell my story. I just want my voice back.”
The infamous fingertip
Earlier in the day, Dr. Richard Gilbert, an orthopedic surgeon who works in New York, spoke. The man has been in the business for about 22 years and has already performed about 10,000 operations. During his testimony, the hand surgeon was asked some questions about Johnny Depp’s severed fingertip. Gilbert states that Johnny Depp told him that Amber Heard threw a vodka bottle in his direction. Subsequently, the bottle would have ‘exploded’ and the actor lost the tip of his finger. Based on the injury sustained and some pieces of evidence, such as a scan of Depp’s finger, the surgeon is inclined to agree with the actor. Heard’s story calls the man “unlikely.”
Psychologist Dawn Hughes was also called in. He states that he disagrees with Shannon Curry’s testimony. This psychologist spoke again yesterday and stated that she has identified various personality disorders in the ‘Aquaman’ actress. Hughes sticks to his point of view: Amber Heard suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
The closing arguments will be given on Friday 27 May. Immediately afterwards, the seven jury members start the debates. The timing of the ruling depends on how quickly they agree.
Relive our live coverage of Heard’s testimony below.
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