Johnny Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard is still ongoing. Recently, Heard gave her testimony, revealing what happened when she was married to Depp.
During her testimony, she said that people were wrong about the poop on their bed story. She claimed that Johnny's dog, Boo, was responsible for the poop and contended that no grown woman would do such a thing.
The trial had a 10-day break, after which Heard took the stand to testify about the infamous February 2016 incident, during which she allegedly pooped on Depp's bed.
Earlier, Depp had told the court that she had pooped in their bed at their penthouse in Los Angeles after an argument. The fight happened on her 30th birthday.
In court, Starling Jenkins, Depp's chauffeur, said that the actress had told him that the incident was a "horrible practical joke gone wrong."
In court, Heard said that one of their dogs, a Yorkshire terrier, had pooped the bed. She went on to say that the dog had consumed Depp's weed as a puppy, which made it have bowel control issues all its life.
The dog Heard blamed for the poop is called Boo, and she mentioned that it often slept on the bed along with their other dog, Pistol.
She was packing to attend the Coachella music festival while Boo was on the bed. Still, her lawyer asked her if she had committed any kind of prank.
Heard responded by saying, "Absolutely not." She then said that she did not find anything funny about it.
The actress then went on to say that she was "not in a pranking mood." Due to the fact that her life was falling apart and she had just had a fight with her husband on her 30th birthday, she was at a crossroads in her life.
She then said that, rather than thinking that the poop on the bed was funny, she found it disgusting.
While getting emotional, Heard told the court that it made no sense for her to poop on Depp's bed because he would move to his other house whenever they got into a fight. This meant that there was no chance of him finding the poop.
She also said that they never met for a month after the argument they had on her birthday. Eventually, they met on May 21, the day they had the last fight before she filed a divorce and got a restraining order against him.
At the time, Heard says that Depp still believed she had pooped in the bed.
Depp also called her to inform her about his mother's passing saying that he "needed" her. Depp allegedly talked about scientists, DNA, and feces during the call.
Heard said she thought he was out of his mind when he said he thought the poop was a prank and had talked to scientists about it. It was apparent to her that his drug and alcohol problem was getting worse, and he was delusional.
She then said that she was moved by the fact that he had lost his mother, and she allowed him to come to her penthouse to have a chat. When he got there, he was inebriated but "relatively peaceful."
He then started talking about the feces again and said that one of her friends had left it for him on their bed. Heard claimed she told him that the claims made no sense since her friends would not do that because it is not something "a bunch of 30-year-old women" believe is funny.
To prove to him that Depp's account of what happened was incorrect, she tried to call her friends. She thought this would help them move on from the issue.
However, the friend did not answer the phone, and she called another friend, who made an effort to explain what happened on speakerphone. According to Heard, this made Depp mad, and he grabbed the phone and started screaming at the friend and told him that he could have her.
After that, Depp allegedly tossed the phone on the couch and went upstairs, and she took the phone and tried to apologize to her friend. Her friend then told her that she was not safe and asked her to get out of the house.
Allegedly, Depp overheard this conversation and turned around, came back and took the phone, and started screaming and insulting her friend.
After he was done screaming at Heard's friend, Depp allegedly said "you want to have my bi**h, you take her." After that, she claimed that he threw the phone at his face and hit her close to her eye.
She then sat on the couch crying and he came over and whacked her on top of her head, grabbed her by her hair, and yanked her off the couch. He did this to taunt her.
Heard then told the court that her friend Rocky Pennington came and got between the two of them. She claimed she was curled up on the couch as he screamed at her to get out ten times.
After that, his security escorted him out while one of her friends called the authorities to report a domestic violence incident. However, when the police arrived, Heard did not cooperate with them because she tried to protect him and didn't want him to get arrested.
Heard also said that Depp slapped him repeatedly after she laughed at his "Wino Forever" tattoo. He allegedly changed the tattoo from "Winona Forever" following his breakup with Winona Ryder, his ex-girlfriend.
She said she has never forgotten the incident because "You never forget the time someone hits you like that."
However, she also said she got the date of the incident wrong. Asked how she could forget the day, she said she would have liked to believe that she was not hit by him when their relationship was still so new.
"I'd allowed myself to forget that the beginning of that period, 2012, before he got sober, was really violent and chaotic as well."
Heard detailed every instance of abuse she suffered during her five-year relationship with Depp during the trial. She claimed that she had to review the therapists' notes and other references to come up with a list of incidents, which was "far too long."
When she was asked why she had no recollection of these incidents, she said it was not how the memory works.
She argued that the violence had become routine, especially towards the end of their marriage. Due to this trauma, she said that her brain put it away, which is why she was shocked to find all that information in the notes she got from her therapist.
The actress also claimed that they would use the word "couch" as a safe word, which is why it was mentioned many times in their audio recordings.
The word meant they had called a truce and would not fight anymore.
The court also got to see several red carpet pictures of Heard with injuries she said she gained during her fights with Depp. In one of the recordings presented in court, taped by either Heard or Depp, she can be heard telling him that he was an "insecure scary version of him that lashes out."
She told him he was someone she recognized for a brief moment before he disappeared because he was "very different every time."
On the recording, Heard says:
"Adderall junkie Johnny, he's abusive, and he's mean, he's reactionary, anything I do and say is cause for violence. If I argue back, then I'm abusive. If I don't say anything then I'm dismissive. If I engage with him, I'm part of the problem. If I don't engage with him. If I look at him the wrong way, it's a problem. If I say the wrong thing, I'm the problem."
When she was then asked what she meant, she said that Depp would act like there were independent versions of him based on the drug and alcohol combo he was taking at the time.
After the incident, the ex-couple went back to Australia and Depp got sober. This made her believe they had finally succeeded in ensuring that he would be clean and sober for good.
According to her, she fell deeper in love with him, and they talked about having kids.
While in Australia, her parents came to visit them, and they talked about buying a home in California, having a farm, and getting kids.
The 2015 Honeymoon
In court, Amber also said they had a peaceful honeymoon until Depp started taking "brown alcohol."
According to Heard, this came as a shock to her because she thought the old pattern had started again. They got into an argument about it and he allegedly slapped her on the face and held her neck while pushing her against the wall of their sleeper car.
The experience, Heard said, scared her; and as she was trying to free herself from his grip, he tripped the top of her shirt and exposed her breast.
He allegedly also wrapped his shirt around her neck and tied it at the back. She was allegedly still in this state when she woke up the following day.
The defamation case against Heard started after she wrote an op-ed in 2018 in the Washington Post claiming to be a domestic violence victim.
The article did not specifically name Depp, but it was clear that she was talking about him.
After less than two years of being married, the couple got a divorce in 2017.
According to Depp, Heard's allegations against him cost him "everything." An upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film was put on hold, and his role in the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts, was given to Mads Madsen.
In the meantime, Heard's legal team claimed that she was talking the truth and that her statements were protected by laws on free speech as per the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The trial is taking place in Virginia's Fairfax County, and it is expected to go on until the end of this month.
About two years ago, Depp lost his libel case against the Sun, a British paper that called him a "wife-beater." According to a London High Court, he was guilty of repeatedly assaulting Heard.
According to Depp's lawyers, the case was filed in Fairfax County because the Washington Post is printed there. However, the newspaper is not a defendant in the case.