Audio recording reveals Heard threw “pots and pans” at Depp, physically and verbally attacked him.
- Actress Amber Heard could be heard admitting to hitting actor and then-husband Johnny Depp on a recording played in court on Wednesday.
- On the tape, Heard and Depp are arguing about the physical altercation when she admits she physically struck Depp with her hand but also that she didn’t “punch” him.
- Heard also told Depp to “grow up,” calling him a “baby.”
- Depp says to Heard in the recording, “You punched me…!” to which Heard replies, “I’m sorry I didn’t hit you across the face in a proper slap.”
- “But I was hitting you,” she says in the recording. “It was not punching you.”
- “I did start a physical fight with you,” heard says later on in the recording.
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WHAT ELSE HEARD SAID IN THE RECORDING:
“I hit you like this but I did not punch you,” said Heard in the audio recording. “I [expletive] was hitting you. I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was but you’re fine. I did not hurt you. I did not punch you. I was hitting you.”
- The defamation trial between Depp and Heard began on Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia following Depp’s lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019, The Independent reports.
- Depp is arguing that she defamed him in a December 2018 op-ed published in The Washington Post titled “I spoke up against sexual violence—and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”