Amber Heard has claimed that Johnny Depp “threw 30 or so bottles” at her “like grenades”.
The actress took the witness stand for the third time in court today, amid her ex-husband’s libel trial against The Sun’s publisher News Group Newspapers – over a 2018 article that labelled him “wife beater”.
Amber was called to the witness stand by NGN lawyers to help defend the article, by attempting to prove that Johnny was physically abusive towards her – a claim he has continuously denied.
This morning, London’s High Court heard Amber address the “three-day hostage situation” that allegedly took place in Australia in 2015 – where she claimed Johnny threw bottles at her “one after the other, right in my direction”.
Eleanor Laws QC, who is representing the Pirates of the Caribbean star, asked Amber if she threw a bottle “forcefully” at her ex-husband during the incident.
The actress denied this, but admitted that she sometimes “threw things to escape Johnny when he was beating me up. Sometimes that’s all I had.”
She claimed Johnny threw “30 or so bottles” towards her “like grenades”.
“I felt glass breaking behind me. I retreated more… he didn’t stop. I was too scared to look behind me.”
Amber told the court on Tuesday that she endured physical and psychological violence from Johnny Depp when he fell into a “drug and alcohol binge” during their trip to Australia.
“The best way I can describe what happened in Australia is that it was like a three-day hostage situation,” her witness statement read.
“We were due to be there for three days on our own, but it was only when I arrived that I realised I was trapped in this remote place without any means to leave and that Johnny had already been using and had a bag of drugs.”
“I was in a remote house, at least twenty minutes from help; where I could not leave; was trapped and isolated with a violent person suffering from manic depression, bipolar disorder and a pattern of repeated, drug induced psychosis and violence, who was on a multiple day drug and alcohol binge.”
“Over the course of those three days, there were extreme acts of psychological, physical, emotional and other forms of violence. It is the worst thing I have ever been through. I was left with an injured lip and nose and cuts on my arms,” she claimed.
Earlier in the trial, Johnny denied claims he abused Amber during the trip, and accused her of severing his finger by throwing a vodka bottle at him.
“Amber severed my finger with the second of two thrown vodka bottles at me in the early afternoon of Sunday March 8,” he claimed.
“Amber claims this was on the second day of a ‘three-day hostage situation’. Amber claims that during these three days, I subjected her to a variety of what sounds like torture and other abuse. These sick claims are completely untrue.”