Depp v. Heard trial: a short recap
Depp, 58, sued Heard in Virginia for $50 million and argued that she defamed him when she called herself a “public figure representing domestic violence”.
Heard, 36, counter-sued for $100 millionsaying Depp defamed her when her lawyer called her accusations a “hoax”.
Heard concluded her testimony Thursday by saying that she was “harassed, humiliated, threatened” on social networks since accusing the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star of physical and sexual abuse.
“People want to kill me and they tell me that every day,” Heard said.. “People want to put my baby in the microwave.” Heard adopted a baby girl in July 2021. She said the continued harassment was part of Depp’s crusade to publicly humiliate him.
Depp admitted to writing in a 2016 text that Heard ‘begged for total global humiliation’ and “she’s gonna get it.” He said it was written in anger when he learned she alleged he had physically assaulted her.
“He wanted to ruin my career,” Heard told the jury. “The threats he made to humiliate me, globally, are being experienced in real time, in front of you…and the world.” Depp denied hitting Heard or a woman and said she was the one who got violent in their relationship. The couple met in 2011 while filming “The Rum Diary” and married in February 2015. Their divorce was finalized about two years later.
“No human being is perfect,” Depp said Wednesday. “But I never in my life committed sexual assault, physical abuse.”