The third week of Johnny Depp’s libel trial against The Sun came to a close last week, with Amber Heard spending four days on the stand as The Sun’s star witness.
Amber faced questioning over 14 allegations of domestic violence allegedly perpetrated by her ex-husband between 2013 and 2016. News Group Newspapers (NGN), The Sun’s publisher, relied on the said alleged incidents in its defense against Johnny Depp’s libel claims.
Amber Heard, pictured in 2007, admits to using the controlled substance Provigil (modafinil) in her 20s
In her testimonies, Amber denied accusations that she was a heavy drug and alcohol user. She also denied being controlling and having an uncontrollable temper and accused Johnny of multiple acts of violence.
In a statement submitted to the court on July 20, she said: “I have never had an eating disorder, I have never been diagnosed with bipolar, I have never had a history of substance abuse or (of) liquor.”
Johnny Depp on the thirteenth day of his libel case against The Sun on July 23, 2020
Her statement also said: “Johnny says that I have been diagnosed as borderline (or borderline toxic narcissistic) personality disorder, and that I have other unspecified personality disorders – that I am a sociopath, etc. This is all completely untrue.”
While admitting to using Provigil, a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of excessive sleepiness, in her 20s as she was “having a hard time with sleep,” Amber denied being a regular/heavy drug user.
She said: “Johnny says I often drank more than him, and that I am a regular/heavy drug user. That’s just not true, although of course, I drank more than him during the brief periods when he was sober.”
If he was sober, then to be respectful, I would usually check with him that it was OK for me to drink wine in front of him. He would say yes and often insisted on pouring my wine. I am not a habitual drug user.
During our relationship, I would say that I could count the number of times I attempted to smoke marijuana on two hands. I don’t like it.
I am not a personality that likes to be out of control. I did not take cocaine at all when I was with Johnny. I have taken MDMA or mushrooms a handful of times with friends.
Amber told the High Court: “Johnny often put me in a situation where I was confronted with unimaginable frustrations and difficulties, often that were life-threatening to me.”
Johnny Depp And Amber Heard attend The UK Premiere of ‘The Rum Diary’ at on November 3, 2011, in London, England
“When I felt my life was threatened, I tried to defend myself and that started to happen years into the relationship, years into the violence,” she added.
She also mentioned that Johnny threatened to kill her “many times” and that she endured “punching, slapping, kicking, head-butting, and choking.”
Depp has accused her of cheating with a number of other actors, whom he has given interesting nicknames. They include Leonardo ‘pumpkin head’ DiCaprio, Channing ‘potato-head’ Tatum, and others.
“He accused me of having affairs with each of my co-stars, movie after movie: Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Costner, Liam Hemsworth, Billy-Bob Thornton, Channing Tatum; even women co-stars like Kelly Garner,” Amber stated.
Amber has been present throughout the trial held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. And during her appearances, she has been making a statement with her signature red scarf.
Tenth Day of Trial
On her first day of testimony, Amber was spotted holding her red scarf while leaving the High Court. She wore it with a white pleated blouse, tucked into the same Joseph Maddy crepe maxi skirt she wore during the sixth day of trial.
Amber Heard in a pleated white blouse with a belted maxi skirt on July 20, 2020
She kept her accessories simple as usual, with only a bracelet, a ring, and her Saint Laurent Loulou bag.
The actress also wore minimal makeup and styled her blonde tresses in a loose braid.
Amber Heard wears minimal makeup with braided hairstyle
For her feet, Amber wore a pair of Brian Atwood Cassandra pumps. They’re a classic in black leather with pointed toes and about 5-inch heels.
Amber Heard completes her look with Brian Atwood pumps
Eleventh Day of Trial
The next day, Amber slipped her curves into a white Valentino Fall 2015 dress with dainty black belt detail.
She layered her look with a Courtney floral-printed cotton-blend coat from Brock Collection’s fall 2018 collection, featuring a slightly loose silhouette, an ankle-length hem, and soft black velvet ribbons.
Amber Heard teams a Valentino Fall 2015 white dress with a Brock Collection fall 2018 floral coat on July 21, 2020
Wearing a braided updo, Amber styled her outfit with, of course, her trademark red scarf, a large Saint Laurent Loulou bag, and an Anita Ko double piercing loop earring.
She completed her look with the classic Brian Atwood pumps.
Amber Heard styles her hair in a braided updo
Twelfth Day of Trial
On Wednesday, the Paranoia star wore a beige Chloe silk button-up blouse with her Joseph crepe maxi skirt. She layered it with a black tweed Chanel jacket from the fashion house’s 2006 collection.
Amber Heard in Chloe silk blouse and Joseph maxi skirt on July 22, 2020
Amber pulled her blonde hair up into a braided bun and wore soft makeup with pink lipstick and a hint of blush.
She then accessorized with an Anita Ko loop earring, a gold bracelet, her red scarf, and Saint Laurent purse.
Amber Heard holding her signature red scarf while leaving the Royal Courts of Justice
For the third day in a row, she wore the Brian Atwood Cassandra pumps.
Amber Heard in Brian Atwood Cassandra pumps
Thirteenth Day of Trial
The following day, Amber opted for a simple black tee from Hanes x Karla ($48 at Shopbop). She paired it with a maxi skirt and a tweed jacket from Chanel.
Amber Heard wears a plain black Hanes x Karla tee with a maxi skirt on July 23, 2020
Wearing her red scarf and her wavy hair loose, Amber rounded out her look with her favorite Brian Atwood pumps.
Amber Heard teams her look with her favorite Brian Atwood pumps
Fourteenth Day of Trial
Similar to her third trial day look, Amber ditched her dresses and skirts for a black-and-white power suit.
Amber Heard opts for a power suit to cap off the trial week on July 24, 2020
She wore a white shirt underneath a black blazer and tucked into a pair of black slacks. She then wrapped her red scarf around her neck and carried her black Saint Laurent purse.
Amber Heard still wearing her trademark red polka dot scarf during the 14th trial day
With her hair pulled back, Amber capped off the trial week with Brian Atwood pumps.
Amber Heard teams her black-and-white suit with Brian Atwood pumps
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