Distressing audio through which Johnny Depp will be heard asking his ex-wife Amber Heard to “cut me” has been performed in courtroom as a part of his libel trial.
The three-and-a-half-minute recording, believed to be from July 2016, appears to seize Depp saying he’ll reduce himself with a knife.
“Please do not cut yourself”, Heard pleads, and tells him to “put the knife down”.
After asking him to place it down a number of occasions, Heard says: “I know you’re in pain, but stop. Please don’t…”
Depp replies: “There’s a way for the pain to go away”.
The actor, 57, agreed it was him within the recording.
He was questioned by The Sun’s lawyer, Sasha Wass, this morning, earlier than transferring on to his personal lawyer David Sherborne this afternoon.
Another notable second was a return to the “faeces incident” of 2016, when it was alleged human waste was discovered within the couple’s mattress following an argument.
This was discovered by their cleaner, who was mentioned to be “unhappy about it”.
Depp alleges the perpetrator was both Heard, 34, or one in all her buddies, and dismissed the likelihood that it may have been one in all their Yorkshire terriers.
The courtroom heard a textual content trade between Depp and members of his employees through which he known as the incident “the funniest thing he’d ever seen”, and the actor additionally made references to “Amber in the dumps” and “Amber Turd” in proceedings.
The courtroom was once more proven a beforehand launched photograph of Heard, showing to point out bruising and redness to her face, allegedly induced when Depp threw a telephone at her when discussing the “poo in the bed” incident when he later returned to the flat to choose up “personal belongings”.
Those images have been used as proof by Heard later that yr when she utilized to the courtroom for a home violence restraining order towards Depp.
Today the courtroom additionally heard point out of a number of of Depp’s ex-partners, together with British supermodel Kate Moss and Vanessa Paradis.
Paradis is anticipated to provide proof through video hyperlink from her house in France in the direction of the top of subsequent week.
Paradis has beforehand mentioned Depp was by no means violent in the direction of her throughout their 14-year relationship.
Winona Ryder, who Depp dated for 4 years, can be anticipated to look.
Ryder has beforehand mentioned she by no means skilled violence of their relationship.
Heard is because of take the witness stand on the finish of subsequent week, nonetheless, the courtroom is presently operating over by sooner or later, so it is doable her proof could also be delayed.
Depp is suing the publishers of The Sun – News Group Newspapers (NGN) – for libel over an article they printed which known as him a “wife beater”.
However, it’s Depp and Heard’s high-profile Hollywood relationship underneath the microscope – laid naked for all to see.
After 4 days within the witness field, there have been moments right now when Depp’s voice failed a short while answering questions, and he appeared drained as he left the courtroom.
The case continues on Monday morning, with Depp again within the witness field.