Amber Heard today shared a supportive message from a fan after her third day giving evidence in her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s bombshell libel trial.
The actress, who has accused Depp, 57, of verbal and physical abuse throughout their relationship, posted an image to Instagram holding a handwritten message from a supporter, Rebecca.
The note assured Heard she has ‘a lot of REAL people’ rooting for her ‘health and happiness’ amid the ongoing trial at the High Court in London.
It read: ‘Amber, I’m here today in the name of all your fans to remind you that we stand with you always!
‘You have a lot of REAL people rooting for you, for your health and happiness. Don’t you forget that.’
Heard captioned the image, in which she is seen smiling while holding the note, ‘thank you Rebecca!!’
Amber Heard today shared a supportive message from a fan after her third day giving evidence in her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s bombshell libel trial. Pictured: the Instagram image
The note assured Heard (pictured outside court today) she has ‘a lot of REAL people’ rooting for her and her ‘health and happiness’ amid the ongoing trial at the High Court in London
The actress today gave her third day of evidence in Depp’s libel trial against The Sun’s publisher News Group Newspapers.
Depp is suing NGN over an article in The Sun which labelled him a ‘wife-beater’. The publisher is defending the headline as true, claiming Depp was ‘controlling and verbally and physically abusive’.
The actress today denied severing the tip of Depp’s finger and stubbing out a cigarette on his face during a violent argument in Australia, claiming the Hollywood star was lobbing up to 30 booze bottles at her ‘like grenades’ while holding her hostage for three days in a mansion.
Heard, who accuses the Pirates of the Caribbean star of physical abuse on at least 14 occasions, was questioned about an incident Down Under in March 2015.
Depp says the tip of his finger was severed during an argument when Heard, 34, threw a large vodka bottle which struck his hand, but Ms Heard hit back today saying: ‘I only threw things to escape Johnny when he was beating me up’.
Describing the row, she said she had taken a bottle from Depp and smashed it on the floor, prompting a furious response from the actor.
The actress today gave her third day of evidence in Depp’s libel trial against The Sun’s publisher News Group Newspapers. Pictured: Depp outside court today
Heard said the majority of the bottles were thrown downstairs, before giving a long answer in which she said Mr Depp had thrown ’30 or so bottles’ towards her ‘like grenades’.
She said he threw all the bottles within reach bar one, saying: ‘He picked them up ad started using them like grenades or bombs… throwing one after another in my direction.’
Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Laws said Heard’s account that the actor had severed his finger by smashing a phone against a wall and then continued to assault her was a lie.
‘No it’s not,’ she replied. ‘I don’t think he meant to severe the finger but yes he carried on attacking me.’
Laws also accused Heard of stubbing a cigarette out on Depp’s cheek. ‘No, Johnny did it right in front of me. He often did things like that,’ she said.
Heard’s third day of cross-examination by Depp’s lawyers began with Laws asking about the alleged incident in Australia in 2015, which Heard has described as a ‘three-day hostage situation’.
Pictured: Depp being taken to hospital with a severed finger, following an incident in Australia in March 2015
The actress today denied severing the tip of Depp’s finger and stubbing out a cigarette on his face during a violent argument in Australia. Pictured: Depp’s severed finger
Ms Laws put it to the actress that she ‘worked yourself into a rage, screaming at him’ and threw a glass bottle, adding: ‘Because you would get yourself into rages on occasions.’
Heard said: ‘No, I got angry at times but not into a rage that would cause me to throw anything at him.’
Mr Justice Nicol clarified her answer by repeating that she would sometimes get angry, and Heard continued: ‘But not to the extent where I would throw anything at him offensively.’
Ms Laws said: ‘I’m going to suggest you threw a bottle at his head and it smashed the mirror behind him.’
The actress said the majority of bottles were thrown downstairs. She told the court: ‘I would like to be clear, I did break a bottle but it was very early on in that evening, it was the second evening, if I recall correctly, and it was before Johnny had started to throw the bottles at me.
‘We were in an argument about whether he was going to drink … the liquor. When I confronted him about it he offered me the bottle … he said, “here, take it”.
During their visits to Australia in 2015, the couple stayed in this mansion owned by former MotoGp champion Mick Doohan
‘He said, “Oh yeah, you want it? Here, take it”, and at that point drinking had already been … he had already given it up for a while and it was on the list of “if this happens, I leave” sort of thing. It was no fly.
‘And he gestured to offer it to me and I reached to take it and he pulled it back. He was teasing me to take it and would revoke it when I reached (for it).
‘Then he did it again and I have in my head all the times that he said that I saved his life, and I thought honestly I could short circuit (a row about drinking).
‘So I reached for it a second time and I smashed it on the floor in between Johnny and I. I regret I did that.’
Describing the alleged bottle attack, Ms Heard said: ‘He started picking them up one by one and throwing them like grenades.
‘One after the other after the other, in my direction, and I felt glass breaking behind me, I retreated more into the bar and he didn’t stop.’
The case continues.