Johnny Depp has denied slapping Amber Heard for laughing about his notorious ‘Wino Ceaselessly’ tattoo on the second day of his libel case in London.
The 57-year-old actor was cross examined on the stand by The Solar’s lawyer who alleged that he slapped Heard, 34, in 2013 after she laughed on the tattoo throughout a interval the place he was consuming closely.
Depp, who’s suing The Solar after it labelled him a ‘spouse beater’, initially obtained the tattoo studying ‘Winona Ceaselessly’ in tribute to his then girlfriend Winona Ryder, and altered it after they broke up in 1993.
The three-week trial guarantees to be filled with revelations about him and his celeb pals as he fights allegations he attacked Heard throughout their five-year relationship.
In the present day, Depp was requested by barrister Sasha Wass QC if he had taken cocaine on the time of the alleged slapping in March 2013.
Depp stated it was ‘troublesome to remember’ but it surely was ‘potential’.
Ms Wass put it to Depp that the actor first hit Heard in early 2013 – one among 14 separate allegations of home violence, all denied by Depp, relied on by The Solar of their defence.
Barrister Sasha Wass QC requested Johnny Depp a few tattoo he had executed on his arm throughout his relationship with actress Winona Ryder, which learn ‘Winona Ceaselessly’ and which he had modified to ‘Wino Ceaselessly’ after they cut up
This photograph reveals Heard with what’s claimed to be a bruise on her arm after an alleged incident in March 2013
The barrister requested Depp a few tattoo he had executed on his arm throughout his relationship with actress Winona Ryder, which learn ‘Winona Ceaselessly’ and which he had modified to ‘Wino Ceaselessly’ after they cut up.
Ms Wass requested if he thought it was a joke on the time, to which he replied: ‘Sure, it appeared becoming.’
She then probed the actor additional concerning the alleged incident in March 2013, which Depp agreed was at a time when he had ‘fallen off the wagon’ following about 160 days of sobriety.
The barrister put it to Depp that he had slapped Heard 3 times after she laughed on the ‘Wino Ceaselessly’ tattoo throughout a interval the place he was consuming closely.
Ms Wass stated: ‘You may have had a tattoo on one among your arms if you had been having a relationship with Winona Ryder and after you separated from Winona Ryder and after you separated from Ms Ryder you took the final syllable of her identify and it learn ‘Wino Ceaselessly’. That presumably was a joke on the time.’
She requested: ‘You do not actually wish to have your nostril rubbed in it that you have failed do you?’
Depp stated: ‘I suppose the picture of getting my nostril rubbed in one thing is I’d say not a really good approach of coping with somebody who, particularly when you assume somebody has a drink downside, rubbing their nostril in it’s in my view the unsuitable strategy to go. That is what individuals have executed to canines for years.’
Ms Wass continued: ‘It was when Ms Heard laughed on the tattoo that learn Wino Ceaselessly as a result of at that stage you had been actually appearing like a Wino, like an alcoholic, and also you had been appearing very delicate about it. Do you agree?’
‘I’d say I used to be initially very disenchanted in myself that after 160 days having damaged my sobriety,’ Depp replied.
Depp, who’s suing The Solar after it labelled him a ‘spouse beater’, initially obtained the tattoo studying ‘Winona Ceaselessly’ in tribute to his then girlfriend Winona Ryder (pictured collectively), and altered it after they broke up in 1993
She stated: ‘Do you settle for that Ms Heard was making a joke out of your tattoo, ‘Wino Ceaselessly’?’
Depp replied: ‘I do not recall any dialog.’
Ms Wass continued: ‘I counsel that that provoked disappointment, firstly, in you, after which anger in you, however you do not keep in mind.’ Depp replied: ‘I do not recall any argument about any of my tattoos.’
Ms Wass stated: ‘You then, Mr Depp, slapped Ms Heard throughout the face.’
The actor responded: ‘That’s not right, it is unfaithful. It did not occur.’
Ms Wass stated: ‘You slapped her greater than as soon as, as a result of after you slapped her the primary time, she did not react, she simply eyeballed you, she simply stared at you, and that made you extra offended and also you slapped her once more.’
Depp answered: ‘That’s patently unfaithful.’
Ms Wass then put it to the actor that he slapped his former spouse 3 times in complete in the course of the incident, to which he replied: ‘I am sorry however that’s not true, you might be mistaken.’
Johnny Depp has denied slapping Amber Heard 3 times after she joked about his notorious ‘Wino Ceaselessly’ tattoo on the second day of his libel case in London
Depp, 57, and Heard, 34, each arrived this morning on the Royal Courts of Justice in London, the place scores of photographers had been ready exterior the doorway, sporting face coverings
The barrister stated Depp informed Heard ‘for the primary time concerning the individual you have got been calling ‘the monster’, your alter ego, the one that took over if you had been underneath the affect of drink and medicines’.
Depp replied: ‘No, ma’am.’
Ms Wass additionally informed the courtroom that Heard had informed Depp ‘that she knew all about habit as a result of her father and, certainly, additionally her mom had additionally been drug customers’.
Depp stated that was true and that he grew to become ‘very shut’ with Heard’s father and mom. However the actor denied that Heard had stated ‘she might assist him’ along with his drug use.
The actor was learn extracts from an trade of textual content messages between him and Heard on March 12, 2013, wherein he wrote: ‘Simply thought it’s best to know, there exists a ebook entitled Disco Massacre. That’s all.’
The courtroom heard Heard replied: ‘We want that ebook… is it about final Friday night time by any likelihood?’ Depp then stated: ‘How will you make me smile about such a hideous second?’
The message ended: ‘I f****** love you, you c***.’
In a written assertion concerning the incident, Depp stated: ‘I perceive from my solicitors that the defendants additionally allege that on Eight March 2013, Ms Heard and I had been in her residence in Los Angeles.
‘They state that I used to be getting drunk and excessive on medication and was offended that Ms Heard had hung up a portray given to her by somebody she had previously dated.
‘Allegedly my staff and Ms Heard requested her sister to come back over to attempt to intervene with me, which she did.
‘After Ms Heard’s sister left, they state that I hit Ms Heard so laborious that blood from her lip ended on the wall.
‘They state that I subsequently despatched Ms Heard a textual content message referring to that night as a ‘disco massacre’ and a ‘hideous second’ and that the morning after this incident I attempted to set fireplace to the portray.
‘I can not keep in mind if I used to be with Ms Heard at her residence on March 8, 2013.
‘I do know that in some unspecified time in the future round this time I did ask Ms Heard to take away a portray that she had obtained from her former spouse from the bed room, as a courtesy to me.
‘I don’t recall the precise date I requested Ms Heard to do that. I don’t keep in mind Ms Heard’s sister being requested to come back over both by Ms Heard or by any member of my staff when this occurred.
‘I actually didn’t hit Ms Heard in any respect, then or ever, and her accusation that I hit her so laborious that blood from her lip ended up on the wall is exactly the form of picturesque however absurd lie she usually tells.
‘Insofar as I exchanged texts with Ms Heard on March 12th, 2013 (and I don’t keep in mind whether or not I did or not), my intention in apologising would have been, as at all times, to placate Ms Heard.
‘The phrases ‘disco blood bathtub’ and a ‘hideous second’ wouldn’t have referred to any bodily abuse. I additionally didn’t attempt to set fireplace to the portray in query at any time limit.’