Details in the legal process
Spicy text messages: Johnny Depp wrote about Amber Heard’s ‘rotting corpse’
Flagrant lies, violence and drug addiction: the lawyers of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard did not hesitate in their opening statements. Now, private text messages have been read out in court. In one, Depp writes to a friend about the “rotten corpse” of Amber Heard.
A mud laugh from the picture book: At the start of the civil lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the lawyers for the ex-husbands strongly attacked the opposing side.
Heard damaged Depp’s reputation with outright lies and fabricated statements and thereby caused irreparable damage, Depp’s attorney Benjamin Chew charged the actress. Heard’s attorney, Benjamin Rottenborn, promised evidence that would expose Depp as an alcoholic and drug addict.
Depp: She ‘ruined such a cool life we had for a while’
More juicy details emerged Wednesday when Depp’s longtime friend and neighbor Isaac Baruch testified. In October 2016, during cross-examination by Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, text messages between Depp and Baruch came to light, including one in which Depp referred to Heard’s “rotten corpse”.
In the text, Depp said he hoped “Heard’s rotting corpse rots in the trunk of a Honda Civic.” Baruch confirmed in court that the message had been sent. He said, “Yes, it was written.” Depp also texted Heard, “This f*** ruined such a cool life we had for a while.”
Baruch became emotional during cross-examination as he discussed how Heard’s allegations affected Depp and those close to the actor. Bredehoft then asked, “Mr. Baruch, you don’t know if Mr. Depp committed domestic violence against Amber Heard, do you?” Baruch replied after a pause, “I have never seen or witnessed anything he is charged with. Ever.”
The trial is being held in a court in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is expected to last six weeks.