Amber Heard broke down in tears as she spoke about how ”extremely painful it was to relive the break-up” of her marriage to Johnny Depp.
Speaking on the steps of London’s High Court on Tuesday (28.07.20), Amber talked about acquiring a restraining order in opposition to Johnny in 2016 after their break up and reliving the ”traumatic particulars” of their relationship.
She stated: ”I travelled to the UK to testify in these proceedings as a witness to help the Court. After acquiring a restraining order in 2016 and finalising our divorce, I needed to maneuver on with my life. I didn’t file this lawsuit and, regardless of its significance, I might have most well-liked to not be in courtroom.
”It has been extremely painful to relive the break-up of my relationship, have my motives and my fact questioned, and essentially the most traumatic particulars of my life with Johnny shared in courtroom and broadcast around the globe.
”I stand by my testimony in courtroom and I now place my religion in British justice.
”Although I didn’t carry this lawsuit, I’m conscious of the valuable assets being consumed by his litigation and will probably be glad to see these assets re-directed again to extra necessary authorized issues already delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
”I admire the dedication, exhausting work and assist of the defence authorized workforce, in addition to my UK and US attorneys.
”I additionally want to lengthen my because of the very type and diligent courtroom workers and the police, who’ve been so delicate in making certain my safety in order that that I might testify in security.
”And lastly, my heartfelt thanks for the super outpouring of assist and the numerous messages I’ve obtained from around the globe. You have given me a lot power and I ship it again to you.”
Amber, 34, was talking after Depp’s 16-day libel trial in opposition to News Group Newspapers (NGN), which he undertook after he was labelled a ”spouse beater”.
However, Depp, 57, has maintained his innocence and alleged Heard was bodily abusive of their relationship.
Over the three weeks of the trial, the courtroom heard concerning the former couple’s stormy relationship and particulars of Johnny’s consuming and drug taking.
In a witness assertion, Amber accused Johnny of verbal and bodily abuse – which included screaming, swearing, punching, slapping, kicking, headbutting and choking – together with ”extraordinarily controlling and intimidating behaviour”.
She additionally claimed he threatened to kill her ”many occasions, particularly later in our relationship” and stated he accused her of getting affairs with different actors.
However, Johnny’s former assistant Stephen Deuters backed his boss and stated: ”At no level did Ms Heard ever point out any bodily abuse and I by no means noticed proof of any damage to Ms Heard.
”In distinction, Mr Depp informed me on a number of events that Ms Heard had attacked him or abused him bodily and verbally.”
Johnny’s lawyer David Sherborn stated: ”He’s a beneficiant, heat and mild particular person. He is a peaceable man. He’s not the person that Miss Heard and the defendants have continually sought to painting.”
The defendant’s lawyer Sasha Wass, stated: ”The strategy taken by Mr Depp from the time Ms Heard obtained a home violence restraining order in opposition to him on May 27 2016 was as follows: to disclaim that he ever assaulted Ms Heard, to accuse Ms Heard of being the violent celebration and to reverse his function with hers.”
A verdict within the High Court trial in London is just not anticipated to be delivered by Mr Justice Nicol till late September.