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Amber Heard has claimed Johnny Depp once told her he ‘could f***ing kill her’ during a heated moment, telling the court how he had held her by the ‘neck’.
Heard took to the stand yesterday to recount further details of her relationship with the actor, who is suing her for defamation over a 2018 article she wrote claiming she was a victim of domestic violence, though she did not name him directly.
She testified that Depp once threatened to kill her while they were on holiday in the Bahamas, where they’d been sailing on his yacht before it was sold on to author JK Rowling.
Heard said: "Johnny was upset that he had to sell the boat, he was off the wagon again, but he didn't want to tell his kids. He was hiding it from them, putting it in coffee cups and drinking.”
She said Depp’s behaviour was ‘emotional’, and that he ‘started getting more obviously drunk’ and started jumping off the boat in a way that ‘looked a little scary’, claiming Depp’s daughter Lily Rose started getting ‘panicky’ and asked about his drinking.
According to Heard, Lily-Rose started crying and almost had a panic attack, but as she comforted her Depp came back to the boat and the attention ‘shifted’ onto her.
“He seemed very angry,” she said, adding that he asked Lily-Rose to leave.
“Johnny starts accusing me of kind of telling on him, calling him a drunk in front of his kids. I hadn't done that. I was actually trying to protect Johnny.
"It didn't feel like my place at all to share that with his daughter or anyone at the time, other than adults who might help with it, not his kids."
Heard said Depp was accusing her of making his kids aware of his drinking again.
She continued: “He slams me up by my neck and holds me there for a second and tells me that he could f***ing kill me and that I was an embarrassment, I was embarrassing, this whole thing was a joke, I made him feel sick.
"I'll never forget. I was very, very, very much in love with this whole family now and he says I'm embarrassing to him and that somehow stuck more in me more than I could f***ing kill you.
“The names he was calling me, pushing me up against the wall by my neck, hurt my feelings, it hurt."
Heard said she then left the island, taking Lily-Rose with her.
At this point, Depp could be seen shaking his head in court, saying: “Wow.”
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