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Johnny Depp appeared to look Amber Heard’s sister straight in the eyes as she took to the stand in his defamation case.
The highly publicised trial continues in Fairfax County, Virginia, today, 18 May, as a number of Heard’s witnesses give testimony, including the star’s sister Whitney Henriquez.
Many people noticed Depp has avoided looking at his ex-wife since the trial started on 11 April.
The reason for this was recently revealed after Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez pointed out that the 58-year-old actor told Heard in 2016 that she will ‘never see his eyes again’ after she publicly accused him of domestic violence.
But he did, however, look towards her sister in court today, as pointed out by 7News reporter Caroline Patrickis.
Alongside an image of Depp’s gaze in court, she wrote on Twitter: “It appears Depp is looking Heard's sister straight in the eyes as she testifies.”
Heard previously claimed that the first time she was physical with Depp was over an alleged altercation in which she feared Depp would push her sister down a flight of stairs.
However, an excerpt of an audio file played in court both in April and yesterday, 17 May, saw Heard telling Depp she hit him in a separate incident.
In the recording, she says: "I didn't punch you, by the way... I was hitting you, I wasn't punching you.
"You didn't get punched. You got hit... but I did not punch you. I did not f*****g deck you. I f*****g was hitting you. I don't know what the actual motion of my hand was, but you're fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.
"I'm not sitting here b*tching about it, am I? That's the difference between me and you, you're a f*****g baby. You are such a baby, grow the f**k up Johnny."
Today Henriquez testified that Depp would ‘say nasty, unkind’ things to her and Heard while under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.
She later added: "You could almost guarantee that something would get destroyed when they fought."
Depp's legal action came about over an op-ed Heard wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she claimed to be a survivor of domestic abuse.
Although she didn't name Depp in the article, his case states that the piece ruined his reputation and career, and he’s seeking $50 million in damages.
Heard has countersued for $100 million and has claimed that her career has also suffered as a result of going public with the details of her marriage to Depp.
She claimed her role in the upcoming Aquaman 2 has been reduced and she's had scenes cut.
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