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Johnny Depp has denied the ‘outlandish, outrageous stories’ made about him, saying in his final testimony that he has never committed sexual battery or physical abuse.
Depp returned to the stand today as the defamation case against Amber Heard continues, with the lengthy trial expected to draw to a close this Friday (27 May).
As the direct examination concluded, Depp described how Heard’s testimony has affected him, saying her claims are ‘ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unimaginably brutal, cruel, and all false’.
He continued: “No human being is perfect, certainly not – none of us – but I have never, in my life, committed sexual battery, physical abuse.
“All these outlandish, outrageous stories of me committing these things, and living with it for six years and waiting to be able to bring the truth out.
“So this is not easy for any of us, I know that. But no matter what happens, I did get here, and I did tell the truth, and I have spoken up for what I have been carrying on my back reluctantly for six years."
Beforehand, Depp was asked about a number of key dates, including 20 May 2016 – when Heard filed for divorce.
Depp said: "My mother passes away on the 20th of May... Which does bring instant perspective into someone's mind. I spoke to Amber that night."
Another date discussed today was 27 May 2016, which was not only Depp's daughter's birthday and the premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass, but also when Heard filed for a temporary restraining order.
When his attorney asked how Heard filing for the restraining order on that particular date had affected him, he said: "It changed everything."
When Heard's attorney raised an objection for relevance, Depp interjected sarcastically: “Oh, it didn’t change everything?”
Judge Penney Azcarate then cut in, reminding the actor: “Sir, if you could wait for the objection, please.”
Earlier today, supermodel Kate Moss – who was Depp's girlfriend in the 1990s – gave evidence via video link to address rumours that Depp had pushed her down a set of stairs.
She testified: "We were leaving the room, and Johnny left the room before I did and there had been a rainstorm and as I left the room, I slid down the stairs and I hurt my back.
"And I screamed because I didn't know what had happened to me and I was in pain.
"And [Depp] came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention."
Moss was then asked whether Depp pushed her, in any way, down the stairs during that day – to which she replied: "No."
When asked whether Depp had ever pushed her down the stairs throughout the course of their relationship, she said: "No. He never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down any stairs."
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