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Johnny Depp's Ex-Girlfriend Testifies He Was Controlling And Jealous

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Johnny Depp's Ex-Girlfriend Testifies He Was Controlling And Jealous

Actor Ellen Barkin, who had a relationship with Johnny Depp, has testified that he was a 'controlling' and 'jealous' boyfriend. Watch here:


Depp, 58, is suing ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, for $50 million (£38.2 million) in a defamation lawsuit over domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 article in The Washington Post, and the trial recommenced on Monday (16 May) after a week-long hiatus.

Ellen Barkin – who has starred in films such as The Big Easy, Johnny Handsome and Ocean's Thirteen – said she met Depp in 1990 and their platonic friendship changed to a sexual relationship.


Reflecting on their relationship – which lasted between three to six months – Barkin said Depp was jealous.

Speaking in a pre-recorded deposition, filmed in 2019, the 68-year-old said: "He's just a jealous man, controlling.

"'Where are you going? Who are you going with? What did you do last night?'

"I had a scratch on my back once that got him very, very angry because he insisted it came from me having sex with a person who wasn't him."


Barkin – who appeared alongside Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – added that she had seen him in 'out-of-control' situations and he was drunk 'a lot of the time'.

They had a brief sexual relationship. Credit: Alamy
They had a brief sexual relationship. Credit: Alamy

She said: "He was always drinking or smoking a joint."

She added that on one occasion he threw a wine bottle in her direction during a fight.


Depp is suing Heard for $50m (£38.2m), and she has issued a counterclaim for $100m (£76.4m).

The pair began dating after meeting on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary and got married in 2015. Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp the following year and they finalised their divorce in 2017.

Heard said she feared for her life with Depp. Credit: Alamy
Heard said she feared for her life with Depp. Credit: Alamy

Asked about her decision to file for divorce from Depp in May 2016, Heard said in court earlier this week: "I knew if I didn't I'd likely not literally survive.


"I was so scared that it was going to end really badly for me and I really didn't want to leave him, I loved him so much.

"I would have done anything but I couldn't do that one thing, I couldn't stay."

In 2020, Depp lost a libel case brought against The Sun over an article in which he was labelled a 'wife beater'.

He has denied all allegations of abuse.


The trial continues.

Featured Image Credit: Law and Crime Network

Topics: Celebrity, US News, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard

Jake Massey
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