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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'.
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.
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.
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