To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Johnny Depp's Security Guard Says He Paid Homeless Man $420 To Get Actor's Phone Back After Amber Heard Chucked It

Johnny Depp's Security Guard Says He Paid Homeless Man $420 To Get Actor's Phone Back After Amber Heard Chucked It

The former couple are back in court, with Depp suing ex-wife Heard for libel

Johnny Depp's security guard said he paid a homeless man $420 (£335) to get the actor's phone back after Amber Heard chucked it off a balcony during a fight. Watch here:

Starling Jenkins made the claim while testifying in court yesterday (Thursday 28 April), where his employer is suing ex-wife Heard for $50 million (£38.2 million) in a defamation lawsuit over domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 article in The Washington Post. 

Referencing a fight the former couple had following Heard's 30th birthday party in 2016, Jenkins said his shift finished at 11.15pm, by which point Depp hadn't turned up.

When he did, his lateness sparked an argument that saw him leave and head to another of his properties.

Arriving back at their main home in downtown Los Angeles the following morning, Jenkins said Heard told him she 'got in a fight' with Depp and had thrown his phone, wallet, credit cards, and passport over the balcony and on to the street.

Jenkins said he then decided to use a phone tracking app to try and locate the device, eventually finding it in the possession of a homeless man around six miles from the house in Skid Row – an area known for its large homeless population.

Jenkins said: "I approached him about the phone, he was honest, he returned it, I gave him a reward for it."

Asked what the reward was, Jenkins replied: "$420, chicken tacos, chips, apples, Fiji Water."

Jenkins said he rewarded the homeless man for returning the phone.

On cross-examination, he added that Heard had told him that Depp threw her phone off the balcony first, but he didn't try to retrieve hers as she'd already found it.

There was also a rare moment of laughter in the Virginia courtroom when another member of Depp's security team gave testimony.

Malcolm Connolly was asked about a fight between Depp and Heard in Australia, and he confirmed he heard shouting coming from the inside of the building, but couldn't make out the exact words that were being said.

Heard's lawyer then asked Connolly to confirm if Depp was trying to urinate in the foyer of the property.

The security guard paused for a moment and looked confused by the question, before bluntly replying: "No."

The attorney then tried to ask whether Malcolm saw the actor's penis – which prompted an objection for relevance – but the security guard replied: "I think I would have remembered seeing Mr Depp's penis."

Watch here:

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.

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

Featured Image Credit: Law & Crime/Alamy

Topics: US News, Johnny Depp, Celebrity