Johnny Depp's Close Friend Brought To Tears In Court, Calls Out Amber Heard For ‘Malicious Lie'
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One of Johnny Depp’s close friends was brought to tears in court today (Wednesday 13 April) as he spoke about Amber Heard’s ‘malicious’ lie, saying he just wants the former partners to simply be able to go and ‘heal’.
Depp, 58, is suing his 35-year-old ex-wife Amber Heard in a $50 million (£38.2 million) defamation lawsuit over domestic abuse claims she made in an article in The Washington Post.
Isaac Baruch, one of Depp’s childhood friends, has been one of several people testifying at the Fairfax County courthouse in Virginia – at one point becoming visibly emotional behind the stand.
He said: “I want this all to end – her to go heal, him to go heal.
“So many people have been affected by this malicious lie that she started and she created.
“It's not fair, it’s not right what she did, and what happened.
“For so many people to get affected from this, it’s insane, how this happened.”
According to 7News DC reporter Caroline Patrickis, Depp could be seen 'smiling quite a bit' as Baruch testified - at one point saying Heard claimed Depp had hit her but that she had no bruises or marks on her face.
"This was his birthday so it was significant because he remembered," Patrickis explained on Twitter.
Earlier in the day, Baruch was asked about what he thought of Heard.
He said: "I fell in love with her just like Johnny did. She's totally respectful, gracious, she's got great teeth. She treated me with complete respect. Humour wise total locker room humour, demented humour.
"Every time I walked into that place Isaac you want something to eat, you want something to drink.
"Only one time she didn't offer. She's in the kitchen and she's doing her beautiful facial mask - I said is that something that can help me. She looked at me and said no. I loved her."
Baruch also said Depp and Heard were 'always loving with each other', saying that they 'treated each other like gold' and that he never saw them being violent to one another - having only seen them argue twice.
Depp's sister Christi Dembrowski, 61, has also testified at the trial, having taken to the stand yesterday to describe how Depp had sworn never to perpetuate domestic violence after experiencing it from their ‘high strung, nervous’ and ‘angry’ mother, Betty Sue Palmer.
Responding to questions led by Depp’s lawyer Benjamin Chew, she continued: “Mom would scream, yell at him, she would hit him, call him names, that kind of thing.”
Depp appeared emotional as his sister recalled moments from their childhood and at times looked to the floor.
When asked if their dad ever hit back, Dembrowski said: “No, dad never reacted when mom hit him or screamed at him.
“Basically he would let her scream and get it out and be done. The way you dealt with my mom, he always tried to keep the peace.”