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Amber Heard has taken the witness stand again to address the 'real' reason why her ex-husband Johnny Depp won't look at her.
Depp, 58, has kept his eyes firmly downcast during the entirety of his ex-wife's testimony.
The Aquaman star has since offered up an explanation behind the odd behaviour.
She told the court: "Because he's guilty. He knows he's lying, otherwise why can't he look at me? I survived that man and I'm here and I'm able to look at him."
Heard's statement differs from Depp's lawyer, Camille Vasquez, who suggested the Pirates of The Caribbean star refused to make eye contact for another specific reason.
Under redirect, #AmberHeard told the jury that #JohnnyDepp cannot look her in the eye because he is guilty. "I survived that man and I'm here and I'm able to look at him," Heard said. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/VIX1nL9pFq— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) May 17, 2022
"You know why he won't look at you. He told you you would never see his eyes again," Vasquez said in court on Monday (May 16).
The jury was then played a recording from 2016, where Depp could be heard telling his ex-wife that he would never look at her again after she accused him of domestic violence via a restraining order.
"I am nothing to you, and I will always be nothing to you. You will not see my eyes again," Depp said in the recording, played to the courtroom and jury.
Depp's lawyer then asked Heard if her ex-husband had kept the promise he made in the audio recording.
"As far as I know, he cannot look at me," the Aquaman star replied.
"Unfortunately, all of this is real. Johnny and I lived this. We lived through this. I lived through this and I narrowly survived it but I survived it."
Heard's testimony continued on Monday (May 16) following a week-long break.
Throughout her time on the stand Depp has kept his eyes low, refusing to look at his ex-wife or doodling while she spoke of his alleged abuse.
Depp launched the lawsuit after Heard claimed she was a survivor of domestic abuse in a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post.
The two actors started dating after meeting on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary and were married in 2015.
Things soon fell apart and 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'.
The trial will continue with closing arguments expected on May 27.