Yesterday, it was another day of the Johnny Depp Libel Trial. The Fantastic Beasts actor is embroiled in a legal battle with the tabloid, The Sun. JD sued the publishers ‘New Group Newspaper’ and editor Dan Wootton. In one of their articles years ago, The Sun addressed him as ‘Wife beater’. It happened after Amber Heard alleged her ex-husband of physical abuse.
As reported by BBC, Johnny’s estate manager Tara Roberts was called in to give her statements. Tara told London’s High Court about all the drama that happened during their trip to the Bahamas. The estate manager said that Amber Heard called the Pirates of The Caribbean actor ‘washed up’ and ‘fat’.
Tara Roberts told the could that she has seen Amber Heard screaming at Johnny Depp during the trip. That’s when he yelled at her “go away”. She also saw a “red, swelling gash” on the actor’s nose. He told her that Amber had thrown a can of lacquer thinner on his face. Tara described the Dark Shadows actor as “unusually kind man”.
In her claims to the court, Tara said she never saw Johnny Depp being violent or aggressive. She said he never behaved like this with Amber Heard or anyone else for that matter. In fact, he shared that one incident when the Aquaman actress was aggressive towards JD.
Tara described Heard’s behaviour towards Johnny- “lunge violently at Johnny, pull his hair, and commit other aggressive physical acts against him.” The estate agent also shared what happened on December 29, 2015. The couple was staying on the island with Johnny’s two children and a friend. At that time, JD and Amber had an argument.
Tara stated, “While I could not hear what caused the fight, Amber repeatedly berated him with increasing ferocity. She was insulting him, calling him names, and in the middle of this onslaught I heard her say specifically ‘your career is over’, ‘no one is going to hire you’, ‘you’re washed up’, ‘fat’, ‘you will die a lonely man’, and also screaming things that were incomprehensible.”
When Johnny Depp tried to leave and kept asking for the car keys, Amber Heard refused to give them. The keys were later found at their house. Tara Roberts said that during this entire fight, Johnny didn’t hit or push Amber at all. He didn’t even physically react to the attacks.
It was at the café later, Tara saw Johnny Depp had a red swelling on his nose. She told the court that during their trip in the Bahamas, Amber Heard had no injury on her face or body.