Heard gave his version of an incident that would have occurred in March 2015 in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth installment of pirates.
Depp had testified at trial that a “furious” Heard was the aggressor in the argument and cut off the tip of one of his fingers with a bottle of vodka.
However, Heard said she confronted Depp about his drinking and he challenged her to try and take a bottle from him. “I grabbed onto her,” she said.
“I threw her on the ground” and “that really pissed him off,” she added, saying Depp threw “bottles” and “cans” at her.
“At some point he put a broken bottle in my face, in my neck area, in my jaw line and told me he was going to cut my face,” she recalled.
Her voice breaking, Heard said Depp ripped off her robe and sexually assaulted her with a bottle.
“Johnny had the bottle inside me and he was putting it in me over and over again,” he said, while repeatedly threatening to kill her.
Heard claimed he managed to escape and the next morning discovered that Depp had used blood from his finger, food and paint to write “incoherent” messages on all surfaces in the house.
– “I felt embarrassed” –
At the hearing outside Washington, Heard also accused Depp on Thursday of slapping and kicking her on a plane while drunk, after accusing her of having an affair with actor James Franco.
“I felt embarrassed,” she told the jury. It was the first time something like this had happened to me,” she added, on the verge of tears.
“He was mad at me for taking the job with James Franco,” Heard said, recounting the incident on the plane in May 2014.
“He hated, he hated James Franco and he accused me of having had a secret thing with him since we did super smoked (Pineapple Express),” he said, referring to the 2008 film Heard worked on with Franco.
Depp, 58, has filed a lawsuit against Heard over an op-ed she wrote for the newspaper. The Washington Post in December 2018, in which the actress described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Heard, who had a leading role in the film Aquamandid not name Depp in the op-ed, but the actor sued her for implying he was an abuser and is seeking $50 million in damages.
Heard countersued, asking for $100 million and claiming she suffered “unbridled physical violence and abuse” at his hands.