Amber Heard is now talking about the period around March 2013 and tells the court about a “revolving door of accusations” by Johnny Depp.
“Nothing I do is working,” she says of their arguments. The actress says she would try to diffuse the situation by telling Depp “I’m not sleeping with this person”.
Heard says she was “madly in love” with Depp and tried to convince him of this, but “it was one fight after the other”.
The actress tells the court about a painting she had by her ex-partner Tasya van Ree near to her bed in her LA home.
She alleges Depp tried to set the painting on fire “but was unsuccessful” in doing this while “drinking to the extent he was”.
Heard says she “left the room, left the house, eventually came back”.
There was a whole night and morning of this, she says.
The court is now being shown texts sent between Heard and Depp on 12 March 2013, which refer to “last Friday night” and Depp calling it a “hideous moment”.
Heard says this was something that happened at Depp’s penthouse apartment, when the actor was accusing her of sleeping with two different people.
“He backhands me,” she tells the court. “He wears a lot of rings. I remember just feeling like my lip went into my teeth and it got a little blood on the wall.
“As hard as it is to explain this, I was so caught up in the relationship… I didn’t internalise, I didn’t make that big a deal of it.
“My best way to cope with it, I kind of minimise it. Make sure he knows that I’m tough, can’t knock me down… make a joke of it.”