He is now suing Amber for defamation in a $50 million suit and she is countersuing. From the testimonies so far, their marriage was stranger than fiction. What are some of the shocking revelations from the trial?
1. Amber allegedly had an affair with Elon Musk and James Franco
Depp has accused his ex-wife of cheating on him with Billionaire Elon Musk and actor James Franco. Musk and James have been subpoenaed to appear before the court to reveal phone and text message records to prove or disprove the allegations. Elon said he was in a relationship with Amber after the divorce, though a concierge at Depp’s LA home testified that Musk came to their penthouse regularly in Depp’s absence.
James Franco, on the other hand, was caught on an elevator CCTV going into Amber and Depp’s former apartment. Amber in her defence, said James lived in the apartment building.
2. Audiotapes revealed Amber admitting to physically assaulting Johnny
Recordings of an altercation between the former couple were played in the courtroom, Amber could be heard saying, “You didn’t get punched; you got hit. I’m sorry I hit you like this, but I did not punch you,” she told Depp. “I did not fucking deck you. I fucking was hitting you. I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was. But you’re fine. I did not hurt you. I did not punch you. I was hitting you,”
She continued saying in the audio: “I’m not sitting here bitching about it, am I? You are. That’s the difference between me and you. You’re a fucking baby. You are such a baby. Grow the fucking up, Johnny.”
3. Amber and her attorney lied about the makeup she used to cover bruises purportedly inflicted by Johnny
Amber’s attorney showed the court a Milani Conceal + Perfect All-in-One Correcting Kit which she allegedly carried around to cover up bruises inflicted by Johnny.
The makeup company, Milani, in a TikTok post, denied producing that brand of concealer at that time of their marriage. It was produced in 2017 when their divorce was over.
4. Amber refused to give Johnny drugs when he was sick
His doctor, Dr Kipper testified that Johnny and Amber took a trip to the Bahamas in August 2014 after his dental surgery. When asked about what happened in the Bahamas Johnny said, “That was the lowest I’d ever felt like a human being. Tears streaming down my face, begging another human being, ‘Please, please give me the meds that will take this away.’ And she would not.”
5. Amber severed Johnny’s finger during a fight
Depp spoke about an Australia trip together. Amber was spoiling for a physical altercation but he ignored her and went ahead to pour himself a glass of Vodka.
Amber threw a bottle of vodka at him the first time but it flew past him, the second time, she threw a bottle at him and it sliced his finger.
He showed the court, the ‘weird’ looking finger. At the time it happened, Johnny said he wanted to protect his children, and that was why he didn’t tell the doctor about the nature of the fight.
Marriage counsel, Dr Laurel Anderson who is a witness in the case claims that both parties were mutually abusive even though Johnny has said he had never beaten or hit Amber.
The trial is still ongoing, Amber has not given her own testimony but we expect more shocking revelations about the troubled marriage.