During her final appearance on the witness stand, Amber Heard explained the impact the public mud fight with Johnny Depp has had on her life.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have been at odds in public for the past six years. After the actress filed a restraining order against her then-husband in May 2016, accusing him of domestic violence, an agreement was reached in August 2016, but the drama didn’t end there.
Amber Heard reports death threats
They are currently in the second trial. Johnny Depp led the first against a British newspaper group because an article in the “Sun” called him a “woman-beater”. Heard and Depp are currently at war in the USA. Both have sued each other for defamation.
On her last appearance on the witness stand on Thursday, Amber Heard tearfully said she received “hundreds of death threats on a regular basis, if not every day.” Since the beginning of the current process, there have even been thousands. “People make fun of it – make fun of my statement that I was assaulted. It was excruciating. Excruciating, painful and the most humiliating thing I’ve ever had to go through,” she explained through sobs. Her environment is also badly affected. “People want to put my baby in the microwave and they tell me so,” said the Aquaman star. “It’s awful. It’s painful. And it’s humiliating for any human being to go through it.” She wanted to be “just left alone” by her ex-husband.
In fact, social media postings under the hashtag “Justice for Johnny Depp” have increased since the trial began. Especially on Tik Tok, the actor’s fans are in the majority.
panic attacks and trauma
But it’s not just the death threats that bother Heard. The alleged violence that she experienced in her marriage to Depp also has consequences. “I have to live with the trauma and damage that was done to me. My friends have to live with a set of unspoken rules that say don’t scare me, don’t touch me, don’t surprise me may,” explained Heard. Their partners also have to follow rules, as do gynecologists. Heard accuses Depp of sexual violence, among other things.
“I live my life with these rules that I have to abide by, that my friends have to abide by, so I don’t have a panic attack or some triggering event where I relive the trauma,” she said on the witness stand.
Johnny Depp has repeatedly claimed in his statements that he never hit his ex-wife. On the contrary: He claims that the violence in marriage always came from her.