Depp admitted that their relationship felt like a “constant tailspin” and recalled telling Heard several times, “Listen, we are a crime scene waiting to happen.” He maintained he was never violent.
Wass and Depp sparred over details of the alleged altercation in Australia.
Guardian, Wass claimed Depp held Heard by her hair, slapped her face, smashed her head against the fridge, spit at her, told her he hated her, threw bottles at the wall, shoved Heard against a ping-pong table which collapsed and ripped a phone off the wall, causing injury to his finger. Depp denied each accusation, saying “not true”, “no, ma’am” or “fabrication.”” data-reactid=”38″>According to the Guardian, Wass claimed Depp held Heard by her hair, slapped her face, smashed her head against the fridge, spit at her, told her he hated her, threw bottles at the wall, shoved Heard against a ping-pong table which collapsed and ripped a phone off the wall, causing injury to his finger. Depp denied each accusation, saying “not true”, “no, ma’am” or “fabrication.”
However, Depp agreed the pair got into an argument.
“She was unwilling to sign a prenup,” he recalled. “My attorneys tried to get her to sign a postnup agreement.”
Heard stated in court documents she was assaulted over three-days in early March 2015. The pair wed weeks earlier. According to Depp, she got frustrated and “started yelling” at him over being asked to sign the postnuptial agreement. Wass contended the argument exploded because he was drunk and taking drugs, like ecstasy. The actor denied taking drugs, but admitted to falling off the wagon with alcohol.
Depp told the court it was Heard who was violent in Australia and that she threw alcohol bottles at him with one ultimately cutting off the tip of his finger.
“After Ms. Heard threw the second vodka bottle at me, which severed the tip of my finger and crushed the bone, is when I began what I would feel as some species of nervous breakdown,” Depp told Wass. “I didn’t want to live at that time.”
Another image of a mirror Depp supposedly painted with his finger.
The court was shown photos of walls in their rental home painted with his injured finger. The house had up to $150,000 in damages and while Depp agreed the couple “wrecked” the house, he said Heard was responsible for most of the damage.
One image the High Court was shown on Thursday.
During the hours long cross-examination, Wass asked Depp about an email he sent to his doctor at the time. In the message, he accused Heard of “having an obsession with herself” and only being interested in fame, but the defense argued he admitted to injuring his finger himself. “I’m so very sad. I cut the top of my middle finger off, what should I do? I’m so embarrassed …” it read.
“That doesn’t mean to say I myself did it,” Depp said.
“Are you serious?” Wass replied.
Depp picked apart what Heard called the “three-day hostage situation” in Australia in his written statement, citing medical records and witnesses.
“Amber claims that during these three days, I subjected her to a variety of what sounds like torture and other abuse. These sick claims are completely untrue,” he stated in the document, which has been viewed by Yahoo Entertainment.
Depp admitted to breaking his sobriety on March 8 “by drinking vodka after a sustained period of verbal abuse and endless aggression from Amber after I unsuccessfully sought refute and peace from her in one locked bathroom after another.”
“I understand that Amber makes references to a bottle of Jack Daniels in her first witness statement. There was no Jack Daniels on the property. I know that because if there had been, I would have definitely drunk Jack Daniels rather than vodka when I finally broke down and sought the solace of alcohol for the first time in a very long time,” Depp wrote.
Depp added “my finger was cut off by Amber throwing a large ‘handle’ vodka bottle at me” and that he called his security guards shortly after the incident and he was eventually taken to the hospital.
“It is important to remember that my 24 hour a day security guards were right outside the property during this incident the whole weekend, and Amber knew that. At no point did she seek help from them while she claims she was undergoing a three-day hostage ordeal,” Depp said, noting the property manager who escorted Heard back to L.A. did not “see any damage to her face where she claimed I had been savagely striking her.”
“The truth is that she did not sustain any injuries at all during the weekend of March 8, while I suffered grievous injuries including a severed finger and a cigarette stubbed out on my cheek,” Depp added.
During a different alleged violent altercation, Heard claimed that Depp trashed her closet, slapped her and headbutted her, causing two black eyes. Depp claimed Heard was the aggressor, and he had only tried to restrain her “to stop her flailing and punching me.” Images of Heard appearing hurt were shown in court.
Depp’s cross-examination is set to conclude Friday morning.