Johnny Depp concluded his testimony through the US defamation lawsuit introduced in opposition to Amber Heard by saying that he had been the sufferer of home abuse.
The actor has been giving proof in particular person on the trial in Fairfax County, Virginia, throughout which he has been requested about his personal violent episodes and allegations that he bodily assaulted his former companion.
He is suing Ms Heard for libel over a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post, which his attorneys say falsely implies he bodily and sexually abused her.
Mr Depp has denied all allegations and says he’s “ashamed” by the proof proven to the courtroom, which included video of him smashing objects in a kitchen and abusive textual content messages shared along with his pal, actor Paul Bettany.
Incidents together with a visit to Australia in March 2015, throughout which Mr Depp severed the highest of his finger, and one other time when he claims Ms Heard threw a can of mineral spirits at his head, have additionally been examined.
In different audio clips, Mr Depp is heard telling the actress to “shut up, fatass”.
In her ultimate query to Mr Depp on Monday, his lawyer Camille Vasquez requested: “What did you say in response when Ms Heard said ‘tell the world Johnny, tell them I Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim too of domestic violence?’”
“I said yes, I am,” Mr Depp replied.
Earlier, the actor stated that texts he despatched to Mr Bettany about burning and drowning the Aquaman star had been a joke primarily based on a Monty Python sketch.
The courtroom beforehand heard that in a 2013 textual content alternate with Mr Bettany, Mr Depp had written: “Let’s burn Amber.
“Let’s drown her before we burn her. I will f*** her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she’s dead.”
But Mr Depp stated he and Mr Bettany had related over their “abstract sense of humour” to cope with tough conditions, and the feedback had been by no means “intended to be real”.
“As these are private texts there was a lot … in context,” he stated.
“It’s important to know none of that was ever intended to be real and the language used which … yes, I am ashamed (of) has to be spread on the world like peanut butter.
“For example, the text that is about burning Ms Heard is directly from Monty Python and the sketch about burning witches and then drowning the witches.
“This is a film we’d all watch when we were 10 – it’s just irreverent and abstract humour.”
Mr Depp added that the connection between Mr Bettany and Ms Heard was “abominable” as she seen him as a “threat”.
He stated: “Ms Heard despised Mr Bettany mainly because we had become such close friends and for her he was a threat and would take me away from her.”
Mr Depp has denied all allegations that he has ever assaulted Ms Heard.
He instructed the courtroom that after studying the Washington Post article for the primary time he felt like he had been “hit over the head with a two-by-four (piece of wood)”.
Ms Heard can also be anticipated to take the stand within the trial, which is anticipated to final a complete of seven weeks.