According to a deposition that surfaced after the sealing of more than 6,000 pages of court documents over the weekend, Amber Heard’s sister allegedly told her employer that the “Aquaman” actress had “done it now” and hacked off Johnny Depp’s finger with a bottle.
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The just made public court documents describe Depp and Heard’s lawyers’ attempts to have particular allegations and evidence admitted into or omitted from their shocking defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor testified in April that Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him during a couple’s argument in Australia in 2015, shattering it and severing the tip of his finger.
Heard insisted that Depp injured his finger on his own accord while intoxicated, probably when he shattered a wall-mounted phone to “smithereens,” and that he then proceeded to sexually abuse her with a vodka bottle.
A transcript of a deposition given by Jennifer Howell, a former employer of Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez, who claims to have received a message from Heard informing her of the gruesome occurrence in Australia, is among the cache of unsealed documents.
She yelled, “She’s done it now!” She’s sliced off his Goddamn finger,” she yelled, making a tremendous announcement. I then repositioned my chair. I thought, “What?” Howell informed Camille Vasquez, Depp’s counsel.
“She hacked off his finger, she says. Her removal of his finger. I need to call someone, she said as she ran out the door. I have to call someone,” Howell continued.
Howell replied: “It was Amber and Johnny, and she evidently had thrown a bottle and cut off his finger, is what (Henriquez) stated when she came back in from whoever she talked to outside,” in response to Vasquez’s inquiry about whether Henriquez had identified “she” and “he” in her statement.
Depp testified in court during the shocking trial that he had lied to a doctor about the circumstances of his horrific finger injury.
“I said that I had smashed it in these large accordion doors,” the actor said from the stand. “I didn’t want to get (Heard) in trouble. I tried to just keep things as copacetic and as easy as possible for everyone. I did not want to put her name in that mix.”
A jury awarded Depp, 59, $10.35 million over claims he was defamed by a 2018 op-ed article in the Washington Post, in which Heard made allegations of domestic abuse.