In his trial testimony, Johnny Depp blamed Amber Heard for poop in their shared bed after a fight during which he said he wanted to leave her. According to him, his ex-wife’s explanation of blaming her dogs was absurd.
“My initial response to that was, I laughed,” Depp said, describing the reaction to seeing a photo of the feces. “It was so bizarre and so grotesque that I could only laugh.”
Depp filed the lawsuit against Heard in March 2019, accusing her of defaming him in an article published on the Washington Post, where she described herself as a victim of domestic violence.
Johnny Depp Blamed Amber Heard For Poop in Their Bed
The actor claimed that Heard physically and verbally attacked him throughout their relationship, culminating with the fight following a dinner party for Heard’s 30th birthday on April 21, 2016, in one of their apartments in Los Angeles.
On that occasion, Heard defecated on their bed, Depp claimed.
Heard has denied the allegations and countersued, laying out in court filings at least 10 different instances where she says Depp physically abused her, often in what she described were alcohol or drug-fueled rages.
On the stand Wednesday, Depp said he was more than an hour late to the dinner party because of a meeting with his financial advisors. His accountants and business manager said an “inordinate amount of money was gone” from his accounts and that Depp was in worse financial shape than he believed, Depp testified.
“After 30 years of working in the industry, I was pretty shocked to learn exactly where I was financially,” Depp said.
Depp testified that he texted Heard, telling her he was running late to the celebration. In response, Heard told him to pick up wine and weed before arriving, he said.
After the dinner, Heard flew into a “verbal barrage” because Depp was late and because of other perceived slights, he said. When she hit him, he grabbed her shoulders, sat her down on the bed, and told her he was leaving, Depp testified.
“I said I was leaving, please don’t follow me,” Depp said.
Heard punched Depp in the face repeatedly as he tried to leave, he testified, but he ultimately left her in the apartment as he fled to his house in Hollywood Hills.
Depp, knowing that Heard was leaving with her friends to Coachella, believed that the next day would be a good time to return to the penthouse and retrieve his personal belongings, he said.
But when he told his bodyguard Sean Bett to drive him there, Bett told him it was a bad idea, Depp testified.
Bett showed Depp a photograph sent by his housekeeper.
“It was a photograph of the bed, our bed,” Depp testified. “And on my side of the bed was human fecal matter.”