Johnny Depp tells High Court he got superbug after finger was severed


Mr Sherborne referred to the suggestion by Sasha Wass QC, representing The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers, that Mr Depp had "invented" his version of events that he had accidentally headbutted his ex-wife, asking if "you have invented this (account) since December 2019"?

Stephen Deuters told London's High Court that Ms Heard, 34, subjected Mr Depp, 57, to "years of abuse".

Amber Heard shouted insults at Johnny Depp, calling him "washed up" and "fat", and was physically aggressive towards the actor during a Christmas visit to the Caribbean, it has been alleged at the high court in London.

Hollywood stylist Samantha McMillen told the court Ms Heard had "no visible" injuries the day after the actress alleges Mr Depp was violent towards her in a separate incident in late 2015.

"Since Pirates (Of The Caribbean) 2 and 3, I had - and this is ludicrous to have to state, it's quite embarrassing - apparently I had made 650 million USA dollars (£510 million) and when I sacked them, for the right reasons, I had not only lost 650 million dollars, but I was 100 million dollars in the hole because they (the previous business managers) had not paid the government my taxes for 17 years".

He told the court Heard accused him of making her look foolish in front of her friends and had attacked him while he was reading in bed, throwing a "haymaker" wild, swinging punch at him.

In her statement, she said: "While I could not hear what caused the fight, Amber repeatedly berated him with increasing ferocity".

"No-one is going to believe that".

"I observed in December 2015 to my colleagues that Amber was a "thrower", someone who threw projectiles", she said.

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Depp denies that he was violent toward Heard, to whom he was married from 2015 to 2017. Depp had told her Heard had thrown a can of lacquer-thinner into his face, said Roberts.

The court has been shown a number of pictures that Ms Heard took of herself with injuries she alleges Mr Depp inflicted.

She says that she "spent much of the afternoon and early evening" with Amber as they prepared for her appearance on The Late Late Show and she could "see clearly" that Amber had no marks, cuts or bruises.

Mr Sherborne asked: "If Lily-Rose. if your daughter told you that her husband had slapped her repeatedly, punched her, deliberately smacked her in the nose, grabbed her by the hair, dragged her upstairs by the hair, pulled chunks of her hair out, would you still send a text to him saying "I love you like a brother or father"?" He told the court Depp had only made a playful attempt to tap her on the bottom with his foot and that he described it as a kick simply to appease her.

She had seen Ms Heard on several occasions that week and said her face was unmarked until May 27, when she had a "red mark" under her eye and said she was getting a divorce.

The libel case has heard some extraordinary revelations and allegations about the couple's relationship.

He used his damaged finger to scrawl messages across the house using his blood and paint, the court heard.

The incident is one of 14 allegations of domestic violence, all denied by Mr Depp, relied on by News Group Newspapers in its defence against the actor's libel claim.

The actor said, at the time, his hand was in a cast after he severed a finger in an incident in Australia.