A very disturbing audio clip was played in court on 25 April of Johnny Depp begging ex-wife Amber Heard to cut him with a knife.
Depp launched a defamation lawsuit against Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post. The trial began Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia.
In the recording, Depp could be Heard saying “take my blood” as it “was the only thing [you] didn’t have”.
When questioned about the disturbing content that had just been played for the court, Depp said:
“I was quite confused I’d been summoned to her at that point since all the news was about the fact I’d allegedly done all these horrible things.”
“I met with her in the hope she would retract her lies that the world was now fed, had been fed. In no way was she ready to do that. I couldn’t understand why I was there.”
“Everything had been taken from me. My children couldn’t escape the fact all this had gone down.”
When the actor was asked why he had tried to hurt himself, he said:
“I thought Miss Heard had brought me to San Francisco, it was clear, under false pretences. I don’t know what she was after.“I had a knife in my pocket. I took the knife out and said ‘here, cut me’.”
“If she wasn’t going to do it, I would have done it. I was at the end. I was broken.”
“The only answer was here, cut me, that’s all I have left to give you. There was no threat to Miss Heard, it was about spilling my blood, it was the only thing she didn’t have.
“I was broken and really at the end.”
Heard is due to take the stand later in this legal battle.