Johnny Depp has admitted he would ‘lock himself in the bathroom’ to escape his ex-wife’s alleged violence.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor launched a defamation lawsuit against Amber 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 started Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia.
Depp took to the stand to attempt to clear his name against Heard’s accusations that he was a domestic abuser.
He claimed that he would lock himself in the bathroom and other rooms, away from his ex-wife, when she would get angry.
“I would remove myself from the situation, as I’d done as a youth, as much as possible.”
“I certainly didn’t believe there was any need for these various subjects or arguments to come up and travel the distance that they did so very quickly, to ramp up so fast.”
“It was like you were pinned to a wall and you had to listen to it and just take it.”
“So I found the only way to find any sort of peace was to try and walk away. If she didn’t allow me to walk away, then I would just go and lock myself in the bathroom or anywhere she couldn’t get in to.”
“And that happened constantly over the years.”