Amber Heard's 5 Most Notable Moments From Day 3 on the Stand

Amber Heard took the stand on Monday after a week-long hiatus in her defense in the defamation lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp, her ex-husband.

Heard's direct examination concluded on Monday with Heard's recollection of several instances before and after her divorce from Depp, and Monday afternoon began Heard's cross-examination from Depp's attorneys.

Depp sued Heard in 2019 for $50 million for defamation following an opinion piece that Heard published with The Washington Post in 2018, in which she insinuated that she was a victim of domestic abuse. Heard counter-sued Depp for $100 million for nuisance.

The high-profile trial, taking place in Fairfax, Virginia, has entered its sixth week so far, and closing arguments are expected on May 27.

Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp watch as the jury leave the courtroom for a lunch break at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 16, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Here are five notable moments from day three of Heard's time on the witness stand:

Heard Admits to 'Reactively' Hitting Depp During Fights

An audio recording was played in court from 2015 in which the couple could be heard arguing over whether or not Heard hit Depp.

"I did not punch you," Heard can be heard saying. "I did not f**king deck you. I f**king was hitting you."

She then testified that the conversation was about the "disparity" between them during their fights.

"He would proactively punch me, and I would have to resort to reactively hitting him. I am talking about the difference between a punch, which Johnny did often, and me having to hit him in my defense," she said.

"I know the difference between the two and I'm highlighting the difference between those two, even if he wasn't twice my size," she testified.

Depp Seen In Video Smashing Cabinets In Kitchen

A video was shown as evidence to the jury on Monday that depicted Depp smashing things in a kitchen and arguing with Heard.

Heard testified that she took the video on her iPad, recording because she felt "afraid."

In the video, Heard places the camera on a counter as Depp appears to be kicking something and yelling the word "motherf**ker" several times.

Heard asked Depp what happened as he wandered around the kitchen in his main house in West Hollywood wearing a hat and sunglasses. He then appears to slam several kitchen cabinets as Heard said, "Nothing happened this morning, you know that?"

Depp responded, "Were you in here?" to which Heard responded, "no." Depp then said, "Then nothing happened to you this morning."

"Yeah, you're right," Heard said in the video. "I just woke up and you were so sweet and nice. We were not even fighting this morning, all I did was say sorry."

He appears to smash a glass off-camera, and then says, "You wanna see crazy? I'll give you f**king crazy." Depp seems to pour a glass of wine before noticing the recording device. Depp then grabbed the iPad, and the recording ended.

Heard Said She Wouldn't Be Alive If She Had Stayed Married To Depp

Heard recalled filing for divorce from Depp in 2016, and stated that if she had stayed with Depp in their marriage, "I'd likely literally not survive."

Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, asked her why she filed for divorce, and Heard stated through tears, "Because I knew if I didn't, I'd likely not literally survive. I was scared it was going to end really badly for me."

"I really didn't want to leave him," she testified. "I loved him so much. I would have done anything, but I couldn't do that one thing. I couldn't stay."

She said that the violence became normal in their relationship, and added, "It was so hard, but I knew I had to do it. I believe he would have taken it too far and I wouldn't be here."

Shortly after filing for divorce, Heard also filed a temporary restraining order against Depp on the grounds of domestic violence, stating she was fearful of him.

Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 16, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp's Legal Team Noted That He Has Not Looked At Heard During Testimony

It had been quickly noted by many online watching the trial on Heard's first day on the witness stand that Depp was avoiding looking at her at all.

Throughout the trial, Depp can be seen with his head down or with sunglasses on, and some fans thought he appeared to be doodling. Many people online speculated what his behavior might have meant.

After an afternoon break Monday, the court returned for Heard's cross-examination, where she faced questions from Depp's legal team. The cross-examination was led by Camille Vasquez.

During questioning, Vasquez said that Depp has not looked at Heard once during the trial, which Heard confirmed.

"You know why he won't look at you," Vasquez said. "He told you you would never see his eyes again."

A recording was played in court from a meeting in San Francisco in the summer of 2016, in which Depp tells Heard, "You will never see my eyes again."

Cross-Examination Leads To Questions About Heard's Lack Of Visible Injuries

The start of Heard's questioning began with Vasquez bringing up a series of photos following incidents in which Heard alleged she had been beaten by Depp, pointing out instances where injuries were not visible.

Vasquez questioned Heard about instances when Heard testified Depp "whacked" her in the face while wearing very large rings on his fingers. The photos shown to the jury were taken in Russia while Heard accompanied Depp to promote The Lone Ranger, and Vasquez pointed out the lack of bruises on Heard's face.

Depp's attorney also showed pictures from the 2014 Met Gala where Heard believed her nose was broken after Depp hit her. Vasquez showed a photo from an event the following day, and Heard responded, "You should see what it looked like underneath the makeup."

The trial will continue on Tuesday.

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