Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Trial Coverage: Key Moments from Heard's Second Day of Testimony

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Key Moments from Heard's Second Day of Testimony

An emotional second day of testimony from Amber Heard as she recalled several times Depp allegedly abused her.

Heard Sobs Recalling Abuse in Australia:

Heard sobbed as she recalled the 2015 incident in Australia that resulted in Depp's severed finger. The incident happened at a home near Brisbane where the couple stayed as Depp filmed the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean.

Depp was once again accusing Heard of having affairs, she recalled. He slammed her head against a wall and called her a "wh*re," a "sl*t" and "fat a**," she testified. She then accused him of holding her down on the counter and penetrating her with a bottle, saying he would "f***ing kill" her.

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Amber Heard testifies at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 5, 2022. JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp Had Affair Days After Wedding, Heard Says

Heard accused Depp of having an affair just days after their wedding in February 2015. When Depp passed out one night in March at his downtown LA penthouse, his iPad was open and Heard saw text messages.

He was messaging a woman he had a previous relationship with at the beginning of Heard and Depp's relationship, she testified. Heard noticed messages days after she and Depp married.

"He had gone to her house after we got married, like upon touching down in Los Angeles," she said. "I think it was the next day."

Heard said she felt like everything came "crashing down" at that time, as she made the discovery just weeks after the Australia incident.

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Johhny Depp is reflected in a screen as his ex-wife Amber Heard testifies at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP

Heard, Depp Almost Run Into Each Other In Courtroom:

As court took an afternoon break, Heard and Depp almost ran into each other as they got up from their seats.

Heard stepped down from the witness stand and Depp got up from his seat, as she began walking his direction, a bailiff was seen directing Depp the other way. The two appeared to make eye contact. The bailiff stopped Depp and turned him around to allow Heard to pass.

Court Adjourned, To Reconvene May 16

After Heard's hours-long testimony Thursday, court has adjourned for the week.

The trial will break for one week and is scheduled to reconvene on Monday, May 16 at 9 a.m. EST. For a ruling by Memorial Day, Judge Penney Azcarate said court will begin at 9 a.m. for the remainder of the month. Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday, May 27.

Heard Recalls Moment She Thought Depp Would Kill Her

Heard recalled the time she believed Depp was going to kill her.

During a fight on Dec. 15, 2015, Heard said Depp was chasing her and dragging her around their apartment by her hair.

"We had an argument that was a shoving I was losing," she said.

Heard's lawyer presented photos Heard claims to be pieces of her hair on the floor of her apartment that Depp pulled out. They also showed a photo of Heard's scalp.

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She said Depp was challenging her to get back up after he hit and shoved her down.

After she stood back up, she said Depp "balled up his fist, leaned back and head butted me square in the nose."

Heard said she felt instant, searing pain and told Depp she was leaving him that night.

He then threw her on the bed and kneeled on her back with one leg and punched her, Heard said.

"I don't remember feeling pain," she said. "I just remember hearing the sound of his voice."

She said he was screaming, "I f***ing hate you" over and over again, each time sounding louder as he "pounded" her in the back of the head.

In that moment, Heard said she thought Depp was going to kill her.

"I thought this is how I'm going to die," she said. "He's going to kill me now. And he wouldn't even realize it."

Heard's lawyer then submitted photos into evidence of what Heard said are black eyes, a busted lip and a broken nose from this incident.

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Heard Contradicts Testimony of Depp's Security Guard

Heard gave testimony about an incident that contradicts earlier testimony from Depp's security guard.

While in their penthouse with her sister, Whitney, Heard recalls Depp coming into the apartment drinking a Red Bull and screaming at her.

Heard said Depp threw the can at her while she stood on the mezzanine level.

She said she called Depp a "p*ssy" and angerly screamed back at him.

This contradicts testimony from Travis McGivern, who told Heard's attorney that it was Heard who threw the Red Bull can at Depp.

According to Heard, Depp then "bolted" up the stairs at her and her sister.

After a brief struggle between the couple, Heard said her sister stepped between them with her back towards the stairs.

"She put herself in the line of fire," Heard said, trying to get Depp to stop.

Then, Heard said Depp swung at Whitney.

In that moment, Heard said she "didn't wait, didn't hesitate," she just swung at Depp.

In the entirety of their relationship, Heard said she "never landed a blow."

"This was the first time I hit him, actually hit him, in the face," she said.

This also contradicts what McGivern said earlier. He testified that he did not see Depp push or shove Whitney.

"It was only after Mr. Depp pushed Whitney, Heard stepped forward to punch him in the face?" Heard's lawyer asked.

McGivern replied that was "not correct."

Depp Had Affair Days After Wedding, Heard Says

Heard accused Depp of having an affair just days after their wedding on Depp's island.

Following the Australia incident, Depp and Heard reconciled and were back at Depp's downtown LA penthouse in the Eastern Columbia Building. On March 23, 2015, they were in the bedroom, Heard explained. Depp was passed out, his iPad was open as he was texting someone.

"He was texting this woman that he had a relationship with on-and-off at the beginning of our relationship," Heard said. "So I recognized the name."

She then noticed messages days after she and Depp married.

"He had gone to her house after we got married, like upon touching down in Los Angeles," she testified. "I think it was the next day. He went to this woman's house." Someone with whom Depp had a "sexual" relationship, she said.

Heard said she "freaked out" and immediately confronted Depp.

"I didn't care in that moment if he did kill me, which was likely in confronting him at that stage of our lives," she recalled. "He had already ripped my heart out," she said, as this happened weeks following the Australia incident. She felt like everything came "crashing down."

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP

The Awkward Moment Depp, Heard Almost Run into Each Other in Court

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp almost ran into each other in court.

After Judge Penney Azcarate announced the afternoon break, Heard stepped down from the witness stand and Depp got up from his seat.

It appeared that the pair made eye contact as Depp moved toward a door behind the witness stand. Depp has been looking down for majority of Heard's emotional testimony.

The bailiff stopped Depp and turned him around to allow Heard to walk past. Depp was then able to continue once Heard moved away.

Depp Laughs as Heard Describes Him Peeing

Johnny Depp was seen laughing in the courtroom while Amber Heard gave her testimony.

After a major argument in Australia, Heard said Depp had taken out his penis and starting peeing outside of the house in front of security.

Depp shook his head and appeared to laugh. He has not looked up at Heard for most of her testimony.

Last week, the defense asked Depp's personal bodyguard, Malcolm Connolly, about the incident.

During cross-examination, Heard's lawyer asked Connolly if "Mr. Depp was trying to urinate in the foyer."

Connolly said no and also denied Depp having his penis out.

"I think I would remember if I'd seen Mr. Depp's penis," he said.

Depp and spectators in the courtroom also laughed.

Photos Show Mess Inside Australia Home in 2015

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft showed photos from inside the home where the couple stayed in Australia, showing the aftermath of the 2015 incident.

After the incident which resulted in Depp's severed finger, Heard recalls taking a sedative from the nurse and going to sleep. When she woke up, she remembers seeing mashed potatoes smeared on the bedroom door and on walls. She said there was food "rubbed in places" throughout the house, including countertops and doors.

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She also found pieces of raw steak wrapped in her torn burgundy nightgown around the house. She recalled finding pieces in the microwave and closet drawer. She said ironically, the nightgown had been a wedding gift from Dr. Kipper, who was assisting Depp in his recovery.

Heard also found messages Depp wrote "for her" in blood and paint on several mirrors, saying things like sl*t and wh*re. She said she could tell when he ran out of blood and used paint to continue writing. She found similar messages on lampshades around the house. She also said the clothes in her closet were covered in paint and some were in the bathtub.

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Heard Gets Emotional on Witness Stand

Amber Heard got emotion on the witness stand recalling an altercation she had with Depp in Australia while he was filming the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.

Heard said Depp was drinking and taking drugs while they were at the house and accusing Heard of having affairs with her previous co-stars.

She said he was "belligerent" and was throwing things and screaming.

Depp slammed her head against a wall and called her a "wh*re," a "sl*t" and "fat a**," Heard said.

After Depp repeatedly "whacked" her in the face, Heard said they argued about his drinking.

Depp was holding a bottle and taunting her to take it away from him. Heard said she picked up the bottle and slammed in on the tile floor.

"That really set him off," Heard said, saying a "light bulb went off."

Heard said Depp hit her to the floor and held a broken bottle against her neck, saying he could "carve up her face." She also said he threw soda cans at her as she moved behind the wall.

While on the stand, Heard said she did not remember the exact sequence of events but that it all came to her in flashes.

At one point, Heard said Depp was holding her against he wall screaming that he "f***ing hates" her and that she ruined his life. She said Depp was punching the wall and slamming a phone mounted on the wall.

"I was the phone all of a sudden," she said.

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Heard said she looked in his eyes and didn't see him anymore.

"I don't see him anymore," she said. "It wasn't him, it was black. I've never been so scared in my life."

She said she couldn't breathe and didn't think Depp knew what he was doing to her.

At this point, Heard was getting increasingly emotional on the witness stand. She was sobbing and hyperventilating. She said she doesn't know how this altercation ended.

Then, Heard recalls being held down on the counter and Depp allegedly penetrating her with a bottle.

Through tears, she said she thought Depp was punching her and that she felt pressure on her pubic bone.

Heard said she remained still. She said she couldn't feel the bottle inside her and couldn't feel any pain. She said she just saw "so much broken glass."

"I just remember thinking, 'Please God, please. I hope it's not broken,'" she said.

Heard later said she remembers Depp saying, "I'll f***ing kill you" and then bleeding from her vagina.

She said she thought the bottle must not have been broken, or else "it would be much worse."

Heard Recalls Abuse Amid Depp's Movie Premiere

Heard recalled another incident of alleged abuse during Depp's movie premiere, just weeks before the couple got married.

At the end of January 2015, Heard and Depp went to Tokyo for the premiere of Depp's movie, Mortdecai. She told the jury about an argument in the hotel room, where she alleges Depp grabbed her by the arm and slammed her against the wall. As she walked away, he grabbed her by the hair, wrestled her down the floor and was loudly screaming, saying he hated her, it was over and he didn't want to marry her, Heard testified. She recalls him still wearing sunglasses during the struggle and putting his knee on her back.

"It broke my heart, I wanted to marry him so bad," she said. "Yes it was awful at times, but I loved him."

They proceeded to the red carpet for the Mortdecai premiere. She recalls checking to make sure bruises or markings weren't visible.

Prior to Tokyo, Heard recalled a "bizarre" conversation where Depp again accused her of having an affair with a man in New York. The couple exchanged vows in February of 2015. First, at Depp's mother's home then at Depp's island.

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP

Heard Calls Depp's Detox in Bahamas 'Hell'

Before the lunch break, Amber Heard said she was "constantly catering" to Johnny Depp's "erratic" mood when he was going through detox in the Bahamas.

She said there were many ups and down where Depp would "be mad at me and then want a hug."

"He went up, down, then mad, he wanted to have sex a lot which is not like Johnny at all," she said.

While Depp was in his home, Heard said she was with the nurses and doctors in a separate part of the island.

Heard said she would take Depp's blood pressure and deliver his medications to "try to take care of him."

"I was just trying to adapt and roll with it, provide support," she said.

Sometimes he would scream at her, while at other times he was "calm and sweet," Heard said.

At times, Depp wanted to quit the detox but Heard said she had to find the language to encourage him to keep going because "he wanted this."

Heard also said Depp would hallucinate, talk to people who weren't there and accused her of hiding a man in her house.

"I didn't know what to do," she said. "It was terrifying and strange."

Once, Heard said Depp slapped her across her face while he was crying and said she was an embarrassment to him.

"I felt bad, I still feel bad," Heard said, lamenting the fact that her presence during the detox seemed to be unhelpful.

She said she "shouldn't have been there" but was present because Depp asked her to be there and the medical staff did not discourage her from going.

"I had no idea what that was going to look like," Heard said. "It was Hell."

Eventually, they returned to Los Angeles where Depp continued his detox and Heard spent time away from him in a hotel.

Depp sent Heard a text message saying, "this was the right thing to do to speed up the process."

Lunch Break

Court is taking a one-hour lunch break and is scheduled to reconvene at 2 p.m. EST. Heard has testified all morning and will return to the stand after lunch.

Depp Lied During Recovery, Heard Says

Heard explained an "agonizing" few months that unfolded following the plane incident leaving Boston.

"I felt powerless, nothing I did make a difference," she testified, as she "resolved" to leave Depp. She went to Los Angeles for a time before heading to New York and began attending Al-Anon, a support group for individuals who have loved ones with drinking problems.

Depp later apologized to Heard, saying he was in a "blackout" and was ashamed of what he could remember, she explained. He was going to meetings and said the "the monster will never come back," Heard said. She said the situation was "so much worse" than before and believed it may be a turning point so the two got back together.

In the months that followed, a new doctor, Dr. Kipper, was hired to help Depp with recovery in Boston. The plan was to "maintain" Depp's prescription pills and pain killers as he continued filming a movie, but he would abstain from drinking and other drugs, Heard said.

Over this period, Heard noticed Depp's behavior "drastically." She explained that Depp would be speaking to her and fall asleep mid-sentence. He would also wake up screaming or crying in the middle of the night. Heard said she had never seen a change so drastic and thought the new medication was possibly the cause. She later learned Depp was taking about double the amount of medication Depp told doctors was "his normal when he started the process," she said.

She called that summer "agonizing," as she was extremely concerned for his health but realized he lied to get "extra high."

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Depp 'Mad' at Heard for Working with James Franco

Heard detailed the incident between her and Depp on a plane from Boston where they got in a major argument, and he allegedly kicked her in the back.

In May 2014, Heard was filming "The Adderall Diaries" with actor James Franco in New York. Depp was filming "Black Mass" in Boston.

Heard said Depp was "mad at" her for taking the job because he "hated" Franco and accused heard of "secretly having a thing with him in the past" when she was filming "Pineapple Express."

Depp was upset with Heard and accused her of not telling him about romantic scenes with Franco, she said. When she did tell him, he was even more upset.

"It was like I told him I was having an affair," she said. "He was that angry with me. He seemed less connected from reality."

Heard then went to pick up Depp in Boston to fly back to Los Angeles for his daughter's birthday.

When Depp got on the plane in Boston, Heard said she "just knew something was wrong."

She said she knew he was drunk because "his breath reeked of weed and alcohol and smelled so bad."

Heard said she could anticipate this would be a "no win situation" and tried to answer the minimal amount she could when Depp questioned her.

Depp asked Heard if she enjoyed the romantic scenes with Franco, using sexually explicit language, she testified.

"He went from asking me about how my kissing or sex scene went to what James Franco had done in the scene to being explicit about my body, saying disgusting things about my body and that I liked it," she said, adding that Depp also called her a sl*t.

Heard said all of this happened in front of security and assistants on the plane.

She said she slowly got up from sitting across from Depp and moved away, trying not to aggravate him. She said she was afraid he might "pounce" on her or "flip a switch and get worse."

Then, Depp began throwing ice cubes and utensils at Heard and called her "an embarrassment," she said.

Heard said she was sitting down, not answering him. Depp then came up to her and slapped her in the face, she testified.

"It didn't hurt my face, I felt embarrassed," she said, adding that this was "the first time that anything like that had happened in front of somebody."

When she got up to move to the front of the plane, Heard said Depp was screaming, taunting her and called her names.

"I just stared at him," she said. "It felt like there was a blackness in his eyes. I wanted him to see me. It felt like it wasn't him."

Heard said Depp was telling her to "hurry the f**k up."

"I wanted to penetrate the monster to see the man I love," she said.

Then, as she walked away, Heard said she felt a boot in her back as Depp alleged kicked her to the ground.

"I felt this boot and I thought 'did he just kick me?'" she said. "No one said anything, no one did anything. You could hear a pin drop."

Heard said she felt embarrassed that Depp "could kick me to the ground in front of people."

"And more embarrassing, I didn't know what to do about it," she added.

Heard then said Depp asked the flight attendant for an oxygen tank, continued to drink alcohol, began "howling like an animal" and "passed out in the bathroom with the door locked."

She began recording him, saying "I knew Johnny wouldn't remember what he had done."

Depp Did Drugs During Engagement Party

At the couple's engagement party in March of 2014, Depp was upstairs "almost the entire party" and did drugs with Heard's dad, she testified.

Heard recalled walking into the party with Depp, taking pictures then Depp went upstairs. She said he only came down twice, once at the end of the party and once because he was "sharing" drugs with her dad. At the time, Depp and Heard's father were addicted to the same drugs, she said, and one of them left the party to get more.

At one point, Heard tried to get Depp to come downstairs when he "snapped" and told her to "shut the f**k up," she testified. She recalled talking to her mother about the irony.

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP

Heard Proposes Prenup, Depp Says Only Way Out Is 'Death'

When Heard proposed the idea of a prenup to Depp, he responded the "only way out of this is death," she testified Thursday.

Heard explained that she brought up the idea after the two were engaged.

"I know he earned significantly more than me," she said. "I wanted to eliminate any doubt in his mind and other people's minds. I didn't care either way but I did feel that it would eliminate suspicion or doubt and it would make things easier."

Depp said he would "tear it up," she said. The prenup conversation happened around the same time the two were discussing Heard moving in with Depp, she said. Depp asked Heard "are you already planning to get out of this, kid?" she testified, accusing her of having "one foot" out the door.

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP

Heard Recalls Depp's Marriage Proposal

Heard recalled the moment Depp asked her to marry him.

They were at a hotel in London because she was about to start filming a new project. This was the hotel they stayed in during the "Rum Diary" press tour when they "first consummated" their relationship.

She said Depp got down on one knee and said "I want you to be my girl forever, my woman, my girl. Say yes to me."

According to Heard, Depp said he wanted to spend every day with her and promised to make her smile at least once a day.

"I looked into his eyes, and I saw my future," she said, adding that she had "blind hope" that things would change.

Heard was also a bit skeptical because Depp did not have a ring. She said she was wondering if this was an "impulse thing because Johnny could be impulsive."

Depp also brought Heard's father and close friends out to London. Heard's father said Depp asked him for permission to marry Heard.

"I felt like the luckiest girl in the world," she said.

Later, Heard said Depp arranged a surprise engagement party where he proposed with an "enormous diamond ring" in front of each other's family.

This was around Christmas 2013 at the home of Depp's sick mother Betty Sue. At the time, Heard said Depp had been clean since before Thanksgiving of that year.

"It was a nice time," Heard said.

Photos of Depp Passed Out Shown in Court

Heard began her second day of testimony explaining changes in Depp's drug and alcohol use over the course of their relationship.

She explained a "pattern change" she began to notice with Depp. Instead of "fits of rage," he started to fall asleep "mid-conversation" and would go use drugs and drink for several days, hardly eat or sleep.

Heard began taking pictures, saying no one would "back her up." Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft showed pictures in the courtroom of Depp passed out.

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Heard explained the photo below was after a "several day bender." He tried to burn a painting and continued accusing Heard of having affairs with a musician and her ex, she testified. Heard said that Depp would get really sick and began periods of sobriety.

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Heard Back on the Stand

Court has resumed as Amber Heard returns to the stand and continues her testimony.

Heard's lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, will resume the direct-examination of her client.

The trial is expected to go until 5:30 p.m. ET tonight, according to Judge Penney Azcarate.

WATCH: Day 15 of the Trial

Day 15 of the trial continues Thursday as Amber Heard returns to the witness stand in her own defense.

Heard will continue to give her testimony. On Wednesday, Heard detailed incidents when her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, allegedly hit her and subjected her to alleged verbal and sexual abuse.

The trial will resume at 10 a.m. ET in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Why Johnny Depp Isn't Looking At Amber Heard

All eyes were on Amber Heard while she took the stand on day 14 of the trial -- all expect Johnny Depp's.

The actor seemingly made a point of not looking up to watch Heard give her testimony and instead looked down at his table whilst wearing his sunglasses.

The move sparked a debate online as fans of both Heard and Depp offered up their own theories as to why he couldn't bring himself to look at his ex-wife. Heard made a number of accusations against Depp which included claims he hit and abused her.

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Johnny Depp seemingly refused to look at Amber Heard during day 14 of the trial as Heard took to the stand for the first time. Jim Watson / Elizabeth Frantz/AFP via Getty Images

Fans who believe Depp suggested that he couldn't bring himself to look at Heard because he is "terrified of his abuser sitting feet away from him" according to one Twitter user while Heard "did not look away from him once during his testimony."

Alternatively, others thought Depp's aversion to meet Heard's gaze was an admission of guilt. "If he was innocent he'd be head up, focused, listening to the testimony. Not his witness though is it? Questionable behavior," another Twitter user said.

Writer and journalist Asjad Nazir said on Twitter that he believed Depp's behavior implied he's the wronged party.

Fans Refute Amber Heard's Claim She "Wasn't a Fan" of Johnny Depp's Work

During Heard's testimony on Wednesday, she described how she "wasn't a fan" of Depp's work when she first met him. However, Depp's fans have found quotes to the contrary online which show she could have been lying.

On day 14 of the Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial, Heard described her "unusual and remarkable" first meeting with Depp before filming the movie The Rum Diary. She told the jury how the pair talked about their shared love of certain "books, music and poetry."

"I knew who he was, I wasn't a fan of his work, I wasn't familiar with him, but I knew who he was," she continued, "I'm a no-name actor, I was 22, I think...He was twice my age, a world-famous actor."

While Heard said she wasn't familiar with him, several fans found evidence which disproved that claim.

A "pal" told The Enquirer that when Amber was a teenager, she "had pictures of Johnny all over her room." While another article from BlackBook in September 2011 Heard reportedly said, "I grew up watching his movies."

Another image shared online showed Heard attending the 2009 premiere of Depp's movie Public Enemies when she was 23 years old.

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At the age of 23, Amber Heard was photographed attending the LA premiere of Johnny Depp's movie "Public Enemies." Lester Cohen / Jon Kopaloff/WireImage / FilmMagic

What We Learned From Amber Heard's First Testimony

Johnny Depp spent several days on the stand when he was testifying so expect the same from Amber Heard in the coming days of this trial.

On Wednesday, day 14, Heard made several shocking allegations against her ex-husband Depp. This included a detailed account of the first time he hit her and the time he gave her an unwanted "cavity search" as he looked for drugs. She also discussed how he was "off the wagon" around his own children, and accused him of holding a dog out the window of a moving car.

Asked if she recalled "the first time" Depp had ever hit her, Heard got emotional and recounted the day in 2012. She recalled how they were having a normal conversation on a couch, but Depp had been drinking and that there was "a jar of cocaine out on the table."

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She then asked him about his arm tattoo and she laughed when he told her it said, "Wino." Depp then slapped her "across the face" according to Heard. She continued laughing believing that action to be a joke. She testified that Depp hit her twice more, the third time hitting her "hard." Depp's Wino tattoo was famously a dedication to ex-fiance Winona Ryder but he had it altered.

Heard went on to describe how in May 2013 Depp gave her a "cavity search" while they were away with friends. The group were doing "laughy" drugs in Hicksville, New York. When Depp and Heard got back to their private trailer, Depp reportedly began throwing things and screaming at her, according to Heard.

"He ripped my dress. The strap top part of my dress," Heard said as he proceeded to give her a "cavity search" looking for cocaine. "I just stood there staring at the stupid light, I didn't know what to do," she testified. "I just stood there while he did that."

Heard also went into great detail of how Depp allegedly held his Yorkie dog, Boo, out of a moving car window and "howled" while doing so.

Key Moments from Day 14: Amber Heard Takes the Stand and Johnny Depp Refuses to Look

Amber Heard's legal team stepped up on Wednesday (May 4) after Johnny Depp's team had rested their case on Tuesday. Heard is expected to take the stand once again today (May 5) to continue her testimony.

Defendant Heard took the stand for the first time on Day 14 of the trial. She called sitting through the trial "the most painful and difficult thing I have ever gone through."

She proceeded to describe the first time Depp ever hit her. She also accused him of hanging his dog out of a car window, and of giving her a cavity search looking for drugs.

Depp's behavior has caught the attention of many during this time, as he seemingly refuses to look at Heard.

This all came after forensic psychologist Dr. Dawn Hughes was cross examined by Depp's team on Wednesday morning. She was questioned about a knife that Heard had gifted Depp which had "to death" inscribed on it in Spanish.

Dr. Hughes also shared medical notes that referenced James Franco, Elon Musk, and Heard's relationships with those men.

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An audio recording of an argument between Heard and Depp was also played where Heard is heard saying, "I didn't punch you, by the way. I was hitting you, I was not punching you." Dr. Hughes admitted that Heard had admitted to hitting Depp a "number" of times in a "number" of instances.

Dr. Hughes then testified that Heard had PTSD which was triggered by Depp's violence.

Paul McCartney Appears to Back Johnny Depp, Shows Video of Actor at Concert

Paul McCartney has seemingly sided with Johnny Depp as a picture of the Pirates of The Caribbean actor is displayed on a big screen at a recent concert.

At a recent Paul McCartney concert, a video of Depp displays on a big screen behind as he is playing the guitar while McCartney is singing "My Valentine" and playing the piano. The video was uploaded by Jill Vedder, wife of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.

Read more here.

Key Moments from Amber Heard's Testimony

Amber Heard took the stand Wednesday afternoon, accusing Depp of physically abusing her on several occasions.

Heard Describes First Time Depp Allegedly Hit Her:

She recalled the first time she alleges Depp hit her, saying she "will never forget it, it changed my life." She said the two were sitting on the couch, having a normal conversation. Heard asked Depp about his "wino" tattoo on his arm, explaining that it looked like black marks and she couldn't tell what it said. Depp said the tattoo says "wino," and Heard laughed, thinking he was joking.

Depp then slapped her "across the face," she testified. She again laughed because she thought Depp must be joking and waited for him to laugh too. He then hit her two more times, she said, the third time was "hard." She recalls thinking, "God did he just hit me?"

She says Depp was drinking at the time and believes he may have used cocaine as there was a "jar" of cocaine on the table.

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz/Pool Photo via AP

Depp Holds Dog Out of Car, Howls:

Heard recalled an incident where Depp held his dog out of the window of a moving car and "howled."

Heard says Depp had his window down, as he was smoking, and began howling out of the window. He grabbed his dog Boo, what she described as a "chunkier" Teacup Yorkie and held him out the window.

"And he's howling, like an animal, while holding the dog out of the window," Heard testified. "Everyone just froze, no one did anything," she said. "I, too, was torn as to what I should do," as she didn't want him to react and possibly drop the dog. She recalls no one in the car "really reacting" to Depp, calling it an "eerie moment."

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Attorney Ben Chew speaks with his client, actor Johnny Depp in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz/Pool Photo via AP

Heard Gifts Depp a Knife:

A picture of a knife with the inscription "Hasta La Muerte," meaning "to death" in Spanish, was shown to court Wednesday. Heard gave Depp the knife as a gift.

Depp and Heard both liked turquoise and Depp was filming "The Lone Ranger" at the time, Dr. Hughes testified. Heard said Depp told her that "the only way out of this relationship is death."

"She was engaged in a whole lot of denial and minimization of the extend of violence in the relationship," Hughes said of Heard.

During cross-examination, Depp's attorney questioned the forensic psychologist about why someone who feared for their life would buy such a gift for their alleged abuser.

"There is context," Hughes responded.

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Court Adjourned for the Day

Court has adjourned for the day.

The trial will pick back up at 10 a.m. EST Thursday.

Amber Heard will return to the stand tomorrow to give the remainder of her testimony.

Depp Was 'Off the Wagon' on Trip with Kids, Heard Says

Amber Heard recalled an incident where Johnny Depp was drinking while on a trip to Bahamas with his kids.

This was a "goodbye trip" before he sold his yacht.

Heard said she developed a bond with Depp's kids Lily-Rose and Jack.

She said Depp was "off the wagon again" but he didn't want his kids to know he was drinking again so he was "hiding" alcohol in coffee cups.

"There was no off button with Johnny," she said.

Heard said Lily-Rose, who was about 14 at the time, was upset and "getting panicky."

When everyone was taking turns jumping off the boat into the water, Heard said Depp "three himself" off the yacht in a way that "looked scary."

Lily-Rose was then crying and Heard said she was comforting her in the boat.

When Depp found them, Heard said he "seemed angry" and asked his daughter to leave.

Heard said Depp accused her of calling him a drunk in front of his kids and making his kids aware of his drinking again. Heard denied this, saying she was trying to protect Depp and that it was not her place to share that information with his children.

Then, she said Depp slammed her into the cabin wall by her neck and said, "he could f***ing kill me." Depp said Heard was an embarrassment and made him "feel sick," she testified.

She said this really hurt her feelings because she was "very much in love" with Depp's whole family.

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Actor Amber Heard testifies at Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case against her by ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp Performed 'Cavity Search' for Cocaine, Heard Says

During testimony Wednesday, Heard accused Depp of performing a "cavity search" for cocaine while they were on a trip in Hicksville.

In May of 2013, Heard and Depp met up with friends to do "laughy" drugs in Hicksville, what she described as a fancy trailer park. The group was sitting by the campfire doing mushrooms and one of the women did MDMA, Heard explained. Heard thought the friend was reacting to the drugs as she started to lean on Heard. Depp got "really activated, upset," Heard recalls, but the friend thought he was kidding.

"I knew in my body instantly that it wasn't a joke, but she didn't," Heard testified. As the friend is still leaning against Heard, Depp said, "you think you're touching my f**king girl?" Heard says. Depp then grabbed the friend's wrist and twisted it, Heard explained. Heard stepped in and she and Depp went to the trailer to talk.

In the trailer, Heard said Depp accused her of "instigating" the situation and having some sort of relationship with the friend. Depp then began smashing things inside the trailer, throwing an item into a glass cabinet and screaming at Heard, she testified.

Heard went into the bedroom area and asked Heard where she was hiding "it." She recalls Depp no longer making sense and asked what he was talking about. Depp said he was looking for his cocaine. Heard says Depp then ripped her dress and performed a "cavity search."

"I just stood there staring at the stupid light, I didn't know what to do," Heard testified.

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz/Pool Photo via AP

Depp Held Dog Out of Car Window, Howled, Heard Says

Heard recalled an instance when Depp held his dog out the window of a moving car and "howled."

"Everyone in car just froze, no one did anything," she said. "I, too, was torn as to what I should do."

Heard said she didn't want to cause Depp to react or drop the dog. She described it as an "eerie moment."

Eventually, Heard was able to pull his arms back into the car and get the dog safely in the seat.

This was after Depp refused to leave Heard's apartment after allegedly drinking and doing cocaine.

Heard said she was "bombarded" with texts from people like Depp's assistant, manager and sister, wondering where Depp was because he was late to a shoot.

"He was so intent on me admitting to an affair I wasn't having," she said.

Once they arrived at Depp's house for the filming, Heard said everyone seemed stressed about Depp's "tardiness."

Heard Sent Photo of Bruised Arm to Mom

Amber Heard sent a photo of a bruise on her arm to her mother in March of 2013.

Heard said she was lonely and wanted help and advice about "how to make it stop," referring to the abuse she faced from Depp.

She said after Depp slapped her, she tried to walk away and engaged in a screaming match with Depp.

"I could tell he would hit me again," she said, based on the way his body was "gearing up."

She said she threw a vase in Depp's direction, saying she "got away before he got me."

Then, Heard said Depp grabbed her by the arm and held her on the floor while screaming at her.

"I don't know how many times he hit me in the face," Heard said, adding that she only remembers thinking "how could this happen to me again."

Heard Says Depp Hit Her, Got Blood on the Wall

Heard recalled another time Depp allegedly hit her, as he repeatedly accused her of having affairs.

In one instance at Depp's penthouse in the Eastern Columbia Building, Depp accused Heard of sleeping with a musician and her friend in Spain, she testified. Depp called the friend and "screamed" at him, she said. While in the loft, Heard said Depp "backhanded" her.

"He wears a lot of rings," Heard explained, "I remember feeling like my lip went into my teeth and it got a little blood on the wall."

She said she was "so caught up" in the relationship and defending the accusations that she didn't make a "big deal" of it. She explained her best way to cope is to "minimize it," making sure Depp knew she was tough and can "deal with it."

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft then showed a text exchange between Depp and Heard from the following week. Depp asks Heard if she knew of a book titled "Disco Bloodbath." Heard responds that they "need that book," then asks if this is about last Friday night. Depp responds in part, "how can you make me smile about such a hideous moment? Yes it is... funny b**ch."

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Johnny Depp is reflected in a courtroom monitor while listening to testimony by ex-wife, actor Amber Heard at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz/Pool Photo via AP

Heard Says She Confided in Her Mom About Abuse

Amber Heard said she confided in her mother, Paige Heard, about the abuse she faced at the hands of Depp.

"I felt safe talking to me mom because I knew she understood those dynamics and she wouldn't judge me for staying with him, for loving him even though this was happening to me," she said.

Heard added that much of her relationship with Depp felt "very isolating" because they were seeing each other in secret.

"I couldn't tell any of my friends I was with him for a long time, because he told me everyone would blame him for the split with his partner," she said.

Heard began confiding in her mother about the control, disappearing, constant accusations "from the beginning."

Then, she opened up about the violence "gently."

She testified earlier that after "blow up," Depp would disappear, saying he was done with the relationship. But then, he would come back claiming he was sober and would be "extra loving and apologetic," Heard said.

Heard added that Depp was "different" depending on which drugs he was on at the time, from cocaine, to Adderall, speed and Quaaludes.

Heard Recalls First Time Depp Hit Her

From the witness stand, Amber Heard recalled the first time Depp hit her, saying she "will never forget it, it changed my life."

She said the two were sitting on the couch and having a normal conversation. She recalls Depp was drinking and believes he may have used cocaine as there was a "jar" of cocaine on the table. She asked him about a tattoo on his arm that looked like black marks. He told her it said "wino," and she laughed, believing he was joking. Depp then slapped her "across the face," she testified. She again recalled laughing because she thought Depp must be joking and waited for him to laugh too. He then hit her two more times, she said, the third time he slapped her "hard." She recalls thinking, "God did he just hit me?"

"I didn't want to leave him," she testified Wednesday. "I know you don't come back from that." She recalled staring at the "dirty" carpet, it was the first time realized it was so dirty. Heard said she knew she needed to leave and eventually drove home.

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz/Pool Photo via AP

Heard Says Depp Was 'Overly Generous' to Her Family

Heard said Depp was "kind and generous" to her family.

She said Depp quickly bonded with her dad.

"My parents were taken with him," she said.

Depp was "overly generous" and was always "showering" Heard's family and friends with extravagant gifts.

He would buy guns for her father, jewelry for her mother and fly her friends on expensive trips.

She said he even bought her a horse with the help pf her father.

Heard said Depp would stay over at her house for days, playing music and painting. But then, she said, he would disappear for days at a time and would not be able to get a hold of him. She said Depp would then "come back different."

Heard and Depp Were 'Secretly Dating' on Press Tour

Amber Heard said her and Johnny Depp started secretly dating on the "Rum Diary" press tour.

The press tour began right after Heard was going through a separation with her former partner. Heard called this "perfect timing."

In the beginning of the tour in Los Angeles, Heard said Depp invited her up to his room for a drink. They started talking and she said the reconnection was "instant," as their chemistry was hard to explain. She said they kissed as she left and "then we fell in love."

Heard called the press tour a "strange and beautiful time" of traveling. She said they were falling in love but were not able to show it.

Depp had split from his partner and mother of his children, Vanessa Paradis, but that was not public yet.

While Heard initially thought that was "troubling," she said Depp assured her that they had been separated for a while and wanted to protect the kids by keeping it out of the press.

She said he was worried the public would label Heard as a "homewrecker."

Heard said she felt like Depp "really knew" her and saw her in a way no one else had. Around him, Heard said she felt like "the beautiful person in the world," "like a million dollars."

She called their romance a "bubble of secrecy" with a "warm glow."

"I fell head over heels for this man," she said

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Actor Amber Heard testifies at Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case against her by ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / POOL //AFP via Getty Images

Heard, Depp Shared Love of Obscure Books, Old Blues

Heard met Depp while in talks for a role in The Rum Diary, she was 22-years-old at the time. Depp produced and starred in the movie, as he brought his late friend to life.

When Depp asked Heard to meet, she went to his office where the two spoke about books and poetry. She left with a few books and was "surprised" by the interaction. She knew who Depp was, saying he was "one of the most famous people in the world." But he was "twice her age" and getting along about "obscure books, old blues." She thought it was "remarkable and unusual."

Later, Depp called, saying "you're it kid, you're the dream," saying she got the role. Depp told her the character was supposed to be the "dream woman, like the American Dream," and she was "just that."

In early 2009, the movie began filming in Puerto Rico. She and Depp didn't have a lot of interaction on set until they filmed a kissing scene. It didn't feel like a "normal scene" anymore, she testified, saying it felt "more real." She explained the professional measures actors take in romantic scenes, but those "lines were blurred." She said he grabbed her face and "really" kissed her.

She also explained an incident where she visited Depp in his trailer on set. She brought him a bottle of red wine, something they shared a mutual love for. When she was returning to set, he lifted her bathrobe up with his boot, she explained. She said she didn't know what to make of it at the time. Depp then "playfully" pushed her down on a bed/sofa and said "yum," she testified.

Heard and Depp were both in relationships at that time, she explained, they just had a "friendship, flirtatious thing." She said she felt intimidated and nervous, they then went their separate ways and didn't hear from him for a long time.

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Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom as actor Johnny Depp, left, listens at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz/Pool Photo via AP

Amber Heard Takes the Stand

Defendant Amber Heard has taken the stand.

"I am here because my ex-husband is suing me for an op-ed I wrote," she said when asked by her attorney why she is here today.

Heard said sitting through this trial has been "the most painful and difficult thing I have ever gone through."

"I struggle to find the words to describe how painful this is," she said. "This is horrible for me to sit here for weeks and relive everything."

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US actress Amber Heard (C) stands in the courtroom with her legal team at the Fairfax County Circuit Court, during a defamation case against her by ex-husband, US actor Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022 ELIZABETH FRANTZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Psychologist Was Concerned About Knife Heard Gifted Depp

The notes from Dr. Bonnie Jacobs, Amber Heard's former therapist, were significant is showing "contemporaneous reports" of what Heard was going through during her relationship with Johnny Depp at the time, Dr. Dawn Hughes said.

Hughes said the notes showed when the violence started, how it unfolded, three instances of sexual assaults, constant pleading about Depp's substance abuse, reports of controlling and obsessive behavior and police calls.

"It really shows how this relationship is unfolding over time and really gets worse," Hughes said.

Heard left Dr. Jacobs because things got "tumultuous," Hughes said, as Depp continued to "denigrate the therapeutic relationship."

Hughes said Jacobs had concerns about Depp's substance abuse in front of his children and Heard left in order to protect Depp since she was a mandatory reporter.

Heard's psychological status continued to deteriorate over the course of the relationship, Hughes said. She experienced an increase in anxiety and destabilization.

When asked about the knife Heard gifted Depp, Hughes said it was a gift given when Depp was filming "The Lone Ranger" because he was going through a turquoise phase.

Heard said Depp told her that "the only way out of this relationship is death."

"She was engaged in a whole lot of denial and minimization of the extend of violence in the relationship," Hughes said of Heard.

Hughes said Dr. Jacobs found that concerning, not funny.

"It was definitely a clinical cause of concern at the time that that phraseology was used," she added.

Violence Was 'Perpetrated Upon' Depp, Doctor Says

Depp's attorney Wayne Dennison asked Dr. Hughes if she can say that Depp was not abused.

"I can testify that he had physical acts of violence perpetrated on him as well as psychological aggressive acts perpetrated upon him," Hughes said.

Dennison asked if Hughes was aware of the circumstances leading to Heard filing a temporary restraining order and asked if James Franco or Elon Musk spent the night with her during that period.

Heard told Hughes that Franco visited her at "some point" at the downtown LA penthouse, but did not know if he ever spent the night. Hughes also said she did not know if Musk spent the night.

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Clinical and forensic psychologist Dawn Hughes, testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz/Pool Photo via AP

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft then began the redirect and asked Hughes about the injury to Depp's finger following the incident in Australia in March of 2015. Hughes answered that she understands there are "competing accounts" of what happened.

Bredehoft then showed an email from Depp to his doctor in March of 2015. It reads in part, "thank you for everything... I have chopped off my left middle finger as a reminder that I should never cut off my finger again!!"

Bredehoft also showed a text between Depp and Heard's former nurse Erin Fatali. Depp says his doctor was holding off giving him his medication, saying the first time was when he "had just chopped" his finger off.

A series of audio recordings were then played, where the couple is heard trying to work on their relationship. After listening, Heard said it sounds like they were trying to negotiate in the face of the turmoil, violence and abuse. The audio was difficult to hear, but Depp seemingly called himself the "culprit" in the relationship and tells Heard he will recognize when he's starting to go "sideways."

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Lunch Break

Dr. Hughes has completed her testimony and court is taking a lunch break. Court is scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. EST.

Heard's PTSD 'Interfered' with 'Aquaman' Sequel Filming

Amber Heard experienced PTSD symptoms while filming the "Aquaman" sequel, Dr. Dawn Hughes testified on the stand.

When asked by Depp's attorney if Heard was able to still perform her job at the "highest level," Hughes said Heard's symptoms interfered with her ability to perform.

"I made a determination that the symptoms interfered with her functioning," she said.

These symptoms included sweaty palms, heart palpitations and panic attacks.

"She has to continue to work even though she has a panic attack," Hughes said. "It did not stop her from doing what she needed to do but it interfered."

Depp's attorney, Wayne Dennison, then asked about Heard's Personality Assessment Inventory test (PAI).

Heard had reported that "sometimes, my temper explodes and I completely lose control."

Hughes said Heard was reporting what would happen in her relationship and answering honestly about her experience.

Heard also noted that she cut herself when she was a teenager, which Hughes said Heard called it a "stupid," "reckless" moment that she never did again.

At the end of the cross-examination, Dennison asked if Hughes can testify to whether Depp was abused or not.

"I can testify that he had physical acts of violence perpetrated on him as well as psychological aggressive acts perpetrated upon him," Hughes said.

Hughes Notes Violence by Depp was Trigger for Heard's PTSD

Depp's attorney asked Dr. Dawn Hughes about notes she made during her evaluation of Amber Heard.

Hughes wrote that "IPV by Johnny," meaning intimate partner violence by Depp was the "worst event" that triggered Heard's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Attorney Wayne Dennison pressed Hughes on why she left some boxes on the CAPS-5 test blank, including areas meant to note what happened that lead her to make that conclusion

Hughes said "it would be incredibly redundant" to have taken notes again because she already had 80 pages of clinical notes that could be reviewed.

Dennison then asked if Hughes was "skipping a step" by not filling out the frequency of Heard's PTSD symptoms.

Hughes said she noted that Heard told her it happened two times a week during the past month, which she noted in a box to the right of the main question.

Hughes also said she included notes on Heard's PTSD from her childhood abuse in the margins instead of issuing a separate test because the criteria for PTSD symptoms from domestic abuse and childhood abuse can show up at the same time.

Dennison noted that Depp is not responsible for the childhood trauma Heard suffered.

Heard Hit Depp 'Number' of Times, Doctor Says

Depp's counsel played an audio recording where Heard and Depp are arguing. Heard tells Depp "I didn't punch you, by the way. I was hitting you, I was not punching you." She continued, "I did not "f**king deck you. You're a "f**king baby, grow the f**k up Johnny."

Hughes testified that Heard admitted to hitting Depp a "number" of times in a "number" of instances.

Hughes testified that if Heard did hit Depp first, that would not be considered reactive violence. Depp's attorney, Wayne Dennison, then questioned if throwing things at your spouse is reactive violence. She answered if someone is "running away" from a spouse attempting to harm them, then it is reactive.

Dennison continued to press the matter, asking if throwing a can of Red Bull is considered reactive violence. Depp's security guard previously testified that Heard threw a Red Bull at Depp in their downtown LA penthouse. Hughes responded if done in a state of frustration or anger, it's not reactive violence. Dennison continued, asking what about throwing a bottle of vodka because your "husband fell off the wagon?"

"If it's in the middle of an assault, perhaps," Hughes replied. "If it's independent of that, no. I don't think throwing bottles is acceptable in any context."

Dennison then showed a picture of Depp on a stretcher in a hospital, with an injury to his finger. Hughes said the photo reflects a "severe injury."

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Doctor's Notes Reference James Franco, Elon Musk

Depp's attorney, Wayne Dennison, questioned Dr. Hughes about a knife Heard gifted to Depp and medical notes referring to James Franco and Elon Musk during cross-examination Wednesday morning.

Dennison showed a picture of a knife Heard gave to Depp with an inscription "Hasta La Muerte," meaning "to death" in Spanish. Dennison asked Hughes why someone who feared for their life would buy such a gift for their alleged abuser.

"There is context," Hughes responded.

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James Franco & Elon Musk:

Dennison also showed Hughes' medical notes that reference James Franco and Elon Musk. Hughes writes that Heard became close with Franco in December of 2015. Previous witness testimony referenced Depp being jealous of Franco's friendship with Heard. Hughes' notes read, "JF [Franco] - friends - got close but really wanted to be with Johnny."

Under that note, is a reference to Elon Musk, which states Heard and Musk met at the Met Ball in May of 2016. Hughes testified that she believes the two began dating following Heard's temporary restraining order against Depp. Heard told Hughes she was heartbroken and her "soul was dead" at that time, according to the psychologist's notes.

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Depp's Lawyer Questions Hughes Pronouns Usage

During the cross examination, Depp's attorney, Wayne Dennison, asked Dr. Dawn Hughes about gendered stereotypes in her testimony.

Hughes said psychologists have to pay attention when making an analysis because one cannot assume that the man is always the perpetrator, and the woman is always the victim.

Dennison then asked why Hughes used "she/her" pronouns to refer to victims and "he/him" pronouns to refer to perpetrators of domestic violence.

"I was referencing this case where I found Miss Heard to be the victim of intimate partner violence," Hughes said.

She added that "men can be victims [of intimate partner violence] too."

Dennison pressed her on whether she always testifies on the behalf of women. Hughes said that was not correct, saying she treats and evaluates men who are victims of childhood abuse. She added that she works on many reports and evaluations in cases that do not make it to trial.

Hughes did say that she has testified in same-sex relationship where men have been victims of domestic abuse by the hands of a man and women are perpetrators of abuse towards women.

Dennison also pressed Hughes on whether she is a "professional witness" who makes "hundreds of thousands" of dollars a year testifying in court.

Hughes denied this, saying that trial testimonies are only a small part of her practice that she does about twice a year. She said half of her income comes from her clinical practice and doing evaluations that never go to court.

Forensic Psychologist Continues Testimony

Dr. Dawn Hughes is back on the stand Wednesday morning. Depp's team is cross-examining the forensic psychologist who provided hours of testimony yesterday.

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Forensic psychologist Dr. Dawn Hughes, testifies during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

WATCH: Day 14 of the Trial

Day 14 of Johnny Depp's defamation trial against Amber Heard is set to begin soon.

The trail will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

The defense will continue to present its case. Forensic and clinical psychologist Dr. Dawn Hughes will undergo cross-examination and then Heard is expected to take the stand later today.

Petition to Pull Amber Heard from 'Aquaman 2' Surges by 1M Signatures

A petition calling to remove Amber Heard from her role in the movie Aquaman 2 saw renewed support last week and subsequently saw a further surge of 1 million new signatures over four days.

The Change.org petition titled "Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2" has now amassed 3,435,575 signatures at the time of publishing on May 4.

"Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard," the petition's creator, Jeanne Larson, wrote as the description.

Petition To Remove Amber Heard From Aquaman
A petition calling for actress Amber Heard to be removed from the upcoming “Aquaman” sequel has received millions of signatures. The petition was created at the start of the defamation trial between Heard and her ex-husband Johnny Depp, who claims Heard damaged his career with her 2018 op-ed. Change.org

Heard is set to star in the Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which is scheduled to be released in theaters in March 2023.

The movie's producer Peter Safran spoke to Deadline about calls for Heard to be fired from the film amid the ongoing legal disputes between her and Depp.

"I don't think we're ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure," Safran told Deadline in 2021. "One is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn't mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes."

Depp Fans Bash Heard's Expert Witness, Flood WebMD Page with Bad Reviews

Dr. Hughes' testimony yesterday (May 3) led to her receiving backlash from Johnny Depp fans on social media.

A WebMD profile of the clinical psychologist was flooded with negative comments after she took to the stand and diagnosed Heard with post-traumatic stress disorder from her relationship with Depp.

Dr. Hughes said Heard's diagnosis came from what she called "intimate partner violence" experienced by the actress when she was married to Depp.

The surge in negative reviews on Hughes' WebMD profile have since been removed.

Many of the negative comments added to the profile accused the psychologist of bias and unprofessionalism.

"bad energy, vicious and hates men. ... this review was created by a woman," one review, per NBC News read.

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Forensic psychologist Dr. Dawn Hughes, testifies during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. Getty Images

Many of the comments criticized Dr. Hughes for not discussing how domestic violence can be perpetrated against men.

"Doesn't believe men can be victims of abuse," another, now-deleted, review said. "Extreme biased. Guess she'll discredit victims just for money."

Hughes was the first witness to be called in Heard's defense and she will take to the stand again today (May 4) to face cross-examination from Depp's lawyers.

Johnny Depp Jealous of James Franco, Billy Bob Thornton

During yesterday's testimony, Dr. Hughes referred to the "Boston plane incident" which reportedly took place on May 24, 2014 when the couple was flying from Boston to Los Angeles.

"He starts talking about James Franco," Dr. Hughes said. "'Hope you had fun with your escapades.' He kicked her on the back and she went forward...."

Dr. Hughes said that Depp accused his then-wife of having affairs with co-stars such as Billy Bob Thornton and Franco. She said that Depp called up Heard's directors and other colleagues to tell them he "had eyes" on set.

"He would tell you, 'I got eyes down there. I got eyes down on the set'. So she never felt safe to be herself and be an actress in these films or productions because she'd have to come home and then endure his anger at her for doing something or for not doing something," Dr. Hughes said.

According to Dr. Hughes' testimony, Depp "didn't want her to show nudity" or "boob."

"He didn't want her to act with certain actors because of this obsessive jealousy. He criticized her ambition. He'd rather she not work," she said.

She said that this led to Heard being "very fearful to have to look at scripts or talk about scripts or talk about movie roles, because he persistently put those down and told her she didn't need to work and she didn't need to do that, and she didn't need to show her t**** and a**".

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On Tuesday, Dr. Dawn Hughes testified Johnny Depp "kicked" Heard in a jealous rage over actor James Franco. Getty Images

Dr. Hughes also told the jury that she diagnosed Heard with post-traumatic stress disorder caused by physical and sexual abuse by Depp.

"Ms. Heard's report of intimate partner violence and the records that I reviewed is consistent with what we know in the field about intimate partner violence characterized by physical violence, psychological aggression, sexual violence, coercive control and surveillance behaviors," she said.

James Franco
James Franco and Amber Heard attend the premiere of "The Adderall Diaries" at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 16, 2015 in New York City. Franco had been expected to testify for Heard in court. Taylor Hill/Getty/FilmMagic

The clinical and forensic psychologist will continue her testimony as an expert witness today and will face cross-examination from Depp's attorneys.

Dr. Hughes' testimony contradicted that of Dr. Shannon Curry, the clinical and forensic psychologist who took the stand on behalf of Depp last week.

Key Moments from Day 13: Motion Denied and Reports of Jealousy

Johnny Depp's legal team rested their case on Tuesday (May 3) after 13 days of intense testimony with Amber Heard herself expected to take to the stand later today (May 4.)

A key moment from yesterday's proceedings saw Judge Penney Azcarate deny a motion by Heard's lawyers to throw out Depp's lawsuit.

Heard's attorney J. Benjamin Rottenborn cited a lack of evidence that Heard acted with "actual malice" when writing the 2018 Washington Post op-ed and argued that Depp abused Heard in "non-physical" ways.

However, Judge Azcarate ruled the trial will proceed.

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Judge Penney Azcarate speaks during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Tuesday also saw Dr. Dawn Hughes, a forensic psychologist and expert on "interpersonal violence abuse, testify that Depp once "kicked" Heard "in the back" in a jealous rage over actor James Franco.

She said that Depp once lost his temper on a 2015 Boston to Los Angeles flight.

"He starts talking about James Franco," Hughes said. "'Hope you had fun with your escapades.' He kicked her on the back and she went forward...."

Dr. Hughes also claimed that Depp accused Heard of having an affair with actor Billy Bob Thornton but did not go into details.

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Forensic psychologist Dr. Dawn Hughes, testifies during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. - US actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." JIM WATSON/POOL / AFP/ Getty

Depp Tried to Control Heard's Career, Psychologist Says

Hughes testified that coercive control was quite significant in Depp's and Heard's relationship. She provided examples of how Heard believed Depp was attempting to control her career. Depp did not want Heard acting nude or work with certain actors, she told Hughes. She also claimed that Depp would call leading actors and directors she would work with, saying he has "eyes" on her on set. At times, Depp would show up on set, Hughes said, causing Heard to have increased anxiety.

In her opinion, Hughes believes Depp's behavior "drastically" impacted Heard's career, as her roles "consistently dropped" over the course of their relationship because Heard said it was difficult to go on auditions.

Depp also didn't want Heard wearing what he viewed as revealing clothing, she told Hughes. Heard said Depp would blame her for infidelity repeatedly. Hughes pointed to these as examples of "obsessive control," including the messages Depp wrote on a mirror. Hughes said both Heard and Depp engaged in psychological abuse, which included name calling.

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Heard's Childhood:

Heard was raised in a violent environment, Hughes testified, explaining her father physically abused Heard and her mother. Both of Heard's parents also struggled with substance abuse "very significantly," Hughes said. Due to this, Heard learned how to be a "caretaker" at a very early age and learned that "she could love someone who's hurt her."

Heard "truly" believed she could help Depp with his substance abuse issues like she did with her parents, the psychologist said. Individuals who suffered childhood abuse are much more likely to become victims as adults and are more vulnerable to suffering from PTSD, Hughes said.

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Depp Revealed

Dr. Hughes shared graphic sexual abuse allegations against Depp during testimony Tuesday, recalling reports from Heard. Heard was emotional as she listened inside the courtroom.

Heard reported a "number" of incidents involving sexual violence to Hughes, the psychologist testified. Hughes recalled several times where Depp attacked Heard, saying the incidents happened when Depp was in a "drug-fueled rage." Hughes called the Australia incident the most severe, as Heard claimed Depp beat and choked her then penetrated her with a bottle. Hughes recalled Heard saying she dissociated at that time, thinking, "God, I hope it's not the broken one."

Heard also reported a "number" of times Depp was physically violent towards her, Hughes testified. Her reports included being pushed, shoved, choked and slammed into walls. Her injuries mostly consisted of bruising, pain, cuts and vaginal pain from some of the sexual assaults, she told Hughes. Heard also told Hughes that she lost consciousness twice, once during the fight in Australia and once during the December 2015 incident.

Hughes recalled an incident in Boston where Heard was filming with James Franco. Heard told Hughes that Depp kicked her in the back while on the plane after he continued to talk about Franco and made derogatory comments. These claims are all based on reports Heard shared with Hughes.

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Amber Heard listens in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday May 3, 2022. Jim Watson/Pool photo via AP

Hughes Says Heard Was Subject to Worse Abuse Than Depp

Dr. Hughes said that while both Heard and Depp experienced abuse from each other, Heard suffered more severe abuse.

Based on what Heard told her about the relationship, Hughes said there was a high degree of serious violence perpetrated by Depp towards Heard.

She said Heard perpetrated a mild level of violence against Depp, including a severe instance when Heard punched Depp.

In terms of psychological aggression, Hughes said Depp conducted more severe acts, while Heard engaged in some mild and severe aggressions.

Hughes said Heard was subjected to more severe injuries than Depp experienced.

Heard was also subjected to sexual violence, including forced sexual activity, while Depp experienced none, Hughes said.

On the danger assessment, Hughes said Depp threaten to kill Heard and displayed an increase severity of dangerous acts, including choking. Depp also displayed "obsessive jealously," control and threatened suicide.

These risk facts put Heard in an "increase danger range," Hughes said.

Psychologist Diagnoses Heard with PTSD

Dr. Hughes diagnosed Heard with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In her expert opinion, Hughes said Heard's reports of intimate partner violence was consistent with what we know about interpersonal violence, citing physical, psychological, sexual abuse, coercive control and surveillance behaviors.

"Miss Heard demonstrated very clear psychological traumatic effects, or the exacerbation of trauma from those statements that Mr. Depp's attorneys made," she said.

Hughes diagnosed Heard with PTSD caused by intermate partner violence from Depp.

This analysis includes interviews with Heard, consulting trial documents, medical records and psychological notes and conducting other interviews.

This diagnosis directly contradicts the analysis of Depp's witness, clinical and forensic psychologist Shannon Curry.

Curry said Heard was feigning or exaggerating her mental health symptoms and said Heard does not have PTSD. She instead diagnosed Heard with two personality disorders. Based on the test use, Curry said Heard was in the 98th percentile for feigning or maligning symptoms.

Part of the tests Hughes used tested for feigning and maligning. She said she disagrees with Curry's assessment and determined Heard was not feigning her symptoms.

Psychologist Dispels Myths of Domestic Abuse

Dr. Hughes described the impact domestic violence can have on a victim and what might prevent someone from leaving an abusive relationship.

Alcohol and substance use does not cause one to be violent, but can create more disaster effect.

"Alcohol can throw lighter fluid on the flame," she said.

Hughes mentioned ways victims of domestic violence may deal with the abuse.

In these situations, women can use formal means, like calling the police, going to a shelter or to a therapist. They might seek emotional support from their social network by talking with close friends and family. But they might also try to talk with their partner and fix the relationship from within.

Calling the police is not very common for domestic violence victims, Hughes said, and usually only happens when they feel the situation has gotten out of hand and they no longer feel safe.

She added that women may use violence in relationships as a reaction to abuse or as a self-defense mechanism.

"When her partner become violent, she may become violent and fight back," Hughes said, adding that men can be victims of abuse.

Women, however are more likely to suffer, be injured, afraid and killed due to domestic abuse, she said.

Hughes also testified to the many reasons why women do not leave domestic abuse situations.

She said victims say for the "loving man" who is kind and made promises a bright future. Victims might also stay due to economic reasons or because there are children involved.

"It doesn't mean she's unconcerned about the violence," she said. "It just means she hasn't figured out a way out yet."

Hughes said that the most dangerous time for victims of domestic abuse is when they try to leave.

"Staying keep her safe," she said.

The psychological attachment of a trauma bond may also keep victims from leaving these situations, Hughes said.

Interpersonal violence can cause depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for victims and lead to trust issues, substance abuse, trouble sleeping, shame, rage and humiliation.

Hughes also dispelled "myths" of domestic violence, noting that victims may often appear stoic and emotionally number, rather that hysterical as people may expect.

"The inside doesn't match the outside," she said. "Just because someone seems smiling and happy doesn't mean they are not suffering inside."

Psychologist Explains Domestic Abusive Relationships

Dr. Hughes explained the various components of a domestic abusive relationship during testimony Tuesday and the cycle that keeps victims from leaving.

Dr. Hughes is being considered an expert in forensic psychology with a specialization in interpersonal violence and traumatic stress. She explained a dynamic of domestic abusive relationships is one partner abusing the other to be dominant. There are several types of abuse, including emotional, sexual, economic as well as psychological aggression, which includes making threats, using intimidation or cursing.

In such relationships, victims "don't just leave," Hughes said, adding that violence happens "over time." Hughes said love and normalcy are almost always present in these relationships during lulls of non-abusive behavior, which creates a trauma bond.

She explained the cyclical pattern of abuse, where abuse tends to build, there's a "blow-up" when the violence occurs, contrition, a phase where the abuser apologizes and promises change and finally a calm phase. During the contrition and calm phases, abusers typically "love bomb," and shower the partner with love and affection to make amends.

In these cases, Hughes said victims are "all concerned about the violence," but go "for the love." She testified that abuse typically happens behind closed doors, not in front of others. Very rarely do outsiders actually see the "blow-up" phase, she explained.

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft emphasized that Hughes is board-certified. The licensed clinical and forensic psychologist Depp's counsel called to testify last week, Dr. Shannon Curry, was not board-certified.

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Dr. Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in New York City, testifies during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp's Team Spotted with Candy, Again

Depp's candies are back.

Another pile of gummy bears, what appear to be hot tamales and other candies were spotted on the table where Depp and his legal team are seated inside the Fairfax County Circuit courtroom Tuesday.

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Johnny Depp's candies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp has been snacking on candies and sketching over the past few days during witness testimony. His attorneys, seated on either side of him, have also been eating candy. The sweets have prompted Willy Wonka references on social media, Depp played the character in the 2005 film "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Defense Calls First Witness

The defense has called its first witness in the defamation case after Judge Penney Azcarate denied their motion to dismiss the case.

Dr. Dawn Hughes, a board-certified clinical and forensic psychologist, is on the stand to testify.

After listing her educational background, Hughes outlined her experience working with domestic violence and sexual assault victims who experience trauma and anxiety.

She said she specializes in interpersonal violence and traumatic stress.

Hughes has her own private practice in New York and works as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College.

Depp's Lawyer Argues Defamation Can Be Indirect

Before the lunch break, Depp's lawyer, Ben Chew, argued that Depp is within his rights to pursue this defamation case, noting several witnesses who testified to back Depp's claims.

Chew said that a defamatory statement can happen by inference or indirect reference, which include Heard's personal experience with alleged domestic and sexual abuse outlined in her op-ed.

He called the testimony of the ACLU's Terence Dougherty "disgusting," claiming that the original draft for the op-ed was pitched using Depp's name. Dougherty testified that the ACLU believed taking Depp's name out would make the piece "less spicy."

"No one was interested in what she had to say unless she was defaming Johnny Depp," he said.

While Dougherty testified that the Washington Post came up with the headline, Heard put her name on the op-ed and is therefore responsible for its defamatory statements.

He added that the op-ed was purposefully released to coincide with "Aquaman."

Chew argued that "everybody and their grandmother" knew the op-ed was about Depp and the "bogus" temporary restraining order she obtained in 2016.

He argued that Heard knew she was not in any danger, as Depp was across the country and on his way to Europe to tour with his band.

Chew claims this was a scam for Heard to get the $7 million divorce settlement Heard promised to donate that money to the ACLU and the Children Hospital of Los Angeles but "she pocketed it instead."

While Heard did not mention Depp's name in her op-ed, Chew argues that several witnesses testified that the implication "could not be more clear" that Depp abused Heard during the course of their marriage.

Chew called Depp's own testimony "harrowing" and recalled testimonies alleging that Heard was not a victim of domestic abuse, but was, in fact, the perpetrator of violence against Depp.

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US actress Amber Heard (R) looks on during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Judge Strikes Motions to Dismiss Case

Judge Penney Azcarate ruled the trial will proceed, following arguments by Heard's counsel to dismiss the case.

Azcarate strikes all motions except one, which would be kept under advisement. That motion pertains to a tweet by Heard, the judge said she does not have the evidence at this time to make a ruling on the matter.

Following her decision, court was dismissed for a one-hour lunch break. Court is scheduled to reconvene at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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Judge Penney Azcarate speaks during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday May 3, 2022. Jim Watson/Pool photo via AP

Heard's Attorney Calls for Case Dismissal

Heard's Lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn argued that Judge Penney Azcarate should dismiss the case, citing a lack of evidence that Heard acted with "actual malice" when writing the 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

Rottenborn argued that Heard did not write the op-ed headline, pointing to the ACLU's encouragement of the piece and their involvement in writing the first draft.

Heard's counsel argues that Depp abused Amber in "non-physical" ways, pointing to evidence. Rottenborn admitted there are disputes that Depp physically abused Amber, but said there is evidence of emotional, mental and psychological abuse, presented in recordings and "menacing statements." He said that any abuse by Depp "even one time" would result in Heard winning the case.

"Then she wins on those claims, it's that simple," Rottenborn said Tuesday, claiming there is "overwhelming" evidence.

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Judge Penney Azcarate speaks during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp Rests, Heard's Team Begins Presenting its Case

The plaintiff, Johnny Depp, has rested his rests his case.

After a short morning break, Amber Heard's team now begins presenting its case to the jury.

Heard's Lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn is currently arguing that the Judge should dismiss this case.

Depp Rests His Case
US actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. U.S. actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Defense Grills Spindler on His Analysis

During cross-examination, Amber Heard's lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn clarified the information Spindler did not use in his analysis of Depp's losses

Rottenborn noted that Spindler did not look into the impact of The Sun article in 2018 calling Depp a "wife beater," the lawsuit Depp brought against the publisher of that article, any evidence of alleged abuse against Heard from that lawsuit, Depp's drug or alcohol abuse or worsening box office performances of Depp's film overtime impacted Depp's $40 million loss.

"I'm not acknowledging any of this being accurate, I'm just saying that wasn't part of my calculation," Spindler said.

Rottenborn also asked if he looked into the impact of Heard filing for a restraining order against Depp.

Spindler said since he was looking into loss bookings using 2017 as a base year, "any activity that preceded that would have been baked into those calculations that way."

Rottenborn also noted that Depp earned more in 2020 than in 2016 and 2018, after Heard's op-ed was published.

He also grilled Spindler on other lost opportunities he said were a result of the op-ed.

Spindler could not identify any television or marketing opportunity Depp lost but added that was "not the nature" of his report.

During the re-direct, Spindler explained the 2017 was the best year to use for his analysis because it was a "typical" earning year for Depp.

"It just makes sense, it's the correct approach to take," he said. "You're taking a look at what Mr. Depp would be expected to earn in a fiscal year and you're analyzing following the op-ed."

Depp Lost $40M After Heard's Op-Ed

Depp lost some $40 million dollars in expected earnings following Heard's 2018 Washington Post op-ed, forensic accountant Michael Spindler testified Tuesday.

Spindler is the second witness Depp's attorneys called to the stand Tuesday morning, he is being considered an expert in his field.

"I concluded that Mr. Depp suffered lost earnings of approximately $40 million dollars," Spindler said. He calculated the figure based on Depp's role in Pirates 6, its expected net earnings and Depp's roles in non-franchise films.

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A monitor displays the alleged total monetary damages of US actor Johnny Depp, caused by lost bookings, in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Spindler's calculations were based on previous testimony by Depp's talent manager Jack Whigham. Whigham said Depp losing his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates 6 resulted in a loss of $22.5 million. Depp also made an estimated $17.5 million in 2017, which Whigham called a "typical" year of earnings for the actor. Spindler said at that rate, along with losing Pirates 6, Depp would have earned some $40 million.

Spindler explained that he reviewed accounting records, trial exhibits, depositions, trial testimony and other documents following the 2018 op-ed.

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Michael Spindler, a forensic accountant, testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Heard's History of Substance Abuse, Disorders

Heard told Falati of previous bouts with bipolar disorder, attention-deficit disorder, eating disorders, anxiety, codependency issues and occasional insomnia. Heard also reported a history of substance abuse, including cocaine and liquor, Falati's medical notes stated. Falati said Heard drank between one and three glasses of red wine daily, but she doesn't recall her being "intoxicated." They also discussed Heard's drug use at Coachella in May 2016, including mushrooms and MDMA.

Heard also said she felt insecure and jealous when not in Depp's "presence." Falati's notes were read, which stated that Heard felt nervous about being alone as Depp was working on the movie set in London in 2014. Notes from 2015 show Heard voiced concern to Falati about her ability to trust Depp. Following the argument in Australia, Falati recalled the treatment team deciding that Heard and Depp should not be around each other. Heard returned to LA and Depp remained in Australia.

Falati also noted that Heard's mood has been "labile," or "swinging on a pendulum," sad at one moment then transition to happy.

Falati was questioned regarding her notes from December 17, 2015, when she visited Heard at her home. Heard had "visible bright red blood appearing at center of lower lip," as a result of an altercation with Depp, Falati's notes read. Heard also told Falati that her head was bruised, and she lost clumps of hair during an argument with Depp. Falati looked at her scalp but was "unable to visualize the hematomas" Heard described in her medical notes. She encouraged Heard to see Dr. Kipper or go to the emergency room.

As notes were reviewed from April 2016, Falati confirmed that Depp was also being treated for substance abuse.

Heard's Former Nurse Continues Testimony

Amber Heard's former nurse Erin Falati is continuing testimony Tuesday morning. Her video deposition is being played inside the Virginia courtroom. The addiction nurse is discussing Heard's history with anxiety and substance abuse.

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Erin Falati, also known as Erin Boerum, a former nurse of Amber Heard, is seen on a monitor as she testifies remotely in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Monday May 2, 2022. Steve Helber, Pool / AP Photo

Depp to Portray French King Louis XV in First Movie in Three Years

While Depp has claimed that Heard's allegations against him have damaged his career, the actor is poised for something of a big screen comeback.

In his first narrative feature in more than three years, the actor is set to star in the period drama Jeanne du Barry, which ScreenDaily has reported will be launched for pre-sales at Cannes later this month.

French actress Maïwenn will star opposite Depp in the film, which is inspired by the life of Jeanne Bécu, who was born in poverty in the 1700s as the illegitimate daughter of a seamstress.

She went on to rise through the ranks of the court of King Louis XV and become his last official mistress.

Maïwenn will also direct the film, whose other cast members will include Pierre Richard, Noemie Lvovsky, and Louis Garrel.

This will mark Depp's first narrative feature since the drama Minamata, which was shot in early 2019 and had its debut at the International Berlin Film Festival in February 2020.

The movie was eventually released in the U.S. in February of this year, following Deadline's report that the hit to Depp's image following his previous court loss led to alleged moves to "bury" the project.

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Johnny Depp is set to make something of a big screen comeback in the film "Jeanne du Barry," in which he is set to play French Kind Louis XV. Depp is pictured attending a press conference of the film "Crock of gold: A Few Rounds with Shane Macgowan" during the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian on September 20, 2020. ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images

Drew Barrymore Apologizes for 'Making Light' of Trial

Drew Barrymore apologizes for Johnny Depp comments
Drew Barrymore recently apologized after weighing in on the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Barrymore is pictured attending Nowaday x Drew Barrymore Soiree at Dear Irving Gramercy on November 14, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

While members of the public and celebrities alike have expressed their views on the ongoing trial, Drew Barrymore recently apologized after sharing her thoughts.

Speaking on The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress said of the courtroom battle, per The Independent: "It's like one layer of crazy, it's a seven-layer dip of insanity. I know that these are two people's real lives and I know what it's like to have your life put out in public.

"I understand all the feelings, but they are actually offering up this information that nobody had to know. This is crazy!"

Barrymore took to her Instagram account on Sunday to address her comments as she apologized for "making light" of the situation.

"It has come to my attention that I have offended people with making light of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and for that I just want to deeply apologize and appreciate everyone who spoke out," she said, "because this can be a teachable moment for me and how I move forward and how I conduct myself."

The Santa Clarita Diet star added in her video message that "all I want to do is be a good person."

"I can be a more thoughtful and better person moving forward because all I want to do is be a good person and I very much appreciate the depth of this and I will grow and change from it," she said.

Heard Parts Ways With PR Team Amid Negative Headlines

Newsweek has confirmed reports that Heard has parted ways with her PR firm, Precision Strategies, whose services she had leaned on during the ongoing trial.

Heard is now represented by Shane Communications, with the switch taking place ahead of the actress taking the stand.

The Texas native has been the focus of a number of negative headlines in the weeks since the trial started, with criticism being rife across social media, and disgruntled Depp fans reviving a campaign to have her fired from Aquaman 2.

She has also proved less popular than Depp in the court of public opinion. As of Friday, the top five tweets mentioning "Johnny Depp," "Amber Heard," or both posted since the trial began on April 18 are siding with Depp against Heard.

The posts' rankings were determined by their engagement via numbers of retweets, likes, and replies. While these variables quantify the popularity of a tweet, engagement does not necessarily amount to an endorsement of its content.

Most of the tweets empathized with Depp's reactions and demeanor as he took the stand.

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Amber Heard has parted ways with her PR team amid the trial, Newsweek has learned. Heard is pictured talking to her attorneys during a break, in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Key Moments from Today's Testimonies

Day 12 of Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard has concluded.

Today, the jury heard testimony from Depp's security guard, former manager, and expert on the entertainment industry, and intellectual property expert and Heard's former personal nurse.

Depp's security guard, Travis McGivern, testified that he saw Heard throw a Red Bull can at Depp and then punched him in the face during an argument at their penthouse apartment.

The manager and two experts testified that Heard's 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post detailing her experience with domestic abuse was "catastrophic" and damaging to Depp's reputation.

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US actor Johnny Depp talks to his attorney in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The defense, however, made the case that Depp had a slew of bad publicity in the press prior to Heard's op-ed.

Richard Marks, an entertainment lawyer, said Hollywood can forgive "diva" behavior, like Depp arriving late to set, but drew the line at #MeToo abuse allegations. He said the op-ed lead to a "cancel culture" situation for Depp and harmed his ability to get work.

Douglas Bania testified to his analysis of internet and social media data to show that Depp was perceived differently online before and after the allegation of domestic abuse. In his expert opinion, Bania concluded that Depp was not portrayed in a negative connotation prior to the abuse allegations in 2016. These results further worsened after the op-ed, he said.

The trial will continue Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST with the remained of the previously-recorded deposition from Heard and Depp's former nurse.

Heard and Counsel in Court
Actor Amber Heard talks to her attorneys in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Heard, Depp's Relationship Had 'Discord,' Nurse Says

Falati recalled a general sense of "discord" in Depp's and Heard's relationship, with a pattern of disagreements and reconciliation. Falati said her role was to assist Heard with emotional and anxiety issues and "calm things down."

Falati was notified that Heard was experiencing increased anxiety around the time of the Australia trip in March of 2015. When Heard returned to LA following the argument that led to Depp's finger injury, Falati recalled the couple had to be separated.

Heard in court
Actor Amber Heard and her attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, listen to Erin Falati, also known as Erin Boerum, a former nurse of Amber Heard, as she testifies remotely by deposition in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Monday May 2, 2022. Steve Helber, Pool / AP Photo

The addiction nurse was questioned regarding several of her medical notes. One noted that Heard was experiencing increased anxiety, agitation and had several outbursts of anger and rage. Falati referenced an incident in London in 2014 when Heard was "very angry," recalling an issue about her phone. She was yelling, crying and had an "elevated voice," Falati said.

Heard's counsel also questioned Falati about an argument in December of 2015. Falati's notes indicated that Heard's lip was bleeding and Heard said she lost clumps of hair in an altercation. Falati examined her head, didn't find evidence of lost hair, but suggested Heard go to Dr. Kipper or the emergency room.

Heard's counsel also showed pictures that Falati received after midnight one evening. When asked what is seen in the photos, Falati said she is not an expert, but there is reddening on Heard's face.

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Heard's Former Nurse Called as Witness

The next witness is a previously-record video testimony from Erin Falati, Amber Heard's former personal nurse.

She was referenced earlier in the trail as Erin Boerum.

Falati is an addiction nurse and is testifying to discord about Heard and Depp's relationship.

In the video deposition, Heard's counsel is questioning Falati first.

Defense Notes Inconsistencies of Expert Testimony

During the cross-examination, Heard's lawyer pointed out inconsistencies between Bania's current testimony and his previous deposition.

Adam Nadelhaft asked if Bania was able to separate how Depp's reputation was impacted in 2018 versus when Depp sued The Sun newspaper in the U.K.

Bania said that was not part of the analysis to carve that out.

In a deposition taken in March 2021, Bania said he was not able to separate that data.

In court, Bania said he could make that distinction, but did not try as part of his analysis for this case.

Nadelhaft then asked if Bania is offering his opinion on how the op-ed impacted Depp's career, reputation or public image. Bania said he was giving an opinion on the impact on Depp's public image.

When looking to the deposition, Bania previously said he was not giving his opinion of the affect on Depp's public image.

Nadelhaft then focused on spikes in searched for Depp, noting that based on Bania's research, they spiked in 2004. He said all the spikes before 2018 were not caused by the op-ed.

The two spikes after the op-ed was published were from January 2020 and July 2020, over a year after the op-ed was published.

Nadelhaft asked if these were from headlines regarding Depp's lawsuit against The Sun, but Bania said he could not recall the specific headlines.

Turning to the change in Q scores, Bania said they can go up and down for "any sort of reason."

Bania said that in the entertainment industry, even a two-point drop in Q scores can be a factor for a studios to look into what is going on in the public to influence that drop.

Nadelhaft associated some of these score drops with Heard's divorce filing, not the op-ed.

When pressed on why Bania only looked at three Q scores out of 18, he said he was looking at a snap-shot in time to focus on the harm done to Depp before the allegation in 2016 to after the op-ed in 2018.

Expert Says Depp Not Portrayed Negatively Before 2016

The public's perception of Depp was "damaged" following Heard's 2016 domestic abuse allegations and restraining order, Bania testified Monday afternoon.

The intellectual property expert used Google Trends, Google search results and Q Scores to measure and analyze Depp's web results prior to 2016, amid 2016 and in 2018 following Heard's Washington Post op-ed.

In his expert opinion, Bania's analysis concluded that Depp was not portrayed in a negative connotation prior to the abuse allegations in 2016. He explained Depp's search results were "pretty normal" and included information about his life, relationships, acting and pictures. After the 2016 mark, the "majority" of those results became negative about his abuse allegations. Results further worsened after the op-ed in 2018, as the abuse allegations also began including content regarding Depp's alcohol and drug use, he explained, showing graphs.

His research also included a Q Score analysis, which measures how well a celebrity is known, liked and disliked. His findings show that less people liked Depp following the abuse allegations.

"They like him less and they dislike him more," he explained.

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Douglas Bania, licensing and damages expert, testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Defense Notes Depp's Negative Publicity Before the Op-Ed

During the cross examination, Heard's lawyer Adam Nadelhaft noted that Depp was not dropped from his Dior endorsement deal and read out a series of negative press stories about Depp prior to the domestic violence allegations.

Entertainment industry expert Marks said, as far as he knows, there are no contracts for Depp to be a part of "Prates" 6.

He added, however, that "Disney will try to do everything possible to put him back in 'Pirates,'" but not "under this cloud" of #MeToo accusations.

Nadelhaft then read out a series of headlines about negative publicity surrounding Depp, including accusations of being publicly drunk, using drugs and even a joke Depp made about assassinating former President Donald Trump.

"I agree there was negative publicity before the op-ed," Marks said. "There is certainly Johnny Depp, negative behavior out there."

Marks on the Stand
Richard Marks, a technical forensics expert, testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Nadelhaft also mentioned articles noting a string of movie "flops" Depp had and articles calling Depp "the most overpaid actor in Hollywood."

Marks said, "every actor has ups and downs," especially with Depp's decades-long career.

This included the fifth "Pirates" film making less money at the box office than the previous films.

Marks also added that "any company would want to have a box-office hit that made $800 million."

Even with the negative press about Depp before Heard's op-ed and subsequent lawsuits, Marks said Hollywood draws a line between #MeToo abuse claims and other "gossip." He called any other bad press before the #MeToo era "background noise."

Nadelhaft also said that in deposition, Disney made no mention of the op-ed when discussing why Depp was dropped from "Pirates" 6 and said the film is still in development.

Marks said the film is in development until it's not.

Nadelhaft also asked Marks if he knew of any actresses whose career was improved after making domestic abuse allegations.

Marks said he was not called in to opine on that, but said he could not think of anyone.

"I assume Amber Heard thought her career would get better by bringing this out, I don't know," he added.

Hollywood Put Up With Depp's Lateness, Drew Line at Abuse

Entertainment industry expert Richard Marks testified that Hollywood has a history of putting up with the "idiosyncratic behaviors" of major stars.

This related to reports that Depp was later to set, or even other articles Heard's lawyer brought up in the cross examination about Depp's alleged drinking or assaults committed on set.

He said Depp has a reputation of being "Johnny Depp."

When you hire Depp, "you hire all of Depp," he said, which includes his lateness.

"Hollywood knows Mr. Depp's reputation," he said. "I heard someone say, 'Hollywood puts up with diva and drugs.' They only do that when money's involved and big stars are involved, and artistry is involved."

He added that production companies can budget for lateness and have extra insurance on set.

This changed with the #MeToo movement, Marks said.

When Heard wrote her 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post, Marks said she was using a respected, mainstream publication to call out Hollywood for standing up for her abuser.

"This was the height of her fame," he said. "And she used it to call Hollywood out. They heard her pleas loud and clear."

He added that Hollywood did not see it was a coincidence that Heard published this op-ed on the eve of her "biggest film," "Aquaman," which gave her a lot of publicity.

Before this op-ed was published, Marks said Depp managed to keep most of his personal life personal, adding that there were never any complaints about Depp.

In his expert opinion, Marks said this op-ed was "devastating" for his reputation.

"It's the type of claim, the #MeToo claim of sexual violence, domestic abuse, that has cancelled a list of actors," he said.

Intellectual Property Expert Takes Stand

Depp's attorneys called Douglas Bania as the fourth witness Monday.

He is the founding principal of an intellectual property consulting firm, which handles issues pertaining to copywriting, patents and trademarks. Depp's attorneys asked he be considered an expert witness in internet and social media analytics. Bania is providing his analysis of how Depp has been perceived differently online following domestic abuse allegations in 2016 and the op-ed in 2018.

Douglas Bania
Douglas Bania, licensing and damages expert, testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

#MeToo Movement Revived Morals Clauses

Over his 50 years in Hollywood, Marks has seen the industry morph but "never as quickly" as it did amid the #MeToo movement. The movement has greatly impacted Hollywood over the past five years, resulting in almost immediate "terminations, cancellations," Marks explained and "finally" gave the victim the benefit of the doubt.

Reviving the Morals Clause:

Hollywood contracts contained a "morals clause" when Marks started in the business, but were beginning to fade out prior to #MeToo, he said. The movement revived the clause around 2017. Now, it's a "demanded" feature in all employment agreements as studios want the verbiage to act "quickly and decisively" when there's a claim, he said.

Negative Press and Casting:

Movie companies do not want to hire actors who have "negativity" following them nor an actor who's been "canceled," Marks explained, as it could bring down the movie or brand.

"You might say Pirates of the Caribbean is Johnny Depp and vice versa," he said as an example. "That's the impact of a star."

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Richard Marks, a technical forensics expert, testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Monday May 2, 2022. Steve Helber, Pool / AP Photo

Marks Says Heard's Op-Ed Damaged Depp's Reputation

The court has resumed after the lunch break.

Richard Marks is still on the stand as an expert witness on the entertainment industry. He was asked to assess the damage Heard's Washington Post op-ed had on Depp's career and reputation.

Based on his experience and expertise making deals in Hollywood, Marks said it is his general opinion that the op-ed damaged Depp's reputation.

He said the piece created a "cancel situation" that harmed Depp's reputation and ability to get work.

Richard Marks Testifies
Richard Marks, a technical forensics expert, testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Lunch Break

Court is taking a one-hour lunch break and is scheduled to reconvene at 2 p.m. EST. Richard Marks, the third witness of the day, will continue his testimony at that time.

Agreement for Depp in 'Pirates' Film was 'Verbal in Nature'

Under cross-examination, Whigham was asked whether there was a contract written up for Depp's involvement in the sixth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.

Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft asked if Whigham ever saw a contract that provides for Depp to be in "Pirates 6."

Whigham said he and his partner closed an optional picture deal in a verbal agreement.

Anything in writing would be done through lawyers, he added.

When pressed further why there are no emails, text messages or documents to suggest Depp was going to be part of the film, Whigham said this is not unusual, as many deals are "verbal in nature," especially on optional pictures.

"We would work on many deals where you wouldn't see a contract, they would be a verbal agreement," he said.

Whigham added that "it wouldn't necessarily be alarming" because Disney would want to know that they and Depp's team are on the same page about "what the money would be" for the deal.

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US actor Johnny Depp listens as Jack Whigham, talent manager for Depp, is seen on a monitor as he testifies remotely in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Entertainment Attorney Takes the Stand

Richard Marks of Richard Marks and Associates has taken the stand inside the Fairfax County Circuit courtroom early Monday afternoon.

His entertainment law firm, based in Los Angeles, focuses on transactions and "making deals."

Depp's Talent Manager Calls Op-Ed 'Catastrophic'

Whigham said it was "impossible" to get Depp a studio film after Heard's op-ed was published in December of 2018.

Depp was set to earn $22.5 million to return as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of Caribbean 6, his talent manager testified Monday morning. Since Heard's op-ed was published in December of 2018 through October of 2020, Depp has performed "zero" studio films, Whigham said.

He called the piece "catastrophic" to Depp because it was a "first person account." In 2019, it became clear that Disney was going in a "different direction" with respect to Pirates 6, Whigham explained. He referenced several multi-million-dollar roles Depp was committed to in 2017, prior to the piece, including Murder on the Orient Express and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Whigham began representing Depp in 2016. He described the star as "very nice, and very thoughtful," saying he has never seen Depp lose his temper or raise his voice.

Jack Whigham
Jack Whigham, talent manager for Johnny Depp, is seen on a monitor as he testifies remotely in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Monday May 2, 2022. Steve Helber, Pool / AP Photo

Depp's Talent Manager Takes the Stand

Johnny Depp's manager Jack Whigham is now on the stand via video link.

Whigham was Depp's agent in the fall of 2016 at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He has since left the agency in 2020 to set up his own company, Range Media Partners.

He spoke about Depp's projects including the sixth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film, "Murder on the Orient Express" and the "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" film.

Security Guard Says Depp Was 'Mellow,' 'Chill' on Drugs

Depp's security guard Travis McGivern described Depp as "mellow" and "chill" when he used drugs.

McGivern said Depp smoked marijuana "daily" and said he knew Depp used cocaine a couple of times.

He said the drugs "level [Depp] out."

"I did not notice any difference when he used it," McGivern said.

When Depp consumed alcohol, McGivern said Depp rarely appeared drunk.

"The only time I saw him drunk is when he would fall asleep sitting up on the couch with his boots on," McGivern testified.

He added that drinking did not drastically change Depp's demeanor and that he was "super chill and super mellow."

Depp's Security Guard Testifies
Travis McGivern, security for Johnny Depp, is seen on a monitor as he testifies remotely in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. U.S. actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Security Guard Saw Heard Punch Depp During Argument

Travis McGivern testified that he saw Amber Heard punch Johnny Depp in the face during an argument in their penthouse.

After Heard threw a Red Bull can at Depp, she left the penthouse. McGivern said she reentered with her sister, Whitney, when he was trying to get Depp out.

McGivern said both Heard and Depp were "agitated" and he felt like it was time to get Depp out of the situation.

He said he stepped between Depp and Heard and told him they were leaving and it was no longer up to Depp.

Then, McGivern testified that he saw a fist and arm come across him.

"At that point, in the corner of my eye, I saw a fist and an arm come across my right shoulder," he said. "I heard and saw a closed fist contact Mr. Depp on the left side of his face."

McGivern testified that Heard was the person who hit Depp.

He added that he did not know where Whitney was at the time, but he assumed she was behind Heard.

McGivern and Depp both had looks of "shock" on their faces. McGivern said Depp had a "nice little shiner" already, describing his face as red and swollen but not yet black and blue.

Depp did not throw anything at Heard nor did he respond physically to Heard, McGivern testified.

He added that he never saw Depp physically abuse Heard.

When asked if Heard physically abuse Depp, McGivern said he saw her grab his arms and push Depp to prevent him from leaving a space.

Security Guard Details Heard Spitting on Depp

During his virtual testimony Monday, Travis McGivern recalled a "volatile" argument between Depp and Heard in the downtown Los Angeles penthouse where Heard threw a Red Bull can at Depp and spit on him.

The security guard said their relationship became more volatile after the couple returned from Australia, saying they argued pretty regularly.

"They were super loving, happy and then the next night they could argue," he explained.

McGivern recalled an incident on March 23, 2015 at Depp's penthouse. Depp texted McGivern around 4 a.m. to meet him at penthouse five and to bring his nurse. At the time the two entered the Eastern Columbia Building, McGivern saw Heard at the front desk in the lobby. The nurse stayed downstairs with Heard and McGivern went upstairs to meet Depp, who he found sitting in front of the door of the penthouse with bags.

McGivern testified he was trying to get Depp out of the area before Heard returned, "because of the past," referring to arguments where Heard would "prevent" them from leaving. McGivern said she has held the elevator, grab Depp's arm and he "wanted to avoid that."

As Depp and McGivern were preparing to leave, Heard and Depp's nurse got out of the elevator and Depp and Heard went inside the penthouse to continue their conversation. It began "relatively" peaceful, but McGivern entered the room when things turned louder and more "volatile."

Both were yelling and were angry, McGivern said, at one point, Heard threw a red bull can that "struck Mr. Depp in the back." The verbal "onslaught" continued and Depp was "giving as good as he got at that point," McGivern recalled, as he was "angry and agitated." Heard then threw another item, a purse or bag, but McGivern was able to knock it away so it didn't hit Depp. Heard later spit on Depp, McGivern said, as the verbal "vitriol" continued. She was saying "anything and everything," McGivern recalled, calling Depp "f**king washed up, an "f**king c**t (which he called her as well), a "dead beat dad." McGivern said there were so many f-bombs, it made him uncomfortable.

Depp was especially upset after Heard spit on him. Heard left the penthouse and Depp "rearranged" her closet, McGivern said, throwing down "probably" every rack of clothes and shoes.

McGivern said Heard was "typically" the one name-calling, lots of f-bombs, "you name it, she's spewed it," he said. On a few occasions, McGivern said he would try to get Depp away from the situation and Heard didn't like "his involvement." She called McGivern a "f**king yes man" and threw "shade" at his career.

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Amber Heard speaks to her attorney in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Monday May 2, 2022. Steve Helber, Pool / AP Photo

Frist Witness Takes the Stand

Johnny Depp's team has called its first witness of the day.

Travis McGivern, a member of Depp's security team, took the stand via video link.

McGivern said he saw Depp daily when he worked for him and believes he met Amber Heard in the summer of 2013.

WATCH: Day 12 of Trial Begins

Day 12 of Johnny Depp's defamation trial against Amber Heard is set to begin shortly.

The trial will stream live on several outlets on YouTube, including Law&Crime Network.