Johnny Depp Joked About Microwaving Amber Heard's Dog, Sister Says

Amber Heard's sister, Whitney Henriquez, testified on Wednesday that Johnny Depp made a joke about microwaving his ex-wife's dog during their relationship.

In testimony, Henriquez detailed an incident in 2013 where Depp held one of Heard's dogs out of a car window and later joked about placing the dog in a microwave.

"At some point, I heard the back window open and Johnny is holding our dog out the window," Henriquez said. "He brought the dog back into the car and he was just laughing this really loud, scary.… He then made some joke about putting her in the microwave."

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Amber Heard's sister, Whitney Henriquez, testified on Wednesday that she witnessed Johnny Depp hold one of Heard's dogs out of a car window. Above, Depp is seen at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 18. KEVIN LAMARQUE/POOL/AFP/Getty

Henriquez continued: "That was the joke after that, putting the dog in the microwave."

Henriquez's testimony on Wednesday comes during the 18th day of the trial between Depp and Heard, whose marriage lasted from 2015 to 2017.

Depp has filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in which she wrote about experiences with domestic violence. Heard never explicitly named her ex-husband in the op-ed, but Depp, the star of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, claimed that it hurt his career as an actor.

In response to Depp's lawsuit, Heard has filed her own counter-lawsuit against Depp for $100 million.

During her testimony on Wednesday, Henriquez also spoke about her initial thoughts after seeing Depp holding Heard's dog out of the car window, saying, "I froze."

"I was scared.… I knew how inebriated he was and the dog was very small.… I thought if she twitched or if he lost her somehow, she was just going to go out the window," Henriquez said.

Earlier this month, Heard had a similar testimony and accused Depp of holding her dog out of the car window.

"He grabs this teacup Yorkie and holds Boo out of the window of the moving car, and he's howling like an animal while holding the dog out the window," Heard said. "I'll never forget it, everyone just froze. No one did anything."

According to The Daily Beast, Depp has denied the allegations of holding the dog out of the window, calling them "an absolute utter falsity."

On Wednesday, Heard's sister also testified that she attempted to help Heard and Depp work on their relationship, acting as a "marriage counselor."

"I was trying my best to support them the way that I thought I could," Henriquez testified. "If my sister said she still wanted to be with Johnny, if I could help in any way I was going to support her."

Newsweek reached out to Depp's representatives for comment.