Amber Heard’s sister has described a struggle through which she mentioned the actress and Johnny Depp hit every different.
Giving proof within the high-profile libel trial, Whitney Heard Henriquez mentioned Heard used to be shouting down at Depp from a mezzanine over a kitchen in March 2015.
Ms Henriquez mentioned she went to check out and loosen up her sister and described how Depp lobbed a can which hit someone else within the room earlier than Depp ran “up the steps”.
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Ms Henriquez mentioned: “I am going through Amber and [Depp] comes up in the back of me and moves me within the again.
“I heard Amber say ‘do not hit my f***ing sister’. She smacks him, lands one.”
She added: “Johnny had grabbed Amber by means of the hair with one hand and used to be whacking her many times within the face with the opposite.”
Whilst giving proof up to now, Heard admitted putting her ex-husband.
Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50m (£40m), pronouncing she defamed him when she claimed in a newspaper article she used to be a sufferer of home abuse.
Heard has countersued for $100m (£81m), arguing that he smeared her by means of calling her a liar.
Depp claims he by no means struck Heard and that he used to be the sufferer of abuse from his ex-wife.
Every other considered one of Wednesday’s witnesses used to be Melanie Inglessis, who used to be Heard’s make-up artist.
She described how she lined up accidents at the actress’s face for an look on The Overdue Overdue Display with James Corden in December 2015.
“We lined the discolouration, the bruises, with somewhat heavier concealer,” Ms Inglessis mentioned.
Raquel Pennington additionally gave proof – she described herself as a pal of each Depp and Heard however now says she has drifted away.
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Ms Pennington mentioned Depp referred to his “exchange self” as “the monster”.
Ms Pennington mentioned: “At first [of the relationship], I wasn’t frightened.
“Against the top when the bodily abuse used to be extra obtrusive, I used to be frightened. I used to be frightened for her bodily protection.
“I used to be frightened that once he grew to become, he may in fact do one thing that used to be worse than he ever supposed.”
Ms Pennington mentioned she noticed Heard with hair ripped from her head in 2016, and that when a 2015 travel to Australia Heard returned with cuts on her toes and hands.
She used to be additionally requested to explain an image of Heard taken in December 2015, which confirmed the actress with bruised eyes and a swollen nostril.
Requested without delay if she ever noticed Depp strike, kick or throw anything else at Heard, the witness mentioned she didn’t.