Okay Mr Depp is in the witness box already, we’re just waiting for the judge.
Sasha Wass QC (for the Sun/NGN: Were you taking cocaine in March 2013?
JD: It’s possible. I don’t remember.
JD: she did act as an intermediary
QC: and you got on with...
QC: and you were taking cocaine in 2013 - you had fallen off the wagon.
JD: if you say so
Judge: it’s a question
JD: Oh. Sorry. I don’t remember.
QC: Which I assume was a joke.
JD: "It seemed fitting”
[there is further discussion about whether he was taking cocaine in March 2013]
QC: when you fall off the wagon you feel disappointed...
QC: and you don’t like having your nose rubbed in it
JD: “I suppose the image of having my nose rubbed in it is not a very nice way of putting it.”
QC: Okay you were sensitive to people noting it.
QC: Well it was when Ms Heard laughed at your tattoo...
JD: [is rambling a bit]
QC: [tells him off for rambling and says she’s going to cut in if he starts going off at a tangent]
JD: can I just say one thing?
QC: can you just answer the q?
QC: did you get angry at Ms Heard for laught at your tattoo?
JD: [doesn’t remember]
QC: you then slapped Ms Heard across the face and it’s the first time you have used violence against her...
JD: That’s untrue - it didn’t happen.
QC: and you slapped her more than once. You slapped her once and she didn’t react. So you slapped her again.
JD: that is patently untrue
JD: no it didn’t happen.
QC: and then you broke down - you realised what you’d done, you broke down and you said that you would never do it again. And you tried to...
JD [is not clear on this but he is maintaining the violence didn’t happen]
QC: and Amber Heard said she understood what this was like as she had a parent...
JD: remembers that Amber and he had this discussion and that he was close to her father.
[Sun QC goes to a written statement from JD in which he talks about Amber Heard encouraging his alcohol and drug abuse]
JD: I would say she was not supportive.
JD: ulitmately she did not
QC: I would suggest that is not true
QC: I would suggest after the first time you hit her, she understood what you were going through and she did try to support you.
QC: you would go round and take cocaine at her orange avenue house, wouldn’t you?
JD: quite likely, on occasion
QC: but she never touched cocaine in your presence. Even though she had taken it before she knew you.
JD: Not only would she chop cocaine with a razoer blade and turn it into lines, but she put it on her finger and rubbed it on her gums
QC: that never happened
JD: “my eyes have seen the actions”
QC: you have sent a text to Witney - Sis - on 9 March 2013. He was with her in the morning and sent AH a text to which she didn’t respond. “I just want to know that she’s safe. Just worried about her.”
QC: and on 12 March...
JD: Yes ma’am
QC: you sent a text to AH “just thought you should know there exists a book called Disco Bloodbath”.
There is then a text exchange in which JD says he is impressed how she can make him laugh over what happened the previous Friday. JD signs off:
“Funny bitch, I fucking love you, you cunt"
[we are moving on and trying to find a document. Mr Depp is wearing what looks like a brown suit today, balck shirt and a light, patterned tie. The videolink is not quite 4K - not even SD really and the contrast is whack]
QC Do you recognise this kitchen top?
QC: if I were to say to you these were lines of your cocaine?
QC: do you recognise it
JD: I see a straw, a little bindle and clearly… my credit card
QC: do you recognise the work surface or table top
JD: I don’t even know if it’s cocaine or not
QC: Do you remember Ms van Reeve? An artist who had a painting in AH’s house. Since before you knew her.
QC: do you accept you are a compulsive smoker
JD: “Yes ma’am I have a horrible addiction to nicotine, yes.
QC: and you also had a horrible addiction to cocaine in March 2013 I would suggest?
QC: did you have a box which you used for cocaine?
JD: no ma’am
QC: a two inches square box?
JD: I had a little box for my meds
JD: i don’t recognise that. it’s entirely possible. I didn’t have a designated box for illegal substances
JD: no ma’am
QC: you have absolute clarity
QC: but you don’t remember the box
JD: people give me a lot of gifts
QC you say in your statement you wanted Ms van Reeve’s painting removed?
QC: and did you
QC: no - you didn’t, you tried to remove it yourself and when she stopped you, you slapped her
JD: that’s not true
QC: and you then used your cigaretted lighter to try to set fire to the painting
JD: that’s not true
JD: no ma’am i dont’
QC: I suggest when you say you had clear memories of being with AH that’s not true. You forgot how you behaved so AH started keeping records in order to remind you of what you’d done.
QC: and she used these records to show you what your behaviour was like
JD: well I’ve never seen this photo before so she didn’t use this to remind me of anything
QC: but you accept she has a bruise in this photo
QC; and I would suggest that if you did hit her with the back of your hand it would cause her a huge amount of pain. and you did.
QC there was a date in 2013 you were extremely late on set filming a documentary about Keith Richards and I would say to you that was the day after you hit her in March 2013.
JD: no it wasn’t after that
QC another argument?
JD: there was another argument, yes.
QC: and the day you were meant to be on set with Keith Richards...
JD: I dont’ remember it like that. I remember the morning.
QC: Where you were drinking whiskey
JD: it had been a tough… moment
QC: and taking cocaine...
QC: Let’s go back to the photos of Ms Heard’s kitchen. You said you were drinking whiskey
JD: yes ma’am
QC: is that a high-ball glass of whiskey in that photo?
JD: yes, i was used to doing shots of whiskey, but that is whiskey on ice
JD: just ice water
QC: and there’s a bottle of spirits there with another receptacle containing a spirit. now AH doesn’t drink spirits does she? She drinks red wine.
QC so what’s that receptacle?
QC: is that that bottle
QC: okay let’s have a look at that box which says property of JD - that’s your cocaine box isn’t it
QC: the one you said you couldn’t remember
JD: yes I am sorry, I must have been mistaken
QC: that’s why I was asking you about your memory. and I would suggest this box was very precious to you during this period of your cocaine addiction
QC [cuts him off] Mr Depp that’s enough - you say you were not addicted to cocaine.
[QC moves on to JD calling a Ms de Villepin a slut. And suggests it is indicative...
[we move on]
QC: KF was...
JD: [starts to answer]
JD: bless you
QC: thank you
JD: I’ve lost my train of thought...
JD: well yes I was previously mistaken. Now I see the photograph and the whiskey and I believe I was partaking of the cocaine.
QC: I think you had taken a lot before then
JD: I am pretty sure that Whitney took some of the cocaine.
QC: but AH didn’t
JD: “AH in a lot of ways is a creature of routine and there were certain...
QC: So you remember what happened now.
JD: Well you’ve opened my eyes
QC: yes I understand how that hapens, but AH never took cocaine...
JD: that’s not true
QC: my suggestion is you had taken so much alcohol and cocaine that you were behaving irrationally and very badly, and you don’t remember it.
JD: what do you mean by badly behaved
QC: I’m about to..
JD: Oh thank you.
QC: Whitney, her dog, you and your driver Nathan got in a car and he started to take you to the set. Nathhan gets you drugs, doesn’t he?
JD: agrees he might
QC: and you were behaving angrily and badly - the Monster was back
JD: not really
JD: that’s not true. It’s an enduring image. I would never do that
QC: were you laughing at a suggestion you made that you could put the dog in the microwave
JD that sort of humour was a running
QC: whilst you were behaving like this Nathan (and some other person in the car) did nothing...
QC: you surround yourself with people who never tell you what to do. They just exist to clear up after you
JD: I disagree - that would be a very sad way to live ones life and as far as hanging a dog out of the window
QC: you’ve already...
Judge wants to know if he denies surrounding himself with yes-men. JD agrees he does NOT surround himself with people who dont’ tell him what to do.
QC you hid your the fact you’d fallen off the wagon
JD: well it’s not a thing to advertise...
QC let’s look at a doc from April 2013
JD: we don’t see my responses here
QC: are you suggesting you sent a text saying you’d fallen off...
JD: “I’m pretty sure having been in touch with Elton and Charlie and I would have told Elton that I’d failed and I’d certainly have told Charlie.”
QC: could you try to find that for us?
JD: It was probably face to face
QC: so no documentary proof
QC: I’ll take that that’s a joke
QC: you have said before you have a childish sense of humour
QC: but that was a joke. yet the texts before were not a joke?
JD: I guess not
QC: do you remember this incident?
QC: you had a friend called Paul Bettany who you enjoyed taking drugs with. Do you remember telling Mr B that AH was trying to wean you...
JD: she was quite adamant I should stop drinking and was adamant that I should no longer take any cocaine
QC: how does that square with your suggestion she didn’t support your sobriety? Which is in your statement.
QC: and AH would drink two or three glasses of red wine a night
JD: I beg your pardon… two or three BOTTLES
QC: well that’s completely ridiculous
JD: well if that’s what you want to believe
QC and we’ve heard it
QC okay let’s go to a text sent by Paul Bettany in June 2014 - we buy Amber a toy beaver and we could
JD says Paul and Amber had their ups and downs.
QC suggests this matey joking is because AH has turned into the fun police and is trying to stop him taking drugs
JD: she had some delusional idea she turned me into this said Monster
[we move to a letter which AH has written but never sent to JD]
JD’s barrister has stood up and interrupted this reading of a letter never sent. Said it’s transparent what she is trying to do. She should ask a question.
JD barrister stands up again - “she’s literally reading the entire email - she should really ask a questions”
Judge asks Sun QC to ask a question
QC: you say that AH’s position is a hoax
JD: "hoax is the best word one could use
QC: can you think of any reason why AH would write a letter like this describing someone who was so out of control that they passed out vomited and soiled themselves...
JD: from hearing you read this email that was written to me that was not sent ot me…
QC: so this hoax wasn’t just a question of making a false allegation in a domestic violence restraining order….
JD: four. no, three. yes.
QC in an attempt to take advantage of you
[we have a 10 minute break]
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QC: confirming that JD called AH’s claims are a hoax by quoting from his court documetns. You say she was planning this hoax for three years.
QC: your birthday is on 9 June and in 2013 a group of you went to hixville...
JD: don’t remember that it was for my birthday
QC: we’re not sure if it was your birthday and we’re happy to be corrected if that was not the case, but it was around the time. QC lists the group...
QC: and you got on with Kirsty Sexton
QC: do you remember having to take a drugs test for insurance purposes for a film
QC: those drugs were not easy to fake
JD: have you never faked a srugs test?
Judge: have you any recollection of saying to KS that you have faked a test
JD: no your lordship
QC: do you accept you were taking MDMA, cocaine, mushrooms and alcohol
JD: everybody had their drug of choice - some peopel were doing MDMA...
QC: you had a quantitiy of white powder with you
JD: I was not doing cocaine
QC: what about MDMA
JD: no it doesn’t do much to me
QC: you brought drugs...
JD: I brought marijuana
QC: You brought white powder
QC: it was a social event, there were recreational drugs, you were playing guitar.
QC: apart from your drug-taking - you were taking considerably more drugs than anyone else that...
JD: no ma’am
QC: the Monster joined the party and you took exception to someone called Kelly Sue as she was sitting close to AH and you didn’t like this
JD: yes she was putting hands on AH and I thought it was an uncomfortable position to put Amber in.
JD: so she didn’t have to
QC: you got very angry and said “do you know how much pressure it would take to break your wrist?”
JD: never happened.
QC: what did happen
QC: so it wasn’t AH going along with this show of affection...
QC: so how did you deal with this. JD: I took her hand away and told her first of all she had her hands on my girl and that it was inappropriate.
JD: agrees it started with KS. When we got back to the trailer AH said I had ruined everyone’s weekend, I was the bummer and I have ruined everyone’s good time.
JD: yes when everyone is under the influence of drugs and MDMA and mushrooms everyone can get quite hyped up and so AH was on a very good run.
QC She was on mushrooms that night AH wasn’t she
JD yes it’s a hallucinatory drug...
QC you were on MDMA mixed with speed
JD I was not
QC and you yourself were a little hyped up
JD I was not on MDMA - that was up to AH’s friends to bring along. There was not enough...
QC your trailer got smashed up
JD: a bathroom sconce broke
JD: i got very fed up with being demand as the turd in the punchbole and I didn’t feel I deserved to get screamed at and demeaned...
QC there was a sconce as you called it hanging off the wall. you trashed the trailer.
QC: it wasn’t limited to tearing a fixture off the wall
JD: I didn’t do that. I punched the fixture.
QC and then the next day - do you remember what happened?
You went with your security to the owners
JD: I went on my own, I apologised and the guy came round...
QC: that’s not what happened at all. you went with your security who had to negotiate a fee, and they were very upset, because to them it wasn’t about money - they had a wedding party coming the next day.
JD No that’s not how it happened...
JD: it’s not the case ma'am
JD: “i have never uttered the words”
[we go to a file]
QC: when we see Steve - we know it’s you.
JD: yes I was Steve and she was Slim
QC this is a text exchange with her “your display of guilt as a lesbian camp counsellor… but your future is on display”
QC: but you just denied it
JD: I used it in a text I never said it
QC: it doesn’t make any difference. you did it
JD: I made a mistake
QC: and disparaging someone’s sexuality like that
JD: "I accept it was an ugly thing to do.”
[we move on]
I didn’t know she had another fucking photoshoot. That’s the real reason she left. “I don’t need actress bullshit and her fucking ambition.”
QC is that, as you said yesterday, supporting
[we move on to a text he sent to Paul Bettany in which he says he’s been not nice to AH and it’s because of the booze which he has far too large a capacity for and which he loves]
JD agrees sending...
[we move on]
[JD is being shown an image of AH with bruised arm, cocaine on a bible and third image is JD passed out]
JD I appear to be sleeping, not passed out
QC: there is a bed nearby, but our are on the floor, sleeping fully clothed on the floor and your head...
JD: my head is on a cushion
QC: it looks less like a cushion than a solid object
JD: it is? it’s hard to distinguish
QC: just below the first hole punch immediately below mr Depp’s arm
JD: i honestly can’t tell
QC: that’s what you thought was a cushion
JD: I’m afraid I can’t
QC: fair enough. let’s look at the metadata on those photographs. they are all taken on 18 July 2013.
Do you see that mr Depp.
JD: I do
QC: there has been no challenge to this metadata...
JD: I mixed my words up - no one does rehab for 5 days. You detox for 5 days. Rehab is anything up to 6 months.
QC: okay did you detox in July 2013?
JD: It was somewhere he recommended. I went to Keith and told him I wanted to stop drinking
QC: and taking drugs
QC: and do you accept in 2013 you wanted to clean up and make things work with AH
JD: at the time
QC: yes now you think it was an...
QC: let’s have a look at the text you sent “the only reason we go for the throat is love” and she says “my throat is yours” and you say “I have other uses for your throat that don’t involve injury” and she says “you’re going to be...
[Basically JD is going away and they are declaring love for each other even though they accept they might be a little bit too intense]
QC: and AH like to socialise with other people whilst you were away didn’t she?
QC: and that made you feel uncomfortable. She wanted to go to an Arctic Monkeys gig but you didn’t want her too and eventually she agreed not to go
[to save time QC is suggesting that JD looks at these texts to see if he concurs they are genuine and the QC’s...
[we now move on to a situation whereby one of Depp’s dogs had eaten som hashish and “just scooped it up before I could get to it”]
QC as a result AH was worried Boo [the dog] had some kind of brain...
JD: she would say it, yes
QC and AH used to scold you quite regularly for alcohol abuse and she was actually quite strict. You text your sister “she was a shit last night, no message, she’s young and dumb and I’m old and dumb” - text goes on to...
JD it was a way of controlling me
QC: she was controlling you!
JD: you said she was strict. I thought storming out or getting lectures was the best way of reacting to me wanting a glass of champagne...
But yes she was very strict and I didn’t like being lectured, like yes… a camp counsellor. I am sorry that I used that phrase.
JD: "I didn’t try to stop and lapse. I stopped or if I felt like it or it was needed in some way, I would use it.”
JD "she thinks the peruvian period has made me a monster, yes.”
QC what is your definition of a monster in that text
JD: “you would have to ask her”
JD: “she would say I was the monster at any time it suited her fancy or it suited her argument and it was not the case - I’m not a multi-personality… so I’m just telling you that she think my...
JD: “that’s just not true. it’s her interpretation”
QC how can you say she copped up cocaine for you?
JD excuse me?!
QC: she hated you taking cocaine. you are lying when you say she chopped it up for you
Now I am going to try and hunt down some food..
[we are now onto whether AH’s behaviour would act as a trigger...
JD: I’m not blaming her for it, but our inability to connect with each other in the way that would should have and then
QC: you’d go on a binge
JD: well I’d drink to numb myself
QC: and you’d later convince yourself it was her fault that you’d weakened...
JD: there was a time I’d text her to suggest I was going to hotel
QC you had to get away and she was extremely worried by this. She used to get....
QC: well we’ll agree the first part of that and come to the second later
QC: yesterday in court you said you’d taken drugs with Marilyn Manson twice
JD: twice or three times
QC: but that you hadn’t done it for years before
JD: "my recollection is that when doing a line of cocaine with Manson was I believe it was before AH and were fully involved, lets’ say”
QC and you were fully involved by Feb or March by 2014.
[we go to a text message bundle]
AH “I need your help. JD is on a bender with Manson…. can you help. He needs to come on. We have no need to fight. He just aims all his anger at me when he’s on it.”
QC were you on a binge with Manson in Feb 2014?
JD: I believe that’s what...
QC: Do you agree it appears you were on. drugs bings with MM?
JD: It appears Ms Heard believes I was on a drugs binge with MM and how she believes she knew I was on a drugs binge with MM is a mystery to me.
[QC reads more texts between AH and JD’s sister]
QC Did your sister express anxiety to you about your drug intake at this time
JD: My sister has had a number of worries about my consumption growing up and yes she talked to me many times over the course of my life and with Ms Heard and yes
[Judge raises part of text re 24 hour binge with MM and asks JD if he was on a 24 hr binge with MM]
JD Manson and I did take my daughter to school. We were together. Mr Manson and I were together for probably a couple ...
QC: so this never happened at all
JD: I think she’s taking a guess at what’s happening. She doesn’t have the facts
QC: were you taking drugs?
QC: what about anything else. Cocaine?
JD: She talks about cocaine a lot
QC: that’s because you were taking quite a lot of cocaine.
JD: that’s… debatable.
JD: yes she believed that at the time
[QC reads a text in which she says AH is a good influence and that he’s been a better dad whilst AH has been around, and that he has been absent as a dad and she doesn’t want..
"Stop drinking", "stop coke", "stop pills”]
May 2014 Johnny goes to meet Dr Kipper re rehab/detox
Johnny Depp - initial consultation: He was asked to go see JD in Boston - lists a lifelong use of stimulants as self-medication, oxycodone for sleeplessness, aderol works for ADHD, takes 2mg of clonocin...
Smoked for most of his life and ingests THC (active ingredient of weed).
He is living in Boston and has no time to be properly examined diagnostically,
QC then there’s a bit about your family life then
“Primary dopamine imbalance, dpression, chronic...
Then he puts in place a plan which you will go on when your filming finishes.
QC in your statement you say that AH’s attempt to paint you as a drug addict is wrong other than to oxycodone. Dr Kipper’s assessment contradicts that.
JD: no he got the information from…
JD: yes from me.
QC and the idea was you were going to clean up you act
JD: I was quite addicted to these roxycodone due to a stunt injury on a film in London
QC we don’t need to know why
QC okay so you don’t agree with that
QC and AH was in London filming with James Franco called the Aderol diaries
JD: I dont’ remember
QC: and he is much younger than you
JD: yes he is
JD: it provoked me to become jealous because of her previous experience about working with Mr Franco on a film called Pineapple Express so it shocked me that she was suddenly so friendly and happy with him.
JD: she said before he tried to make sexual advances towards him that were unwanted. She said he was a rapist.
QC a rapist?
JD she used the word rapey to describe his behaviour
QC you were uncomfortable that...
QC: you wouldn’t interfere with a film choice or script that AH would make unless asked?
JD: that’s right - whenever she asked I would give her my opinion and concerns
QC and your concerns about romantic scenes were quite...
JD: AH was concerned she was doing films where she was being objectified and she wanted to do parts with more meat to them and of course she was concerned about doing films which contained nudity.
[a message from AH to her then assistant in 2014 - “can you please be sure you don’t sent Nathan or anyone on Johnny’s team one line on my schedule. I don’t want them to see anything which could Johnny to lose it. just send the DOOD which doesn’t explain..
QC why would she do this. why did she think you might lose it?
JD: she doesnt’ want me to get jealous and have it turn into an argument
QC: and lose your temper
JD: well get upset
QC: lose it is short for losing your temper
JD well… yes
JD: i dont’ recall but it’s highly likely
QC: so you got to the plane and sat in the car and refused to get out for a time
QC: on this occasion you were taking drugs
JD: to assume I was taking drugs is a little bit of cheap shot I would say
JD: in Boston is where Dr Kipper and Nurse Debbie came. I had agreed to and promised my sister I was going to kick the Roxycodone, so I was addicted to a very strong narcotic and that was known by everyone.
QC did you take alcohol
JD: I don’t recall. Everyone usually has a drink before a flight so maybe.
JD: There have been many tarmacs and many planes and many SUVs
Judge: well ask it as a question
QC asks if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
JD: I don’t remember taking cocaine if that’s the drug...
QC did you think she was being judgmental towards you?
JD: I think judgmental is a very good word to use
QC and I suggest on this occasion you were...
JD: no I wasn’t
QC you brought up the subject of her co-star James Franco,
JD: don’t remember doing that
QC: you felt strongly about that
JD: I suspected she was having an affair with JF and it’s subsequently has been confirmed she was
JD: I’d been told she was
QC: you’d been told she was
QC and you were screaming obscenities at her
JD: with my two assistants, a pilot and a stewardess?
JD: I wouldn’t do that
QC you were talking about her getting fucked by JF and how she liked...
JD: that’s quite a sketch of her imagination
Judge: Mr Depp - all you have to say is whehter you agree or disagree with the scenario
JD: that’s all I have to say - "I disagree?"
Judge: I don’t want to limit your evidence, but it seems like you disagree.
JD: yes I disagree
[QC says he goes into a blind rage, slaps her across the face and calls her a go-getter slut and and a whore]
JD: no I didnt'
JD: I would not have spoken like this to her in front of these people.
QC then you asked for the oxygen tank from the plane
JD: for a lark
QC: a lark?
JD: I’d done it before with the pilot
QC: she moved away from you and kicked...
JD: not true
QC: and you later went to the toilet or bathroom if you prefer where you passed out
JD: After the screaming I went to the toilet, got a pillow and went to sleep on the bathroom floor. I’ve done it before.
JD: I have gone to sleep in bathrooms before.
[texts between AH and her then assistant “I have to leave JD he’s just freaked out on me - he’s drinking again” asks assistant to book her on the red-eye out. “i need to make this move”]
QC was there anything you did that could cause Ms Heard to say...
Judge - that’s not for JD to answer - it’s up to you...
JD’s barrister gets up and complains that Ms Wass QC is trying to get JD to agree to submissions she’s going to make in her closing speech.
Judge says he agrees to an extent, but if Ms Wass wishes him to comment on a conflicting statement.
JD barrister: but this is a vehicle to get him to say that conflicting texts can be useful and then she’s going to try to use it in evidence.
Judge I agree to some extent, but I don’t agree a substantial part of what Ms Wass is saying is on the wrong side.
“Judge" - Mr Justice Nicol - sole presiding judge - there is no jury
David Sherborne - JD’s barrister - “DS”]
[We are about to hear an audio recording]
[transcript still has not come to light]
[DS suggests a break. Judge refuses. We’re going to ply on without one. DS objects. Judge agrees to listen to recording without ts]
Judge: well - do you agree that’s you?
JD: I find it difficult…
Judge: no that’s fine
QC: do you remember anyone else on that plane making those noises
QC: it’s not a woman’s voice is it
JD: it sounds like it could be pretty
QC yes I am going to suggest you were that animal and it was due to the overconsumption of drugs and alcohol on that flight
JD: I cannot identify that sound as me...
QC does this make sense of the text saying you need looking after in the car after the flight and you are in some pain.
JD: I dont’ know the two are connected at all. I dont’ know the origin of the tape. I don’t know about the metadata...
JD: I must have been quite ill if that’s what the texts are saying
QC: yet in your witness statement you say you remember the flight in detail - you don’t mention being sick
QC your account was that AH was the aggressor and you went into the bathroom to get away from her.
[we go to a text JD sent after the flight]
“Once again I find myself in a place of shame and regret. I really don’t know why...
JD: the very simple answer to that could be one of a couple of things after she was unresponsive to me trying to make things better on the plan because she was upset….
Because sometimes you have to say something like that to take the poison out of her quill
QC: but you had nothing to be ashamed of, if your account is true.
[JD now speculates he may have been drinking on the flight]
QC: what is she talkin about “getting into this state”
JD: I believe it’s about our approach to one another.
[another text from his assistant]
QC: what’s this about?
JD; it was a plan. I am ashamed to say that I asked Mr D to tell her...
QC: why does mr d say he doesn’t remember what happened he’s very sorry, very sorry for what happened and it won’t happen again
JD: because it would make it look like she was correct and AH likes to be correct.
QC Why did Mr D text
"He’s teary he doesn’t want to be a fuck up...
[they agree this is about JD missing Dr K appts.]
[More texts between Mr D and AH who is determined to leave on the red-eye. Mr D appears to start...
QC still placating?
QC: “I don’t know how I am going to be around him after what he did to me yesterday.” What’s she talking about?
JD: the experience on the plane
[AH isn’t sure. Says she needs time.]
Mr D’s text then explicitly states JD kicked AH]
JD: because I told Mr Doutiss to placate her to get round the situation
QC: and you said to tell her that I kicked her and I cried
JD: I didn’t write any dialogue for him. I left him to follow my instructions.
JD: i respectfully disagree
QC: and kicking a woman in the back is not the action of a southern gentleman
QC you’d call someone like that a wife-beater
JD: would I call them a wife beater? no I’d call them an animal a savage, sick...
QC is it an accurate description - a wife beater - of someone who kicked a woman in the back
Judge steps in - Ms Wass we’re getting into the realm of submission.
Judge: theres a section which says two bottles of champagne on plane
JD: okay yes that was on the plane
QC are you saying what you drank 1000 red bull vodkas, pills, powder
JD: I made a mistake about the full intake on the plane.
QC: so you did consume more...
JD: it wasn’t one of those flights
QC: one of those flights. You’ve had several flights where you’ve behaved badly like this…
JD: yes it sounds like
QC: it sounds like you overdid it
JD: it sounds like I overdid it and it sounds like I was
QC you don’t remember any of this flight
JD: I do
QC you had a blackout
JD: i have some memories of this flight
QC but parts are...
QC: that’s what you say to Paul Bettany
QC: so would you make that up?
JD: no i suppose not
[we then go into the screaming obscenities bit - he denied it to the court and then admits it to Bettany so he clarifies by saying we were probably...
QC do you recognise those animal noises we heard earlier might be you?
JD I may have done things that I have no memory of but Mr D was there and he would never let anything happen to AH and I wouldn’t do anything be violent especially to a woman...
QC do you accept you took drugs
JD for the purposes of getting through this…
Judge: Mr Depp - I realise we’re at the end of the day, but please do not say anything for the purposes of getting through this, please give me your clear recollection...
[we go to one more text in which JD texts someone that he fucked up, got drunk and got shitty with AH]
QC this is not someone you have to placate, but you said you were shitty with AH
Judge - well as his case is that it didn’t happen, I think subjecting Mr Depp to a memory test about this is not correct
JD apologises again to the court for misrepresenting the plane situation.
QC is now angling for more time for JD in the witness box. Says he gives very full answers and because of his full answers and repetition, she is falling behind.
Ms Wass asks if Friday morning could be given over to JD’s evidence too. But she says she understands this will reduce the time available for the cross examination of other witnesses.
Judge says the claimants are going to have to do their re-examination of Mr Depps too. Do you need all of Friday morning? Or can you let some of that be used for re-examination. Wass wants all Friday AM
Judge - Ms Wass?
QC: well I know your lordship will weigh it up on the basis of justice for both parties.
Thanks so much for all your support today. I realise I was not exactly clear on some crucial texts between a Mr Dueters and AH. I couldn’t see the texts and they were being read out by the Sun QC as a sort of he said...
Amber Heard: Yes but I don't know how to be around him after what he did to me yesterday.
Stephen Dueters: He wants to see you so much. He's distraught.
Amber Heard: Don't worry about the flights. I'll be taking car of them myself. Thank you
And definitely wouldn't say to me that he doesn't deserve it. I'm sad that he doesn't have a better way to really know the severity of his actions yesterday. Unfortunately for me, I remember in full detail everything that happened
Stephen Dueters: It was disgusting. And he knows it
Stephen Dueters: I wasn't with him when he sent u the 2nd txt. He read it to me and I said it was the wrong text to send….
Amber: He's done this many times before. Tokyo, the island, London (remember that!?), and I always stay. Always believe he's going to get better... And then every 3 or so month, I'm in the exact same position
"I just thought of a way for us to make a lot of money! I know you already have a lot of money
but I mean A LOT of money and with very little effort. First of all we buy...
and then we take pictures of you shaving said beaver. All that's left is to do is to create a
website with the domain name "Johnny Depp shaves...
In response to the questions I’ve had a quick look at:
- the High Court (where the Depp v NGN and Wootton trial is taking place) has a system whereby all the claimants and the defendants make their case...
Depp: The Sun defamed me by calling me a wife-beater. I’m not. And what’s more this is hurting my career and reputation
The Sun: We called you a wife-beater because it’s true, and we can prove it on the balance of probabilities.
There is a tiny bit of re-examination...
So what we are seeing with Johnny Depp...
Then at the end of the trial there will be closing statements from each barrister….
Then the judge will take ALL these very long documents away, with all the evidence, all the transcripts, opening statements etc and decide whether the Sun was justified...
Sorry that was quite a long answer to a short question. Here’s a short answer to a short question...
And as for adding more description of what Johnny is looking like or doing in the witness box, it’s quite hard to do that when people are talking,…
I’m sitting in a different room, for a start, watching things on a terrible videolink. I wil say he is polite, helpful and respectful of the QC questioning him and the judge.
I’ve got enough to see me through tomorrow, but if you want me to sit through Friday and indeed the whole rest of the trial - including Amber Heard’s evidence - that’s another thing altogether.
One day at a time.