Amber Heard Changes her Testimony Mid-Trial

© AFP 2023 / MICHAEL REYNOLDSUS actress Amber Heard speaks to her legal team during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, April 28, 2022
US actress Amber Heard speaks to her legal team during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, April 28, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.05.2022
Actress Amber Heard, 36, returned to the stand in Fairfax, Virginia following a week-long hiatus from a defamation trial brought by her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, 58. Depp has claimed that Heard lied when she insinuated in a Washington Post Op-ed that he had abused her, with his defense alleging that she was actually the aggressor.
On Monday, Heard returned to the stand to battle the allegations made against her by Depp. Similar to any other witness, Heard was told by the court that she was not allowed to speak to her attorneys. When Heard resumed her deposition nearly a week later, the emotional, dramatic, and gasping version of Heard seen previously had been replaced by one with a calm demeanor and fact-based evidence.
In what appeared to be a rehearsed rapid-fire Q&A between Heard and her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, Heard revised the date of when she says she was first physically assaulted by Depp. Heard said the first time Depp physically assaulted her was in 2013 when he allegedly slapped her, according to her deposition testimony from a week ago. On Monday, Heard corrected herself, saying that the event actually happened in 2012.
Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.05.2022
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During the hearing, Heard also revealed that she did not honor her promised donation of $3.5 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), despite her previous claims that she had, including when she was under oath during Depp’s libel case against The Sun, News Group Newspapers (NGN) in 2020, which had labeled him a “wife-beater” in one of their headlines.
The money that Heard had pledged to donate was from her divorce settlement with Depp, in which Heard received $7 million. The couple divorced in January of 2017, then in 2018 Heard appeared on the Dutch talk show RTL Late Night and said, “$7 million in total was donated— I split it between ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. I wanted nothing.”
On Monday, Heard claimed she failed to make the donation because Depp was suing her, but Depp did not file a lawsuit against Heard until 2019.
Earlier in the case, Terence Doughtery, the ACLU Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, said that only $1.3 million had been donated on Heard’s behalf to the organization.
During the trial, the Aquaman star also denied defecating in the couple’s shared bed, one of the pieces of evidence— which included a photo sent to Depp’s bodyguard by his cleaning lady —Depp’s legal team used as evidence of Heard’s abusive behavior.
Earlier in the trial, Depp described the stinky details of the alleged incident. In 2016, the morning after Heard’s 30th birthday, he claimed he had returned to the couple’s shared apartment after leaving the night before after she began hitting him.
According to Depp, because Heard had left the morning after to go to Coachella with friends, he planned to return to the apartment to collect his personal items. His bodyguard then showed him a picture of what was waiting for him at his apartment: on his side of the couple’s shared bed was a large amount of “fecal matter.”
“My initial response to that was, I mean, I laughed,” the actor told the court. “It was so bizarre and so grotesque that I could only laugh.”
Depp says that Heard then made an attempt to blame the “present” on the couple’s dogs.
“They’re teacup Yorkies. They weigh about 4 pounds each,” he said. “I lived with those dogs. I picked up their funk. It was not the dogs.”

On Monday, Heard doubled down on her dog s*** theory, saying, “First of all, I don’t think that’s funny. I was not, also, in a pranking mood. My life was falling apart.”

“It was not really a jovial time, and I don’t think that’s funny, period,” she added. “That’s disgusting.”
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