US actress Amber Heard claimed that his ex-husband Johnny Depp “threatened to kill” “many times”.
She explained a “three-day hostage situation” during which she claimed Mr. Depp was on a “drug and alcohol binge”.
Mr. Depp, 57, sues the publisher of the Sun over an article that called him a “wife-beater”. The newspaper claimed it was true.
He also denied 14 allegations of domestic violence.
Ms. Heard took to the witness stand at London’s High Court on the 10th day of the case, and her written witness statement was also submitted to the court.
In the statement, Mr. Depp has been accused of verbal and physical abuse including screaming, swearing, issuing threats, punching, slapping, kicking, head-butting, and choking her, as well as “extremely controlling and intimidating behavior”.
“Some incidents were so severe that I was afraid he was going to kill me, either intentionally, or just by losing control and going too far,”
Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Laws accused her of lying, saying her account did not tally with the version of events the court had heard from Depp’s friends, staff and others, or tally with medical notes
Ms. Heard later said that she ‘lost her control’ sometimes with Mr. Depp, it was only in self-defense.
Ms. Heard, 34, claimed Mr. Depp had a “unique ability to use his charisma to convey a certain impression of reality” and “he is very good at manipulating people”.
“He would blame all his actions on a self-created third party instead of himself, which he often called ‘the monster’.
Ms. Heard got married to Mr. Depp from 2015 to 2017.
In her statement, she explained about visiting Mr. Depp when e was filming Pirates of the Caribbean and described the trip as “like a three-day hostage situation”.
She said during this time, there were “extreme acts” of “psychological, physical, emotional and other forms of violence”.
“It is the worst thing I have ever been through. I was left with an injured lip and nose, and cuts on my arms.”