Amber Heard takes stand again, claiming that she is ‘harassed, humiliated, and threatened’ on  regular basis

Amber Heard takes stand again, claiming that she is ‘harassed, humiliated, and threatened’ on  regular basis

Amber Heard takes stand again, claiming that she is ‘harassed, humiliated, and threatened’ on  regular basis

Amber Heard takes stand again, claiming that she is ‘harassed, humiliated, and threatened’ on  regular basis

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Amber Heard has returned to the witness stand as part of her legal team’s rebuttal to ex-husband Johnny Depp’s multi-million dollar lawsuit.

When asked how the Depp-Waldman statements at the centre of her counterclaim have affected her, Ms Heard stated on Thursday (26 May): “I am harassed, humiliated, threatened, every single day. Even just walking into this court room, sitting here in front of the world, having the worst parts of my life, things that I’ve lived through, used to humiliate me.

“People want to kill me, and they tell me so everyday. People want to put my baby in the microwave, and they tell me that,” she continued, adding, “Johnny threatened, promised, promised me, that if I ever left him, he’d make me think of him every single day,” she added before being interrupted by a “non-responsive” objection from Depp’s team.

When Ms Heard’s lawyer asked her how Mr Depp’s alleged threats “continue to manifest themselves today”, she responded: In the harassment, in the humiliation, in the campaign against me that’s echoed every single day on social media, and now, in front of cameras in this room. Every single day I have to relive the trauma. My hands shake, I wake up screaming. I have to live with the trauma and damage done to me.”

“My friends have to live with a set of unspoken rules about how to not scare me… how to not touch me, not to surprise me. My intimate partners have rules about how they can deal with me, how they can touch me. I have rules for doctors and medical professionals I see, gynaecologists I see.

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“I live my life with these sets of rules that I have to follow, my friends have to follow, for me not to have a panic attack or triggering event,” the Aquaman actor told the jury.

She testified that “the damage that I have to live with every single day” impacted her ability to train for combat scenes in the DC movie, also starring Jason Momoa.

“If a combat scene, and a trigger happens, I have a meltdown and I have to deal with that, the crew would have to deal with that because of the damage I walk around with, every day,” she continued.

“I’m not sitting in this courtroom, laughing, making snide jokes. This is horrible, this is painful, and this is humiliating for any human being to go through,” Ms Heard said, adding that she “doesn’t deserve this”.

Dr Shannon Curry, a psychologist recruited by Johnny Depp’s legal team, contested Amber Heard’s diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder on Wednesday (25 May).

Clinical psychologist Dr Dawn Hughes testified for Amber Heard’s defence on May 3 and indicated the actress suffers from PTSD as a result of domestic violence.

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“I diagnosed Ms Heard with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder… and the cause was the intimate partner violence by Mr Depp,” Dr Hughes said at the time.

“The only reason someone like Dr Curry can sit up here and say that I’m high-functioning, I do things like have hobbies, and have interests… Is because I found a solution to that pain. I woke up every morning with panic attacks and trauma, until I realised I could do something with it. I was able to turn the things that I’ve lived through, my life experiences into action, into work, into providing a voice for other people.”

“I’m not trying to present myself as a saint, as you all know,” she continued, adding, “But I selfishly found relief in being able to use what I’ve lived through to advocate for others,” she added, saying she would not wish this situation on her “worst enemy”.

Mr. Depp is suing Ms. Heard, who divorced him in 2016, for purportedly hinting in a 2018 op-ed that he assaulted her. He’s asking for $50 million in damages, arguing that Ms Heard’s allegations have harmed his ability to get the roles he used to get.

Ms Heard is suing Mr Heard for $100 million, alleging that he orchestrated a “smear campaign” against her and that his action is a “continuation of abuse and harrasment.”

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