Johnny Depp rubbishes claims of putting out a cigarette on ex-wife Amber Heard; fails to recall the names of his films making court attendees erupt in laughter


Johnny Depp took the stand for the last day as a witness in the ongoing defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp has sued Amber for $50 million in the defamation case he has filed against her. On Monday, Depp was asked about a recording that was played in court where Amber was heard claiming that the actor put out a cigarette on her. However, Depp denied the accusations and said that he might have flicked ash but did not put it out on her and called the notion ‘ludicrous’.

Giving his statement in court, Depp said, “I can certainly say, without hesitation, there’s no way under the sun that I would flick a cigarette at her or burn her with a cigarette. If I flicked ashes, and ash got on her, but she’s certainly not screaming out in pain as if a cigarette is being put out on her.”

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In the audio clip that was played in court, Amber implies that Depp put out a cigarette on her and says, “Go put your f*****g cigarettes out on someone else." In the same clip, Depp can also be heard responding as he says, "Shut up, fat ass." This was one of the audio clips among many that were played during Depp’s fourth day on the stand, that bear testimony to the volatile relationship the ex-couple shared.

On the other hand, Depp failed to remember the names of his films making the attendees to burst out laughing in court and prompting the judge to rebuke them. He was asked to name his films, which he couldn’t. He concluded his testimony on the fourth day by claiming that he was the victim of domestic violence in his relationship with ex-wife Amber and was “broken” by the time their marriage fell apart. Depp’s legal team was doing their follow-up questioning when he was asked to name his films and he could remember only one of them – Alice in Wonderland.

He said, “I'm so pathetic when it comes to knowing what movies I've done. I'm sorry. I just, I don't watch them. I feel better not watching them. What was the question again?" The attendees laughed so hard that Judge Azcarate said, "Order in the court or I will have you removed. Understood? Thank you."

The ongoing defamation case is in relation to Amber’s 2018 op-ed from Washington Post where the actress claimed to be a domestic abuse survivor without taking Depp’s name in the article. However, his lawyers claimed that the references alluded to him which harmed his career and damaged his reputation. In response to Depp’s suit, Amber has counter-sued him for $100 million, saying he smeared her name by calling her a liar.

(Source: People/The Independent/Reuters)