Why Johnny Depp Took the Stand
On April 19, Depp took the stand and explained why he selected to pursue the higher-profile defamation scenario.
“I felt it my responsibility to stand up not only for myself in my instance, but stand up for my children who at the time were 14 and 16,” the father of Lily-Rose Depp, 22 and Jack Depp, 20, with ex Vanessa Paradis, testified, NBC News noted. “They were in large university and I thought it was diabolical that my small children would have to go to university and have their friends or folks in university solution them with the infamous Men and women journal deal with with Overlook Heard with a dark bruise on her experience.” The cover, released in June 2016, featured a photograph taken from Heard’s buddy of the actress visibly wounded.
Depp went on to say he by no means attained the issue of striking Heard “in any way” nor has he ever struck any girl in his lifestyle.
“It is really been 6 decades of attempting times,” Depp explained to the court docket. “It’s genuinely peculiar when one working day you happen to be Cinderella so to communicate, and zero point six seconds you happen to be Quasimodo. And I did not deserve that, nor did my kids, nor did the men and women who believed in me for all these several years. I didn’t want anybody to imagine that I had performed them incorrect or that I had lied to them or that I was a fraud.”
This publish was initially revealed on April 19, 2022, and current on April 20, 21, 22, 25 and 27 and Might 4 following additional testimony.