Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp ‘penetrated her’ with alcohol bottle

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Amber Heard has accused her ex-husband Johnny Depp of assaulting her during a three-day "hostage situation".

During the second day of their ongoing defamation trial, lawyers for the actress claimed her former partner threw bottles at her, as well as dragging her across the floor.

Depp, 58, decided to take action against Heard, 35, after she wrote an opinion piece in 2018, detailing her experiences with domestic abuse.

The article in question, initially published by the Washington Post does not name Mr Depp but legal representatives for Heard say it is protected by freedom of speech.

Lawyers for Depp say it "falsely implies" that she was a victim of abuse during their marriage.

Now, Elaine Bredehoft who is representing Aquaman actress Heard has shared a string of allegedly abusive incidents that had been caused by his "crushing" drug and alcohol problems.

She told a busy courtroom that these alleged incidents included a "drug binge" with his "good friend" Marilyn Manson, as well as a "blackout" that Heard described as a "three-day hostage situation".

Bredehoft told jurors: "He has her jammed up against the bar, he has hurled bottles and bottles at her, he has dragged her across the floor on the broken bottles.

"He has punched her, he has kicked her, he has told her he's going to f***ing kill her, and he f***ing hates her, he's pounding at her, pounding at her and then, he penetrates her with a liquor bottle."

As lawyers for Amber broadcast these claims, Depp looked and shook his head, implying he was saying "No".

Meanwhile, lawyers for Johnny Depp said that Heard was putting on the "performance of a lifetime", with his lawyer Camille Vasquez adding he would "go to his grave knowing that whatever he does there will always be people who believe he abused a woman."

A statement from Depp's spokesperson said: "These fictitious claims were never made at the onset of Amber's allegations in 2016, and only advantageously surfaced years later once she was sued for defamation after noting in her op-ed that she was a victim of 'sexual violence.

"Words are key in a defamation case and conveniently, this allegation only came after that. This follows a pattern of her elaborate, erroneous claims which have continued to change and evolve over time for the purpose of Hollywood shock value of which Amber has mastered and used to exploit a serious social movement."

Lawyers on behalf of Amber said that her former husband had attempted to "destroy her" and the ongoing situation was "disturbing, but not surprising."

The trial continues.

If you have been affected by this story, contact Rape Crisis England & Wales for free confidential support and information on 08088029999 or their website or 08088010302 if you're calling from Scotland.

You can contact the Domestic and Sexual Abuse helpline on 0808 802 1414 if you are in Ireland.

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