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Johnny Depp makes fresh testimony against Amber Heard in court

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Johnny Depp’s dramatic, public rehashing of his and Amber Heard’s relationship continued Wednesday in court, as the former couple battles in a vicious libel lawsuit.

In the video broadcast of the testimony, Heard, 35, was shown parallel to Depp, 58, reacting to his statements and appearing to be taking notes.

“Ms. Heard was unable to be wrong,” Depp said at the beginning of his testimony. He added that Heard would resort to “demeaning name-calling,” which “would escalate to full-scale arguments.”

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor continued, “If there is a dialogue between two people, both people need to speak but there was no way to fit a word in.”

“I was having difficulty in my mind and my heart dealing with that kind of barrage,” Depp expressed.

More than a week into the trial in Fairfax County, Virginia, Depp is the first half of the divorced couple to take the stand and testify against his former spouse.

Depp is suing Heard, 35, for $50 million, alleging she defamed him in an opinion column she published in The Washington Post (which is printed in Fairfax County) in December 2018. In the column, she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse.

Depp, who opened up about his childhood abuse in testimony on Tuesday, continued on Wednesday, telling the courtroom, “You start to realize you’re in a relationship with your mother.”

He claimed Heard would often use the personal things he shared about his life as “ammunition” and that it “sent me into a tailspin of confusion, depression.”

In arguments, Depp said he would remove himself from their arguments by leaving the room or locking himself in the bathroom, for instance, to avoid being confrontational. That avoidance was a coping mechanism he said he learned when he was younger.

“I was sure that it was going to escalate into violence which it oftentimes did,” he said of when he would emerge. “Ms. Heard in her frustration and rage would strike out. She would … it could begin with a shove, she would throw the TV remote at my head, it could be throwing a glass of wine at my face. But, all in all, it was just constant.”

He later added, “Why would you hit someone to make them agree with you?”

When asked why he stayed with Heard, Depp said, “That’s a very complicated answer. I can only say that I stayed through all that, I’m sure it’s somehow related to my father remaining stoic as my mother would beat him to death. I’m sure it had something to do with having been in a beautiful, wonderful 14-15 year relationship with the mother of my children, raising those kids.”

Depp shares daughter Lily-Rose, 22, and son Jack Depp, 20 with Vanessa Paradis.

“I stayed, I suppose because my father stayed,” he added. “I didn’t want to fail. I wanted to try to make it work. I thought maybe I could help her.”

Depp revealed his mother had attempted suicide a few times, something that Heard had allegedly threatened. “Ms. Heard had spoken about suicide on a couple of occasions, so that was also a factor,” he said of remaining in the relationship.

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