Depp is suing ex-wife Heard in a defamation case for $50 million (£38.2 million) for domestic abuse charges she made in a 2018 piece in The Washington Post, and the trial resumed today (Monday 16 May) after a week's break.
‘Don’t Call Me A Liar’: Amber Heard Begs Johnny Depp To Stop ‘Smear Campaign’ As Court Hears Emotional Audio
When asked about an audio recording of an argument between her and Depp, which was played to the court, Heard continued delivering evidence and broke down on the stand.
The 36-year-old said: "I don't want to call myself a victim. I don't like to think of myself as a victim, and I don't want him to think I'm attacking him or blaming him.”
"I'm pointing out I didn't cooperate with the police, that I didn't want to get him in trouble. That I didn't want to hurt him.”
"I don't want anything from him - just don't call me a liar. It's all I said. Just don't call me a liar.”
"Just don't say this isn't real, because I'm the walking proof of it."
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million (£38.2 million), and she has counterclaimed for $100 million (£76.4 million).
After meeting on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary, the couple began dating and married in 2015. The following year, Heard got a restraining order against Depp, and the couple divorced in 2017.
When asked in court about her intention to divorce Depp in May 2016, Heard said: "I knew if I didn't I'd likely not survive."
"I was so scared that it was going to end badly for me and I didn't want to leave him, I loved him so much.”
"I would have done anything but I couldn't do that one thing, I couldn't stay."
She continued: "The promise and the hope I had become less and less regular and rarer.”
"The monster was now the thing that was normal and not the exception. The violence was now normal and not the exception.”
"It was so hard but I knew I had to do it… what if he had taken it too far, I wouldn't be here."
Depp lost a libel case against The Sun in 2020 over an article in which he was referred to as a "wife-beater."
He has refuted all abuse charges.