Johnny Depp's Lawyer Grill Amber Heard Over Photos Looking Fresh-Faced After Alleged Abuse

Posted by Abdul Rafay in Entertainment On 16th May 2022
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Amber Heard appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in December 2015 with no obvious marks or bruises on her face, which was submitted to the court. Heard earlier testified that she felt she was going to die the night before the appearance when Depp reportedly headbutted her and attempted to suffocate her with a pillow. She claimed she was left with two black eyes, a fractured nose, and a damaged lip when Depp allegedly punched her.

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For her appearance on the James Corden show, Heard's make-up crew had to work around the wounds and apply super heavy, red matte lipstick' to disguise her wounded lip, she told the court.

She said in her testimony: 'I got worried that I wouldn't be able to hide the bruising and swelling. I iced it all night and the next day checked in the mirror to see if I could get away with it, meaning hiding it, so I could make an appearance.’

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'I gambled and thought maybe I could pull it off, I had my hair and makeup team come. They worked around it, meaning worked around the lesions on my head with the hair spray because that stings. They worked around the bruising by covering it with heavy makeup, heavier makeup than normal bruise covering makeup.’

'I remember my lip was still bleeding and swollen so we did this thick super heavy matte red lipstick and I remember very well at the time that we had no choice in color, and that was one of my favorite colors to wear.’

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'On this occasion, we had no choice because we had to hide my busted lip.’

Depp's attorney Camille Vasquez pressed Heard on many situations in which she claims Depp beat her during cross-examination.

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Vasqeuz inquired about the incident in Russia in June 2013, in which Heard said Depp slapped her across the face. Depp was in the country promoting his flick The Lone Ranger at the time.

 Vasquez asked Heard if she could see any injuries on her face after the court was shown a photo of the former pair at a movie event.

She couldn't, according to Heard.

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Heard claims Depp beat her up again the night of the Met Gala in 2014, leaving her with a broken nose, according to Vasquez.

The next night, she was photographed at an event honoring comic Don Rickles and showed no signs of damage.

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Heard told the court: 'You should see what it looked like under the makeup'.

After being shown another photo of her with no sign of injury, Heard insisted that Depp 'did whack me in the face and I did think it broke my nose'.

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Pictures of Heard wearing a backless dress at the Tokyo premiere of Depp's film Mortdecai in 2015 were also shown to the court.

Heard had previously alleged that Depp had assaulted her, but she confessed that there were no apparent marks on the images.

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Heard had already detailed the incident in their hotel room in her testimony.

She said: 'I managed to get out of his grasp to take a few steps and went into the closet.’

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'By the time I made it in he had me by the hair. It felt like he was sloppily wailing me and wrestling me to the floor. I didn't have a fair shot, I was walking away from him.’

'I didn't see it coming he wrestled me down to the ground. He was screaming, loud.’

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'I remember trying to get up and him wrestling me down and he put his knee on my back and I had this struggle with him and I look at him and he's still got his glasses on. I remember thinking he looked like he hadn't been through anything.'

Vasquez questioned Heard about a series of images showing him passed out that the jury had viewed.

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In 2013, one photo was taken at their Tokyo hotel, another was taken on their island in the Bahamas, and still, another was taken of him sleeping in a chair.

Heard testified today that she urged Depp to stop leaking stories to the press during their discussions. He agreed to do so on the condition that she agree to specific terms.

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She said: 'He wanted me to drop charges, or some version of that, get back together with him and go on tour with him in the tour bus. Certain things that were impossible and go against all of, everything I'd stood for in getting my restraining order.’

'I was feeling like I couldn't live my life, people were turning on me, I had never been inundated with that much press. Every witness who indirectly supported me got bombarded'

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Heard said: 'In that statement to clear my name, I wanted to clear my name, it's all I have. I come from nothing. All I have is my integrity and my name and that's what he promised to take from me'.

The trial is being overseen by a state court judge in Fairfax County, Virginia, just outside of the nation's capital. It is likely to go until late May.

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Depp lost a libel action against the Sun, a British tabloid, for calling him a "wife-beater" less than two years ago. Heard was frequently abused, according to a London High Court judge.

The U.S. action was brought in Fairfax County, according to Depp's lawyers, because the Washington Post is printed there. The newspaper is not a party to the case.

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