Amber Heard was caught changing her story on the witness stand on multiple occasions during Johnny Depp’s defamation trial, according to a report by Breitbart News.
The suit, brought by the Pirates of the Caribbean star, is due to the allegations brought by Heard about the abuse she alleges that she suffered at the hands of Depp, and her 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which he claims she hurt his movie career.
Heard initially testified her Washington Post op-ed was “not about Johnny” but then admitted that Depp is “included” in it, after saying that “none” of her op-ed was written and published with the intention fo harming Depp’s reputation stating “It’s not about Johnny. The only one who thought it was about Johnny is Johnny.”
“It’s about me, it’s about what happened to me after Johnny,” the actress insisted. “It’s about what happened to me after I escaped my marriage — the only one who made it about him, ironically, is Johnny.”
However, during Tuesday’s cross-examination, Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, pointed outlines from the piece where she said, “I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real-time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse.”
“This is also about Mr. Depp, isn’t that right?” Vasquez asked, to which Heard replied, testifying, “Not just about him, but he is included in that, yes.”
“I wrote this op-ed in the context of many men at the time that were public figures or in this public eye being accused as well,” Heard continued. “So, it was a reference in general to a larger phenomenon, not just Johnny. Not just Johnny,” Vasquez repeated slowly, to which Heard reiterated, “Not just Johnny.”
Amber Heard is caught contradicting herself in her testimony:
Monday: “none” of my op-Ed is about Johnny Depp. “The only one who thought it was about Johnny is Johnny.”
Tuesday: my op-Ed was “not just about him, but he is included in that, yes.”
Watch the clips side by side: pic.twitter.com/yp0D96Zk8q
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Heard also denied “ever” assaulting Depp, but acknowledged that she has struck him when she said she has “never assaulted anyone I’ve been romantically involved with,” adding, “I didn’t assault Johnny, ever.” She also later said that “after years of not defending myself”she has “reactively” hit Depp.
The court heard an audio recording in which the Aquaman actress was heard telling Depp “I can’t promise you I won’t get physical again. God, I fucking sometimes get so mad I lose it. I can promise you I’m going to do everything to change.”