- Title: Actor Depp attacked wife on plane in drunken rage, UK court hears
- Date: 8th July 2020
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 8, 2020) (REUTERS) ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP LEAVING LONDON'S HIGH COURT/GETTING INTO CAR CAR LEAVING ACTOR AMBER HEARD (WEARING RED BANDANA AS A MASK) AND TEAM LEAVING COURT BUILDING / WALKING TO CAR / GETTING INTO CAR MEDIA / CAR LEAVING CAR LEAVING
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2020 17:29
- Keywords: Amber Heard High Court Johnny Depp the sun trial wife beater
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLYA1JB
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- Story Text: Hollywood star Johnny Depp kicked and slapped his ex-wife Amber Heard on a private flight in a drunken rage brought on because he believed she was having an affair with her co-star James Franco, London's High Court heard on Wednesday (July 8).
Depp, giving evidence in his libel trial against Britain's Sun newspaper over an article describing him as a "wife beater," denied he had attacked Heard, accusing her of being the aggressor whom he tried to placate.
During the first two days of what is expected to be a three-week case, the court has heard evidence about Depp's alleged heavy drinking and drug use and about his relationship with Heard whom he married in 2015. She filed for divorce 15 months later.
On Wednesday, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor was accused of abusing Heard on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles following a row over Franco, who appeared with her in the film "The Adderall Diaries."
Depp told the court that he was surprised she agreed to make the film with Franco, having previously described him as "creepy" for making aggressive sexual advances towards her.
On the flight, Depp screamed obscenities at Heard, said she liked having sex on film sets and called her a "go-getter slut and a whore," said Sasha Wass, lawyer for the Sun.
In a "blind rage," he kicked her in the back as she tried to walk away from him and slapped her across the face, Wass said.
Depp denied the accusations.
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