The trial for defamation that confronts the actors johnny depp Y Amber Heard had in his second week of oral arguments the testimony of the doctor of the first, who confirmed that he located the fragment of a finger of Depp Between blood and broken glass.
The court of Fairfax (Virginia, USA), where the litigation is taking place, screened a recorded statement on Monday in which doctor David Kipper stated that the place where the piece of finger Depp lost in March 2015 appeared seemed like the scene after to an intense fight.
The actor’s lawyers had previously claimed that he lost part of his middle finger after Heard threw several glass bottles at him during a violent fight at the Australian residence where the couple lived while he finished filming “Pirates of the Caribbean.” ”.
According to the doctor, in addition to crystals there was “blood all over the house”, despite the fact that, at the time, Depp insisted that he lost his finger when he cut himself with a knife.
After searching the house, which was supposedly destroyed, an employee of the house located the limb and Depp underwent reconstruction surgery.
The protagonist of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and the actress were present this Monday in a new session of the trial in which Depp accuses his ex-wife of defamation for an article he published in The Washington Post in 2018, after their divorce.
In that article, Heard referred to herself as someone who had experience in what “domestic abuse represents.”
The versions about the 2015 accident, which has been known for years, have been varying with different explanations, such as that Depp was imprisoned with a door or, according to Heard, that the actor cut himself when hitting himself with a mobile phone during an attack of Rage.
On that same discussion, the defense of the actress maintains that Depp hit her, suffocated and sexually assaulted her, although the doctor indicated this Monday that he does not remember seeing signs of violence in her or requesting medical assistance.
Kipper also gave other details of the actor’s treatment, which according to him was not willing to follow the guidelines to overcome his drug addiction. In addition, the constant fights with his partner, as well as his outbursts of rage, ended up exasperating his doctor and his nurse, Debbie Lloyd.
In another recorded statement, the nurse retrieved notes from her consultations with Depp in which she noted that “the patient has discussed feelings of anger and sadness about his relationship” and “the patient has been encouraged to stay away from his wife, because the relationship is toxic.
Last week, the ex-partner’s former therapist, Laurel Anderson, stated that there was “mutual abuse” in the relationship and that she saw signs of violence on the part of both.
The actor asks his ex-partner for 50 million dollars in damages.
For his part, Heard has responded with a counterclaim in which he alleges that Depp has launched a smear campaign against him and claims 100 million.
It is the first time that the two celebrities have faced each other in court: in the trial held in 2020 in London, and which Depp lost, the actress attended as a witness, since the accusation was against the British newspaper The Sun for an article that described the actor as an “aggressor of women”.
With information from EFE
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Johnny Depp’s doctor reveals he found his finger at a fight scene