Johnny Depp Describes His Finger-Severing Fight With Amber Heard
On Monday, a part of actor Johhny Depp lawsuit was published, in which he goes into detail about his version of the 2015 incident between him and then-wife Amber Heard that left Depp with a severed finger.
In a video released by the Daily Mail, Depp gives version of the severed finger incident between himself and Heard. In the video, he describes how his finger, which he nicknamed “Little Richard,” bled like “Vesuvius” after Heard allegedly threw a broken vodka bottle at his hand, which was resting on a marble bar counter. They were fighting, he said, because he brought up post-nuptial papers her to sign.
“I was trying to get the finger back, you know,” he said in the video, with a smile. “And then deal with the insanity of having had my finger chopped off by this woman that I was married to.”
Heard’s story, which she told in her own deposition at the time, differs dramatically. She said that the fight started over her former co-star Billy Bob Thornton. Heard alleged that Depp hit her with one hand, and he was “slamming a hard plastic phone against a wall with his other until it was smashed into smithereens. While he was hitting the phone, Depp severely injured his finger, cutting off the tip of it.” At some point later that night, Depp had written on the walls with a mixture of paint and the bloody finger, “Billy Bob” and “Easy Amber.” Depp denies all of her accounts, except for the writing on the wall.
The deposition video is from a lawsuit against Depp’s former lawyer, Jake Bloom. The suit was eventually settled in October. The actor accused the lawyer of misusing $30 million during their 18-years working together. Depp discussed the severed finger in his deposition because the lawyer in question was the one who drew up the post-nup that he claims caused Heard to lose her temper.
When asked to comment on the leaked video, and whether or not it could affect either of Depp’s two current lawsuits, his lawyer, Adam Waldman told Vanity Fair, “An endless river of evidence keeps flowing up from the past, obliterating the lies Amber Heard and her co-conspirator friends told under oath to support her abuse hoax in 2016. In both the U.K. and U.S., the penalty for perjury—false statements made under oath, defrauding the court to obtain a temporary restraining order, manufacturing and submitting fake ‘evidence’—is prison. What you say under oath, like all evidence, can and will be used against you.”
Both Heard and Depp’s appearances in person in a London court have been postponed due to coronavirus.