Although the defamation trial currently facing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has taken a break, the accusations exchanged by the actors do not cease and now a photo has been leaked in which Heard appears with her lip bleeding after an apparent attack suffered at the hands of her ex-husband.
The image refers to an alleged attack by Depp on Heard, which the actress’ lawyers tried to prove with this image, but the request was rejected by the judge because it was not filed in time.
How and when did the photo of Depp’s attack on Heard happen?
Heard herself stated under oath that the blow that Heard would have given her happened during an argument in 2012.
“I was in one of these fights, I believe it’s this one, in his downtown ECB, we call it, loft, and we’re in the kitchen living room area and he backhands me,” Heard stated.
“And, you know, it was, you know, he wears a lot of rings. I remember kind of just feeling like my lip went into my teeth, and it got a little blood on the wall. Just that simple, a little bit of blood on the wall,” she added.
The photo referenced by Heard was obtained and published by TMZ and shows Heard with a cut lip, as well as displaying a note with the phrase “I shall return xxx.”
Inconsistencies in the dates presented by Heard
However, there are a number of inconsistencies in Heard’s statements, as it has been confirmed that the image is from 2012, but the UK libel case a witness for the Aquaman actress claimed that the first violent incident in which Depp would have attacked Heard happened in 2013.
Apparently, Heard would have been wrong in the dates, because after seeing the records of his therapist the alleged abuse of Johnny to Amber would have started in 2012, which would give veracity to the photo presented by Heard and his legal team.
Depp’s legal team claims that Heard is “preparing to give the performance of her life in this trial,” while Amber’s side has responded that “the panicked Depp’s team is fighting tooth and nail to prevent compelling evidence and photos such as this from being introduced. They continue their losing strategy: distract the jury and demonize the defendant.”