“When I write a text, especially if I’m in a particularly impassioned place, it’s a canvas, it’s a painting,” Mr. Depp said. “You choose your colors.”
The jury also heard audio of Mr. Depp telling Ms. Heard, “I head-butted you in the forehead,” using an expletive, and “That doesn’t break a nose.” The actor testified that their heads may have bumped but that he did not intentionally head-butt her, asserting that, in the conversation that was recorded, he had been repeating Ms. Heard’s version of events in order to placate her.
What have Mr. Depp’s witnesses told the court?
The jury heard from several witnesses whose testimony, Mr. Depp’s lawyers contend, challenge Ms. Heard’s version of events. Three police officers who showed up to the couple’s Los Angeles home after the altercation in which Ms. Heard said Mr. Depp threw a phone at her testified that they saw no injuries to her face.
Ben King, the property manager at an Australian home where the couple stayed during their 2015 trip, testified about the damage he witnessed in the home after that incident, describing broken glass, blood drippings and a collapsed Ping-Pong table. Erin Falati, a private nurse who treated Ms. Heard and Mr. Depp, said she did not recall seeing any injuries on Ms. Heard shortly after the incident.
The couple’s marriage counselor, Laurel Anderson, said she saw “mutual abuse” in the relationship. And Mr. Depp’s talent manager, Jack Whigham, testified that Mr. Depp lost a $22.5 million deal to star in the sixth “Pirates” movie after the op-ed was published.
Shannon Curry, a forensic psychologist who evaluated Ms. Heard, testified that she had diagnosed Ms. Heard with borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder, denying that she showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.