Johnny Depp’s textual content messages about his alleged drug use have been entrance and heart at a listening to in London on Thursday because the actor gears up for a courtroom showdown with ex-wife, Amber Heard. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 57, is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN), proprietor of the Sun, over a 2018 article that referred to as him a “wife-beater.” Depp has adamantly denied he abused Heard, 34, throughout their relationship. A trial date has been set for July 7.
for $50 million for defamation over an op-ed she wrote within the Washington Post about being a sufferer of home abuse.
Among Heard’s abuse claims are that she was attacked throughout a “three day ordeal” in Australia, when Depp additionally allegedly minimize off his finger and wrote messages to her on the partitions in blood. Heard, who’s allowed to provide proof for NGN, said that Depp was “out of his mind,” having taken massive quantities of MDMA, cocaine and alcohol. She claims each verbal and bodily abuse would occur when Depp was drunk or excessive on medicine, which was typically. He has denied this.
PA Media.” data-reactid=”31″>“The Australia drugs texts, on the face of it, demonstrate that [Johnny] was at the very least seeking to obtain such drugs from [his assistant] in late February and early March 2015, and in all probability had obtained and taken them,” Wolanski stated, based on PA Media.
In the textual content messages, Depp purportedly requested his assistant for extra “happy pills” and “whitey stuff.” David Sherborne, Depp’s U.Okay. legal professional, didn’t deny the validity of the messages, however argued it had nothing to do with the trial.
Depp offered a press release to the High Court and admitted he’s had “challenges” with medicine and alcohol, however maintained he by no means abused Heard.
“I have been open about my challenges with alcoholism and addiction throughout my life,” Depp shared. “In fact, I started drinking and taking drugs when I was still a child. I am not in any way embarrassed to say this.”
Depp stated his “addiction over the years has been to Roxicodone pills, which are often referred to as ‘Roxies’ and which is one of the brand names for oxycodone which is is an opioid prescription painkiller.”
“I have taken other drugs in my life and I did take other drugs during the course of our relationship but I never suffered with addiction from those drugs. Nor did any drug or alcohol ever make me undertake violence against anyone,” he continued.
Depp additionally purportedly informed the court docket he and Heard “took drugs together,” together with MDMA, magic mushrooms and cocaine, however that “these were not common occurrences.”
The actor’s lawyer stated NGN “have lost focus on what this claim is about and what the claimant has admitted — frankly — in his evidence.”