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Ex-wife or friend defecated in their bed, Depp tells court

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By Michael Holden

Movie star Johnny Depp told London's High Court on Friday that his ex-wife Amber Heard or her friend had defecated in their bed in what he described as a"fitting end to the relationship".

Giving evidence over four days in his libel action against Britain's Sun newspaper, which labelled him a wife-beater, Depp has faced allegations that he physically attacked Heard on at least 14 occasions during a three-year period from 2013.

The court was told on Friday that one such incident followed a party to celebrate Heard's 30th birthday party in April 2016, the Sun's lawyer Sasha Wass said.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star was late because he had been at a meeting with his business manager, where he had received bad news about his finances. At their home, Depp was accused of attacking Heard when she criticised him for being late, throwing a magnum bottle of champagne at her, which missed, and grabbing her hair.

The following day, the cleaner found feces in their bed, something Wass said Depp had said in text messages he thought hilarious. However, he told the court this "absurd" moment was when he decided they had to end their marriage.

"I was convinced it was Miss Heard herself or one of her cohort involved in leaving human feces on the bed," he said."I thought it was a strangely, oddly fitting end to the relationship."

When the couple next met up in May when Depp went to collect some possessions from their home, a row erupted over the faeces incident, which Heard blamed on one of their dogs.

Depp denied he had been spoiling for a fight and said Heard had brought up the issue, telling the estate manager in a phone call it was a "harmless prank".

In an ensuing argument, Depp was accused of throwing his phone at Heard, striking her on the cheek, a charge he rejected. Days later she sought a restraining order against Depp and the court was shown pictures of Heard with a bruise on the cheek.

However, a police officer who was called to the scene, Melissa Saenz, told the court she had a clear look at Heard's face and saw no sign of injury, nor any damage to the home as she and her friends alleged.

Depp said the wife-beater accusations meant he had gone from"Cinderella to Quasimodo in 0.6 seconds".

The court heard he sent a text to his business manager in August 2016 in which he called Heard a "50 cent stripper" who was "begging for total global humiliation".

"I have no mercy, no fear and not an ounce of emotion, or what I once thought was love for this gold digging, low level, dime a dozen, mushy, pointless dangling overused flappy fish market," said the text, read by Wass.

During four days so far in the witness box, Depp has been accused of repeatedly attacking Heard, whom he met in 2011 and married four years later, during rages when he was drunk or had taken lots of drugs.

The court has been told that during these rages he repeatedly slapped her, kicked her, headbutted her, pulled out clumps of her hair, trashed a house where she kept her clothes, and threatened to kill her.

According to Wass, Depp had an alter ego, which both he and Heard referred to as "the monster", who he turned into after heavy drinking or drug-taking.

"Every time I didn't comply with her... she could call it the monster," Depp said. "The monster grew into whatever she wanted it to be."

Depp has rejected all the allegations and says Heard is lying, telling the court she physically assaulted him, hurling a bottle at him on one occasion and severing the tip of a finger.

"I have slept on many bathroom floors as a result of trying to avoid any violent confrontation," he said. He says Heard's claims are a hoax and part of a dossier she had been collecting as "an insurance policy".

The trial is due to last three weeks.

Heard, who has also been in court for Depp's appearances in the witness box, is due to give evidence herself next week as is Depp's former long-term partner Vanessa Paradis and his ex-girlfriend, actress Winona Ryder.

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"I have no mercy, no fear and not an ounce of emotion, or what I once thought was love for this gold digging, low level, dime a dozen, mushy, pointless dangling overused flappy fish market,"

The man does have a way with words.

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. . . defecated in their bed . . .

So much for lifestyles of the rich and famous.

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The man does have a way with words.

"I thought it was a strangely, oddly fitting end to the relationship."

And a pretty dark, but strangely oddly fitting, sense of humour.

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This news certainly beats coronavirus. My friend married a female provocateur. She does whatever it takes to get him fliiping mad then calls the police on him. Weird.

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‘Amber Heard’ will join the lexicon of cockney Rhyming slang.

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I have zero interest in what Johnny Depp does, thinks or what bed he Sh##ts in.  Absolute zero interest.

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SimondB .I have zero interest in what Johnny Depp does, thinks....

Fully agree. What a bad example these hopeless celebrities set.! No wonder they end up talking drugs, drinking, etc... and suffering from depression.

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I have no interest in Johnny Depp, which is why I posted here to signal my complete disinterest in him and celebrities.

No wonder they end up talking drugs, drinking, etc... and suffering from depression.

Anyone can develop a habit, or indulge in recreational drink/drug use. And ditto for depression, it's something that can affect one early in life, no matter what background you have and whether or not you partake in stimulants.

Some of the greatest minds in history have suffered from depression.

Did I mention that I have no interest in Depp or Heard? Just wanted to put that out there...

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An It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode come to life!

“Who Pooped the Bed?” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1266368/

An episode directed by Fred Savage, who played Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years!

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Hopefully it will all be over soon and they can stop filling our heads with their crap.

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Either he/she beat/screwed the crap out of her/him. This is actually important evidence.

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Should’ve kept a stool sample for DNA testing.

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Do we really want to hear more details about the private lives of our Hollywood elites?

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WilliBToday  01:45 am JST

Do we really want to hear more details about the private lives of our Hollywood elites?

Why were Americans so obssessed over the 'juicy'/sick details of Bill Clinton and monica Lewinski? AAmericans love all this idiotic sensationalistic crap.

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*Americans love all this idiotic sensationalistic* crap

Apparently, you have never seen a newsstand in the UK or Japan.... or just about any other country with a free press.

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commanteerJuly 12  10:17 am JST

Americans love all this idiotic sensationalistic**** crap

Apparently, you have never seen a newsstand in the UK or Japan.... or just about any other country with a free press.

Actually I have, but I don't know much French.

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Watching Johnny Depp’s movies is never gonna be the same. In her case it wont make any difference cuz Ive never seen her movies and never will.

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oharaJuly 13  03:01 pm JST

Watching Johnny Depp’s movies is never gonna be the same. In her case it wont make any difference cuz Ive never seen her movies and never will.

I saw one film with her in it. It wasn't very good. Even the 3D effects weren't very good.

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