Unsealed court documents from Johnny Depp’s defamation case against Amber Heard have revealed a very private detail about the Hollywood actor.
The 59-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star suffers from erectile dysfunction, lawyers for Amber Heard claim in newly unsealed documents.
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In a March 28 filing, obtained by Page Six, attorneys for Heard, 36, argued that Depp’s apparent medical condition may have played a role in his allegedly violent behavior toward his ex-wife.
“Although Mr. Depp prefers not to disclose his erectile dysfunction status, such a condition is absolutely relevant to sexual violence, including Mr. Depp’s anger and the use of a bottle to rape Amber Heard,” they wrote. lawyers said.
They went on to claim that Depp’s apparent difficulties in the bedroom made him more prone to getting angry or agitated during sexual encounters with Heard and “resorting to a bottle”.
Depp has repeatedly denied Heard’s rape allegations on the stand.
One of the most controversial moments of Heard’s testimony was her suggestion that Depp sexually assaulted her with a bottle during an altercation in Australia in May 2015 and threatened to “cut” her face.
“I didn’t know if the bottle he had in me was broken,” Heard testified in tears in court.
“I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel anything.
Depp’s attorneys slammed Heard’s erectile dysfunction claims in a sealed March 22 motion, saying the actress was determined to “take the low road” of “pure harassment.”
“Ms. Heard wants a circus and clearly intends to knock this lawsuit down a number of unnecessarily salacious rabbit holes, including and especially in relation to Mr. Depp’s medical history,” the motion reads.
“As to prove that she intended to take the low road at trial, Ms Heard included in her answers to questioning that Mr Depp was ‘taking erectile dysfunction medication’ and suggested that this might somehow be a motivation for abuse.”
The alleged vodka bottle incident allegedly happened during the same altercation that left Depp with a severed fingertip.
The actor claimed Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him which severed his fingertip and required medical treatment.
While Heard denied that claim on the stand, his sister, Whitney Henriquez, told her boss the allegation was true, the unsealed court documents also revealed.
In the detail, which has never been judged, art curator Jennifer Howell said Whitney was with her when Amber Heard called her to tell her what happened, TMZ reports.
According to Howell, Heard’s sister said out loud that she “did it now”, indicating that she thought Heard had gone too far.
In a deposition given to Camille Vasquez, Howell reportedly said, “And she said, ‘She cut off his finger, she cut off his finger.
“And then she jumped out the door and said, ‘I have to call someone. I have to call someone”.
Asked who ‘she’ was by Vasquez, Howell said: ‘It was Amber and Johnny, and she apparently threw a bottle and cut off his finger, that’s what (Heard’s sister) reported when she came back from whom she had spoken outside.”
Depp’s libel suit against Heard centered on a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece she wrote in which she called herself a public figure representing domestic violence.
Depp was awarded $10 million in damages in the court case, which unfolded in a courtroom in Fairfax, Va., and made headlines around the world.
The jury also awarded Heard $2 million in a countersuit after Depp’s publicist called Heard’s domestic violence an “abuse hoax.”
The lawsuit exposed the complex and volatile relationship between the two actors and sent social media into a frenzy, with the Twitterverse splitting into ‘Team Johnny’ and ‘Team Amber’ camps.
Heard, who says she is unable to pay the $10 million in damages owed to Depp, is selling her home in Yucata Valley, California.
It is understood the house sold for around $1.4 million, making a profit of half a million on the purchase price.
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