Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are in the midst of a defamation suit, and their respective testimonies have differed widely regarding their relationship from 2012 to 2016.
Depp is suing for $50 million and Heard is countersuing for $100 million in Fairfax County, Virginia, court. The lawsuit comes as a result of an op-ed Heard wrote in 2018 in which she claimed to be a victim of sexual violence.
On her first day taking the stand, Heard testified that Depp hit her for the first time in 2012 when she laughed at his tattoo. Depp allegedly slapped her in the face for laughing at a tattoo on his arm that reads "Wino Forever" — originally "Winona" for ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder.
A RECAP OF WHAT AMBER HEARD HAS SAID ON THE STAND SO FAR
Earlier in the trial, Depp testified that he'd never laid his hands on Heard. The actor even went so far as to say that the only person he'd abused was himself.
Later, Heard claimed that the fight that lead to Depp losing part of his middle finger started because she had pursued a postnuptial agreement. Depp claimed that he had actually pushed for a prenuptial agreement. When that failed, he pursued a postnuptial agreement, though one was never signed.
Depp gave a detailed account of how he injured his finger, alleging that Heard threw a handle of vodka at his right hand, severing part of his middle finger. Afterward, Heard claimed she did not remember throwing anything at him.
"I don't know how it happened," Heard said. "I honestly don't remember if I threw anything in his direction. I don't think I did."
"Forgive me. I wish I could remember the sequence," Heard told the jury.
Heard also testified that the same night Depp lost his finger, he sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle, a claim Depp also denies.
Heard has been strategic throughout the trial, opting to remain silent on social media and firing her old public relations team for a new one.
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The trial will resume Monday at 9 a.m. While the trial days will remain Monday through Thursday, an exception will be made May 27 for closing arguments.
You can catch up on all the testimony here.