Actress Amber Heard returned to the stand Tuesday as cross-examination from Johnny Depp's attorney resumed. She was questioned on various photographs she took to document the abuse her ex-husband had allegedly perpetrated against her.

"I've never edited a photograph," Heard told the jury after being presented with photos that were supposed to have come from the same incident but featured different lighting.


Between two photos of the actress's face following a reported fight with Depp, one has significantly more saturation, making the redness in her face appear brighter. Heard claimed the only difference in the photos was the lighting. She suggested that the vanity light was on in one photo but not the other.

The night Depp's finger was severed, Heard had taken photos of a mirror on which the actor wrote a series of messages in his own blood and paint. Later, Depp's bodyguard Ben King would also take pictures, only to find that some of Depp's message had been scribbled out. Heard claimed not to have had any involvement in altering the message.

Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez pressed Heard about the carefully angled photograph, which did not capture the actress. Heard claimed to have been injured by glass on her arms and feet and to have suffered facial wounds from being punched repeatedly. Heard denied that her absence from the photo was intentional and pointed out that King's photo did not feature his reflection either.

Heard claimed in her testimony last week and in a written statement in April 2019 that Depp injured his finger by smashing a wall-mounted phone in Australia shortly after their honeymoon in 2015. Despite having taken photos of the mirror, Heard did not take photos of the smashed phone, and neither did anyone else at the scene. Thus, nothing was submitted into evidence. The actress then walked back her previous testimony, claiming it was only her "best guess" that Depp injured his finger while smashing the phone.

When it came to a photo from the couple's honeymoon showing Depp with bruises around his face, Heard denied that he was injured. Instead, she suggested the picture was photoshopped to alter Depp's appearance.

In 2016, Heard filed for a temporary restraining order from Depp, citing abuse. That day in court, she appeared with a bruise on her cheek. Heard posed for a photo just outside the courtroom that day.

"It was the only day I actually walked out of the house without makeup on," Heard said.

Depp's defense team brought the knife Heard had once given Depp as a gift with the words "until death" in Spanish engraved into it.

"This is the knife that you gave to the man who would get drunk and violent with you, right?" Vasquez asked Heard.

The actress claimed she couldn't remember if she'd gifted the knife during one of his violent periods.

Vasquez introduced messages that seemed to show remorse from the actress following her time in Australia.

"I don't know if I'll ever be able to change," read a text from Heard to psychologist Dr. Connell Cowan.

"I'm sorry I can get crazy. I'm sorry I hurt you," Heard wrote in a note to Depp around the same time. "You are the last thing in the world who deserves it."

An audio recording of the couple fighting was also presented. On the recording, Depp can be heard insisting that the two take a break from each other, telling Heard he is going to see his daughter Lily Rose Depp. His then-wife gets increasingly emotional in her plea for him to stay. On the stand, Heard claimed that she could see Depp's alleged drug abuse cycle starting to emerge and was only attempting to prevent him from doing drugs.

When asked if she thought Depp did drugs with his children, Heard claimed, "I know he does." She went on to suggest that he'd done drugs in front of his children as well.


Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for allegedly defaming him in an op-ed in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Heard is countersuing for $100 million.

You can catch up on previous testimony here.