Testimony started back up on Monday in the heated defamation trial between famous exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, with a security guard recalling the actress punching Depp in the face and giving him a "nice little shiner."
"I heard and saw a closed fist contact Mr. Depp in the left side of his face,” security guard Travis McGivern told the jury. He further identified the fist as Amber Heard's.
“The initial look on his face kind of mirrored mine, kind of a look of shock,” he described Depp's reaction to the assault.
“My job is to ensure the safety and well-being of my clients, and I felt like I hadn’t done that,” McGivern admitted.
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He further told the jury that he has never witnessed the Pirates of the Caribbean star act physically abusive toward Heard.
According to him, he witnessed Depp use marijuana and alcohol frequently, sometimes daily, and witnessed him do cocaine on a few occasions. Depp is calm when under the influences of these substances, he added, describing him as "mellow" while intoxicated.
Also taking the stand was Depp's talent manager, Jack Whigham, who told the jury that the 2018 op-ed by Heard was "catastrophic" for the actor.
"After the op-ed, it was impossible to get him a studio film, which is what we normally would have been focused on," he added.
As plans for Depp's appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 began to fall apart in the wake of the op-ed, Whigham said he was "not successful in rescuing ‘Pirates’ for Johnny,” after attempting to discuss the future of the franchise with producers.
When asked how many studio films Depp appeared in between December 2018 and October 2020, he responded, “Zero. No studio films.”
The agent listed the large sums of money Depp received for various projects to the jury, including an additional $22.5 million if Pirates of the Caribbean 6 had been made.
He further testified that he has never witnessed the actor lose his temper, raise his voice, or become violent.
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