Johnny Depp’s libel trial against The Sun publisher National News Group has taken a turn for the scatological. Depp is suing the company over a 2018 headline that called him a “wife-beater” after his ex-wife, Amber Heard, filed for both a restraining order and a divorce over allegations of domestic violence. (Depp has denied all allegations of abuse.) On Wednesday the court heard arguments over Heard’s testimony that Depp attempted to spell her name in urine after a violent fight—and Depp’s allegation that Heard took a “whopper poop” on the couple’s bed. NGN’s defense rests on 14 horrifying abuse allegations, which Heard claims in her written testimony occurred between 2013 and 2016. Heard claims that Depp has been struggling with substance-use issues, and that he repeatedly physically and verbally abused her while high. On Wednesday, the Daily Mail reports, NGN’s attorney Sasha Wass questioned witnesses about Depp’s alleged attempt to spell Heard’s name with his own urine after a blow-up fight that wrecked their rented home in Australia in 2015—the same fight that ended with Depp’s finger severed. Heard has alleged that during the fight, Depp slapped and shoved her, leaving cuts and bruises. Estate manager Ben King testified that… Read full this story
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