Crime & Justice

Johnny Depp’s doctor says he found finger at scene of fight

Los Angeles, United States, Apr 18 (EFE).- The trial for defamation between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had in its second week of arguments the testimony of the actor’s doctor, who said he found part of his client’s finger between blood and broken glass.

The court in Fairfax (Virginia, United States), where the litigation is taking place, screened a recorded statement Monday in which doctor David Kipper said the place where the piece of finger that Depp lost in March 2015 looked like a scene after an intense fight.

The actor’s lawyers had previously claimed that he lost part of his middle finger after fellow actress Heard threw several glass bottles at him during a violent fight at the Australian residence where the couple lived while he finished filming “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

According to the doctor, in addition to glass there was “blood all over the house,” despite the fact that, at the time, Depp insisted he lost his finger after cutting himself with a knife.

After searching the home, supposedly destroyed, an employee of the house located the limb and Depp underwent reconstruction surgery.

The protagonist of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and the actress were present Monday at a new session of the trial in which Depp accuses his ex-wife of defamation for an article she published in The Washington Post in 2018, after their divorce.

In the article, Heard referred to herself as having experience with what “domestic abuse represents.”

The versions about the 2015 accident, which has been known for years, have been varying with different explanations, such as that Depp was hit with a door or, according to Heard, that the actor cut himself when hitting himself with a mobile phone during a rage attack.

The actress’ defense said Depp hit her, suffocated her and sexually assaulted her, although the doctor said Monday that he does not remember seeing signs of violence in her or requesting medical assistance.

Kipper also gave other details of the actor’s treatment, who he said didn’t want to follow guidelines to overcome his drug addiction. He said the constant fights with his partner, as well as his outbursts of rage, ended up exasperating his doctor and his nurse Debbie Lloyd.

In another recorded statement, the nurse retrieved notes from her consultations with Depp in which she said “the patient has discussed feelings of anger and sadness about his relationship” and “the patient has been encouraged to stay away from his wife, because the relationship is toxic.”

Last week, Laurel Anderson, the Heard’s former therapist, claimed there was “mutual abuse” in the relationship and that she saw signs of violence on the part of both.

Depp is asking his ex-partner for $ 50 million in damages.

Heard has responded with a counterclaim in which she says Depp launched a smear campaign against her and claims 100 million.

It is the first time the two celebrities have faced each other in court: in the trial held in 2020 in London, and which Depp lost, the actress attended as a witness, since the accusation was against the British newspaper The Sun for an article calling the actor a “women’s aggressor.” EFE


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