Security guard testifies to seeing Amber Heard physically abusing Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp’s security guard is one of the last to testify in court in Fairfax, Va., in the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard lawsuit. During his testimony, he admitted to witnessing rough interactions between the actor and actress, including seeing Amber Heard punch Johnny Depp in the face.
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Johnny Depp, 58, one of Hollywood’s best-known versatile actors, is suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 35, (Aquaman (2018), The rum journal (2011), Driving angry piper (2011), and more) for defamation after writing an editorial for The Washington Post, where she called herself a “public figure representing domestic violence.”
Mr Depp appeared in court in Fairfax, Virginia, alongside his ex-wife, Heard, as he sues the Aquaman actress for defamation. Ms Heard is counter-suing Mr Depp, claiming he ‘defamed her when her former lawyer released statements saying her abuse allegations were a hoax’.
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The actor has starred in a wide variety of films, including Sweeney Todd (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2017), Alice in Wonderland (2010), secret window (2004), Charlie and the chocolate factory (2005), 21 jump street (2012), The Lone Ranger (2003), Public enemies (2009), and more.
However, due to Heard’s allegations, Depp’s career took a few hits. Warner Bros.’ the fantastic beasts The franchise dropped Depp and recast him with Madds Mikkelson. Disney also fired Depp from his iconic role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
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Depp, along with numerous other witnesses, have spoken in recent weeks, including Shannon Curry, a forensic psychologist who was hired by Johnny Depp’s legal team, who testified that she believed that Amber Heard had two personality disorders – and does not have post-traumatic stress disorder.
And just yesterday, Johnny Depp’s security guard Travis McGivern testified in court in Fairfax, Va., where he admitted to witnessing rough interactions between the actor and actresses, including seeing Amber Heard punch Johnny Depp in the face.
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McGivern testified to some of the arguments he heard between Depp and Heard after they returned from Australia in March 2015, which is also around the same time Heard allegedly threw a bottle of vodka at Depp, severing his finger .
Depp’s security guard explained how one specific conversation, which he described as a “relatively peaceful conversation”, quickly became “louder” and “more volatile”. It was then that he admitted to seeing Heard throw a can of Red Bull at Depp. McGivern decided to step in and stand by Depp to protect him.
“Mr. Depp was giving everything he had in that moment,” McGivern said on the stand. “He was angry and agitated.”
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McGivern went on to explain that at one point he blocked a purse thrown by Heard and the Aquaman the actress “tried to spit on” Depp. The argument continued, that is, when McGivern said:
“Out of the corner of my eye I saw a fist and an arm pass over my right shoulder and I heard and saw a clenched fist make contact with Mr. Depp on the left side of his face. It was Mrs. Heard’s fist.
He went on to explain Depp’s reaction to the punch:
“The initial look on his face kind of mirrored mine, kind of shocked. Like, ‘What just happened? Where does this come from?’ At that point, I wasn’t going to let Mr. Depp get hit anymore, so I took him down the last set of stairs to the lower level and said, “We’re leaving.” It was no longer up to him. Just for his safety.
After McGivern got Depp to safety, he said he saw a “nice little minnow” on Depp’s face. It was “swollen and red” but not “black and blue” yet, he explained.
The Depp vs. Heard trial continues today in Fairfax, Virginia.
Johnny Depp is known for his wide variety of roles, but one of his most famous is his role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Depp played Jack Sparrow in all five Pirates of the Caribbean movies, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: Fountain of Youth (2011)and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
The franchise also includes characters such as Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley), Norrington (Jack Davenport), Governor Weatherby Swann (Jonathan Pryce), Pintel (Lee Arenberg), Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook) and others.
However, as mentioned earlier, Disney recently fired Depp from his iconic role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean frankness after Ms. Heard’s allegations.
Additionally, Depp confirmed that he wouldn’t return as Jack Sparrow no matter what Disney offered. Heard’s attorney, Ben Rottenborn, asked Depp a few days ago while Depp was under testimony:
“The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came at you with $300 million and a million alpacas, wouldn’t there be anything in the world that would make you go back and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie? To correct?”
To which Depp confirmed that he would never return as Jack Sparrow:
“That’s right, Mr. Rottenborn.
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