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Amber Heard walks through London hand-in-hand with girlfriend Bianca Butti

Amber Heard was last night spotted walking through London hand-in-hand with her girlfriend Bianca Butti after another blockbuster day in the Johnny Depp trial.

The American actress, 34, was pictured with the cinematographer, 38, sightseeing in the city centre after being accused in the High Court of faking injuries she claimed were caused by her ex-husband.

Heard, who was wearing jeans, heeled Chelsea boots and a black blazer, had her arm around Butti as they took a leisurely stroll past landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, St James’s Park and the London Eye.

Butti, who donned a black trench coat, dark trousers and a white shirt, smiled when Heard stopped for a kiss before they headed home.

It came after another roller-coaster day in the High Court where Heard was accused of faking injuries she claimed were caused by a ‘backhand’ from Depp.

Heard is today continuing to give evidence after making explosive claims the Pirates of the Caribbean star pushed Kate Moss down a flight of stairs.

Hollywood legend Depp is suing the Sun for libel after it described him as a ‘wife beater’ in 2018 amid allegations he repeatedly attacked the actress during their relationship.

Heard today denied severing the tip of Depp’s finger or stubbing out a cigarette on his face during a violent argument in Australia claiming the Hollywood star was lobbing up to 30 booze bottles at her ‘like grenades’ while holding her hostage for three days in a mansion.

The actress, who accuses the 57-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star of physical abuse on at least 14 occasions, was questioned about an incident Down Under in March 2015 on her third day in the witness box at the High Court in London.

Depp says the tip of his finger was severed during an argument when Heard threw a large vodka bottle which struck his hand, but Ms Heard hit back today saying: ‘I only threw things to escape Johnny when he was beating me up’.

Describing the row she said she had taken a bottle from Depp from which he was drinking and smashed it on the floor, prompting a furious response from him. Ms Heard said the majority of bottles were thrown downstairs, before giving a long answer in which she said Mr Depp had thrown ’30 or so bottles’ towards her ‘like grenades’.

She said he threw all the bottles within reach bar one, saying: ‘He picked them up ad started using them like grenades or bombs…throwing one after another in my direction.’ 

Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Laws said Heard’s account that the actor had severed his finger by smashing a phone against a wall and then continued to assault her was a lie. ‘No it’s not,’ she replied. ‘I don’t think he meant to sever the finger but yes he carried on attacking me.’

Laws also accused Heard of stubbing a cigarette out on Depp’s cheek. ‘No, Johnny did it right in front of me. He often did things like that,’ she said. It came after Ms Heard claimed Johnny Depp and his lawyers have run a four-year campaign to ‘harass’ and ‘abuse’ Amber Heard as well as wreck her career after they split up. 

Amber Heard’s third day of cross-examination by Johnny Depp’s lawyers began on Wednesday with Eleanor Laws QC asking about the alleged incident in Australia in March 2015, which Ms Heard has described as a ‘three-day hostage situation’.

Ms Laws put it to the actress that she ‘worked yourself into a rage, screaming at him’ and threw a glass bottle, adding: ‘Because you would get yourself into rages on occasions.’

Ms Heard said: ‘No, I got angry at times but not into a rage that would cause me to throw anything at him.’

Mr Justice Nicol clarified her answer by repeating that she would sometimes get angry, and Ms Heard continued: ‘But not to the extent where I would throw anything at him offensively.’

Ms Laws said: ‘I’m going to suggest you threw a bottle at his head and it smashed the mirror behind him.’

Ms Heard said the majority of bottles were thrown downstairs. She told the court: ‘I would like to be clear, I did break a bottle but it was very early on in that evening, it was the second evening, if I recall correctly, and it was before Johnny had started to throw the bottles at me.

‘We were in an argument about whether he was going to drink … the liquor. When I confronted him about it he offered me the bottle … he said, ‘here, take it’.

‘He said, ‘Oh yeah, you want it? Here, take it’, and at that point drinking had already been … he had already given it up for a while and it was on the list of ‘if this happens, I leave’ sort of thing. It was no fly.

‘And he gestured to offer it to me and I reached to take it and he pulled it back.

‘He was teasing me to take it and would revoke it when I reached (for it).

‘Then he did it again and I have in my head all the times that he said that I saved his life, and I thought honestly I could short circuit (a row about drinking).

‘So I reached for it a second time and I smashed it on the floor in between Johnny and I.

‘I regret I did that.’

Describing the alleged bottle attack, Ms Heard said: ‘He started picking them up one by one and throwing them like grenades.

‘One after the other after the other, in my direction, and I felt glass breaking behind me, I retreated more into the bar and he didn’t stop.

‘I was too scared to look behind me. He threw all the bottles that were in reach, all except for one which was a celebratory magnum-sized bottle of wine.’

Ms Heard said she remembered that was the only bottle not smashed out of 30 or so.

The actress then said: ‘He (Mr Depp) told me over and over again that my work in trying to get him clean and sober … when he was clean and sober he would tell me I saved his life.’

In response to Ms Laws disputing her version of events, she said: ‘Absolutely not, Ms Laws, I was there, I watched it.

‘I would be shocked if Johnny remembers any of this himself, but I was there.’

Ms Laws put it to Ms Heard that Mr Depp’s finger was not severed as a result of his hand smashing against the wall, which the actress disagreed with.

The barrister then said: ‘This injury was you throwing a bottle in his direction, smashing it down and severing the tip of his finger with glass, wasn’t it?’ Ms Heard replied: ‘No.’

Ms Laws referred to a photograph showing a mark on Mr Depp’s face and accused Ms Heard of stubbing a cigarette out on his cheek, which the actress denied, adding: ‘Johnny did that.’

Ms Laws said: ‘You did it, didn’t you?’ To which Ms Heard replied: ‘No, Johnny did it right in front of me, he often did things like that.’

Ms Laws said: ‘According to you, Mr Depp sliced his finger off all on his own … and then carried on attacking you.’

Ms Heard said: ‘Yes, he did. I don’t think he meant to sever the finger but yes he did continue the attack.’

Ms Laws said: ‘This was a nasty incident in which you were extremely violent.’ Ms Heard replied: ‘Absolutely not.’

Eleanor Laws QC then said: ‘And afterwards, we have got those tapes… when security arrived, you were screaming at Mr Depp not to leave and then in another moment calling him a f****** coward for going.’

Ms Heard said: ‘I didn’t hear it on the audio files.’

Pressed further she added: ‘No on both of those accusations, absolutely not. I was just in another room crying.’

There was an exchange between Ms Laws and Ms Heard about whether she had listened to the audio file and she confirmed she had only listened to part of it, but said it was the relevant part.

She told the court: ‘At the beginning of the tape, you can hear how it ended. It ended with Johnny (shouting) incoherently and I was in the bathroom crying.’

Ms Laws then asked the actress about her using the phrase ‘have you been so angry you’ve lost it?’

Amber Heard said: ‘I have referred to losing your cool as ‘losing it’. I specifically denied referencing it to Ben King.’

She added: ‘I said if I did use that phrase or anything like it, I would’ve been asking about Johnny’s behaviour, not my own.’

Ms Laws put it to Ms Heard that it was a phrase she had used about herself, and played part of an audio recording to the court, which was mostly inaudible in the overspill courtroom where the media are listening to proceedings.

The barrister then asked: ‘Is it true that sometimes you get so angry you lose it?’

Ms Heard replied: ‘Sometimes I get angry enough that I lose my cool.’

Ms Heard, who started her third day of evidence this morning, claims the megastar actor, 57, and his allies have tried to ’embarrass and harass me and the people around me, including potential witnesses’ ahead of his extraordinary London libel trial.

In a new witness statement published today, the actress, 34, said she was ‘eager for this trial to proceed’ claiming her ex-husband’s ‘campaign has affected my professional life, my personal life and my well-being. It has been extremely upsetting’.

She said: ‘Johnny is so much more powerful than I am, in every way: physically, financially, and professionally. By leaving him I escaped the physical abuse, but for the past four years he has used his power and resources to continue the harassment and abuse through the various legal proceedings he has dragged me into and the publicity campaign his team has run alongside those proceedings’.

She added: ‘I have been subjected to a campaign of targeted online abuse on social media, as well as online petitions calling for me to be removed from any future sequel to Aquaman and from my association with L’Oreal. It has also been aimed at what is most important to me: my humanitarian work, including my partnerships with the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organisations, like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and many others, and the important work that these organisations do’.  

Today Ms Heard is expected to give her final evidence with her ex-husband Johnny Depp feet away as the biggest English libel trial of the 21st century comes to a head. 

Ms Heard, who smiled and waved as she walked into the Royal Courts of Justice with Bianca Butti, has been in the witness box for the past three days where she claimed she feared Mr Depp, 57, was ‘going to kill’ her on several occasions.

Amber has said that the megastar would blame his ‘alter ego’ called ‘the monster’ for the alleged violence while intoxicated with copious amounts of drink and drugs. 

On another extraordinary day at the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday, Ms Heard claimed that Mr Depp once pushed supermodel Kate Moss down the stairs during their relationship in the 1990s. The actress said that was why she had punched the actor – over fears he was about to do the same to her younger sister Whitney.

Amber also denied that she had an affair with Elon Musk, James Franco or ‘anybody else’ while she was with Johnny Depp, who she claimed was ‘jealous’ and accused her of sleeping with at least eight co-stars and also Leonardo DiCaprio after an audition, giving DiCaprio the nickname ‘pumpkin-head’. 

But the actress was accused of changing her story about being ‘backhanded’ by Depp in a so-called ‘disco bloodbath’ – after she saw a picture of the couple with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in which Ms Heard does not have any visible injuries to her face.

The couple were having a ‘nasty row’ at the top of stairs in March 2015 when Whitney, then 26, tried to intervene, the court heard. 

Accused of punching the Pirates Of The Caribbean star with her closed fist, Miss Heard, 34, replied: ‘I did strike Johnny that day in defence of my sister.

‘He was about to push her down the stairs and, the moment before that happened, I remembered information I had heard that he pushed a former girlfriend – I believe it was Kate Moss – down the stairs. I had heard this rumour from two people and it was fresh in my mind. And in a flash I reacted in defence of her.

‘I have been for years Johnny’s punching bag – it was the first time I actually struck him back.’ 

Eleanor Laws QC, for Depp, accused Miss Heard of ‘just making this up as you go along’, saying she had ‘added’ Miss Moss – whom Depp dated in the 1990s – to her evidence. Miss Heard admitted she had never mentioned it before, in any statements or previous explanations of the incident.

Miss Heard said: ‘He was about to push my sister down the stairs. My baby sister. She has never hurt anyone in her life.

‘I would have done anything to prevent her being pushed down a flight of stairs.’

Miss Laws said: ‘You are making this up as you go along, throwing in details, new details, which you have thought of literally on your feet to make your account more credible.’

Miss Heard replied: ‘Of course not.’

Miss Laws said: ‘You don’t want to admit the truth, which is that you are violent, do you?’

Miss Heard said: ‘Only in self-defence.’

There was no response from Miss Moss’s spokesperson yesterday for requests to comment. 

Amber Heard today denied it was her decision to take their dogs Boo and Pistol into Australia illegally in 2015 and said: ‘When Johnny wanted something it happened’

The actress said she took the blame to avoid disrupting her then-husband’s filming schedule for Pirates of the Caribbean. 

The barrister read a series of emails sent between Ms Heard and Mr Depp’s then-estate manager Kevin Murphy, in which Mr Murphy told her that ‘the dogs will not be allowed to fly commercial in the passenger compartment to Australia’.

Ms Heard told Mr Murphy that she did not want to put the dogs in ‘cargo’, and said: ‘Unless there’s another way to get them there or get them on the plane with J.’

Eleanor Laws, QC for Mr Depp, said: ‘You were told by Kevin Murphy, who had been doing quite a lot of work on this, that he wasn’t able to get the documentation ready in time.’

Ms Heard said: ‘No … this is a process that had been going on for about six months and I was out of the country filming a movie, I wasn’t there with Johnny so it was quite confusing to me.’

She added: ‘When Johnny wanted something it happened. He always found a way to make it work.’

Ms Heard continued: ‘He told me when I landed. I was only in LA for a matter of hours before we got on his plane for his movie on his flight with his staff.’

She said Mr Depp told her ‘everything had been taken care of’, adding: ‘I had no reason to get any clarity.’

Eleanor Laws QC put it to Amber Heard: ‘You took a decision to take them (the dogs) anyway.’

Ms Heard replied: ‘It wasn’t my decision.’

She added: ‘Johnny’s the boss.’

Ms Laws said: ‘You are the boss, aren’t you?’

Ms Heard said: ‘I didn’t call any of the shots. This is Johnny’s plane, Johnny’s crew, Johnny’s staff.’

She also said: ‘We both filled out the same entry cards… we both filled out the same thing, yet I took the charges because if Johnny got charges it would have further compromised Pirates (Of The Caribbean), which was already compromised.’

Ms Laws suggested that every time Ms Heard was asked a question ‘you used it as an opportunity to say something negative about Mr Depp’.

She added: ‘You knew full well that you shouldn’t have taken those dogs.’

Ms Heard replied: ‘Johnny told me that we would bring the dogs in.’

Ms Laws asked: ‘What about Kevin Murphy?’

Ms Heard said: ‘That’s Johnny’s staff.’

She also said: ‘I was the only one to get charged so I plead guilty… I took the blame.’

Ms Laws then suggested that Ms Heard tried to ‘shunt the blame’ on to Kate James, her former assistant.

Ms Heard replied: ‘I plead guilty, why would I need to do that?’

Amber Heard today claimed Johnny Depp and his lawyers have run a four-year campaign to ‘harass’ and ‘abuse’ their as well as wreck her career after they split up.

Ms Heard, who started her third day of evidence this morning, claims the megastar actor, 57, and his allies have tried to ’embarrass and harass me and the people around me, including potential witnesses’ ahead of his extraordinary London libel trial.

In a new witness statement published today, the actress, 34, said she was ‘eager for this trial to proceed’ claiming her ex-husband’s ‘campaign has affected my professional life, my personal life and my well-being. It has been extremely upsetting’.

She said: ‘Johnny is so much more powerful than I am, in every way: physically, financially, and professionally. By leaving him I escaped the physical abuse, but for the past four years he has used his power and resources to continue the harassment and abuse through the various legal proceedings he has dragged me into and the publicity campaign his team has run alongside those proceedings’.

She added: ‘I have been subjected to a campaign of targeted online abuse on social media, as well as online petitions calling for me to be removed from any future sequel to Aquaman and from my association with L’Oreal. It has also been aimed at what is most important to me: my humanitarian work, including my partnerships with the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organisations, like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and many others, and the important work that these organisations do’.  

Scars on Amber Heard’s arm were the result of self-harm rather than a brutal attack by Johnny Depp, his QC suggested.

Miss Heard said they were inflicted during a terrifying ordeal in Australia in March 2015 – which she has termed the ‘three-day hostage situation’ – at a house they rented while Depp filmed one of the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies.

She said yesterday: ‘I had been strangled, assaulted, punched, sexually assaulted, strangled, among other things.’

She claimed that Depp had guzzled whisky and ecstasy tablets before hitting and choking her, smashing bottles and throwing her around on a kitchen top strewn with broken glass in the incident in which he drunkenly severed his own finger before daubing ‘I love u’ with his blood on a mirror.

She told the court, her voice cracking with emotion: ‘I was trying to push him off me. I was saying, ‘Johnny, it’s me, you’re really hurting me, stop please’ – it’s like he couldn’t hear me.’

She added: ‘He pulled me around by my neck and pushed me down against the bar, I was against the bar, naked, bent over backwards, my back against the marble.

‘He was pressing so hard on my neck I couldn’t breathe. I was trying to tell him that I couldn’t breathe. I remember thinking he was going to kill me in that moment. The floor was wet and I was slipping.’

She said she could not get any purchase on the floor or the countertop ‘from all the broken bottles’.

Miss Heard said she still bore scars on her arm. A photo taken on April 18, a month later, at the Tribeca Music Festival in New York, was shared on Twitter, and the court also saw other photos.

Eleanor Laws QC, for Depp, asked her: ‘These are not scars sustained while you are writhing around, trying to get away from Mr Depp – jagged, uneven – they are straight in line, aren’t they?’

Mr Justice Nicol intervened to ask: ‘It is suggested these are not scars sustained in the Australia attack – do you agree?’ Miss Heard did not.

Miss Laws said: ‘These are far more akin to self-harm scars, straight and inflicted by you, and certainly not in a struggle with Mr Depp.’

But Miss Heard replied: ‘I have had these scars on my arm since that evening and I have never self-harmed.’

And she added: ‘Johnny’s a self-harmer, I’m not a self-harmer.’

The actress was accused of changing her story about being ‘backhanded’ by Depp in a so-called ‘disco bloodbath’ – after she saw a picture of the couple with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in which Miss Heard does not have any visible injuries to her face.

The photo was taken on March 23, 2013. Miss Heard had initially claimed Depp smacked her on March 21 but she later changed this to March 8.

She said Depp had become jealous of a painting her ex-partner Tasya van Ree put up in their bedroom, and that in a drug-fuelled rampage he had tried to set fire to it and had hit her so hard that the wall was ‘spattered’ with blood from her lip.

Miss Laws suggested Miss Heard had altered her account after seeing the photo of her, her sister Whitney and Depp with Richards, saying: ‘You have changed the date in order to explain away the clear face in the photo.

‘You have woven a web of lies that you have had to shift and change according to when evidence has emerged.’

Miss Heard replied: ‘I disagree.’

The actress was also accused of ‘a complete lie’ over her claims that Depp grabbed her hair with one hand and punched her with the other in March 2015.

It was impossible, said Miss Laws, since the actor’s right hand was swathed in bandages – Depp had chosen a children’s dinosaur design for fun – following the severing of his finger in Australia during a previous row. Miss Heard told the court she wasn’t lying, saying: ‘He grabbed my hair with this hand, and hit me with the hard plastic cast. It was especially unpleasant.’

Miss Laws said the actress had not mentioned the plaster cast before, and suggested that if it had been true it would have been ‘a primary feature of the assault’ that Miss Heard would have wanted to record.

Miss Heard was accused of trying to extort and blackmail the star as they divorced. Her list of demands included three LA penthouses and a black Range Rover.

A letter from her lawyers demanded Depp’s ‘immediate co-operation’ to complete the divorce quickly and without publicity. She also peppered the star with text messages saying ‘Please call me, it’s important’, ‘please!’ and ’emergency!’, the court heard.

Miss Laws said: ‘It’s blackmail, isn’t it?’ The actress said: ‘No.’ Miss Heard filed her divorce declaration on May 26, 2016 – five days after the alleged phone-throwing incident – and obtained a court restraining order the following day, saying she was ‘petrified’ that her husband would return to the apartment.

Miss Laws suggested this was ‘not true’. The actress replied: ‘I was petrified of the monster that Johnny could become.’

Miss Heard was also pictured apparently enjoying herself with friends in the days after the May 21 phone-hurling incident, during which she claimed her husband had been ‘drunk and high’ and smashed ‘everything he could’ in the apartment with a magnum bottle of champagne.

Three days later, CCTV footage from the lift of her apartment building showed her going out with her sister Whitney and friend Rocky Pennington, coming back at 11pm with wine.

Miss Heard has been accused of faking her injuries with help from her friends, in what Depp’s legal team claims was part of a ‘hoax’.

In the latest twist to what was dubbed ‘Poogate’ by Miss Heard and her friends, the actress vehemently denied she was responsible for leaving ‘disgusting’ human excrement on the bed she shared with Depp in their Los Angeles penthouse on her 30th birthday. She blamed it on their dog Boo, who was unwell after it ate some of the star’s drug stash, the court heard.

Depp says he made up his mind to divorce his wife after being informed about the faeces.

Miss Laws asked Miss Heard: ‘You left human excrement on the bed?’ Miss Heard responded: ‘That’s absolutely disgusting.’

Asked if any of her friends had left it, she replied: ‘No, of course not. That’s unimaginable to me.’

She claimed Boo, Depp’s Yorkshire terrier, had had a problem with her bowels since eating cannabis that belonged to Depp when she was a puppy.

The case continues.

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