Amber Heard says it's 'totally ridiculous' to call her a 'gold digger' targeting Johnny Depp's fortune
AMBER Heard today slammed Johnny Depp's claims she is a "gold-digger" as "totally ridiculous".
The actress, 34, has been accused of marrying the Pirates of the Caribbean star for his multi-million pound fortune.
But Heard vehemently denied the suggestion made by the actor and his pals she was a "gold-digger" as she took to the witness box at the High Court today.
Dabbing her nose with a tissue, the Aquaman star said: "What Johnny says about my so-called ‘agenda’ in marrying him, for financial benefit or to somehow further my career, is preposterous.
The High Court heard today:
- Amber claims Depp 'explicitly threatened to kill me many times'
- She also said he would threaten to 'carve' her face up if she left him
- The star accused Depp of branding her a 's**t' and 'fame hungry'
- Heard claims the actor 'demeaned' her over time
- She also said he was on 'a huge list of prescribed medications'
- The court was told her weight plummeted and she was 'scared all the time'
- And Heard claims Depp boasted about knowing people who could break a leg 'real cheap'
- She also alleges Depp kneeled on her back and hit the back of her head in a row in Tokyo over a pre-nup
- Depp allegedly told her when referring to their relationship: 'The only way out of this is death'.
- Heard also denied claims made by Depp she is a 'gold-digger'
“I remained financially independent from him the whole time we were together and the entire amount of my divorce settlement was donated to charity.
“In fact, my desire to remain financially independent was one of the main sources of conflict during our relationship.”
The court has previously been told how Depp branded Heard a "gold-digger" and "50 cent stripper" in an astonishing text.
Depp wrote: "She’s begging for global humiliation. She’s gonna get it.
"I have no mercy, no fear and not an ounce of emotion or what I
thought was love for this gold digging, low level, dime a dozen…
"She will hit the wall hard. I met a f***ing sublime little Russian here…which made me realise that time I blew on the 50cent stripper… I would not touch her with a goddam glove.
"I can only hope that karma kicks in and takes the gift of breath form her.
Sorry man but now I will stop at nothing.”
Heard today told how a furious row erupted in a Tokyo hotel room in January 2015 – a month before they wed – over a pre-nup.
She claimed the argument resulted in "Johnny kneeling on my back and hitting me on the back of the head".
Depp also allegedly told her when referring to their relationship: "The only way out of this is death".
The couple did not enter into a pre-nup before they wed and Heard donated her £5.5million divorce settlement to charity.
Heard also claimed Depp "explicitly threatened to kill me many times" during their stormy relationship – leaving her "scared all the time".
The actress, who wore a white blouse and black skirt, is expected to spend three days in the witness box as she goes face-to-face with Depp, 57.
He is suing The Sun for referring to him as a "wife-beater" in a 2018 article. The Sun, supported by Ms Heard, says the term was justified.
Depp is accused of turning his "rage and frustration" on Heard when he "failed to control" his drug and alcohol abuse.
The actor "descended into physically destructive behaviour" – causing him to refer to his "drunken and violent persona as 'the monster'", it was said.
But in a series of explosive revelations, Depp has branded Heard's abuse allegations "complete lies".
And he called his ex-wife “calculating, sociopathic and emotionally dishonest” as he accused her of "building a dossier" of false allegations as an "insurance policy".
Depp also accused Heard of pooing in their marital bed after a birthday bust up, which he says was the catalyst for their bitter divorce.
The star also claims Heard severed his finger during a trip to Australia in 2015 by throwing a vodka bottle at him and accused her of repeatedly punching him in the face.
He has brought separate libel proceedings against Heard in the US.
The couple married in LA in 2015 after meeting on the set of comedy The Rum Diary.
But they divorced two years later after Heard, who donated her £5.5million settlement to charity, accused Depp of abuse.
The case continues.
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