The jury in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial heard audio recordings of Depp and Amber Heard talking about an argument in which she admits to hitting him and where he claims she kicked the bathroom door against his head.
The recordings appear to have been taken by Depp, who earlier talked about making a habit of it. It was the first time the trial had heard Heard’s voice – she is due to testify later in the case.
In one clip Heard tells Depp: ‘I didn’t punch you. I’m sorry I didn’t hit you across the face in a proper slap. I was hitting you, it was not punching you.’
Depp says: ‘Don’t tell what it feels like to be punched.’
Heard replies: ‘You’ve been in a lot of fights, you’ve been around a long time. You didn’t get punched. You got hit. I’m sorry I hit you like this, I didn’t punch you. I did not fu**ing deck you. I fu**ing was hitting you. I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was. You’re fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you. I’m not sitting here bit**ing about.
‘You’re a fu**ng baby,’ Heard said.
Shouting, Heard continues: ‘You are such a baby! Grow the f**k up Johnny’.
When Depp says it was a physical fight, Heard says: ‘I did start a physical fight.’
Depp replies: ‘I got the f**k out of there’.
With bitter sarcasm, Heard said: ‘You are admirable.’
Heard replies: ‘You’ve been in a lot of fights, you’ve been around a long time. You didn’t get punched. You got hit. I’m sorry I hit you like this, I didn’t punch you. I did not fu**ing deck you. I fu**ing was hitting you. I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was. You’re fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you. I’m not sitting here bit**ing about’
The court heard another recording of Depp and Heard in which she called him a ‘f****** piece of sh*t.’
She says: ‘Why don’t you go f*** yourself. Go suck your own d***. Stingy old piece of s***.’
Referencing Depp’s son Jack, Heard sarcastically says: ‘I hope to God Jack’s stepfather teaches them more about being a man because you’re so good at it.’
BATHROOM DOOR INCIDENT
Depp can be heard talking about Heard ‘kicking the bathroom door and hitting me in the skull.’
Heard replies: ‘I was upset I was on an Ambien, there was a lot going on.’
In another section of the recording Depp talks about how in the Australia incident he went to ‘at least five bathrooms and two bedrooms.’
An angry Heard responds: ‘You escape the solution. We cannot work it out if you run away to the bathroom!’
Depp says: ‘A boxer can’t go 12 rounds without a break.’
In a later part of the argument, Depp complained that Heard had thrown ‘f**king pots at me.’
Heard said: ‘That’s different, just because I’ve thrown pots and pans does not mean you come and knocking on the door.’
Depp replies: ‘You seem to think there’s this cowardice in me.’
On the stand Depp said: ‘What was just played was very much the tone and the aggression and the attitude and the need for a fight from Miss Heard. I don’t know if that was some need for attention. That was the sound that I’d gotten very used to, the squabbling, the raising of the voice to excommunicate anything I had to say about the situation.’
Recounting the argument which preceded the audio recordings, Depp said that it happened in the penthouse in Los Angeles that he lived in with Heard.
He said: ‘She came banging on the door, I didn’t answer. I was in the shower, I didn’t want to deal with any more of that sarcastic demeaning aggressive violent toxic spew.
‘She kept banging, I finally got out of the shower, I opened the bathroom door about that much (shows small space with hands) so I could have a good hold on the door in case she tried to burst in. I was right, she did. She was pushing all her weight on the door trying to get in and I was pushing back, I didn’t want to let her in.
‘When it was almost closed she yelped in pain and screamed ”ow my toes!”, so in that second I thought possibly her foot had gotten caught under the door. I thought she was injured so I knelt down to have a look. When I knelt down on my hands and knees to look at her foot, she kicked the bathroom door into my head.
‘I was completely taken aback by such a corrosive, horrific move so I stood up. By this point the door was open and I stood up and said: ”What the f**k was that?” Next move was bang, she clocked me in the jaw.’
BROKEN NOSE INCIDENT
Recounting another incident, Depp stood up and acted out a physical encounter where she claimed he broke her nose.
He said: ‘I was going into my office. She just started throwing wild punches at the back of my head, the side of my head. Anything she could connect with. I tried to avoid the attack.’
At this point Depp stood up and acted the scene out.
He said: ‘I walked across the mezzanine, as I’m approaching the door suddenly I’m just getting clobbered from behind. Primal instinct is to duck and cover. I came up protecting my face but there are arms swinging wildly. I put my arms up and was able to get her into a bear hug just to stop her from hitting me anymore.’
At that point Heard accused Depp of headbutting her and said: ‘Way to go Johnny, you broke my nose.’
Depp denied making a headbutt and said it was only ‘accidental contact.’
Depp claimed that Heard showed him a bloody tissue but when he checked it in the trash he ‘realized it was nail polish.’
Culled from MailOnline