Johnny Depp Takes The Stand

Johnny Depp took the stand in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard on Tuesday. Her lawyers get to cross-examine Depp on Wednesday.

The actor denied the domestic abuse allegations leveled at him. He told the jurors, "Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life."

Depp is suing his ex after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse.

On the stand, he said he hopes to "clear the record" of the allegations and explained that "it killed me" to have his reputation sullied and have people "think that I was a fraud and had lied to them."

Depp said, "It's been six years of trying times. It's pretty strange when one day you're Cinderella, so to speak, then 0.6 seconds you're Quasimodo. I didn't deserve that, nor did my children, nor did the people who have believed in me for all these years. I didn't want any of those people to believe that I had done them wrong or lied to them or that I was a fraud. I pride myself on honesty."

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