Amber Heard Testifies That She Wants to Move On from Johnny Depp: ‘I Want Him to Leave Me Alone’

Amber Heard’s testimony

Jurors were shown a photo of Heard that was taken at a Los Angeles courthouse when Heard filed for a temporary restraining order against Depp in May 2016. Depp accused Heard of using make-up to fabricate the bruise, which Heard denies.

After describing another alleged abusive incident on her 30th birthday in April 2016, Heard testified that she resolved to divorce Depp. “I knew I had to leave him. I knew I wouldn’t survive if I didn’t,” she testified. Heard said deciding to file for divorce from Depp in May 2016, “was so hard, but I knew I had to do it.”

While being questioned by her attorney, Heard defended her 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though he wasn’t named in the op-ed, the portrayal is at the heart of Depp’s defamation suit.

Heard added that it’s been “torture” to be accused of lying by Depp’s supporters. “I want to move on with my life,” she said. “I want Johnny to move on. I want him to leave me alone.”

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