Johnny Depp text friend to say that he hoped Amber Heard was “decomposing” in car, court hears

Johnny Depp once text his friend to say he hoped Amber Heard’s “rotting corpse was decomposing in the f–king trunk of a Honda Civic,” according to text messages read aloud in court on Wednesday.

Depp is in the midst of a defamation suit launched against his ex-wife, Heard, and the aforementioned text came to prominence after being read out on the second day of testimony.

According to the New York Post, Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft read a series of texts while in the process of cross-examining Depp’s close friend Isaac Baruch. The pair are said to have been friends some 42 years, and Baruch was called upon as the second witness at trial.

Reading another text, allegedly sent by Depp to Baruch in 2016, Bredehoft said: “That c–t ruined such a cool life we had for a while.”

The Post say that Baruch attempted to brush off the texts in court when asked if his friend often referred to Heard with such visceral language.

“He’s called me a c–t in a text,” Baruch replied.

Baruch went on to say that he bore no ill-will towards Heard, stating: “She’s got great teeth. She treated me with complete respect.”

He also said that he had never witnessed Depp being physically abusive to Heard, but admitted he saw the actress change the locks at her house after claiming Depp had “got violent” when the couple had a fight.

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Later on in the cross-examination, Baruch broke down in tears, explaining that his feelings about Heard changed over the years.

“About the phony pictures that were taken and put in tabloids? And about the fake narrative? And about the way that she’s trying to … extort and blackmail a man? Yeah, that kind of got me … frustrated, confused, angry,” he said.

58-year-old Depp is seeking $50 million in damages from ex-wife Heard on the basis that she defamed him after her 2018 Washington Post op-ed that she was a victim of “sexual violence.”

Depp wasn’t physically named in the op-ed, but the Pirates of the Caribbean star claims the piece ruined his reputation and damaged his career.

Indeed, Depp has both lost roles and was ostracized in certain areas of the media after Heard’s op-ed came to light.

Their back-and-forth public spat continues to rage, but Depp is hoping this new defamation case will clear his name in the eyes of detractors who are siding with Heard.

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