Amber Heard took responsibility for the poop found on her shared bed with Johnny Depp. This was revealed in the testimony of a security guard, who said that she called it “a horrible practical joke gone wrong.”
A member of Depp’s security team, Starling Jenkins, testified about the fecal matter found on the couple’s bed in the trial between Heard and Depp on Thursday. This is the latest, in a long line of embarrassing details from the life of the estranged couple making it to the news following their legal battles. Depp is suing Heard for defamation for a 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post, where she described herself as a victim of domestic violence.
The Amber Turd Allegation
The incident dates back to Heard’s 30th birthday dinner, on April 21, 2016. That night, after dinner, there was a fight between the couple. Depp alleged that heard berated and hit him. Depp left the place soon after. The next morning, Heard left on a scheduled trip to Coachella. It was then, that a housekeeper found fecal matter on Depp’s side of the couple’s bed.
Jenkins had “a conversation pertaining to the surprise she left in the boss’s bed,” he testified, which he referred to as “the defecation.” He added that Heard described it as “a horrible practical joke gone wrong,”
Describing his reaction to seeing a photo of the feces, Depp in an earlier testimony had said, “My initial response to that was, I laughed,” “It was so outside, it was so bizarre and so grotesque that I could only laugh.” Following this, videos of Depp’s testimony went viral on social media, and the hashtags “#AmberTurd” and “#MePoo” began trending. Heard had previously blamed the poop on their dogs. Depp was skeptical, though, since they were teacup Yorkies that weighed about 4 pounds each. “I lived with those dogs. I picked up their funk. It was not the dogs,” Depp said.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard locked in Bitter Legal Battles
Depp was married to fellow actress Amber Heard from 2015 to 2017. They had a messy divorce. In 2018, the British publication, The Sun, wrote an article on Depp that referred to him as a “wife-beater”. Depp unsuccessfully sued the newspaper for defamation in the UK.
Depp then sued Heard for defamation in Virginia, the US, in 2019. This was over an op-ed written by his ex-wife in The Washington Post about abusive relationships. While the article did not expressly mention him by name, Depp argued that it greatly damaged his career. The trial started on April 11, 2022.