Ben King, a house manager for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard during their 2015 visit to Australia testified in court recently. The manager claimed in court that he found the house in a bloody and broken condition after the severed finger episode.
Johnny Depp’s severed finger:
Amber Heard became upset when Johnny Depp started to drink in Australia while shooting for one of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise movies, according to Depp’s testimony in court. She had hurled a bottle of vodka at him in a fit of rage, slicing the top of his finger. “Blood was pouring out,” he said. “I think I went into some sort of … I don’t know what a nervous breakdown feels like, but that’s probably the closest that I’ve ever been. Nothing made sense”. Depp claimed he hid in a bathroom and was eventually hospitalized, where he told doctors the digit had been caught in large accordion doors.
The house manager’s testimony in court:
On the afternoon of March 8, 2015, Mr. King stated he went to the Gold Coast compound and heard Heard weeping hysterically. After the incident, he recalled exploring the venue and discovering glass shards, blood drippings, a shattered bar top, and a broken Ping-Pong table. “Nothing was really intact,” Mr. King added, saying he also saw a broken vodka bottle.
He also claimed that Depp’s personal doctor, David Kipper, was searching a kitchen bin for Depp’s fingertip. The house manager said he discovered the fingertip “directly below the bar,” where he also spotted a bloodstained paper towel.
He told a Virginia court that there were “puddles of what smelled like alcohol” surrounding the fingertip, which he scooped up with a paper and placed in a plastic bag before handing it to Dr. Kipper and Depp’s security chief, Jerry Judge. “[They] were keen to get it to the hospital quickly to see if it could be reattached,” Mr. King testified.
The aftermath of the Depp-Heard fight:
Following that, it was recommended that Heard return to Los Angeles while Depp received treatment, with Mr. King agreeing to fly with the Aquaman actress. Despite Heard’s assertions that Depp had physically assaulted her during their argument, Mr. King confirmed that she had no obvious bruises. He also revealed a chat he had on the plane with Heard, in which she questioned if he “had ever been so angry with someone that you lost it with them.” When he replied no, he said she was surprised and they stopped speaking.