Johnny Depp was called back on the stand on May 25, Wednesday. He presented his rebuttal argument after the witnesses testified after him. He filed a defamation case against his ex-wife over an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post. Also, he sued the Aquaman actress for $50 million. The actress countersued him for $100 million claiming the actor did abuse her. The proceedings have been going on for weeks and this is the final week of the trial. Both sides have presented their testimony and proof to prove they are right. In his rebuttal, the Pirates of the Caribbean star joked about having Tourette’s, and the netizens are wondering if it’s true.
Johnny Depp says he has Tourette’s in court
During the rebuttal, the actor was asked what changed after Amber Heard got the restraining order against him. She did that after alleging that he hit her and got the order against him on May 27, 2016. The actor replied that it “changed everything.” To which Heard’s attorney objected and asked the judge how the remark was relevant.
When Johnny Depp heard the attorney object, he replied sarcastically, “Oh, it didn’t change everything?” To which Judge Penney Azcarate asked the actor to let the lawyer finish. He again sarcastically remarked, “I’m sorry, I have Tourette’s.” At least to the public knowledge, the actor has not been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome. It is a condition in which the patient has involuntary tics like unwanted repetitive movements and vocal sounds.
The actor did have symptoms as a child
Though right now, it seemed like a funny remark from the actor. But the actor previously has revealed that he did have Tourette’s symptoms as a child. According to a report by The Los Angeles Times, Depp once shared, “I made odd noises as a child. Judt did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette’s Syndrome.”
The actor also shared some other related traits that the condition might still linger. He said, “I always have this if I’m in the theatre that I’ll suddenly stand up and scream or run up on stage. Or if I’m walking down the street with a pal. ‘My God, that pole there, we have to go back and walk around it.’ I think it’s normal, isn’t it?’