The defamation trial of The Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard resumed this week.
The 58-year-old actor sued Amber Heard for $50 million for the defamation suit over an op-ed published in the Washington Post where she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though she didn’t mention Depp by his name, he claims that the op-ed has ruined his career. The Aquaman actress countersued Depp with $100 million by claiming that she was only violent with Depp in defense of her younger sister.
Longtime Friend of Johnny Depp Reveals his Relationship
On May 19, the trial that happened in the morning had Bruce Witkin on the stand. He defined his longtime friendship with Johnny Depp for over 40 years.
He mentioned Amber Heard in his testimony telling that she was “very nice” to him but also pointed out that his longtime friend “always had a jealous streak in him.” Even in the profession, he mentioned that Depp was even jealous of Nicolas Cage.
He revealed that Depp got jealous of Heard when she used to work “with other guys” and said Depp would “work himself up.” Though he agreed that Depp used to consume drugs but he never really saw Depp hitting Heard. He recalled an incident when he saw the former couple in a heated argument.
Bruce Witkin Revealed Depp’s Past
He told the court that The Pirates of the Caribbean actor did not “abuse” drugs and rather called it “getting high.” He told the juror about Depp being high during the filming of The Lone Ranger when he was supposed to be sober at that time. He was very much aware of Depp smoking weed.
Witkin revealed that Johnny Depp used to have cocaine in the past though he hid it from the former. He has himself seen him doing it with others in 2016 and 2014. He never really expected Johnny Depp to do cocaine as “when he was 14 he hated the stuff.”
“I knew he wasn’t happy about my testimony, but I wasn’t going to lie,” Witkin told in the courtroom.