Amber Heard made some bombshell charges against her ex-husband Johnny Depp on her first day in the witness box. This included claims that a forensic psychologist who assessed Amber Heard made, regarding Heard’s sexual assault charges against Johnny Depp. For all the people living under a rock, this is in regards to the USD 50 million defamation allegations by Johnny Depp on Amber Heard based on the Op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018.
What Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of:
As Heard’s legal team opened their case on Tuesday, they called the first witness, Dr. Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist. Hughes’ expert assessment differed from that of Depp’s team’s forensic psychologist, who had previously stated Heard showed no evidence of PTSD. Hughes claims that the actress does suffer from it as a result of Mr. Depp’s “intimate partner violence”. Hughes testified that Heard said he inappropriately penetrated her on many occasions and that he once assaulted her with a bottle of liquor. According to Hughes’ testimony, Heard claimed that Depp would have drunk outbursts that regularly led to these attacks.
What exactly did Amber Heard’s psychologist claim:
“There are indications, as I’ve mentioned before, of the sexual assault and the sexual abuse, and how he would, when he was angry and when he was drunk, he would throw her on the bed and try to have sex with her,” said Hughes. “Then, you know, if he was not able to perform, he would get more angry at her and blame her”.
Hughes said, based on Heard’s therapists’ notes, “There were times when [Depp] forced her to give him oral sex when he was angry. These weren’t loving moments; they were angry moments, moments of dominance, moments of him trying to get control over her.”
“Mr. Depp performed a ‘cavity search’ and ostensibly was looking for drugs and felt it acceptable to rip off her nightgown and stick his fingers up her vagina to look for cocaine and thought maybe she was hiding in there,” said Hughes.
Furthermore, Depp once reportedly accused Heard of flirting with someone while on an outing in Hicksville, California, and Heard denied it. She continued, adding, “And, of course, the incident in Australia — one of the most severe instances of sexual violence that Ms. Heard had to endure — when he was beating her and choking her and telling her, ‘I’m going to f—–g kill you. I hate you.’ … He grabbed a bottle that was on the bar and penetrated her with that bottle.” Hughes said, “Ms. Heard reported to me of dissociating and going outside of her body. The only thing she was thinking is, ‘Oh God, I hope it’s not the broken one.”