JOHNNY Depp threatened to get some "black brothers" to rape Amber Heard during a violent private jet row, a court heard today.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star allegedly made a string of graphic remarks to the actress as they travelled between Boston and LA in 2014.
He then kicked Heard "hard in the back" as he accused her of having an affair with her co-star James Franco, it was said.
Her witness statement, read to the High Court today, said: "Johnny sat in front of me on one of the seats opposite.
"I was in freeze mode. I could see he was mad and drunk and high on drugs. I started by trying not to provoke him – I knew there was nothing I could do to placate him.
“At one point, I got up to move elsewhere on the plane and he said ‘are you f***ing walking away from me?’ and he kicked me hard in the back.
The High Court heard today:
- Amber claims Depp 'explicitly threatened to kill me many times'
- She also said he would threaten to 'carve' her face up if she left him
- The star accused Depp of branding her a 's**t' and 'fame hungry'
- Heard claims the actor 'demeaned' her over time
- She also said he was on 'a huge list of prescribed medications'
- The court was told her weight plummeted and she was 'scared all the time'
- And Heard claims Depp boasted about knowing people who could break a leg 'real cheap'
- Depp also allegedly threatened to get some 'black brothers' to rape Heard
- She also alleges Depp 'kneeled' on her back and hit the back of her head in a row in Tokyo over a pre-nup
- Depp allegedly told her when referring to their relationship: 'The only way out of this is death'.
- Heard also denied claims made by Depp she is a 'gold-digger'
- And she denied lying about her drug taking and drinking
“I fell to my hands and knees, mortified. I wouldn’t look at him. He was screaming at me, taunting me, saying something like ‘James Franco f***er, f***ing look at me’.
“He was still drinking heavily and kept on verbally insulting me, trying to get my attention.
“He kept verbally abusing me, saying things like ‘when we land, I can call some black brothers who can f*** you if you’re so desperate for it’.
“I didn’t react, so he took off his boot and threw it at me. At some point he also threw a fork at me. He eventually went to the bathroom and passed out. No one said anything or reacted.”
The court heard previously how Depp branded Heard a "go-getting s**t" who liked "getting f***ed" by her "rapey" co-star James Franco in the row.
The actor also allegedly hurled ice cubes at his wife during the row and kicked a chair so hard it swivelled round and hit her.
He then stormed into the bathroom and passed out drunk on the floor, it was said.
But Depp has denied the claims of violence against his wife, saying he went to the bathroom to sleep on the floor.
And a text from Depp to his actor pal Paul Bettany was read to the court where the star said he was an "angry, aggro Injun in a f***ing blackout, screaming obscenities and insulting any f*** who got near…"
Heard is giving evidence today at the high-profile trial and claims Depp attacked her 14 times over three years, which he denies.
He is suing The Sun for referring to him as a "wife-beater" in a 2018 article. The Sun, supported by Ms Heard, says the term was justified.
The court was told today how Depp would threaten to "carve" Heard's face up if she ever left him or hurt him.
Heard also claimed Depp threatened to "kill her many times" during explosive drug-fuelled rows.
The actress, who wore a white blouse and black skirt, is expected to spend three days in the witness box as she goes face-to-face with Depp, 57.
Depp is accused of turning his "rage and frustration" on Heard when he "failed to control" his drug and alcohol abuse.
The actor "descended into physically destructive behaviour" – causing him to refer to his "drunken and violent persona as 'the monster'", it was said.
But in a series of explosive revelations, Depp has branded Heard's abuse allegations "complete lies".
And he called his ex-wife “calculating, sociopathic and emotionally dishonest” as he accused her of "building a dossier" of false allegations as an "insurance policy".
Depp also accused Heard of pooing in their marital bed after a birthday bust up, which he says was the catalyst for their bitter divorce.
The star also claims Heard severed his finger during a trip to Australia in 2015 by throwing a vodka bottle at him and accused her of repeatedly punching him in the face.
He has brought separate libel proceedings against Heard in the US.
The couple married in LA in 2015 after meeting on the set of comedy The Rum Diary.
But they divorced two years later after Heard, who donated her £5.5million settlement to charity, accused Depp of abuse.
The case continues.
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