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An audio of an emotional meet-up between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was played in court in which he asked her to cut him with a knife.
During yesterday’s (April 25) testimony, the 58-year-old actor’s lawyer asked him about the recording as he took the stand for the final time in his defamation case against his ex-wife.
The recording in question demonstrates Heard, 35, begging Depp to ‘put the knife down’ during an incident in 2016, which unfolded two months after she’d filed for divorce and made claims he’d been abusing her during their relationship.
Depp told Heard to ‘take my blood’ as it 'was the only thing she didn't have'.
When questioned by his lawyer about the incident, which happened in San Francisco, Depp said: “I was quite confused I'd been summoned to her at that point since all the news was about the fact I'd allegedly done all these horrible things.
“I met with her in the hope she would retract her lies that the world was now fed, had been fed. In no way was she ready to do that. I couldn't understand why I was there.
“Everything had been taken from me. My children couldn't escape the fact all this had gone down.”
Asked why he was threatening to hurt himself, Depp said: "I thought Miss Heard had brought me to San Francisco, it was clear, under false pretences. I don't know what she was after.
“I had a knife in my pocket. I took the knife out and said ‘here, cut me'.”
Describing how the conversation had gone, Depp said: “‘That's what you want to do. You've taken everything, you want my blood, take it'.
“She said ‘no no’. [I said] ‘If you're not going to take it, that's all I've got left'. If she wasn't going to do it, I would have done it. I was at the end. I was broken.
“The only answer was here, cut me, that's all I have left to give you. There was no threat to Miss Heard, it was about spilling my blood, it was the only thing she didn't have.
“I was broken and really at the end.”
Depp is suing Heard for alleged defamation in relation to a 2018 op-ed written for The Washington Post in which she claimed she was 'a public figure representing domestic abuse'. Heard then sued Depp in response and accused him of orchestrating a 'smear campaign' against her.
Depp has so far taken the stand a number of times in the trial, while Heard is set to take the stand later in the proceedings.
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