Johnny Depp’s Doctor Says He Never Saw Amber Heard With Any Injuries From Domestic Abuse
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Johnny Depp's doctor has testified under oath that he never saw Amber Heard with any injuries consistent with domestic abuse, or heard her say Depp was abusive.
On the fourth day of testimony in Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp's private doctor Dr. David Kipper continued his testimony via video deposition.
Dr Kipper has since given his view on the claims and whether or not he saw any evidence of the alleged abuse.
Dr Kipper stated he 'never saw Depp abuse Heard or witnessed any evidence of abuse. He also says he never witnessed Heard abuse Depp', according to Law Crime Daily reporter Sierra Gillespie.
"Dr. Kipper also states he never saw injuries on Heard consistent with domestic abuse, nor was told by Heard that Depp was abusive toward her," the report reads.
Dr. Kipper says, via video deposition, that he never saw Depp abuse Heard or witnessed any evidence of abuse. He also says he never witnessed Heard abuse Depp.#JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/7jwPoshktW— Sierra Gillespie (@sierragillespie) April 18, 2022
Questioned about Depp's finger injury in Australia, Dr Kipper recounted being present at the emergency room with Depp.
The doctor noted he didn't notice Heard having any 'visible injuries' at the time, 'including swelling, cuts or bruises' and if he had, they would have been documented.
When asked whether or not Depp had ever confided in him saying Heard had abused him, the doctor responded: "No, not that I can recall."
(In relation to Depp's finger injury in Australia)— Sierra Gillespie (@sierragillespie) April 18, 2022
Dr. Kipper: I cleaned his wound as best as I could ... and then I took him [to the emergency room].#JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/h9MqsvxusT
A 'combination of notes' taken by both Dr Kipper and Depp's former private nurse, Debbie Lloyd, was also shown to the jurors, giving an insight into the Pirates of the Caribbean star's battles with substance abuse and his mental health.
The document detailed each meeting, calling Depp – 'the patient' – 'pleasant and cooperative' in two different accounts.
Depp was viewed as appearing 'motivated to make positive changes to his life' and 'able to identify some negative consequences of current medication usage and looks forward to living a healthier lifestyle'.
An account from 13 June, 2014, noted how the patient was 'fearful' of coming off a particular medication, but 'knows it is what he needs to do', but that the patient has 'some emotional trauma' and 'anxiety' as a result.
Jurors are now being shown a "combination of notes," taken by Dr. Kipper and Debbie Lloyd, a former private nurse for Depp. We can expect to hear video testimony of Lloyd also.#JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/UmeyG9PR3n— Sierra Gillespie (@sierragillespie) April 18, 2022
Dr Kipper concluded that he has never seen Depp or Heard act abusively towards one another.
He also noted neither party had come forward to him with any allegations against the other.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, please know that you are not alone. You can talk in confidence 24 hours a day to the national domestic violence helpline Refuge on 0808 2000 247