Depp appeared in court with a new look Monday morning. The 58-year-old actor had his locks pulled back in a sleek ponytail and wore dark shades.
His ex wife Amber Heard, 35, appeared with her blond curls swept to the side and wore a black suit.
The court watched pre-recorded video deposition from Dr. David Kipper, a Beverly Hills doctor who treats celebrities for addiction and whose previous clients have included Ozzy Osborne. Depp hired him to treat him for opioid addiction in May 2014 and engineered a plan whereby he would detox on his island in the Bahamas.
Kipper was asked about texts he exchanged with Depp. On March 7, 2015, Depp wrote, ‘Hi f*ck man had another one. I cannot live like this. She is as full of s**t as a Christmas Goose.
‘I’m done. NO MORE!!!! Constant insults released from a malicious evil and vindictive c*nt!!!!! You know what’s far more hurtful than her venomous and degrading educational ranting??? Her hideously and purposely hurtful tirades and her goddamn shocking treatment of the man she was meant to love above all.’
Dep continued: ‘Here’s the real deal mate…her obsession with herself is far more important. She is so f**king ambitious!!!! She’s so desperate for success and fame. That’s probably why I was acquired, mate. She has hammered me with what a sad old man has been I am.
‘I’m so very sad.’
Depp appeared in court with a new look Monday morning. The 58-year-old actor had his locks pulled back in a sleek ponytail and wore dark shades
Johnny Depp sent texts to his doctor saying Amber Heard is ‘as full of s**t as a Christmas Goose,’ the jury heard on the fourth day of his $100million defamation trial
The court watched pre-recorded video deposition from Dr. David Kipper, a Beverly Hills doctor who treats celebrities for addiction and whose previous clients have included Ozzy Osborne. Depp hired him to treat him for opioid addiction in May 2014 and engineered a plan whereby he would detox on his island in the Bahamas
Courtroom spectators listen at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on April 18, 2022
Dr. Kipper was asked about a text from Depp on July 5 2015 in which Depp ranted about Connell Cowan, an LA-based psychologist who treated Heard.
Depp and Heard are seen in September 2015 in Venice, Italy – the same year a blowout fight in Australia took place
Depp said that Cowan should be ‘stripped’ of his medical license and ‘spray painted while handcuffed to a stop sign.’
Dr. Kipper said he didn’t recall the text but could see it written down.
In another message to Dr. Kipper sent on July 24, 2015, Depp ranted about how Heard was ‘condescending’ to him by telling him ‘hippie s**t.’
Depp said that Heard told him things like: ‘Your fear is so visible, what are you scared of.’
He said that it ‘makes me want to rampage against anyone wearing Birkenstocks.’
Dr. Kipper first started treating Depp in May 2014 and told the court that his initial diagnosis for him was: ‘ADHD, Bipolar 1, depression , insomnia, chronic substance abuse disorder, chronic reflux.’
Dr. Kipper said that during a consultation in person with Depp and Heard in June 2014 in Boston she made no mention about Depp being violent.
Asked if he would have documented it if she had mentioned it, Dr. Kipper said: ‘Yes.’
The court heard Kipper’s notes read out which said: ‘Amber has a strong family history of drug and alcohol abuse and is particularly sensitive to his (Depp’s behaviors and potential for abuse).’
Asked if ‘abuse’ meant substance abuse, Dr. Kipper said yes, not physical abuse.
Dr. Kipper said that by ‘particularly sensitive’ he meant: ‘Having grown up in that environment she’s used to seeing the trauma that it inflicts and is not only able to recognize it but also it affects her. She has the ability to understand what that looks like.’
Dr. Kipper said that this was information that Heard told her himself.
Dr. Kipper admitted that he is still Depp’s personal physician and is paid a monthly retainer by him – the invoices were shown to him but the figures were not read out
Heard’s lawyers have previously said that Depp pays his doctors $150,000 a month, but it is not clear if this referred to Dr. Kipper.
The court heard Kipper’s notes read out which said: ‘Amber has a strong family history of drug and alcohol abuse and is particularly sensitive to his (Depp’s behaviors and potential for abuse)
Evidence was submitted into evidence. These are : Dr. David Kippers initial 2014 consultation with Depp and subsequent progress notes
Under questioning from Depp’s lawyers, Dr Kipper said that he began to treat Heard some time after August 2014 when Depp did a detox on his private island in the Caribbean.
One of Depp’s lawyers asked Dr Kipper: ‘Did she (Heard) ever seek treatment for injuries as a result of domestic abuse?’
Dr. Kipper said: ‘No she did not.’
Depp’s lawyer asked: ‘Did she ever seek treatment for injuries caused by Mr Depp?’
Dr. Kipper said: ‘No she did not.’
Asked if Heard ever told him that Depp abused her, Dr. Kipper said: ‘No she did not.’
Dr. Kipper said he ‘never’ witnessed Depp physically abusing Heard and never saw any such injuries on her.
Dr. Kipper told the court that at Depp’s request he flew to Australia in March 2015 while he was filming the latest installment of the Pirates film series.
It was there that Heard and Depp had a fight.
She claims that he cut his own finger off during the row while Depp claims she sliced it off by throwing a bottle at him.
Dr. Kipper described the grisly search for the tip of Depp’s finger carried out by the actor’s security guards in the moments after the fight.
Dr. Kipper said that he tended to Depp’s wounds while he sat in a car outside the property he was staying in.
Dr. Kipper said: ‘I did go in (to the property). After I saw him I went in to instruct one of the people with him to look for the tip of the finger hoping we could put it back.
‘It was found.’
Dr. Kipper said a man called ‘chef’ found it.
He said: ‘He said he found it in the kitchen area’, where Depp and Heard had been fighting.’
Dr. Kipper said that Heard was ‘certainly upset’ but she did not seek any medical attention from him and did not have any visible bruises.
These photos were previously shown in court from May 2016 of Amber Heard with an apparently bruised cheek
As part of Depp’s defamation case against Heard, he included images of his own bruised and battered face (pictured ) following Heard’s alleged attack
The court heard from Debbie Lloyd, Depp’s personal nurse who recounted her medical notes of their first meeting in June 2014.
The notes stated that Depp initially took opiates after some dental work and became ‘dependent’ upon them.
The notes stated: ‘Patient fearful of coming off opiates but knows it is what he needs to do.
‘Patient expressed emotional trauma which causes him depression and anxiety.’
Lloyd was not sure what the trauma was, she told the court.
The medical notes said of Depp: ‘Patient expressed fears of never feeling normal without his drugs.’
Lloyd’s notes described a visit to Depp’s house at 3.30am on September 22, 2014 when he was ‘sitting with bloody knuckles.’
Depp admitted he ‘punched a white board in the kitchen’ after a fight with Heard, the notes stated.
According to the medical notes Depp was ‘texting a friend explaining why he didn’t show up to play music and fianceé got upset that he was not giving her enough support and the fight escalated from there.’
The notes say: ‘Patient refused to lie down as he didn’t want fianceé to think he didn’t care by falling asleep’.
Lloyd’s notes from October 14, 2014 state that Depp was filming a movie when he ‘kicked in the door of his trailer and refused to speak to the director.’
The notes state: ‘Patient verbally aggressive to another person on set so no apparent reason.’
Llloyd wrote that Depp appeared ‘agitated’ and was ‘short’ towards her.
Lloyd’s notes stated that Depp had a desire to ‘escape’ from his drug use.
In a text to Lloyd sent afterwards, Depp told Lloyd he was ‘confused as f***’ and that Heard said ‘nothing of the wrap party’s existence’, referring to a party that Heard attended.
Depp wrote: ‘How will I look at her when she gets back professing her undying love. All a f****** lie’
On November 11, 2014, Depp texted Lloyd: ‘I’m feeling so f*****. Why was she at the goddam wrap party until 5am? Lies are so clear now. What was so interesting to keep her there so goddam long. I must have truth. She wants a change and is going to change.
‘Help. I don’t know what’s real and what’s paranoiac jealousy.’
The court heard from Debbie Lloyd, Depp’s personal nurse who recounted her medical notes of their first meeting in June 2014
Lloyd was present in Australia when Depp cut his finger after the fight with Heard.
She said that inside the house she saw ‘some writing on the wall and I remember a smashed TV.’
Lloyd said: ‘I remember looking for his finger in the downstairs area. It was the pool table entertainment room.’
According to Lloyd, Ben, the house manager of the property, found the fingertip and brought it to the ER.
She could not recall if the digit was put on ice or other details of how it was preserved.
Lloyd was asked about medical notes from an April 13, 2015 visit to see Depp.
According to the notes, Depp told Llloyd that the ‘majority of issues with wife have been from him using drugs and alcohol.’
The notes state: ‘Depp states he will no longer sneak / use and wants to enjoy clarity.’
After the episode in Australia Dr. Kipper withdrew his care for Depp which meant that Lloyd stopped working for him too – they appear to have patched things up later on.
In a text to Lloyd, Depp wrote: ‘Never heard of anyone being fired by their physician before. So I’m kinda proud of that.
‘Even attempting saying thank you to to you would be like a monkey trying to f*** a football. It’s just simply impossible’.
On another occasion Depp texted Lloyd: ‘If you like you can give me some morphine to see if my tongue and penis touch.’
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s caustic relationship
February 3, 2015
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard marry in a private civil ceremony at their LA home, four years after they met as co-stars on the set of The Rum Diary. The couple celebrate with a lavish reception on an idyllic private island in the Bahamas that Depp bought in 2004 for $3.6 million.
April 21, 2015
Heard breaches Australia’s biosecurity laws when she and Depp fail to declare their two Yorkshire terriers when they arrive Down Under on a private jet for the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Heard admits falsifying quarantine documents and is placed on a $1,000 one-month good behavior bond.
May 23, 2016
Heard files for divorce after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Four days later a judge issues a temporary restraining order against Depp over domestic violence allegations. Pictures of Heard’s alleged injuries hit the tabloids but the LAPD finds no evidence of a crime.
August 16, 2016
Depp and Heard reach a $7 million divorce settlement which the actress promises to give to charity. Their marriage was ‘intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,’ the former lovers say in a statement. ‘There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm’.
December 18, 2018
The Washington Post publishes an op-ed by Heard, an ambassador for women’s rights at for the American Civil Liberties Union, urging support for women who suffer domestic violence. ‘Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,’ reads the headline.
March 1, 2019
Despite not being named in the article, Depp files a $50 million defamation suit in Fairfax Circuit Court, Virginia saying it implied he was an abuser and got him fired from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Depp dismisses Heard’s abuse allegations as a ‘hoax’ and claims he was actually the victim of her violence.
August 10, 2020
Heard countersues for $100 million, claiming vengeful Depp and his lawyer Adam Waldman targeted her with a vicious smear campaign, using media allies and internet trolls to amplify false stories about her and derail her acting career.
November 1, 2020
Depp faces an uphill battle to save his reputation after he loses a libel battle with a British tabloid that labeled him a ‘wife beater’. A judge in London’s rules that The Sun’s 2018 article was ‘substantially true’ and that the father-of-two had attacked Heard a dozen times, causing her to fear for her life on three occasions.
April 11, 2022
After lengthy delays due to the Covid pandemic, the former flames finally lock horns in Fairfax County, Virginia where the Washington Post servers that published the disputed op-ed are based. The trial is expected to last six to seven weeks and celebrities tipped to give evidence include James Franco, Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin.