During her testimony, Amber Heard said she felt “so lonely” after being sexually assaulted by Johnny Depp during their relationship.
The 36-year-old Aquaman actress went under oath on Wednesday in the Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom, telling the jurors about the ups and downs of her relationship with Depp, 58, whom she met while making the 2011 movie The Rum Diary.
The first witness brought by Heard’s legal team on Tuesday, clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Dawn Hughes, shared an incident when Heard alleges that Depp, in an alcohol-fueled “rage,” performed a “cavity search” on Heard “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 it there.”
Heard, herself, recalled the incident, which happened during a camping getaway to Hicksville, New York, with friends for a “party out in the desert.” She said Depp accused her of flirting with a woman who was there with them. Heard said he got upset and threatened the woman by grabbing her wrist. Afterward, Depp and Heard went into their trailer to talk about what happened, when he “started smashing things,” Heard said.
Heard said she became confused when Depp kept asking where she was “hiding” something. He started “patting me down,” said Heard, who alleged that Depp then ripped off her dress and her underwear.
“He’s touching my breasts, he’s touching my thighs. He rips my underwear off. And then he—,” she continued, adding after a pause, “proceeds to do a cavity search. He said he was looking for his drugs, his cocaine, his coke. I was wondering how I — somebody who didn’t do cocaine and was against it, [cocaine] in and of itself was causing problems in our relationship — why would I hide his drugs from him? He was insinuating that I was doing it or something. It made no sense.”
“He shoved his fingers inside me,” she said while shaking her head. “I just stood there staring at the stupid light. I didn’t know what to do. I just stood there while he did that. He twisted his fingers around. I didn’t say, like, ‘stop’ or anything.”
Heard said she doesn’t remember how she slept that night or whether she confronted him about the alleged sexual assault. “I remember wanting it to be okay … [and] to go back to normal,” she added. (People)