JOHNNY DEPP VS. AMBER HEARD TRIAL RECAP: Amber Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez says she ‘joked’ with Johnny Depp that he should HIT Heard as it’s revealed Heard had Elon Musk over a month after split
- Raquel Pennington, a former friend of Amber heard continued her testimony in day 18 of Johnny Depp's defamation suit against his ex-wife
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We're expecting to hear more testimony from witnesses about the martial breakdown between Depp and Heard.
😳😰😈 Kristina Sexton, Amber Heard's acting coach, said her client became 'like a hermit' in the latter years of her relationship with Johnny Depp.
😳😰😈 She said the couple's home became 'darker' with the curtains drawn and added that Heard had lost an alarming amount of weight, which she suggested was caused by stress.
😳😰😈 'She was skin and bones,' Sexton said after she returned from Australia to visit her client. 'She was much thinner than she normally was.'
😳😰😈 Sexton also echoed claims that Depp trashed his room at the Hicksville trailer park resort in California after a fight with Heard. Sexton said she was the only one sober during the outing.
😳😰😈 'The inside was in shambles,' Sexton said. I remember seeing a light hanging off the wall. There was broken stuff everywhere'
😳😰😈 She added that Heard remained quiet as Depp allegedly kept apologizing.
😳😰😈 Kristina Sexton, Amber Heard's acting coach, is the last person to testify in the defamation trial today via a video deposition.
😳😰😈 She worked with Heard for seven years, with their last project being Aquaman, and said Heard was very ambitious over her acting career.
😳😰😈 She said Depp became 'darker' throughout the years as the couple fought throughout their Los Angeles home.
😳😰😈 Sexton added that Depp had allegedly tried to control her career by telling her what roles she should take.
😳😰😈 'He would say he didn't want his woman playing this kind of role,' Sexton said. 'He would say, 'That's a sh**** role. That's a wh*** part. That's a sh** part.'
😳😰😈 Melanie Inglessis, Amber Heard's makeup artist, said the actor was going through a whirlwind of emotions as she prepped to divorce Johnny Depp.
😳😰😈 Inglessis claimed Heard gave the makeup artist her cellphone so Depp couldn't contact her and try to talk her out of filing for divorce.
😳😰😈 'I held on to it for her because she didn't want him to call her... and she was afraid she would cave and go back to him,' Inglessis said.
😳😰😈 'We were all there to kind of help, and go through it [together],' Inglessis added of Heard's friend group.
😳😰😈 Melanie Inglessis, Amber Heard's makeup artist, said it was clear the actor had a swollen lip when she appeared on the 'Late Late Show' with James Corden in December 2015.
😳😰😈 Inglessis said she used her expertise to hide the injuries she allegedly suffered under Johnny Depp, which had left the professional shocked.
😳😰😈 'It was like, holy sh**,' Inglessis said, adding that she has experience in hiding and creating bruises.
😳😰😈 She also criticized some of the pictures of Heard's injuries, claiming they did not accurately portray how hurt she really was.
😳😰😈 Melanie Inglessis, Amber Heard's makeup artist, said she broke up as a client and friend of the Aquaman actor earlier this year.
😳😰😈 In cross-examination with Depp's star attorney, Camille Vasquez, Inglessis described Depp as a 'friendly' and kind man.
😳😰😈 Like all the other witness, save for Heard's sister Whitney Henriquez, Inglessis said she never witnessed Depp physically harm Heard.
😳😰😈 She added that she only interacted with Depp 10 times with Heard present.
😳😰😈 Inglessis also called Depp's friend, Marilyn Manson, 'awkward' and 'strange' when the singer came over to the actor's penthouse during Thanksgiving dinner in 2016.
😳😰😈 Melanie Inglessis, Amber Heard's makeup artist, is the next person to testify in the defamation trial via a video deposition.
😳😰😈 She worked on Heard on December 16, 2015, following the beating she allegedly suffer from Depp.
😳😰😈 'She looked like somebody headbutted her,' the French makeup artist said. 'She had discoloration around her eyes and nose, and a split lip.'
😳😰😈 Inglessis claimed she was able to hide the injuries in time for Heard's appearance on the "Late Late Show' with James Corden.
😳😰😈 'We did makeup, a little heavier than normal,' Inglessis said. 'We hid the bruises. Peach to cancel the blue.'
😳😰😈 Elizabeth Marz, another member of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's inner-circle, claimed Depp charged at her during a fight with his ex-wife in 2016.
😳😰😈 She said the fight left the friends scared and claimed Depp entered the Los Angeles penthouse drunk.
😳😰😈 'He ran into the unit, and it scared the sh** out of me because he was wasted and screaming,' Marz said.
😳😰😈 'If there's a grown ass man coming at you and saying 'Get your b***h outta here,' and swinging a magnum-sized bottle of wine I'm sure anyone...would run out.'
😳😰😈 She added that she hid in the house because she was afraid of what Depp would do.
😳😰😈 Marz also said friends of the couple cleaned up part of the mess Depp allegedly left his penthouse in after the fight with Heard.
😳😰😈 Elizabeth Marz, another member of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's inner-circle, is the next person to testify in the defamation trial via a video deposition.
😳😰😈 Marz described Depp as 'combative' and upset on the May 21, 2016 incident where Depp allegedly assaulted Heard.
😳😰😈 'I heard him scream, 'Get your b***h out of here,'' Marz recalled as Depp allegedly yelled at Heard and friend Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington.
😳😰😈 'Everyone was just shaken up.'
😳😰😈 Marz said she was hiding during the incident and ran out. She described the Aquaman actor as disheveled and said she had injuries on her face.
😳😰😈 'Her face was red and swollen,' Marz said.
😳😰😈 Like the other of Heard and Depp's friends, she too said she never physically saw the Pirates of the Caribbean actor assault Heard.
😳😰😈 Whitney Henriquez, Amber Heard's sister, said she pushed her sister and Johnny Depp to stay together despite believing there were signs he was allegedly abusing her.
😳😰😈 Depp's attorney Rebecca Lecaroz presented a text message that Henriquez sent to the couple while acting as their 'marriage counselor' to the court, telling the celebrities that their relationship could still be saved by October 2015.
😳😰😈 'I love both of you so much and would fucking stay out of it if it If I thought this shit was past the point of no return,' Henriquez texted.
😳😰😈 Henriquez had set the text message despite testifying that she suspected Depp was abusing her sister in the months prior.
😳😰😈 She added that there was only one instance where she physically witnessed Depp striking her sister.
😳😰😈 Henriquez's was the third testimony of the day following disposition videos from the couple's former friends Joshua Drew and Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington.
😳😰😈 Whitney Henriquez said she served as a 'marriage counselor' between her sister Amber Heard and Johnny Depp during their turbulent relationship.
😳😰😈 Upon cross-examination by Depp's attorney Rebecca Lecaroz, Henriquez said she often helped settle disputes between the couple and was nicknamed 'marriage counselor.'
😳😰😈 She also said she regretted joking through a text message that Depp should hit her sister in 2013.
😳😰😈 'Knowing what I know now, I regret that,' Henriquez said.
😳😰😈 Whitney Henriquez, Amber Heard's sister, admitted that she was mostly drunk when she stayed in one Johnny Depp's penthouse between 2014 and 2015.
😳😰😈 Henriquez made the statement as she recalled a fight between the couple in March 2015 as Heard and Depp allegedly hurled insults at each other.
😳😰😈 When Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft asked Henriquez if she was on any drugs at the time, Henriquez made the surprising statement.
😳😰😈 'It was a rare occasion when I was sober,' she said.
😳😰😈 During that fight, Henriquez claimed Depp began throwing things around the house and claimed that he hit her, causing Heard to lash out.
😳😰😈 'She said, 'Don't hit my f**king sister,'' Henriquez said of the incident where Heard struck Depp.
😳😰😈 Henriquez said Depp got angrier and stormed off as he yelled at them.
😳😰😈 'He said, 'I hate you. I hate you both. You f**king c***s.'
😳😰😈 Whitney Henriquez, Amber Heard's sister, said Johnny Depp threatened one of Heard's dogs by grabbing the pet and holding him out a car window.
😳😰😈 'Johnny is holding our dog out the window,' Henriquez said. 'I froze. I was scared. I knew how inebriated he was.'
😳😰😈 'He was just laughing,' she added. 'This dark, cackle. Then he joked about putting the dog in the microwave.'
😳😰😈 Whitney Henriquez, Amber Heard's sister, claimed an irate Johnny Depp would often berate her and her sister whenever he was drinking or using heavy drugs.
😳😰😈 'He would say, 'F**king c**t. Used up trash bag, slimly wh***. Saggy Wh***,'' Henriquez said.
😳😰😈 She added that Depp would be calm when smoking marihuana, but things would take a turn once he started using cocaine.
😳😰😈 'I almost never see him do cocaine without drinking,' Henriquez said.
😳😰😈 Henriquez also claimed Depp was incredibly jealous and often accused Heard of cheating on him.
😳😰😈 Whitney Henriquez, Amber Heard's sister, is the third witness to testify today in the defamation suit filed against Heard.
😳😰😈 Henriquez said the couple were in love when they first got together and that she had never seen her sister 'fall so much in love with someone.'
😳😰😈 She added that the couple's relationship soured as Depp's drug and alcohol addiction grew.
😳😰😈 'If Johnny was using, or if he as using, there was always a fight,' Henriquez said.
😳😰😈 She also claimed the Depp was controlling over the types of clothes her sister would wear and tried to control her career.
😳😰😈 'Every time she thought about taking another meeting, he started a fight,' Henriquez said. 'He would say, 'I don't know why she needs to work. I can take care of her.'
😳😰😈 She added that Depp would eventually start limited Heard's access to their group of friends as a way to isolate her.
😳😰😈 Depp was also allegedly jealous of Heard's relationship with James Franco, who she confirmed she had over the night before filing for divorce.
😳😰😈 Joshua Drew, a former member of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's inner circle, said that the couple's dogs would pee and poop around the house constantly.
😳😰😈 Drew, Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington's ex-husband who lived in one of Depp's Los Angeles penthouses, said he would clean up after the dogs.
😳😰😈 His statement comes after Depp accused Heard and another friend, IO Tillett Wright, of pooping on his bed.
😳😰😈 Drew added that the Aquaman actor had Tesla CEO Elon Musk over at one of the penthouses less than a month after filing for divorce against Depp.
😳😰😈 Heard and the world's wealthiest man had dated for about a year following the divorce.
😳😰😈 Joshua Drew, a former member of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's inner circle, claimed he and his ex-wife Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington went to check on the couple when they found their home trashed in 2015.
😳😰😈 'You walk into someone's hose and you find it vandalized...it's never anything good,' Drew said.
😳😰😈 He added that the message on the kitchen counter that read, 'Why be a fraud, all is such bulls**t, was written by Depp as he recognized the actor's handwriting.
😳😰😈 It was yet another bizarre writing displayed in court after Heard claimed Depp wrote lyrics from the Carly Simon song You're So Vain lyrics on a mirror in couple's Australia home.
😳😰😈 Drew also backed up his ex-wife's claims that the injuries Heard had before an appearance on 'The Late Late Show' with James Corden were real.
😳😰😈 'She had significant bruising on both eye sockets and her forehead was red,' Drew said.
😳😰😈 Joshua Drew, a former member of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's inner circle, said he guided officers through Depp's penthouses when they were called in after an alleged assault in 2016.
😳😰😈 Drew claimed one of the officers told him: 'There's damage in these apartments, her face is read, if she files a report, we have enough here to go pick him up.'
😳😰😈 He described Heard as 'catatonic' following the incident, and added that Heard failed to file a report that night and that Depp was never arrested.
😳😰😈 He said there was a mark on her check bone and eyebrow, and there was some swelling on Heard's face.
😳😰😈 Drew said he learned about what allegedly took place from his ex-wife, Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington.
😳😰😈 At the end of her testimony this morning, Raquel Pennington claimed Johnny Depp told her that he cut his own finger off in the infamous March 2015 incident in Australia.
😳😰😈 She added that she bore no ill-will for Heard, and that they just drifted apart as friend.
😳😰😈 Josh Drew, Pennington's ex-husband and former member of Amber Heard and Depp's inner circle, is the next witness to testify in the defamation trial via a video deposition.
😳😰😈 Like Pennington, Drew admitted that he never witnessed Depp hit her or throw anything at her.
😳😰😈 Drew joined Pennington in living in one of Depp's penthouses in 2015. He said they offered to pay rent, but a 'generous' Depp refused.
😳😰😈 Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington, a former friend of Amber Heard, has finished giving her testimony via video deposition.
😳😰😈 The latter half of Pennington's testimony amounted to her verifying that she and Heard had taken pictures of the Aquaman 2 actress following an alleged 2016 beating at the hands of Depp, whose iconic Jack Sparrow is being replaced by Margot Robbie in a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot film.
😳😰😈 Pennington also doubled-down on claims that none of the injuries Heard sustained were faked and that she and Heard did not stage the damage Depp allegedly caused in his own Los Angeles Penthouses.
😳😰😈 Many online mocked Pennington's testimony over her frequent sobbing and the fact that she was the second witnessed called by Heard's defense that was allegedly 'freeloading' off Depp after the couple invited her to live in their home.
😳😰😈 Heard also faces a mounting petition to remove her completely from the upcoming Aquaman 2 movie.
😳😰😈 Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington, a former friend of Amber Heard, said she came close to hitting Johnny Depp when she allegedly felt threatened by him during a fight the couple had on May 21, 2016.
😳😰😈 Pennington said she got in-between the couple and pleaded with Depp, who she described as 'irate,' to calm down.
😳😰😈 'I put my hands on his chest and told him to stop, just stop,' Pennington said.
😳😰😈 She then moved over to Heard and hugged her while Depp allegedly continued to yell at his ex-wife.
😳😰😈 'He was getting closer and closer, and I remember thinking...if he gets any closer, I'm going to pick up the ashtray and hit him.'
😳😰😈 She added that he was smashing stuff around the Los Angeles penthouse.
😳😰😈 She also denied claims from Depp and his defense that she and Heard staged the damage at his penthouses.
😳😰😈 Raquel Pennington, a former member of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's inner circle, denies allegations that Heard used makeup to fake the injuries she allegedly sustained at the hands of Depp.
😳😰😈 'That is a false assessment,' she said. 'I saw injuries on her body from the time directly after they happened through the night, the day after and until they healed.'
😳😰😈 Pennington claimed, instead, that the Aquaman actor was using makeup to try and hide her injuries as she prepped for an appearance on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' in December 2015.
😳😰😈 According to Pennington, Heard showed her makeup artist and hairstylist her busted lip, and her missing clump of hair.
😳😰😈 Pennington added that she was worried about Heard's 'self preservation' while living with Depp.
😳😰😈 Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington, a former friend of Amber Heard, continued to sob as she reviewed the pictures of the injuries Heard allegedly suffered from ex-husband Johnny Depp.
😳😰😈 Pennington said she and Heard took pictures of the injures when the Aquaman actor called her following an alleged beating in 2015.
😳😰😈 She said Heard had sustained a black eye, swollen nose, a busted lip and injuries to her scalp where her hair was allegedly ripped by Depp.
😳😰😈 She claimed that she found injuries on Heard's face multiple times during her relationship with Depp.
😳😰😈 Johnny Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez smiled and refused to comment on claims she's dating the star.
😳😰😈 Leaving court in Fairfax, Virginia, Tuesday, Vasquez remained tight-lipped when asked about the rumor by TMZ.
😳😰😈 Social media users claim there is strong chemistry between Depp and Vasquez. The lawyer has wowed viewers with her incisive and relentless questioning of Amber Heard, and has herself become a star as a result of her performance.
😳😰😈 Raquel Pennington, a former member of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's inner circle, cried as she echoed remarks that Depp and his friends labeled him 'The Monster,' referring to his drug and alcohol addiction.
😳😰😈 'I was scared for Amber. I was sad for her and I was also sad for Johnny. Because he's my friend to. I really wanted them to get it together.
😳😰😈 Pennington claimed that evidence of physical abuse against Heard at the hands of Depp was 'apparent' and growing more obvious as time went by.
😳😰😈 'I was worried that when he turned, he would accidentally do something worse than he ever intended,' Pennington said.
😳😰😈 She added that Depp also trashed the room he and Heard shared during a group outing to the Hicksville trailer park resort in California, where the group was drinking alcohol and taking mushrooms.
😳😰😈 Raquel Pennington, a former friend of Amber Heard, said she and members of Heard and Johnny Depp's inner circle took the Aquaman actor away from Depp after a fight in 2016.
😳😰😈 Pennington said Depp had smashed photos, bottles and other items inside two of his five Los Angeles Penthouses. She added that she stepped in between the then-married couple after arriving at the scene.
😳😰😈 'He continued to yell,' Pennington said. 'I went over and stepped between them.'
😳😰😈 She admitted that she had never witnessed Depp hit Heard, throw anything at Heard or physically cause any harm to Heard.
😳😰😈 Pennington, an MMA fighter known as 'Rocky,' had previously testified on behalf of The Sun newspaper after Depp sued the publication unsuccessfully in 2020 when it labeled him a 'wife beater.'
😳😰😈 Raquel Pennington, a former member of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's inner circle, said she was called by Heard in December, 15, 2015 to witness the injuries she allegedly suffered under Depp.
😳😰😈 Pennington said Heard had a laceration on her forehead, a red face and bleeding where her hair was allegedly pulled by the Pirates of the Caribbean star.
😳😰😈 'Hair had been ripped out and it was her color on the floor,' Pennington said, adding that she did not witness the alleged incident, only the aftermath.
😳😰😈 She said she and the Aquaman actor took pictures of the injuries on their phones.
Amber Heard's former friend Raquel Pennington has begun the second half of her testimony via a video deposition during day 18 of the $50 million defamation lawsuit Johnny Depp filed against his ex-wife.
Pennington claimed that the couple had a fight during Thanksgiving in one of Depp's LA penthouses when they left their guests to talk alone in their bedroom.
😳😰😈 Pennington said the couple's bedroom appeared thrashed with broken glass all over the floor, but her description over the incident has been called into question as she fails to recollect all the details of the night.
😳😰😈 'The night has faded in my memory,' Pennington said.
😳😰😈 Amber Heard and Johnny Depp arrived in court this morning for Day 18 of the the defamation trial.
😳😰😈 The Aquaman actor is wearing a beige sweater wrapped around with a black belt and a black jacket wrapped around her shoulders.
😳😰😈 Depp is wearing another black suit, with a maroon tie and pocket square, along with his signature sunglasses.
😳😰😈 Johnny Depp arrives in court holding rose and jokes that he's in secret romance with camera operator as fans cheer for the actor.
😳😰😈 'Thank you! Thank you,' Depp told his fans.
😳😰😈 He then turns to a Court TV's camera operator, Austin, who he speaks with every morning during the trial and joked, 'Since people are talking already, I got this for you,' as he presented the rose.
😳😰😈 The livestream of his $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, is now underway.
As day 18 of the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial resumes today on livestream at 9 a.m. EST, eyes will be focused on Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, who has gained a cult following for her stinging cross-examination of the Aquaman actress earlier this week.
Vasquez, a graduate of Southwestern Law School, in Los Angeles, is an associate of Brown Rudnick LLP, based in Orange County.
In 2021, Best Lawyers in America named Vasquez as a 'One to Watch,' in the area of Commercial Litigation.
Her expertise is in plaintiff-side defamation suits, which explains why she was chosen to represent Depp in his $50 million suit against Heard.
😳😰😈 As Vasquez grilled Heard on Monday and Tuesday, the attorney held nothing back has suggested Heard was jealous of the Pirates of the Caribbean star and revealed Heard's original wedding plan involved using drugs with friends around a sobering Depp.
😳😰😈 Along with making Heard testify about her drug use and history of allegedly hitting her partners, Vasquez was also successful in shutting down many of the questions Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, with her objections.
😳😰😈 It let to a moment where a frustrated Bredehoft could only let out an exasperated sigh and comment to her client, 'I'm trying.'
😳😰😈 Amber Heard's former friend Raquel Pennington will be first on the stand on Wednesday morning, for day 18 of Depp's trial against his ex-wife.
😳😰😈 Pennington began giving evidence on Tuesday, and admitted she'd once shoved Heard during an argument which saw the Aquaman star slap her.
😳😰😈 She told the court that she and Heard no longer spoke, but insisted they weren't enemies.
😳😰😈 Heard grew testy at the conclusion of her cross-examination on Tuesday after being accused of assaulting her ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree by Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez.
😳😰😈 She denied the allegation. Depp is suing Heard, his former wife, for defaming him by accusing him of domestic abuse in a Washington Post op-ed, with the trial being heard at a court house in Fairfax Virginia.
😳😰😈 To read a wrap-up of Tuesday's dramatic testimony, click the link below.