Ellen Barkin accused me of being violent because she holds a ‘grudge’ after I ended our casual sex on set of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp tells court
- The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 57, said his former flame, 66, held a ‘grudge’
- He said they were ‘hanging’ and having casual sex in 1997 after meeting on set
- Actor is giving evidence on the fourth day of his blockbuster libel trial in London
- He is facing questions about alleged assault against ex-wife Amber Heard in LA
Johnny Depp has said his Fear and Loathing co-star Ellen Barkin accused him of being violent after he jilted her love when they were dating.
The actor said his former flame, 66, who accused him of being abusive and ‘jealous’ while they filmed the cult classic, held a ‘grudge.’
He said the pair had been ‘hanging’ and having casual sex in 1997 when Ms Barkin wanted a serious relationship – desires which he said were not mutual.
The 57-year-old is giving evidence on the fourth day of his libel trial at the High Court in London.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star is facing questions about an alleged assault against his ex-wife Amber Heard in LA in 2016.
The actor said his former flame (pictured together), 66, who accused him of being abusive and ‘jealous’ while they filmed the cult classic, held a ‘grudge’
Johnny Depp arriving at the High Court in London today for the fourth day in the 57-year-old actor’s blockbuster libel trial
Depp has said Fear and Loathing co-star Ellen Barkin (pictured in January) accused him of being violent after he jilted her love when they were dating
Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard, 34, arriving at the High Court this morning with her girlfriend Bianca Butti (right)
David Sherborne QC asked: ‘You said she did bear a grudge but you weren’t asked for the basis of why you said that. What do you believe the reason was for Ms Barkin holding a grudge against you?’
Depp said: ‘Ms Barkin and I had been friends for a number of years. A couple of years later (after her divorce) Ellen and I were hanging, just spending time together a relationship.
‘A sexual element began with Ms Barkin which lasted for months on and off really because she was making the film I was making at the time, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and I suppose her desires were… She wanted more than a relationship, she wanted a proper relationship with me and I did not want that.
‘I didn’t feel the same about her as she did me and I suppose from that moment on she became very, very angry and since then I have not spoken to Ms Barkin.’
He laughed as he added: ‘Nor has Ms Barkin spoken to me.’
Earlier today the court was shown a photograph of Heard’s bruised face after she claims Depp hurled a phone at her as they argued over the so-called ‘defecation incident’ a month after the Hollywood legend decided to divorce his wife over the soiling of their bed.
Amber Heard showing bruises she claims were inflicted by Johnny Depp as he allegedly smashed her iPhone in her face at her LA home in May 2016, a month after Heard allegedly ‘defecated’ in their marital bed on her 30th birthday
The actor told the court he believes Heard, 34, was responsible for the defecation but under questioning admitted that it could have been her ‘crass’ trans activist friend iO Tillet Wright.
He arrived at Heard’s birthday party on April 21, 2016 around two hours late after receiving some bad news about his financial affairs from his accountants and smoking cannabis to relieve his stress.
The Hollywood legend admitted he went to bed to read a book after Heard’s guests had gone and started arguing with her about his behaviour.
As the confrontation escalated, Heard claims that her ex-husband threw a magnum champagne bottle at her and shoved her to the floor several times before leaving a note reading ‘Happy F***ing Birthday’.
Depp claims Heard had been ‘drinking heavily’ and attacked him while he was reading in bed, punching him in the face four times before he grabbed her arms to stop her.
The 34-year-old actress and her ‘Team Heard’ arriving at the High Court (far right, her lawyer Jennifer Robinson)
Depp told the court today that he did not believe Heard’s tiny Yorkshire terrier Pistol (left with Heard in New York in 2012) could have defecated in the bed, and said it could have been Heard’s trans activist friend iO Tillet Wright (right)
He says the next day Heard or one of her friends ‘defecated’ in their marital bed, and he believes Heard was responsible after she later told the building manager that it was ‘just a harmless prank’ – at which point Depp ‘resolved’ to divorce her.
He denied that their small dog could have been responsible for the faeces, but admitted that Wright could have been responsible and he could not be certain it was Heard.
The actor also admitted laughing about the faeces the day after the incident and making ‘Amber Turd’ jokes.
A month later he came to collect his things from their LA apartment after deciding to divorce Heard over the defecation incident and another row began, during which Heard claims he threw the phone but Depp claims he did not touch her.
Depp is suing the Sun newspaper for libel after it labelled him a ‘wife beater’ in an article.
He called the accusation ‘utter falsity’ and ‘fraudulent’ and has claimed Heard abused him throughout their marriage.
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