Johnny Depp did ‘cavity search’ on Amber Heard, penetrated her with bottle, psychologist testifies

A clinical psychologist testified that Johnny Depp once performed a “cavity examination” on Amber Heard during their marriage.

dr. Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist, was the first witness brought by Heard’s legal team as they began their defense in Fairfax, Virginia on Tuesday in the ongoing Depp defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Heard. Hughes gave an opposite professional analysis than the forensic psychologist brought to the booth by Depp’s team last week, who said Heard had no signs of PTSD. Instead, Hughes said the actress does have post-traumatic stress disorder, caused by what she called “Mr. Depp’s intimate partner violence.”

Hughes reviewed Heard’s medical records, previous statements and met the actress four times in person and twice via Zoom, for a total of approximately 29 hours. She also interviewed some of Heard’s attending doctors and the star’s late mother, Paige.

While testifying, Hughes described several of Heard’s sexual assault allegations against Depp. Hughes said Heard claimed he had digitally penetrated her more than once and that he once penetrated her with a liquor bottle. Heard told Hughes that Depp would have an alcohol-fueled “anger” that often led to these acts, according to Hughes’ testimony.

“There is evidence, as I have mentioned before, of the assault and the sexual abuse, and what he would do, when he was angry and when he was drunk – it was mainly drug and alcohol fueled anger when he would throw her at bed and try to have sex with her,” Hughes said. “Then, you know, if he wasn’t able to perform, he’d get even angrier at her and blame her. We have the momentum to blame her for his inability to take responsibility for his behavior. “

Heard’s therapists were concerned for her safety, Hughes said, and the actress sometimes fought back. She also testified that Heard engaged in psychological aggression and that “she was very ashamed and remorseful about it,” as well as some reactive violence.

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American actor Johnny Depp looks on in court at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. - American actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in the Fairfax County Circuit Court after she found a op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a

American actor Johnny Depp looks on in court at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. – American actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in the Fairfax County Circuit Court after she found a op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence”. American actress Amber Heard looks on during a hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 3, 2022. – American actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she had surgery written -ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence”.

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Hughes said, based on the notes of Heard’s therapists, “There were times when… [Depp] forced her to give him oral sex when angry. These were not loving moments; they were angry moments, moments of dominance, moments when he tried to take control of her.”

On one occasion, after Depp accused Heard of flirting with someone during an outing in Hicksville, New York, “Mr. Depp performed a puncture and was supposedly looking for drugs and found it acceptable to take off her nightgown and stick his fingers out.” up her vagina to look for cocaine and thought she might be hiding it there,” Hughes said.

“There was another incident in the Bahamas where when he got angry he grabbed his fingers and put them in her vagina and forcibly moved her in the closet,” she continued, adding: “And of course the incident in Australia — one of the most serious cases of sexual assault Ms Heard had to endure—when he beat her and strangled her and told her, “I’m going to kill you. I hate you.” … He grabbed a bottle that was on the bar and penetrated her with that bottle.”

Hughes said, “Mrs. Heard reported to me that she was dissociating and going outside of her body. All she thought was, ‘Oh god, I hope it’s not the broken one’.”

Heard, 36, seemed emotional as she listened to Hughes’ testimony from her seat in the courtroom, where Depp, 58, was also present. The Aquarius The actress has not yet taken the position, although she is expected to go under oath sometime this week.

When her attorney Ben Rottenborn, in his opening statements, brought up Heard’s allegations of sexual assault and other forms of domestic violence she had experienced, a Depp spokesperson denied the allegation, calling it “fictional” and “in view of Hollywood shock value.” “. of which Amber controls and exploits a serious social movement.”

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Rottenborn said Heard “has suffered sexual assault at the hands of Depp. … You will hear in the most graphic and horrific terms about the violence she has endured. You will hear it directly from her. She will come into the stands and she’ll tell you. It happened.”

Depp sues Heard for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post on surviving domestic violence, although she never mentioned Depp by name in the article. The pirates of the caribbean actor originally filed the $50 million lawsuit in March 2019.

Depp, who has said several times under oath that he never hit Heard or any woman for that matter, has testified that his “goal is the truth” as he tries to clear his name in the process, which is being broadcast live through various outlets. . Ahead of the trial, Heard said in a statement that “Hopefully, when this case is resolved, I can move on and Johnny can too. I have always loved Johnny and it pains me deeply to share the details of our past lives together for the foreseeable future.” world.”

In November 2020, Depp lost his highly publicized libel lawsuit in the UK against the British tabloid The sun to call him a “wife beater”. The court upheld the outlet’s claims as “substantially true” and Heard testified to support the claims. In March 2021, his attempt to overturn the decision was overruled.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org

If you are dealing with domestic violence, call the Landelijk Meldpunt Huiselijk Geweld at: 1-800-799-7233or go to thehotline.org† All calls are free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

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