The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial has revealed the innermost details of the couple’s troubled relationship. Depp’s swimsuit in the UK was revealing, however the US trial has introduced up some excessive revelations. The events have referred to as on folks acquainted with the pair to present testimony, together with Kate James, Amber’s assistant from 2012 to 2015.
James’ testimony centered on a textual content despatched to her by Depp in which he expressed an intention to repair anyone’s ‘flabby ass.’ In the UK, Amber stated that Depp’s textual content referred to Amber, however in the US, Kate stated it wasn’t for her to speculate.
Kate described Amber as a foul boss whereas showering reward on Depp
James had a decade worth of expertise when Heard employed her in 2012. It was a brief place, to start with, paying $25 an hour. Her obligations included choosing up procuring and dry cleansing, speaking with her Hollywood brokers, and overseeing workflow.
The place grew to become everlasting six months later, James stated, and she took a pay reduce to work for the actress. Kate famous that Amber reacted angrily when she protested the $50,000 salary Heard supplied.
“She leaped out of her chair and put her face approximately four inches from my face, spitting in my face,” James stated. “How dare I ask for the salary I’m asking for?”
Kate accepted the ‘very insulting’ salary as a result of it allowed her to decide up her son from school in the afternoons. James described Heard as a flawed and indignant boss who usually flew right into a blind rage.
She added that Heard usually screamed at her and despatched abusive messages in the early morning hours. “Between 2 and 4 a.m., the barrage would start, all incoherent, not really making sense,” she stated.
On the different hand, she described Depp as ’a complete Southern gentleman.’ “He was always completely passive,” James said. Kate added that Depp bonded with her son, giving him guitar classes and bringing him items from holidays. “He gave my son a little guitar pick that he cherishes to this day,” she stated.
Kate testified that she didn’t see proof of home violence however described the relationship as unstable. “It did not seem like a perfect relationship to me based on a lot of insecurity on her behalf,” James stated.
“Occasionally, she would send a text message about her ‘mental state,’ but it was never clear what was going on,” James stated however didn’t elaborate on these private points.
Kate stated she witnessed a ‘conspiratorial’ assembly between Heard and her associates
James testified that Heard referred to as her in misery following a non-public flight with Depp from Los Angeles in Might 2014. Amber testified that in that flight, Depp assaulted and threw objects at her in anger due to a romantic scene Heard filmed with James Franco.
Kate acknowledged that she discovered Amber’s habits unusual and expressed disbelief at her story. She discovered it odd that Heard went to the Chateau Marmont resort quite than her West Hollywood residence.
James claimed that Amber met with her associates at the resort in a gathering she described as ’a bit of conspiratorial.’ Kate said:
“It’s hard to describe. It was very confusing. Originally I thought I was going over for some major emergency but then something else completely different was going on that day.”
Amber’s group sought to painting James as a spiteful ex-assistant who held a grudge towards Heard. James confessed that she felt ‘blindsided’ by Amber’s sudden resolution to let her go and felt the actress didn’t give her satisfactory termination discover.
James admitted that she met with Depp after her dismissal however couldn’t recall what the pair mentioned. Amber described Kate as ‘difficult, troubled, and inconsistent.’ The actress additionally added that James drank closely. “Her behavior was horrible,” Amber stated.
James alleged that Amber stole her rape expertise and used it in her grievance
Kate James stated that she opened up to Amber about a sexual assualt expertise in Brazil, just for Heard to use it to help her grievance. James said:
“Ms. Heard referred to a conversation we had about me being violently raped at machete point in Brazil and she used it as her own story. She referred directly to a violent rape that occurred to me 26 years ago and she twisted it into her own story and she used it for her own use.”
James stated that the assault lasted for about 6 hours, and she barely escaped with her life. “This tortuous experience of such extreme sexual violence has haunted me ever since,” she stated.
Kate stated she was shocked after studying that Amber had twisted her story to help her narrative. James continued:
“This of course caused me extreme distress and outrage that she would dare to attempt to use the most harrowing experience of my life as her own narrative. I’m a sexual violence survivor and that’s very, very serious to take that stance if you are not one and I am one. That’s the reason I’m here, because I take offense.”