Johnny Depp Allegedly Accused Amber Heard of Sleeping With His Fantastic Beasts Co-Star

This article contains mentions of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Amber Heard has claimed that her ex-husband Johnny Depp accused her of having several affairs during their relationship, including one with his Fantastic Beasts co-stars, Eddie Redmayne.

The affairs were brought up during Heard's testimony in Depp's $50 million defamation trial against the Aquaman actor, as reported by Unilad. Heard co-starred with Redmayne in 2015's The Danish Girl, a year before Redmayne and Depp worked together in 2018's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. "I got that sense that he thought I was sleeping with [Tom Hopper,] the director [of The Danish Girl], and then it was with the actor I was filming with," said Heard.

She continued, "We get into an argument. He was accusing me of [sleeping with] Eddie Redmayne. He thought I was working with Billy Bob Thornton but I'd already worked with him a year earlier. He was very upset about him." Heard has previously claimed Depp believed she and Thornton had an affair while filming 2018's London Fields. Heard has denied having an affair with any of the men. Thornton has confirmed nothing happened between Heard and himself during London Fields' production.

Heard took to the stand in week four of the five-week defamation trial after the judge denied her attempt to dismiss the case. Heard testified earlier in the week that Depp allegedly physically abused her on multiple occasions. "I will never forget it," she said, recounting the first time she alleges Depp hit her. "It changed my life." Heard recalled the two were talking about Depp's "Wino" tattoo -- a modified version of a tattoo Depp originally got while dating ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder. Heard said she initially couldn't read what it said and laughed when he told her. "I just laughed, because I thought he was joking. And he slapped me across the face," Heard said. "And I laughed. I laughed, because I didn't know what else to do. I thought, 'This must be a joke.'"

Heard also recounted an alleged instance of sexual assault that took place in 2015 and involved Depp using a bottle to penetrate her. Depp's reps have stated Heard's claims are fictitious and "only advantageously surfaced years later once she was sued for defamation after noting in her op-ed that she was a victim of 'sexual violence.'"

Following Heard's testimony on May 5, the court was adjourned for a weeklong break. The trial will resume on May 16 and continue until closing arguments, which are scheduled for May 27.

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Source: Unilad

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