Actor Johnny Depp knelt on ex-wife Amber Heard and hit her on the again of her head throughout a row a few pre-nuptial settlement, she instructed a courtroom.
Ms Heard additionally stated she had “little or no decision-making energy” within the marriage.
Mr Depp, 57, is suing the writer of the Solar over an article that referred to him as a “spouse beater” – however the newspaper maintains it was correct.
He denies 14 allegations of home violence on which Information Group Newspapers is relying for its defence.
Taking to the witness stand at London’s Excessive Courtroom on the 10th day of the case, Ms Heard stated she had been subjected to repeated and common bodily violence by the point of the couple’s marriage in 2015.
She was requested about allegations of an argument in January 2015 over discussions with attorneys a few pre-nuptial settlement between herself and Mr Depp.
“There was an argument in a resort room in Tokyo that resulted in Johnny kneeling on my again and hitting me on the again of the top,” Ms Heard instructed the courtroom.
She added: “However then Johnny was additionally accusing me of getting an affair with a co-star and that’s what led to the precise argument.”
‘Not concerned about cash’
Ms Heard stated Mr Depp instructed her he didn’t desire a pre-nuptial settlement however it was his sister, Christi Dembrowski, who wished the couple to get one.
Ms Heard added that she employed a lawyer who labored on a draft pre-nuptial settlement and it was despatched to Mr Depp’s workforce however by no means signed.
Textual content messages had been learn out in courtroom, displaying Mr Depp’s sister had instructed him to get an settlement signed.
Challenged over whether or not Mr Depp did desire a pre-nuptial settlement, Ms Heard stated “I had no concept. He instructed me he did not. What Johnny instructed me is that he would look it up and that the one means out of this was loss of life.
“He instructed me this time and time once more and I supplied time and time once more to signal no matter it was that he or his workforce wanted or wished.
“I made it very clear from the early days… that I used to be not concerned about Johnny’s cash, I by no means had been, I by no means was.”
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The actress was additionally requested by Mr Depp’s lawyer, Eleanor Legal guidelines QC, whether or not she had had “final management within the relationship”. Ms Heard replied: “No, completely not.”
Requested whether or not she took necessary choices within the relationship, Ms Heard stated: “No, I had little or no decision-making energy in that relationship.”
She was requested about 5 penthouse flats within the Japanese Columbia Constructing in Los Angeles, which her sister and pal moved into.
Requested whether or not they paid any lease, Ms Heard stated: “No, Johnny would not allow them to.”
The case centres on an article printed on the Solar’s web site in April 2018. It was headlined: “Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely comfortable’ casting spouse beater Johnny Depp within the new Unbelievable Beasts movie?”.
The article associated to allegations made by Ms Heard, who was married to the movie star from 2015 to 2017. The listening to is predicted to final for 3 weeks.