Johnny Depp clasped his hands in a gesture of prayer when he arrived in court Tuesday for the last day of testimony in his defamation trial, as his lawyer insisted that the star is not a “handcuff puncher” and is being created. by former Amber Heard. .
The 57-year-old actor who skipped the summary of allegations against him on Monday was greeted by a crowd of fans who were yelling when he arrived at the London High Court to hear the closing arguments of his legal team.
Many pushed flowers towards him and shouted “We love you!” along with a final chant of “Justice for Johnny,” when he entered the royal Courts of Justice for what has been called the largest defamation case in English of the 21st century.
Inside the courtroom, Depp’s attorney, David Sherborne, repeated the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” star’s claims that he was completely innocent of the “accusation that destroys reputation and ends the career” that hit Heard during their volatile relationship.
“He has never hit a woman in his entire life. Period. Final point. Nothing, ”said Sherborne.
“Crucially, not only has he never hit a woman in his life, he has never been accused of it,” he said, noting that Heard’s legal team admitted that he is not accused of violence against previous partners.
“The truth is, Mr. Depp is not a violent man in nature,” he said.
Instead, Heard’s “propensity for violence” detailed during the trial “makes her the domestic abuser, not him,” the lawyer insisted.
He pointed to the recordings that seemed to surprise Heard by making a “direct, unequivocal and unequivocal admission of hitting him.”
“If it was a man who said what Mrs. Heard said and who admitted what she admitted … can you imagine what dismay there would be?” Sherborne asked.
“In essence, we say it shows that she is the abuser, not Mr. Depp. He is not a handcuff puncher, ”he said.
Calling Heard a “complex person with a complex history,” Sherborne said it was “difficult to keep up” with all the additional charges he kept adding to try to prove his case.