AMBER HEARD said it had been ‘incredibly painful’ to relive stormy scenes from her marriage to Johnny Depp as the actor’s libel action against The Sun drew to a close yesterday.
Making a statement on the steps of the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Heard, 34, said that following their 2017 divorce: ‘I just wanted to move on with my life. I did not file this lawsuit and, despite its significance, I would have preferred not to be here in court.
‘It has been incredibly painful to relive the breakup of my relationship, have my motives and my truth questioned and the most traumatic and intimate details of my life with Johnny shared in court and broadcast around the world.’
As she spoke, some onlookers booed and one woman shouted out: ‘Justice for Johnny.’
Earlier, screams from about 30 fans echoed around the court’s main hall as Depp, clutching good luck gifts, arrived for the final day.
The 57-year-old is suing The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article which labelled him a ‘wife beater’.
David Sherborne, representing Depp, told the court the actor had always maintained that this ‘extremely serious allegation’ was ‘completely untrue’. Judgment in the case was reserved until a later date.