Court documents released on Monday reportedly revealed that Amber Heard’s sister had admitted the actress had cut off Johnny Depp’s finger during an incident in Australia in 2015.
Depp, 59, testified during the high-profile defamation trial in Virginia that ex-wife Heard, 36, severed his finger when she threw a vodka bottle at him. In a newly-released transcript, Jennifer Howell, said during a deposition that witnessed Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, receive texts from the actress in which she admits to her role in the violent incident, according to the New York Post.
“She [Henriquez] just screamed, ‘She’s done it now. She’s cut off his God**n finger,’ and made this huge proclamation,” Howell, an art curator recalled.
Howell also testified, “And she goes, ‘She cut off his finger. She cut off his finger.’ And then she bolted out the door and was like, ‘I got to call somebody. I got to call somebody.’ And she went out the door and she called someone. I don’t know who she called. That’s what was said.”
Howell said that Henriquez eventually returned and explained that she was referring to her sister and Depp.
During the trial, Depp testified he lied to a doctor about the nature of his injuries when he claimed he slammed his finger in an accordion door. At the time, the actor was shooting the fifth part of “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
In June, jurors found that Heard defamed Depp on multiple instances and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damage, though the latter judgment was reduced to $350,000, which is the maximum that could be awarded in Virginia. Depp’s attorney was also found to have defamed Heard, to which the court ordered him to pay $2 million in damages.
Both parties plan to appeal the judgment.
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[Featured image: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp/AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool]