Heard took to the witness stand for the first time on Wednesday, May 4, in the sensational defamation case brought on by her ex-husband Johnny Depp
Amber Heard took the stand on Wednesday, May 4, as she testified that ex-husband Johnny Depp physically abused her, including slapping her on multiple occasions and doing a “cavity search” of her body for drugs. However, many weren’t convinced of the actress’ testimony and accused her of faking tears in the Virginia courtroom.
Heard testified for the first time in the sensational defamation case brought on by Depp. She said they had a “magical” relationship until it turned violent. Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million, claiming that she defamed him while claiming to be a victim of domestic abuse in an op-ed she penned in 2018. Heard has filed a counterclaim of $100 million, accusing Depp of running a smear campaign against her.
Heard said Depp’s first physical outburst took place after she asked him what was written on one of his faded tattoos. When he said “Wino”, referring to former flame Winona Ryder, Heard laughed thinking it was a joke. “He slapped me across the face,” she said. “I didn’t know what was going on. I just stared at him.” It’s worth noting that Depp has previously testified he never hit Heard and that she was, in fact, the abuser in the relationship.
. #AmberHeard: first time #JohnnyDepp hit her – she asked him what his tattoo said on his arm (used to say Winona that he turned into Wino). He told her it said “Wino”. She laughed. She says Depp slapped her across the face. Her reaction was to laugh thinking it must be a joke pic.twitter.com/6I64HiaquN
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) May 4, 2022
Heard, who cried and spoke calmly at various intervals, said she stayed with Depp because she wanted to believe his apologies and assurances that he would never hit her. However, she accused Depp of assaulting her “several times” when he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Heard recounted a May 2013 incident when Depp allegedly tore her dress, ripped off her undergarments, and shoved his fingers “inside” her. “He proceeds to do a cavity search,” she said in court. “He’s looking for his drugs, his cocaine.” Heard’s psychologist Dawn Hughes testified earlier in the trial that she had told him about the incident.
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) May 4, 2022
Nonetheless, Heard’s emotional testimony was ripped on social media, with many claiming the actress was faking her tears.
“OMG, I’m DYING. Amber Heard is the worst actor EVER,” YouTuber Andy Signore tweeted. “This fake incoherent PERFORMANCE is sickening… All over the place, too many details, fake sighs, forced tears and looks to the jury… This is an EMBARRASSMENT to survivors everywhere.”
“AMBER HEARD CRY COUNTER: 2 AMBER HEARD TEARS COUNTER: 0,” Twitch streamer Adept added.
“I watched a little of the Amber Heard testimony today. How does someone cry without tears? Is it a medical condition? Whenever I cry or see someone else crying, it’s a real mess that requires multiple tissues if not a small mop,” Poet Joseph Massey offered.
“Ever seen someone cry without tears and then have a completely straight face void of emotion 10 seconds later? This acting is worse than her performance in Aquaman…,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Watching Amber Heard trying her best to squeeze out one tear. Haven’t seen acting this bad since Kyle Rittenhouse testified,” another quipped.
“Flashes of anger are coming through instead of the tears and sadness Amber Heard is trying to sell. And the daytime Emmy goes to…,” a comment read.
“Watching Amber Heard on trial. This woman has “cried” without tears then went back to being fine and now she’s talking like she’s in a film… it’s embarrassing to listen to you BOTH did drugs, she drugs WITH him! You can’t use that against him NOW,” someone else reacted.
“No wonder Johnny Depp was the one who got Amber Heard the Aquaman role. This clown is embarrassing, she can’t act to save her life. She’s been trying to shed a single tear for hours and still miserably failed,” one observed.
“After hearing Dr. Curry and now hearing Amber Heard, I can see that Dr. Curry was 100% RIGHT. the way she acts is EXACTLY the way Dr. Curry says she acts,” another chimed in.
OMG I’m DYING. Amber Heard is the worst actor EVER. This fake incoherent PERFORMANCE is sickening… All over the place, too many details, fake sighs, forced tears and looks to the jury.. This is an EMBARASSMENT to survivors everywhere. #Heardsay #AmberHeardIsALiar #DeppvHeard pic.twitter.com/cuRxREWgi8
— Andy Signore (@andysignore) May 4, 2022
AMBER HEARD CRY COUNTER: 2
AMBER HEARD TEARS COUNTER: 0
— adept. (@adeptthebest) May 4, 2022
I watched a little of the Amber Heard testimony today. How does someone cry without tears? Is it a medical condition? Whenever I cry or see someone else crying, it’s a real mess that requires multiple tissues if not a small mop.
— Joseph Massey (@jmasseypoet) May 4, 2022
Watching Amber Heard trying her best to squeeze out one tear.
Haven’t seen acting this bad since Kyle Rittenhouse testified.#TeamDepp#DeppVsHeard#AmberTurd #removeamberheard #DeppvHeard #AmberHeardIsALiar#AmberHeardIsAnAbuser
James Franco pic.twitter.com/yxh8ug87sQ
— Jason Bourne (@TheOriginalWTH) May 4, 2022