“You wanna reduce me?” the “Pirates of the Caribean” star, 57, requested Heard in July 2016. “Lower me wherever you need. You wanna reduce me someplace. On the arm, chest? The place you wanna begin? Lower me!”
Audio of the disturbing change was performed in London’s Excessive Court docket at Depp’s explosive libel trial towards The Solar newspaper — who he says falsely branded him a “spouse beater” in a 2018 article based mostly on Heard’s allegations.
“Don’t reduce your pores and skin. Please don’t reduce your pores and skin. Why would you try this? Please don’t,” replied Heard, The Solar reported.
The weird incident occurred only one month earlier than the doomed couple signed off on their divorce. Their location throughout the recording is unclear.
After Heard refused the macabre request, Depp shouted “Lower, reduce, reduce!” earlier than calling her a “p—y,” in line with the newspaper.
“Put the knife down. Simply put the f***ing knife down. Don’t!” the Aquaman star pleaded.
Depp then instructed her, “I wanna take a look at you. There’s a method for the ache to go away.”
The audio closed with Heard saying, “It doesn’t make it go.”
The Solar’s lawyer, Sasha Wass, grilled Depp in regards to the incident.
“I used to be asking her to chop me,” he testified, carrying a dapper grey go well with with a brown tie and white pocket sq.. “If she wasn’t keen, I’d do it myself.”
The dramatic audio recording capped Depp’s fourth exhausting day on the witness stand, which was alleged to be his final.
His testimony took longer than anticipated, and he’ll must return to court docket Monday morning for one more punishing spherical of questions, Sky Information reported.
Depp has insisted he by no means laid a hand on Heard and has accused her of perpetrating all of the violence of their marriage.