During the cross-examination of an airport security agent who testified about a 2009 domestic violence “altercation” involving Amber Heard, Hollywood star Johnny Depp lost control of his emotions and mouthed the word “wow.”
Beverly Leonard testified in court that she met the Aquaman star at Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The officer stated she was in the baggage claim area when she “saw [Heard] with a travel companion” and that “they got into an altercation when Heard grabbed her travel friend and removed something from her neck.”
She rushed over “to try to break up what appeared to be a fight,” Leonard added, and “moved in between them, and separated them, stopping any more injuries or escalation” with the support of a coworker.
Ms Heard’s behaviour against her companion tourist, Tasya Van Ree, the actor’s former lover, was described by her as “aggressive.” Ms Heard had also “taken a necklace off of her, and I noticed her holding it in her palm,” she added.
Ms Heard appeared “not to be very firm on her feet” and had “blurry and watery” eyes, according to Ms Leonard, who added, “I could smell alcohol.”
Ms Heard’s companion “raised her hands in what appeared to be a defensive posture,” according to Leonard, but otherwise remained “very stoic.” She further said that when she interfered to inquire if “they were okay” and “what’s going on,” Ms Heard dismissed her.
“She basically said, ‘We’re just having an argument,'” Ms Leonard said, adding that Ms Heard’s travel companion had a “abrasion on the side of her neck where the necklace was, like a rope burn from the chain as it was taken.”
Ms Bredehoft stated during Ms Leonard’s cross-examination that the witness had contacted Mr Depp’s legal counsel “late last night” so that “you can get on TV.”
“Are you aware that this trial is being broadcast on television?” Ms. Heard’s lawyer inquired, and Ms. Leonard said, “Yes.”
“So you know that if you have anything important to say, you can get on TV that way, right?” Ms. Bredehoft pressed her case.
Mr Depp mouthed “wow” over Ms Bredehoft’s line of questioning, and Ms Leonard said, “No, I had no wish to go on television.”