Johnny Depp’s sister says Amber Heard called him “old and fat” and his family was “ruined” over the marriage

Johnny Depp’s sister says that Amber Heard called him “old and fat” and that the actor’s family was “ruined” over his marriage to her.

Christi Dembrowski made the allegations when she took the stand as the first witness in the multi-million dollar defamation case in Virginia, where Depp claims that a 2018 article on domestic violence she wrote for Washington Post suggested he was an addict.

She told the court that while she had seen Mrs. Heard “be cute” towards her brother, she had also seen her “not be cute” and gave details of such a confrontation.

“This one really stayed with me. On one occasion I was in the office, I had a meeting with Dior, who wanted to sit down with Johnny and talk about working together. Amber had come in and asked if she interrupted, we said no. , Johnny told Amber that I had just had a meeting with Dior and they were interested in him, ”she said.

“Her reaction to that was that she was in disbelief and a kind of disgust, and she said ‘Dior? Why does Dior want to deal with you? They’re about class and style, and you have no style.’ It was an insulting form to remove the one moment that insult was there.

“I’ve seen the insults several times actually. She called him an ‘old, fat man’. I think he heard her call him that.”

She also gave details of a 2013 documentary with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, describing how close her brother and wife Heard had been to the set.

“I was right next to her, I hugged her and stood next to her, it was a little set. I did not see anything (marks or physical injuries).

“They were fine. She was laughing and happy and holding his hand and leaning up against him and hugging him. It was mostly her hug.”

She was asked when she was told that Depp and Heard were getting married.

“There was a wedding celebration on the island, so they had a wedding ceremony on the island, but before they went to the island, they actually got married in Los Angeles, as they actually could not do it with paperwork on the island,” she recalled.

She said she was “scared” and “devastated” when she heard that Depp was marrying Heard.

Actress Amber Heard inside the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court 12 April 2022

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Actress Amber Heard inside the courtroom at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 12, 2022

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“I actually tried to persuade him to just wait a little longer and not hurry. There had been talks about a marriage pact that had been going on for a while, and as the date approached the island ceremony, there was no success in marriage talks. , I knew it was important to him for his children and we hurried to do something without his children being protected, ”she said.

She added that Depp’s side had wanted a pre-nup in place, but that they had never agreed or signed one.

“Amber has not signed it,” she said when asked why it had never turned into anything.

She told the court she had attended the LA wedding and then the ceremony on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas.

“At the ceremony itself in Los Angeles, they had it at my mom’s house. At that ceremony, I did not have the opportunity to talk to Amber, I do not think she wanted to talk to me that day.”

She said she heard Heard talk about whether or not they should leak the information about the marriage, and Heard has asked her opinion about it, and she told her she “did not know why” they would leak it.

“On the island, where she was actually extremely friendly when I got there, if I am honest, I discussed leaving, I really did not want to, but I took my father, he would go and I would show up for “to be sure my little brother knew I would always be there no matter what. Amber was very kind, it was a very big day for her,” she said.

During cross-examination, Ms Dembrowski told the court that in 2014, she was aware that her brother had been drinking and abusing prescription drugs.

“I knew my brother was drinking,” she said. “But in terms of drugs, honestly, there was only one medication that I knew of that was a problem for him. I do not remember the name, it was a prescription pain medication that he had been taking for a long time,” she said.

Ben Rotternborn then asked if February 2014 was the only contact she had with Heard about Depp’s drug and alcohol use.

“Did you know that Mr. Depp’s drug and alcohol problem affected his relationship with Mrs. Heard?” he asked.

“I knew she would say she had problems with him with drugs and alcohol,” she replied. “I knew she would write to me about them, I knew she would try to talk about them and say they had a negative impact, I do not know that was the whole situation they had to be honestly, “she replied.

The lawyer asked her if she “never believed” Heard’s allegations about Depp. “I think she exaggerated things a lot,” she said.

Heard’s lawyer then asked about a text message she had sent to Heard in March 2013, in which she said she was “sorry” about what they were “going through”.

Mrs Dembrowski explained that in the message she had tried to give her advice on how to talk to her brother,

“Amber, could be very, very loud, and what I was trying to do if they had a conversation that did not go well, maybe if you have conversations when you are very loud, it’s confrontational, and they should have an easy conversation, “she said.

Her message read: “Disagreeing, reasoning, nudging can all seem like confrontations, I’m not sure the volume, or when some are likely to disappear?”

Heard’s lawyer asked if she was talking about drugs and alcohol getting away?

“I do not know,” she said. “I’re referring to the volume of voices. There was a certain way you learned to talk to Amber to try to keep things calm. You wanted to pacify her, just join in all her conversations, no matter what we wanted to reassure. her all the time to keep things calm, that’s what we did. “

“Did you tell Mrs. Heard that she should not express any concerns about her significant other’s drug problems?” asked Mr. Rottenborn.

“No, she was much more confrontational, always confrontational, and I tried to say that all of these things could be confrontational and take it down a notch.”

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