Time to talk. Amber Heard arrived for a deposition in her divorce case in L.A. Saturday, August 13, a day after a video of the actress fighting with estranged husband Johnny Depp began to make its rounds on the internet.
Heard, 30, flew in from London on Friday after being a no-show for a previously scheduled meeting with Depp's lawyers and later told Us in a statement that she was not responsible for leaking the video, which was posted by TMZ and shows Depp, 53, slamming kitchen cabinets and even smashing a wineglass and bottle in their kitchen.
"I am not responsible for the release of the video," Heard said in a statement. "It was not what I wanted, and I am doing what I can to force the media to take it off the internet. I underestimated the toll that this difficult few months have taken on me, emotionally and physically, and the efforts made by the media to intimidate and discredit me. It is for that reason, and my desire to make the healthiest choice for myself, and hopefully for Johnny, that I am attempting to resolve this matter in the most private way possible.”
In the clip, which Heard appeared to record with her phone, the actress can be heard apologizing for something that she doesn’t specify and trying to calm down the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor as he drinks a glass of wine.
Sources close to Depp tell TMZ that the video has been “heavily edited,” however, and that there are parts that were cut that actually showed Heard smiling and egging on her husband.
Due to its edited nature, the site reports, it’s unlikely that it can be used as evidence in the couple’s ongoing divorce case. TMZ reports that Heard’s legal team has entered it as an exhibit.
Heard’s Saturday deposition comes one week after she arrived at Depp’s lawyer Laura Wasser’s office and reportedly refused to go into the deposition room, sitting in the adjacent room and crying and screaming at points.
The actress filed for divorce in May and subsequently requested a domestic violence restraining order against Depp, claiming the Pirates of the Caribbean star had been "verbally and physically abusive" throughout their four-year relationship.
Neither Depp nor Heard’s reps responded to requests for comment.