The cross-examination of Johnny Depp in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard continued Monday in a Fairfax County, Virginia courtroom.
Jurors on Monday listened to audio recordings in which he referred to the violence that could ensue if their arguments were allowed to escalate.
"The next move, if I don’t walk away ... it’s going to be a bloodbath, like it was on the island," Depp says on the recording.
In other audio clips, Depp loudly shouts vulgarities at his wife, calling her a degrading name and yelling, "You stupid f—-" at her.
Depp winced on the stand as the clips were played, while Heard appeared to fight back tears.
The libel lawsuit was filed by Depp against Heard over an op-ed piece she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018
in which Heard refers to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."
The Post article doesn't mention Depp by name, but he says it clearly refers to her allegation
that she suffered physical abuse at his hands. Depp denies the allegation.
Johnny Depp Trial
The trial began several weeks ago. Last week, Depp testified revealing details about his past drug use,