FAIRFAX, Va. — Amber Heard denied having a bowel movement in the marital bed she shared with ex-husband Johnny Depp, and told court on Monday that the couple’s Yorkshire terrier was the real culprit.
The ‘Aquaman’ actress, 36, testified that Depp, 58, accused her friend of sexually assaulting her after an argument on the night of her 30th birthday.
“First of all, I don’t find this funny,” Heard said as the former couple’s sensational defamation trial resumed after a week-long hiatus in Virginia.
“I wasn’t in the mood for pranks either,” she told the jury. “My life fell apart”
Heard claimed her dog Boo has lifelong problems with bowel control because she ate a bag of Depp’s weed as a puppy.
“I had just been attacked on my 30th birthday by my abusive husband, who I was madly in love with and knew I had to go,” Heard said of the circumstances surrounding the alleged “poo prank.”
“It wasn’t really a happy time, and I don’t find that funny, period,” she continued. “That’s disgusting.”
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, alleging she defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she wrote that she was a victim of domestic violence.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has accused Heard of leaving the poo in her bed after a massive fight just before she headed to Coachella with her friends.
Heard said she was getting ready to travel to the music festival with a friend and left Boo and the couple’s other dog, Pistol, on her bed while she packed for the trip.
Early in the trial, now in its fifth week, Depp testified that he was about to stop by the apartment to get some belongings when someone at home sent him a photo of what he described as “human feces” on his Side of the bed labeled .
“My first reaction to that was, I mean, I laughed,” the actor told the court. “It was so bizarre and so grotesque that all I could do was laugh.”
He claimed Heard was “trying to blame the dogs.”
“These are teacup Yorkies. They weigh about 4 pounds each,” he said. “I lived with these dogs. I picked up her radio. It wasn’t the dogs.”
On Monday, Heard also told the jury that Depp was “obsessed with dog poop.”
The actress recalled refusing to name Depp as her alleged attacker after police officers were called to the then-couple’s Los Angeles home in May 2016.
“I didn’t want them to arrest Johnny,” she said. “I just refused to cooperate.”
The next day, Depp texted Heard, calling her “shameless” for making her friend work from the penthouse.
Then he brought up the idea of getting a divorce.
“I was trying to make it work and you just turned into more and more of a spoiled brat,” he wrote, as seen in the text message seen in court.
“All you wanted was wars to make the shit miserable. Well I’m finally here. I’ll never understand how I fell in love with you…”
When asked by her attorney Elaine Bredehoft if Heard and Depp discussed the divorce the night before, the actress replied, “We didn’t talk about the divorce. He was obsessed with dog poo.”