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Secret video of Johnny Depp smashing cabinets resurfaces during defamation trial; alleged photos of cocaine lines and bloody lampshades revealed by Amber Heard's defense team

Secret video of Johnny Depp smashing cabinets resurfaces during defamation trial; alleged photos of cocaine lines and bloody lampshades revealed by Amber Heard's defense team

The second week of Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation trial against Amber Heard ended with a bang. Video of Johnny Depp smashing cabinets before pouring himself a large glass of wine was shown to jurors on Thursday. Heard's defense team also presented photos of alleged drug use and a bloody lampshade.

Depp goes on an angry rampage

A video of Depp cursing and slamming cabinet doors in a fit of rage was shown in court. The video, from 2013, was secretly recorded by Heard in the kitchen of Depp's West Hollywood home.

Depp storms into the kitchen and Heard asks, "What happened?"

Depp then fiercely opens cabinet doors and then violently slams them shut after retrieving a glass cup.

Amber says, "Nothing happened this morning, you know that?"

More objects are heard being slammed in the background before Depp responds, "Nothing happened to you this morning." He then gets another glass cup.

Heard replies, "I just woke up, and you were so sweet and nice. We're not even fighting this morning. All I did was say, 'Sorry.'"

Depp raises his voice as he exclaims, "Did something happen to you this morning? I don't think so." Then the sound of more objects being destroyed can be heard in the video.

"You wanna see crazy? I'll give you crazy," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor announces. As he pours himself a large cup of wine, he proclaims, "Here's crazy."

Heard asks Depp if he drank an entire bottle of wine "this morning."

Depp then realizes that Heard is secretly filming him with her cell phone.

Depp grabs the phone and yells, "You got this going? You sic that s*** on me, motherf***er?"

Heard responds, "You were smashing s**t."

The camera goes dark, and it sounds as if Heard chuckles.

As Depp is leaving the room he shouts, "A**."

At the trial in Fairfax, Virginia, Depp reacted to the video of him smashing cabinets.

"I don't know about anyone else, but I have had experiences in my life where one does stray from complete control over their emotions at times, and that is a very normal, primal thing to do," Depp said, according to Insider. "I did assault a couple of cabinets, yes."

Depp defended himself, "I did not try to intimidate Ms. Heard. If she was intimidated, why was she filming? If she was scared to death, why didn't she leave?"

Content Warning: graphic video

Alleged photos of lines of cocaine and bags of marijuana revealed

An alleged photo of a table containing lines of cocaine, whiskey, and a Keith Richards CD was presented to the jurors during cross-examination. The photo was allegedly taken at Heard's former home in March 2013 by the "Aquaman" actress – who claimed that Depp consumed the drugs and alcohol one morning before an argument.

Depp acknowledged that he had "fallen off the wagon" during the time the photo was taken.

WTTG reported, "When asked by attorneys if the white lines in the photo were indeed cocaine, Depp answered, 'I would assume.' When asked if the cocaine was his and if he kept it in a box that says, 'Property of JD' with a skull and crossbones image on it, Depp answered, 'Well the beautiful composition of the photograph would suggest that, certainly.'"

When asked if he would often drink whiskey in the morning, the 58-year-old actor retorted, "Isn’t happy hour any time?" The gallery laughed at the actor's response.

Heard's lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn asked about text messages sent between Depp and musician Marilyn Manson – which included a photo of four large bags of weed at the actor's recording studio.

Speaking about the photo, Depp said, “Yes, sir. That is a lot of marijuana.”

Jurors were shown a photo of Depp “passed out” on a couch with ice cream all over his clothes that his ex-wife allegedly took in Boston in 2014.

The "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" star said he had worked a 17-hour day and had taken some opioids.

"Ms. Heard asked me to hold the ice cream as she noticed that I was on the nod – that means falling asleep – from the 17-hour day that I had worked and also the opiates that I had ingested," Depp testified.

“If you’ll notice, my right hand is in my pocket, so I wasn’t participating in the festival of ice cream," he noted.

"That was a wonderful picture for her to take,” Depp continued.

A bloody lampshade revealed

A photo of a lampshade "painted" with a mixture of paint and Depp's own blood was introduced into court this week. The photo was reportedly taken at a house in Australia that the couple were staying at.

Depp said he poured himself two or three "stiff shots of vodka," stressing that it was the "first taste of alcohol I had had for a long time."

Heard allegedly told him, "Oh, you're drinking again."

Depp claimed, "She walked up to me, grabbed the bottle of vodka and then just stood back and hurled it at me. It just went right past my head and smashed behind me."

Depp responded by pouring another shot of vodka from another bottle, while Heard was allegedly "flinging insults left, right, and center."

"She then grabbed that bottle and threw that at me," Depp said, specifying that he was hit with the bottle on his hand after the large vodka bottle "made contact and shattered everywhere."

"I felt no pain at first all. I felt heat, and as if something was dripping down my hand," Depp recalled. "I was looking directly at my bones sticking out. Blood was just pouring out."

"I don’t know what a nervous breakdown feels like, but that’s probably the closest that I’ve ever been," he suggested. "Nothing made sense and I knew in my mind and in my heart that this is not life. No one should have to go through this."

He revealed that because of his meltdown that he was compelled "to write in my own blood on the walls."

"Little reminders from our past that essentially represented lies that she had told me and lies that I had caught her in," the actor explained. Depp said that he hid in the bathroom and texted his doctor to provide medical treatment for his hand.

Rottenborn said there was "a coffee cup stuck into the screen" of the TV, a broken window, "a penis" drawn on a painting, and messages written in blood and paint all over the walls and furniture.

In a previous trial in the U.K., Depp remembered, "I recall painting on a lampshade, on a wall, on a mirror. I remember dunking my finger into paint thinner and using paint when I had run out of blood to paint with, and I could have defaced the painting I suppose, but I do not remember a painting specifically."

Heard's legal team asked Depp about other destructive behavior, "You've trashed hotel rooms simply because you had a bad couple of days and an unpleasant time, right?" Depp replied, "I have assaulted a couch or two, yes, sir."

Celebrities are expected to testify

Depp is suing Heard, 35, for $50 million over an op-ed piece she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018 – where she alleged that she is a victim of domestic abuse. The article does not name Depp specifically, but the Jack Sparrow actor claims that the opinion piece cause him to be blacklisted from the entertainment industry.

Deadline reported, "The trial, which is underway, runs Monday through Thursdays, with Fridays off. It is set to run for five weeks. However, there will be a pause from May 9-12 as Judge Azcarate attends to a previously scheduled conference engagement."

The outlet noted that celebrities such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk, as well as actors James Franco and Paul Bettany, are expected to testify in the trial.

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