In her testimony, Amber Heard claimed that Johnny Depp threw their dogs out of a moving car window.
The Aquaman actress took to the stage on day 14 of the defamation case, which was held in Fairfax County Court, and testified about their relationship.
She spoke about an alleged incident in March 2013, during which she said that Depp consumed copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol.
“He opened the window, he’s smoking… at one point he started howling out the window and grabbed two small dogs – one was Johnny’s dog and the other was mine,” she said.
Grabbing this teacup Yorkie, he carried the Boo out of the moving car window howling like an animal while holding the dog out of the window.
Everyone in the car – I’ll never forget him – everyone froze. Nobody did anything. Me too, I was torn about what to do because I didn’t want to do anything to make him react, drop the dog.
“It was that scary moment where he howls and grabs that dog outside the car window and more than those weird memories, I have the memory of everyone he doesn’t really interact with.”
Elsewhere in Heard’s testimony, she was emotional when she remembered that Depp was rummaging through a cavity on her and slapped him after she laughed at his tattoo.
She also explained that the trial was “the most painful and difficult thing I’ve been through.”
“I am struggling to get the words to describe how painful this is,” she told the court.
It’s horrible for me to sit here for weeks and take it all back, (to hear) the people I know – some really well, some not, my ex-husband I shared a life with – talking about our lives the way they do. You have.
“This is definitely the most painful and difficult thing I’ve been through.”
While on stage, Heard, 36, recalled an incident in 2013 in which she claimed the 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor went physical.
Speaking about the incident, she claimed Depp slapped her three times after she “laughed” about one of his tattoos while reading Wino.
She continued, “(He was) apparently so stupid and insignificant, I’ll never forget him, he changed my life.”
He slapped me in the face, and I laughed because I didn’t know what else to do.
“I thought this was a joke… I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t want this to be the reality.
“I know you don’t come back from it,” she said, “I’m not stupid, you can’t beat a woman, you can’t beat a man, you can’t beat anyone.”
I knew it was a mistake and I knew I had to let it go and it just broke my heart because I didn’t want to let go… the best thing that ever happened to me.
I wish I could sit here and say I stood and walked out of that house and drew a line and stood for myself.
“I was just looking at the dirty carpet trying to get myself up and out the door.”
Heard told the court that Depp was on his knees in tears, full of apologies for what had happened, vowing to “get the beast away.”
She said he apologized “profusely” in the following days.
Deep Heard is suing for defamation over an op-ed she wrote in 2018 and is seeking $50m (£39m) in damages.
Although his name was not mentioned in the Washington Post article, his team argued that it indicates that he was physically and sexually abusing her — something he denied.
The case began last month and it is believed that it will continue for several more weeks.
The trial is continuing.
Metro.co.uk has contacted a Johnny Depp representative for comment.
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