AceShowbiz - Johnny Depp's rumoured erectile dysfunction contributed to his alleged violence against Amber Heard, unsealed court documents claim. A tranche of 6,000-plus pages of papers from the couple's six-week defamation case contain accusations from Heard's lawyers the actor was so enraged by the apparent condition he repeatedly forced himself on her in an "angry way."
The papers, made public over the weekend, also state he once allegedly sexually assaulted the "Aquaman" actress, 36, with a liquor bottle. A filing dated March 28 says, "Though Mr Depp would rather not disclose his erectile dysfunction condition, such condition absolutely is relevant to sexual violence, including Mr Depp's anger and use of a bottle to rape Amber Heard."
Heard's legal team said his alleged erectile dysfunction made him more likely to become "angry or agitated." The actress claimed even though he took medication for the condition, its poor performance made him more furious, and Heard claims "he took it out on me."
"I called it angry sex that Johnny could not fully perform. He would throw me on the bed, he did this several times, and he'd forcehimself on me in an angry way," she said. The actress added "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" actor Depp, 59, would spend a lot of time with drinking buddies, including her father David Heard and Marilyn Manson, after which he would allegedly arrive home "even more sexually and verbally abusive."
Heard also claimed she supported herself financially the entire time she and Depp were dating, despite the actor apparently insisting "I'll take care of you." She said, "Johnny wanted to own me entirely, he'd fight me on every job. The way he talked about working actresses was despicable."
"Being an actress was a sin to him, it was the equivalent of being a w***e," she said. Heard testified in May Depp raped her with a liquor bottle and threatened to "carve up" her face with it in 2015. She said, "I didn't know if the bottle he had inside me was broken. I couldn't feel it. I couldn't feel anything."
Court documents show the alleged attack happened at the same time Depp suffered from a severed finger, claiming Heard had thrown a vodka bottle at him while in Australia that slicing the digit. Unveiled documents accessed August 1 also revealed Heard's sister told her boss the actress did sever Depp's finger when she threw a bottle of vodka at the actor.
Depp denied the sexual assault allegations against him throughout the six-week defamation trial against Heard, which ended in June with a judge siding with the actor and initially ordering Heard to pay him $10.35 million (£8.5 million) in damages after when a jury ruled she defamed Depp in a 2018 newspaper opinion piece.