Amber Heard’s sister told boss actress did sever Johnny Depp’s finger: unsealed court docs

Amber Heard’s sister told her employer that the “Aquaman” actress had “done it now” and cut off Johnny Depp’s finger with a bottle, according to a deposition that came to light following the unsealing of more than 6,000 page of court documents over the weekend.

The newly unveiled legal filings detail efforts by Depp and Heard’s attorneys to get certain claims and exhibits presented or excluded from their bombshell defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star testified in April that during a couple’s quarrel in Australia in 2015, Heard hurled a bottle of vodka at him, which shattered and severed the tip of his finger.

Heard denied causing Depp’s injury, claiming that he hurt the finger himself in a drunken rage — possibly when he smashed a wall-mounted phone into “smithereens” — and then went on to sexually assault her with a vodka bottle.

Jennifer Howell, a former boss of Whitney Henriquez, Heard's sister, said during a deposition that she heard in real time Henriquez get a message about the finger injury.
Jennifer Howell, a former boss of Whitney Henriquez, Heard’s sister, said during a deposition that she heard in real time Henriquez get a message about the finger injury.
Howell said Henriquez told her that Heard had "done it now" and had cut off Depp's fingertip, allegedly but throwing a vodka bottle at him.
Howell said Henriquez told her that Heard had “done it now” and had cut off Depp’s fingertip, allegedly but throwing a vodka bottle at him.

The cache of unsealed documents include a transcript of a deposition from Jennifer Howell, a former boss of Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez, in which she describes the moment Henriquez allegedly received a message from Heard about the grisly incident in Australia.

“She just screamed, ‘She’s done it now. She’s cut off his God damn finger,’ and made this huge proclamation. And I pushed my chair back. I was like, ‘What?’” Howell told Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez.

“And she goes, ‘She cut off his finger. She cut off his finger.’ And then she bolted out the door and was like, ‘I got to call somebody. I got to call somebody,’” Howell added.

Heard, 36, denied causing Depp's injury and claimed during their defamation trial that the actor hurt his finger himself.
Heard, 36, denied causing Depp’s injury and claimed during their defamation trial that the actor hurt his finger himself.
The "Pirates" actor is appealing a jury verdict in response to Heard's own appeal.
The “Pirates” actor is appealing a jury verdict in response to Heard’s own appeal.

When Vasquez asked Howell if Henriquez specified who “she” and “he” were in her statement, Howell replied: “It was Amber and Johnny, and she apparently had thrown a bottle and cut off his finger, is what (Henriquez) reported when she came back in from whoever she talked to outside.”

During the bombshell trial, Depp admitted to the court that he lied to a doctor about the circumstances of his gruesome finger injury.

“I said that I had smashed it in these large accordion doors,” the actor said from the stand. “I didn’t want to get (Heard) in trouble. I tried to just keep things as copacetic and as easy as possible for everyone. I did not want to put her name in that mix.”5

What do you think? Post a comment.

A jury awarded Depp, 59, $10.35 million over claims he was defamed by a 2018 op-ed article in The Washington Post, in which Heard made allegations of domestic abuse.

Heard, 36, was awarded $2 million over her claims that Depp’s former lawyer made false and damaging comments about her to the media.

Both sides are appealing.

Additional reporting by Ben Kesslen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.