JOHNNY Depp allegedly performed a cavity search on his ex-wife Amber Heard to try and find drugs and screamed “I’ll f**king kill you” during an attack, a court heard.
The Aquaman actress, 36, called a domestic violence expert as her first witness as she began the fightback in her multi-million-dollar libel trial against Johnny.
Amber Heard called an expert on domestic violence as her first witness 5
Amber Heard called an expert on domestic violence as her first witness Credit: AP
Johnny Depp has called 27 witnesses in the last 13 days
Johnny Depp has called 27 witnesses in the last 13 days Credit: AFP
Amber is due to give evidence today and detail claims of the horrific physical and emotional abuse by the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
Johnny, 58, spent the past 13 days calling 27 witnesses as he tried to argue Amber destroyed his career with an article in the Washington Post.
Amber’s first witness, Dawn Hughes, a New York-based clinical and forensic psychologist, described multiple instances of sexual violence to the court.
Dr Hughes said when Johnny “was drunk or high he threw her on the bed, ripped off her nightgown and tried to have sex with her”.
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She said: “He forced her to give him oral sex when he was angry. These weren’t loving moments, these were dominant moments.”
Dr Hughes claimed Johnny “performed a cavity search” on Amber in an attempt to look for drugs.
She said Johnny thought it was “acceptable to rip off her nightgown and stick his fingers up her [genitals] looking for cocaine”.
“These incidents often happened in a drug-fuelled rage,” she said.
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Dr Hughes said an incident in Australia in March 2015 was “one of the most severe instances of sexual violence that Ms Heard had to endure”.
The psychologist told the court Johnny put his fingers inside Amber and “moved her around violently”.
Dr. Hughes said: “When he was beating her and choking her, saying I hate you, I will f***ing kill you, Ms Heard was dissociating and going outside of her body.
“The only thing she’s thinking is, oh God I hope it’s not the broken one’.”
Amber looked visibly distressed in the courtroom as the incidents were described.
Dr Hughes said the physical violence allegedly inflicted on Amber by Johnny included pushing her, shoving her, choking her and kicking her in the back.
She said Amber suffered “mostly bruising” from the sexual assaults.
Dr Hughes also claimed Johnny didn’t want to her work with certain people due to his “obsessive jealousy”.
The witness claimed Johnny would call “almost every actor” Amber worked with and tell them: “I got eyes down there, I got eyes on set.”
Amber’s first witness told the court Johnny was sexually violent towards herb
Amber’s first witness told the court Johnny was sexually violent towards herCredit: Splash
Actor Johnny Depp in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court
Actor Johnny Depp in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit CourtCredit: AP
Actor Amber Heard talks to her attorneys in the courtroom
Actor Amber Heard talks to her attorneys in the courtroomCredit: AP
Dr Hughes said: “He tried to control what she wore. He told her often no woman of mine is going to dress like a wh**e.”
The court heard that Dr Hughes had interviewed Amber multiple times for a total of 29 hours, in which she reported multiple incidents of violence to her.
She said she had diagnosed Amber with PTSD, caused by “intimate partner violence by Mr Depp”.
Johnny is suing for £38million while she is countersuing for £77million for remarks his lawyers made.
At the end of his case, the court, in Fairfax, Virginia, heard from Erin Falati, a nurse who treated Amber from August 2014.
Her notes said Amber had admitted a history of substance abuse including an “addiction to cocaine and liquor” and had difficulty dealing with feelings of insecurity and jealousy.
Ms Falati’s notes also said that Amber had been “experiencing increased agitation recently and has had several outbursts of anger and rage”.
Dr Hughes’ testimony contradicts previous testimony from Shannon Curry, a forensic psychologist hired by Johnny, who said Amber had not shown signs of PTSD and had displayed signs of two personality disorders.
Dr Hughes disputed that Amber suffered from personality disorders