Amber Heard's PTSD From Alleged Sexual Assaults By Johnny Depp Is Real, Psychologist Says

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Actor Amber Heard suffered post-traumatic accent upset from unit she suffered astatine the hands of her ex-husband Johnny Depp, including aggregate acts of intersexual assault, a scientist testified Tuesday.

The intersexual assaults included being forced to execute oral enactment and having Depp penetrate her with a liquor bottle, the psychologist, Dawn Hughes, told jurors astatine Depp’s libel proceedings against Heard. He accuses her of falsely claiming successful a paper op-ed portion that she was a unfortunate of home violence.

Hughes’ grounds contradicts that of a scientist hired by Depp’s lawyers, who said Heard was faking her symptoms of post-traumatic accent upset and suffered from borderline and histrionic property disorders. Hughes disputed that Heard suffers from immoderate property disorder.

Amber Heard successful  the courtroom connected  Wednesday.
Amber Heard successful the courtroom connected Wednesday.

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Hughes was the archetypal witnesser to instrumentality the basal connected Heard’s behalf aft Depp’s lawyers rested their lawsuit Tuesday morning.

Hughes said determination is corroboration of galore of the instances of abuse, including apologies and admissions made by Depp to Heard and admissions helium made to friends successful substance messages astir his atrocious behaviour erstwhile helium drinks. In immoderate cases, Heard told her therapists astir the maltreatment contemporaneously, Hughes said.

Depp has said helium ne'er physically attacked Heard, and that she was the aggressor who routinely deed him and threw things astatine him done the people of their relationship.

Hughes, successful her testimony, said Heard acknowledged that she did astatine times propulsion and shove Depp, telephone him names and insult his parenting.

But Hughes said there’s a quality successful the unit erstwhile a smaller idiosyncratic strikes astatine a larger person, and that Depp’s unit was intimidating and threatened her safety, but Heard’s unit did not person the aforesaid effect connected Depp.

“That’s conscionable physics; that’s conscionable proportional force,” she said.

Amber Heard heard grounds   connected  her behalf from a scientist  connected  Tuesday.
Amber Heard heard grounds connected her behalf from a scientist connected Tuesday.

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Much of the violence, Hughes said, stemmed from Depp’s obsessive jealousy. He insisted she debar nude scenes, if she worked astatine all, and accused her of affairs with actors Billy Bob Thornton and James Franco. If she did enactment connected a film, Depp would telephone the manager and others connected acceptable and accidental helium “had eyes” determination who would study to him if she fraternized improperly, Hughes said.

And Heard, who identifies arsenic bisexual according to attraction notes introduced astatine trial, besides faced scrutiny successful her interactions with women. Hughes said Depp connected 1 juncture manually penetrated Heard successful choler aft witnessing Heard’s interactions with a woman.

“Amber got accused of women hitting connected her, and she got accused of men hitting connected her,” Hughes said.

Johnny Depp during tribunal  proceedings connected  Tuesday.
Johnny Depp during tribunal proceedings connected Tuesday.

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Heard blinked backmost tears, and her lips and chin quivered astatine times arsenic Hughes described the abuse.

Hughes said she based her grounds connected 29 hours of interviews with Heard, arsenic good arsenic interviews with her therapists and a reappraisal of tribunal documents.

Earlier Tuesday, Depp’s lawyers rested their case, and a justice rejected a question from Heard’s lawyers to disregard the case. Heard’s lawyers argued that Depp had failed to marque his lawsuit arsenic a substance of instrumentality and that nary tenable assemblage could find successful his favor.

But the judge, Penney Azcarate, said the modular for dismissing a lawsuit astatine this constituent successful the proceedings is exceedingly high, and that the lawsuit should beryllium allowed to determination guardant if Depp has provided adjacent a “scintilla” of grounds backing up his claims.

Depp and his pb lawyer, Benjamin Chew, patted each different connected the backmost aft the justice ruled the lawsuit tin proceed.

Chew argued that the assemblage has a wealthiness of grounds to reason that Heard falsely accused Depp of abuse. In fact, helium said, the grounds shows that “Ms. Heard physically abused him. She’s the abuser.”

Heard’s lawyer, J. Benjamin Rottenborn, said the grounds is wide implicit the past 3 weeks of grounds that Heard’s allegations of maltreatment are truthful.

“We haven’t gotten to enactment connected our lawsuit yet,” helium said. “This is each grounds that has travel successful portion plaintiff controls the playing field.”

Depp is suing Heard for $50 cardinal successful Fairfax County Circuit Court aft Heard wrote a December 2018 op-ed portion successful The Washington Post describing herself arsenic “a nationalist fig representing home abuse.” The nonfiction ne'er mentions Depp by name, but Depp’s lawyers accidental helium was defamed nevertheless due to the fact that it’s a wide notation to maltreatment allegations Heard levied successful 2016, successful the midst of the couple’s divorcement proceedings.

The justice connected Tuesday did accidental she’s reserving judgement connected whether the article’s header successful online editions should beryllium portion of the libel suit due to the fact that she said the grounds is unclear astatine this constituent whether Heard wrote the header oregon is liable for it. The online header reads, “I spoke up against intersexual unit — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”

Hughes volition beryllium cross-examined Wednesday, and Heard is expected to instrumentality the basal Wednesday arsenic well.

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