Monday 23 January 2017

Johnny Depp 'cut off fingertip during fit of rage', claims Amber Heard

Sean O'Grady

Published 16/08/2016 | 10:01

US actress Amber Heard arrives with US actor Johnny Depp for the screening of the movie
US actress Amber Heard arrives with US actor Johnny Depp for the screening of the movie "The Danish Girl" presented in competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival
Johnny Depp was filmed by his then-wife Amber Heard in a violent rage.
Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton were married for three years in the noughties

Johnny Depp's estranged wife Amber Heard has included a graphic photo of the actor's bloody finger in court documents after he allegedly cut off the tip by accident during a fit of rage.

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Amber Heard (30), who is locked in acrimonious divorce proceedings with Depp, has submitted a series of images documenting the alleged incident as part of her domestic violence case against the actor.

The actress claimed the incident happened in March last year while they were staying at a villa in Australia, only a month after they exchanged vows.

Heard claimed Depp (52) was drunk and had taken ecstasy when he smashed several bottles and windows and slammed a plastic phone against the wall.

Johnny Depp was filmed by his then-wife Amber Heard in a violent rage.
Johnny Depp was filmed by his then-wife Amber Heard in a violent rage.

He then accidentally ripped off a portion of his forefinger. Deep dipped his finger into a pot of black paint and smeared actor Billy Bob Thornton's name across a bathroom mirror as well as writing "Easy Amber".

Heard said she had just finished filming with Thornton - the former husband of Angelina Jolie - and Depp had accused her of having an affair with him.

Amber Heard
Amber Heard

Heard denies having any relationship with Thornton and said Depp had accused her of infidelity with a number of other men.

Depp did not seek medical help for 24 hours, and by the time he did it was too late to surgically reattach the tip of his finger.

Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton were married for three years in the noughties
Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton were married for three years in the noughties

They used a "flap from his hand to sew on a new tip".

At the time of the incident, Depp was in Australia filming the next instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Reports at the time said the accident did not happen on set, and Depp flew home to Los Angeles from the Gold Coast for treatment.

He was away from set for two weeks.

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