Johnny Depp 'cut off fingertip during fit of rage', claims Amber Heard
Published 16/08/2016 | 10:01
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.