He left his function within the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and was requested to depart a important function within the Fantastic Beasts collection primarily based on the guide by Harry Potter writer JK Rowling. As he took the stand within the blockbuster defamation trial on Tuesday Mr Depp alluded to the toll the allegations have taken on his profession.
“It’s been six years of trying times. It’s very strange when one day you’re Cinderella, so to speak, and then in 0.6 seconds you’re Quasimodo,” he instructed the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, simply exterior Washington.
He described the affect of the allegations on his kids, whom he stated have been confronted with articles detailing Ms Heard’s allegations at college. “It was a complete shock… there were arguments and things of that nature, but never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.”
He stated he had been pushed to deliver his lawsuit to publicly clear his title. “I didn’t deserve that, nor did my children, nor did the people who have believed in me all these years,” he instructed the courtroom.
“My goal is the truth,” he added.
The actor, who wore a darkish go well with and light-coloured paisley tie along with his hair tied again in a ponytail, stated the case could be “exposing” each for him and Ms Heard. “I’m obsessed with the truth so today is the first opportunity that I’ve been able to speak about this case in full,” he stated.
He went on: “I can’t say I’m embarrassed because I know I’m doing the right thing.”