Johnny Depp was passed out drunk in the sand face-first in front of his children


The manager of Johnny Depp’s private island in the Bahamas testified Tuesday that she saw the actor passed out face-first in the sand in front of his children after drinking. 

Appearing via video, Tara Roberts spoke about the incident during cross examination by Amber Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft. 

The incident appears to have taken place in the summer of 2013 when Depp and his family were taking one last trip on his yacht, the Vajoliroja, before he sold it to Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.

Bredehoft asked Robert if she remembered when Depp’s children Lily-Rose and his son Jack ‘were upset on the yacht and wanting to leave it immediately’ so she arranged for a helicopter to take them away with Heard.

Roberts said she recalled arranging for transportation off the island for Heard and Lily-Rose.

Bredehoft asked if Roberts recalled that Jack decided ‘at the last minute to stay back.’

Roberts said: ‘He stayed.’

Bredehoft asked: ‘Do you recall Lily-Rose saying to you she was upset because her father was drinking and he was trying to hide it from her.’

After an objection Roberts did not answer.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a piece she wrote in the Washington Post in which she described how she had been a victim of domestic abuse

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a piece she wrote in the Washington Post in which she described how she had been a victim of domestic abuse

Appearing via video, the manager of Johnny Depp's private island in the Bahamas Tara Roberts spoke about an incident where Johnny Depp was passed out drunk in front of his children

Appearing via video, the manager of Johnny Depp’s private island in the Bahamas Tara Roberts spoke about an incident where Johnny Depp was passed out drunk in front of his children

Bredehoft asked Robert if she remembered when Depp's children Lily-Rose and his son Jack 'were upset on the yacht and wanting to leave it immediately' so she arranged for a helicopter to take them away with Heard. Pictured in 2013

Bredehoft asked Robert if she remembered when Depp’s children Lily-Rose and his son Jack ‘were upset on the yacht and wanting to leave it immediately’ so she arranged for a helicopter to take them away with Heard. Pictured in 2013

Bredehoft said: ‘Do you recall Mr. Depp passing out in the sand face first?’

Roberts said: ‘I recall he was passed out on the beach, he was out on the beach.’

Bredehot said: ‘Do you have a recollection of Jack being present when Mr. Depp was passed out face first in the sand?’

Roberts said: ‘Yes.’

Asked by one of Depp’s lawyers to elaborate on the incident where he passed out on the beach, Roberts said: ‘He was passed out, I picked him up, brushed him off. He was in a hammock. I believe he’d fallen asleep and the hammock overturned. I picked him up and left him underneath the (inaudible) with Jack’. 

Bredehoft asked: Do you believe Amber would cover up bruises to hide them from the kids?

After an objection Roberts did not answer.

Bredehoft asked: ‘Do you have any understanding whether she’d try to cover up bruises or cuts to keep them from the kids?’

After another objection, Roberts did not answer.

Roberts described a visit by Depp and Heard to the island in December 2015 – Depp has previously testified that Heard threw a can of mineral spirits at him on the trip.

Roberts said one evening she and another island employee named CJ were in the office of the island and Depp came into ‘agitated, walking back and forth.’

They talked for a few minutes and then Heard came in telling Depp ‘please come back, I’m sorry come back.’

Roberts said: ‘He stood here reluctant to go, didn’t want to go, (there was a) little exchange back and forth.

‘He left the office and got into his vehicle and started it up and Amber went outside and stood in front of the vehicle. He didn’t drive away.

‘She was asking him, don’t leave, I’m sorry, come back to the house. After a couple of minutes she got in the vehicle and they left to go back to the house.’

Johnny Depp's small bungalow on his private island Little Hall's Pond Cay in the Bahamas is pictured

Johnny Depp’s small bungalow on his private island Little Hall’s Pond Cay in the Bahamas is pictured 

The court was also shown video inside Depp's quaint home on the island

The court was also shown video inside Depp's quaint home on the island

The court was also shown video inside Depp’s quaint home on his private island in the Bahamas 

Roberts described a visit by Depp and Heard to the island in December 2015 - Depp has previously testified that Heard threw a can of mineral spirits at him on the trip

Roberts described a visit by Depp and Heard to the island in December 2015 – Depp has previously testified that Heard threw a can of mineral spirits at him on the trip

Depp has previously testified how he came to his private island - the same location where he and Heard got married - to detox from drugs

Depp has previously testified how he came to his private island - the same location where he and Heard got married - to detox from drugs

Depp has previously testified how he came to his private island – the same location where he and Heard got married – to detox from drugs 

Roberts said she and CJ decided to follow them in a golf cart to the house to make sure the couple were okay.

When they arrived ‘you could hear them inside the house yelling,’ Roberts said.

She said: ‘Amber was yelling and Johnny answered back, you could hear what was being said. We stood there for a couple of minutes.

‘Then you started to hear Amber telling him he was a washed up actor, he was going to die a fat, lonely old man.

‘Johnny said you hit me with a can of mineral spirits. Johnny came down the steps, Amber was behind him, she had a bottle in her hand. There was a pause of initial shock, neither Johnny nor Amber knew we were there.

‘He proceeded to walk back to the John Deere (4×4 vehicle). Amber came up to him, saying she was sorry, please come back in the house.

‘She was hugging and kissing him, telling him I love you. Johnny didn’t react, eventually got out of the John Deere and walked away.

‘Amber started to grab at him, trying to pull him back to the house and yelling at him.’

Roberts said that at that point she was between Depp and Heard and was ‘worried what was going to happen’ so she took Depp away to another building where he passed out and fell asleep on the sofa.

Asked to describe how Heard was trying to pull Depp back, Roberts said: ‘It was clawing, grabbing his clothes, grabbing his hair, like an angry – he was leaving. He couldn’t leave in the vehicle because the keys had been taken out.

‘The only way to (leave) was for him to walk away. It wasn’t a pleasant situation.’

Asked how Depp reacted, Roberts said: ‘He didn’t. He stood there with his arms by his side. He didn’t do anything.’

While in the other building Roberts said that she noticed that Depp had a mark across the bridge of his nose.

She got a bag of ice and put it over the mark and checked it wasn’t bleeding.

The following morning Roberts did not notice any injuries on Heard, she told the court.

Depp and Heard are seen in September 2015 in Venice, Italy - the same year a blowout fight in Australia took place

Depp and Heard are seen in September 2015 in Venice, Italy – the same year a blowout fight in Australia took place 

Roberts told the court she was there when British actor Paul Bettany, his wife and children visited the island in the summer of 2013.

She said that there was an ‘incident’ and that she was asked to book Heard a flight to Florida – but the next day she was asked to fly her back to the island.

In his testimony Depp described how Heard was so rude to actor Paul Bettany's 18-year-old son that the boy broke down in tears. Depp said that he asked Heard to leave the island afterwards

In his testimony Depp described how Heard was so rude to actor Paul Bettany’s 18-year-old son that the boy broke down in tears. Depp said that he asked Heard to leave the island afterwards 

In his testimony Depp described how Heard was so rude to Bettany’s 18-year-old son that the boy broke down in tears. Depp said that he asked Heard to leave the island afterwards.

Asked how life on the island changed with Heard’s visits, Roberts said that as the months went by there were ‘more requests’ from her ahead of the trip, along with more luggage.

She said: ‘Things evolved and mushroomed a bit.’

Roberts drew a smile from Depp when asked how often she had seen him drunk.

She replied that he had a ‘huge tolerance for alcohol’ and had never seen him passed out from drinking.

Depp and Heard got married on the island in February 2015 and Roberts said that there was a detailed schedule with what was happening each day.

She testified that the schedule said there was ‘dinner, dancing, drugs, music’ – Depp has previously testified that Heard and her friends were all on MDMA.

Roberts said that she was she was ‘very careful’ to ensure nobody would be able to take photos of the event, including paparazzi.

She said: ‘Everybody was given disposable cameras and asked not to take pictures.’

‘We were doing the ceremony at sunset so there wouldn’t be an issue with paparazzi people.

‘When the ceremony was about to happen, it happened earlier than schedule, bridal party showed up early and we were scrambling for flowers and getting beverages down there.

‘There was a plane circling overhead and taking pictures and the ceremony proceeded earlier than was scheduled.’

Roberts said that she ordered Dr. Pepper and sugar free Red Bull for the event as that was what Depp was drinking at the time.

I was given a list of food, a list of beverages for wines, champagne, asked to have Dr. Pepper and sugar-free red bull because that was what Mr. Depp at the time was drinking.’

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s caustic relationship 

February 3, 2015

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard marry in a private civil ceremony at their LA home, four years after they met as co-stars on the set of The Rum Diary. The couple celebrate with a lavish reception on an idyllic private island in the Bahamas that Depp bought in 2004 for $3.6 million.

April 21, 2015

Heard breaches Australia’s biosecurity laws when she and Depp fail to declare their two Yorkshire terriers when they arrive Down Under on a private jet for the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Heard admits falsifying quarantine documents and is placed on a $1,000 one-month good behavior bond.

May 23, 2016

Heard files for divorce after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Four days later a judge issues a temporary restraining order against Depp over domestic violence allegations. Pictures of Heard’s alleged injuries hit the tabloids but the LAPD finds no evidence of a crime.

August 16, 2016

Depp and Heard reach a $7 million divorce settlement which the actress promises to give to charity. Their marriage was ‘intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,’ the former lovers say in a statement. ‘There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm’.

December 18, 2018

The Washington Post publishes an op-ed by Heard, an ambassador for women’s rights at for the American Civil Liberties Union, urging support for women who suffer domestic violence. ‘Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,’ reads the headline.

March 1, 2019

Despite not being named in the article, Depp files a $50 million defamation suit in Fairfax Circuit Court, Virginia saying it implied he was an abuser and got him fired from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Depp dismisses Heard’s abuse allegations as a ‘hoax’ and claims he was actually the victim of her violence.

August 10, 2020

Heard countersues for $100 million, claiming vengeful Depp and his lawyer Adam Waldman targeted her with a vicious smear campaign, using media allies and internet trolls to amplify false stories about her and derail her acting career.

November 1, 2020

Depp faces an uphill battle to save his reputation after he loses a libel battle with a British tabloid that labeled him a ‘wife beater’. A judge in London’s rules that The Sun’s 2018 article was ‘substantially true’ and that the father-of-two had attacked Heard a dozen times, causing her to fear for her life on three occasions.

April 11, 2022

After lengthy delays due to the Covid pandemic, the former flames finally lock horns in Fairfax County, Virginia where the Washington Post servers that published the disputed op-ed are based. The trial is expected to last six to seven weeks and celebrities tipped to give evidence include James Franco, Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin.

 

Amber Heard looks uncomfortable as clinical psychologist reveals she suffers from TWO personality disorders and ‘grossly exaggerated her PTSD’ after her split from Johnny Depp

A clinical psychologist hired to review Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s turbulent relationship told jurors the actress suffers from two personality disorders and ‘grossly exaggerated’ her PTSD after the couple’s bitter split.

Depp’s legal team called expert witness Dr. Shannon Curry to the stand on Tuesday as the Hollywood star’s highly publicized defamation trial against his ex-wife entered its ninth day.

The clinical and forensic psychologist told the court she concluded Heard had traits consistent with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) – two conditions found in people with patterns of emotional instability and attention-seeking behavior. 

Dr. Curry testified that she was initially hired early last year to review files in the legal battle between the two feuding exes and identify behavior in their relationship that may be consistent with ‘intimate partner violence’. 

The psychology expert, however, revealed her role would shift several months later in October, when she was asked to provide a psychological evaluation of Heard, 36. 

‘The results of Ms. Heard’s evaluation supported two diagnoses: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD),’ Curry told the court. 

Clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Shannon Curry (left) described her medical evaluation Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship as she took the stand in the defamation trial Tuesday

Clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Shannon Curry (left) described her medical evaluation Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship as she took the stand in the defamation trial Tuesday

The psychology expert revealed she was asked to conduct an evaluation of Heard, who she concluded suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder

The psychology expert revealed she was asked to conduct an evaluation of Heard, who she concluded suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder 

She ultimately concluded that Heard ‘grossly exaggerated’ her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after her relationship with Depp and said that in the actress’s eyes, he went from being ‘idealized to the dumpster.’

Dr. Curry also noted that Heard’s Borderline Personality Disorder was marked by an ‘underlying terror of abandonment’ and somebody with the condition tends to make ‘desperate attempts’ to stop it from happening.

These could be ‘very extreme behaviors’, she said.

Curry added that as a result of these disorders, somebody like Heard could appear charming at the start of a friendship or relationship but could then turn dark easily.

‘You’ll see relationships start very intensely, extremely close,’ she said. 

‘This might be their perfect soulmate and initially everything seems great but reality sets in, people are not perfect.

‘Most of us accept people as a whole, [but] with a person with BPD, things are in these extremes, that person goes from being idealized to dumpster, they are totally devalued, they’re the worst….then there will be a repair because the person with this disorder does feel remorse.’

Somebody with BPD is usually ‘very, very interested in looks and utilizes their looks to get the respect they’re looking for,’ she added. 

According to her diagnosis, Heard was a ‘sophisticated’ and ‘calculated’ case of BPD, somebody who would ‘tend to hit you where it hurts a bit more’ and be ‘very, very destructive.’ 

Amber Heard returns to the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia Tuesday after a break

Depp is suing his ex-wife (both pictured in court Tuesday) for $50million over a piece she wrote in the Washington Post that implied he abused her during their marriage

Depp is suing his ex-wife (both pictured in court Tuesday) for $50million over a piece she wrote in the Washington Post that implied he abused her during their marriage 

The court heard the psychologist diagnosed Heard with two personality disorders found in people with patterns of emotional instability and attention-seeking behavior

The court heard the psychologist diagnosed Heard with two personality disorders found in people with patterns of emotional instability and attention-seeking behavior

The expert's testimony will help bolster Depp's claims that his ex-wife falsely accused him of physically and sexually abusing her in a Washington Post op-ed in 2018, and that Heard was allegedly the real abuser

The expert’s testimony will help bolster Depp’s claims that his ex-wife falsely accused him of physically and sexually abusing her in a Washington Post op-ed in 2018, and that Heard was allegedly the real abuser

Meanwhile, the hallmarks of HPD, Dr. Curry explained, were an ‘overly dramatic presentation’ and ‘quick shifts between emotions’ such as going from very animated to sad.

Those with HPD had a ‘hypersensitivity to being slighted’ and could melt down in the middle of a restaurant if somebody showed up two minutes later, she said.  

‘They will make a lot of accusations, reactivity, a lot of escalation, they can react aggressively, physically prevent partners from trying to leave. 

‘Often they will be abusive to their partners, sometimes physically restrain them.’ 

Somebody such as Heard lived a life marked by ‘drama and shallowness’.

The underlying drive was to ‘always be the center of attention’ and without it a person with HPD would feel ‘pretty empty.’

While conducting her evaluation, Curry explained she reviewed various case materials including Heard’s medical records, mental health treatment records, court exhibits, witness statements, as well as audio and video recordings. 

She also met with the Aquaman actress for several hours over the course of two separate dates in December 2021 before finally coming to a diagnosis.

Dr. Curry revealed she was not asked to provide the same evaluation for Depp. 

The court heard two instances from Heard’s medical notes which illustrated her condition.

Firstly she admitted she had cut her arm in the past which was a ‘typical thing’ that somebody with BPD does.

At one point in the ongoing trial in Fairfax, Virginia, she could be seen almost smirking

At one point in the ongoing trial in Fairfax, Virginia, she could be seen almost smirking

Twitter users have noticed how actress Amber Heard's facial expressions seemed to change quickly as she tries to defend herself against ex-husband Johnny Depp's defamation claims

Twitter users have noticed how actress Amber Heard’s facial expressions seemed to change quickly as she tries to defend herself against ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation claims

Heard’s former friend Rocky Pennington told how they were once out shopping for Thanksgiving items and Heard struck her face ‘out of the blue’.

Dr. Curry said that could happen if Heard decided Pennington wasn’t meeting her ‘needs’ and lashed out.

When asked whether or not Heard had PTSD as a result of her relationship with Depp, Dr. Curry said no.

In fact Heard was ‘grossly exaggerating symptoms of PTSD’ and claimed to have 19 out of a list of 20 conditions.

Dr. Curry said that was ‘not typical even of somebody with the most disabling form of PTSD’ and that they dialed the number of issues down to three.

They were sleep disturbance, an extended feeling of being startled and recurring nightmares that Heard was being ‘held down’.

But even then there was evidence these issues were in place before Heard and Depp got together, Dr. Curry said.

Heard said that when she first moved to Los Angeles she suffered from ‘blanket anxiety and depression’, the jury heard.

Summing up her interactions with Heard, Dr. Curry said she was ‘very likable’ but her testing showed she ‘approached it in a manner that very clearly minimized any psychological dysfunction but presented herself as free of problems and did so in a way that was not obvious’.

The expert’s testimony is set to help bolster Depp’s claims that his ex-wife falsely accused him of physically and sexually abusing her in a Washington Post op-ed in 2018, and that Heard was allegedly the real abuser. 

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