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Johnny Depp’s past text message was read in court on Wednesday.
Depp’s longtime friend and neighbor, Isaac Baruch, has filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, over the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.
In a message from Depp to Baruch in October 2016, Depp said he hoped Hard’s “rotten corpse was rotting in the King Trunk of a Honda Civic.”
Depp further wrote, “This incident has ruined the quiet life of such a ** king for us for some time.”
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Baruch confirms that he remembers receiving the message, Entertainment Weekly Report
Asked if Depp had committed domestic violence, he said he had “never seen or seen the kind of claims being made”.
Baruch also became emotional that Hard had to “take responsibility and move forward.”
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When asked if he had seen any evidence of Hard’s claim that Depp had thrown a phone at him in May 2016, he recalled seeing her in the lobby the next day.
“He pulled his face out like this to show me, and I’m looking, and I’m looking at his face,” Baruch said of the encounter in May 2016. “And I can’t see anything.… I can’t see a cut, a wound, a swelling, a redness.”
Baruch did not notice any makeup but could not confirm whether she had applied any concealer, foundation, powder or tint.
Depp denies abusing Hard, but Hard’s lawyers claim they have evidence that Depp sexually and physically assaulted the “Aquaman” star.
The trial is expected to take six weeks with the testimony of James Franco, Paul Betany and Elon Musk. Both Hard and Depp will take position.