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Amber Heard had PTSD after being sexually abused by Johnny Depp: Psychologist

Johnny Depp abused Amber Heard with a bottle, forced her to give oral sex and subjected her to a “cavity search” during their relationship, a psychologist testified on Tuesday — as the actress ultimately defamed the couple. began to present his side in the case.

Dr. Don Hughes, the first witness to be called by Heard’s defense team, said the 36-year-old “Aquaman” star suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after her marriage to Depp, which was caused by alleged abuse at her hands.

Referring to the alleged incidents, Hughes said, “When Mr. Depp was drunk or high, he threw her on the bed, tore off her nightgown and tried to have sex with her,” Heard reports to her. Was.

“Many times when he was angry with her, he forced her to have oral sex.”

In a more graphic testimony, Hughes described how Depp allegedly “discovered a cavity” of Heard’s privates with his fingers—and said that the actress herself when Depp allegedly abused her with a bottle. “separated”.

Hughes, who specializes in “abuse of interpersonal violence,” said the actress was particularly vulnerable after growing up in an abusive home, where she “learned to love someone who hurt her.”

Actor amber heard looks in the courtroom at fairfax county circuit court.
A psychologist testified that amber heard was subjected to a “cavity search” during her relationship with johnny depp.
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“Love and normalcy are almost always the case in these relationships,” Hughes, who was an expert witness in the trials of disgraced rapper R. Kelly and Nxivm sex-slave cult leader Keith Ranier, testified at the Depp trial.

“When you’re in a state of calm and the violence isn’t happening, you get back with the man you love. It creates a trauma bond,” she said.

Heard was on the verge of tears during testimony about his childhood with an abusive father, which Hughes said made him more vulnerable to being victimized again.

Forensic psychologist dr. Don hughes testified during a hearing at the fairfax county circuit courthouse.
Forensic psychologist dr. Don hughes said heard was particularly vulnerable after growing up in an abusive home.
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“He learned to be a caretaker from a very early age,” Hughes said. “She learned she could love someone who hurt her.”

The psychologist said Heard believed she could “fix” Depp—”just like she tried to heal her father.”

“He really believed she could cure Mr. Depp and relieve him of his substance abuse problems, but it didn’t work out,” Hughes said.

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Depp, 58, has claimed in a $50 million defamation lawsuit that it was Heard who was abusive and that his claims to the contrary have harmed his career and income.

In other testimony Tuesday, Erin Fallati, a private nurse once hired by Heard, said the actress struggled with anxiety, bipolar disorder and substance abuse.

“I have a generalized memory of being there … issues of jealousy and anxiety, including distrust within the relationship,” Fatalti said in a pre-recorded statement.

A monitor shows american actor johnny depp's alleged total monetary damages caused by a lost booking.
A forensic accountant said depp lost $40 million after heard’s op-ed.
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“I have a vague understanding of the issues that have been coming up throughout the years, but I wouldn’t say it was a constant theme,” she said.

Depp says Heard’s allegations cost him lucrative bookings and his recurring role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise.

Forensic accountant Michael Spindler testified on behalf of the actor on Tuesday, “I concluded that Mr. Depp suffered a loss of approximately $40 million in earnings.”

Forensic accountant michael spindler testifies in the courtroom at fairfax county circuit court.
Michael spindler admitted that he didn’t take depp’s alcohol instincts into account when he ran the figures.
Pool via Jim Watson/Reuters

However, Spindler admitted at cross-examination by Heard attorney Benjamin Rottenborn that he did not take into account Depp’s alleged drug and alcohol abuse and his “deteriorating box office performance” when making the calculations.

Nonetheless, Judge Penny Azcarte rejected a motion by Heard’s attorneys to dismiss Depp’s trial after his side put the case to rest.

The actress is now expected to take a stand in her defense when the hearing resumes on Wednesday.

Actor johnny depp watches in the courtroom at fairfax county circuit court.
Depp has denied all allegations of physical or sexual abuse by heard.
Associated Press. via Jim Watson / Pool Photo

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