As Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation trial rages on, the Aquaman star's sister, Whitney Heard Henriquez, testified about a shocking incident she claimed occurred with the former couple's dog in 2013.
Henriquez alleged the drunken Pirates of the Caribbean star nearly dropped the small animal out of a moving car and later joked about cooking it in a microwave.
"At some point, I heard the back window open, and he was holding out dog out the window," Henriquez told the court in her testimony on Wednesday, May 18. "I froze, I was scared, I just remember thinking I knew how inebriated he was and the dog was very small. I thought if he twitched, she was just going to go out the window."
Henriquez explained when Depp eventually brought the dog safely back into the vehicle, he was laughing so loudly about his actions that it scared her. "It was almost like a cackle," she recalled. "He made a joke about putting her in the microwave, putting the dog in the microwave."
The Zombieland actress' sister also said watching the estranged exes' volatile relationship play out was like "watching a slow-motion gunshot." She claimed it got so bad that Heard barely slept and lost an unhealthy amount of weight, but Henriquez felt powerless to help her because her sister still wanted to make her marriage work.
"Again, Amber was very much in love, so was Johnny," she added of the tumultuous romance. "She’s telling me that she wants something. Whether or not I agreed to it or not, whether or not I was OK with what was happening, it wasn’t my place."
As OK! previously reported, Depp initially filed the bombshell $50 million lawsuit against his ex-wife after she penned an op-ed for The Washington Post labeling herself a victim of domestic violence. Despite the fact she didn't name the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star in the article, Depp believes it destroyed his reputation and future career opportunities. Heard countersued for $100 million.
Closing arguments for the trial are scheduled to begin on Friday, May 27.