On Wednesday, May 25, the actor, 58, took to the stand once again in his harrowing defamation trial against his former wife, 36, where he claimed he felt for Heard's sister, Whitney Henriquez, because her older sibling allegedly used her as a "punching bag."
Despite the Aquaman actress claiming Depp hit Henriquez, 34, while staying at their home, the Dark Shadows actor told a different story about his relationship with his former sister-in-law.
“She was a very sweet kid, she was wonderful,” Depp noted in his court testimony, adding that she “got the dirty end of the stick” by sister Heard, who he claimed treated her “both as a trusted sister and friend,” as well as a “lackey or punching bag or dartboard.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor went on to recount an alleged incident where Heard threw wine at Henriquez. “She would have wine thrown in her face. Whitney was trying to please her sister. Trying to be up to snuff," Depp said.
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“It just seemed like she [Henriquez] got shot down … I've certainly seen Miss Heard grab Whitney, push her around,” Depp told the court.
In another heated argument between the two family members, Depp claimed Heard screamed at her sister to "get out" of his and Heard’s Los Angeles apartment.
As OK! previously reported, despite the Golden Globe Award winner having kind words to say about Henriquez, she made shocking allegations against her former brother-in-law when she took the stand on Wednesday, May 18.
Henriquez claimed Depp almost threw a small animal out of a moving car and later joked about putting it in the microwave. "At some point, I heard the back window open, and he was holding out dog out the window," she claimed. "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."
Depp sued the Never Back Down star for a whopping $50 million for defamation alleging she ruined his career with false allegations of domestic violence after penning a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post in which she claimed she was a domestic and sexual violence survivor. The Hollywood veteran was not directly named in the article.