Johnny Depp suffers from erectile dysfunction, Amber Heard’s lawyers claimed in recently unsealed court documents.
The actress’ legal team argued in a March 28 filing, obtained by Page Six, that the alleged medical condition may have contributed to her ex-husband’s alleged violent behavior.
“Although Mr. Depp prefers not to disclose his erectile dysfunction status, such status is absolutely relevant to sexual abuse, including Mr. Depp’s anger and use of a bottle to rape Amber Heard,” according to the documents.
Depp has always denied Heard’s allegations of rape and abuse.
Heard’s attorneys went on to say that Depp’s alleged penis problem would make it “more likely” that he would become “angry or agitated” during encounters with the “Aquaman” star and cause him to “use a bottle”.
In May, Heard, 36, broke down in tears during the former couple’s defamation trial as she testified that the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star, 59, allegedly raped her with a bottle of alcohol and threatened to “cut” his face with it. during an altercation in March 2015.
“I didn’t know if the bottle he had in me was broken,” she said, breathing heavily while fighting back tears. “I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel anything.
According to court documents, the alleged incident happened in Australia during the same fight that left Depp with a severed finger – something he claimed on the stand happened when Heard threw a punch at him. bottle of vodka. The two had only married a month earlier.
Under cross-examination, Depp’s attorney asked Heard about the alleged sexual assault, for which the ‘Justice League’ star admitted she did not see a doctor.
“As I’ve always said, I don’t remember exactly what happened first, or the sequence,” she said.
The unsealed documents also revealed text exchanges between Depp and Marilyn Manson – who have also been accused and denied of sexual abuse – as well as the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ star’s attempt to bring up the “brief stint of his ex-wife as an exotic dancer”. At the trial.
The jury ultimately awarded Depp $15 million for being defamed by a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which Heard made allegations of sexual abuse. She was awarded $2 million for her claims that Depp’s attorney made false and damaging comments about her.
Depp’s team did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment on the erectile dysfunction allegation.