On May 19th, 2022, Amber Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, testified in court that Johnny Depp had hit both of them. In her testimony, Henriquez described the incident, saying that Depp had come up behind her and struck her in the back. She then heard Amber shout, “Don’t hit my (expletive) sister.” In response, Amber smacked Depp, landing one.
The incident occurred during an argument between Depp and Heard in March 2015. Depp and Heard were married at the time, and Henriquez was visiting the couple’s home in Los Angeles. The argument had started over Depp’s concerns that Heard was having an affair with actor Billy Bob Thornton.
Henriquez’s testimony was part of a libel case Depp brought against The Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom. Depp is suing the newspaper for labeling him a “wife-beater” in an article published in 2018. Depp has denied all allegations of domestic violence.
Henriquez’s testimony is the latest in a series of allegations against Depp. Heard has previously accused Depp of physical and emotional abuse during their marriage. Depp has denied all allegations of domestic violence.
The trial is ongoing, and the outcome is yet to be determined. In the meantime, Henriquez’s testimony serves as a reminder of the prevalence of domestic violence in our society. It is important to remember that domestic violence is never acceptable, and that those who are victims of abuse should seek help and support.