Artist Isaac Baruch, a childhood friend of Johnny Depp, told a London court on Friday that he saw Amber Hard change the lock by sharing it with the actor at a penthouse in Los Angeles.
Baruch was giving evidence via video link in the United States on the ninth day of Depp’s human rights trial against The Sun newspaper, which is being published in the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Depp News is suing newspaper and journalist Dan Watton for an article on The Sun website that described him as a “wife beater.” Depp denies that he was violent towards Heard, with whom he was married from 2015 to 2017.
Between 2013 and 2016, Baruch lived on the same floor as Depp and Heard in an apartment owned by Depp in the East Columbia Building in Los Angeles, free of charge.
Baruch said he borrowed $ 100,000 from Depp, and has not yet been able to repay the money. “He’s an Uberman, he’s generous to everyone,” Baruch told the court. “He is a truthful, upright man; He is a good boy. He does the right thing, he knows how to do the right thing. He is someone you want to think about because he does the right thing. “
Hear’s friends lived in neighboring apartments, and Depp owned Raquel “Rocky” Pennington and his then-fianc জো Josh Drew.
Defense attorney Sasha Was asked Baruch if all the people living in the apartments next to Depp and Heard “live almost like family?”
Baruch said: “Friends on the amazing top floor of this building, it was just like family, five beautiful apartments and everyone is enjoying what Johnny’s money means.”
As Baruch spoke on May 21, 2016, he saw Heard and a group of his friends change the locks on the apartments. Her marriage to Depp was breaking up.
“I greet everyone and ask what is going on,” he told the court. “Microsoft. Heard, whose behavior I will describe as very animated and in control at the time, told me that Mr. Depp had arrived the night before and had become violent, and that he was now changing all locked doors to Penthouse 1, 3, and 5.”
Hayard introduced Baruch to a private security guard and said that “he will hang up.”
“I was surprised and what he said to me and something like this:” Wait, what happened? “
Drew then stepped towards Baruch as he waved his head to follow him. The draw tells him that Depp hit the herd “drunk and angry” and threw a phone at him.
Heard’s friends said Mr. Depp could return and become violent again, “they will go there to protect Mess.”
Baruch said he did not see any marks on Hearr’s face when he complained that Depp had hit him on the telephone.
“He told me he hit her in the face and threw a phone at her. I then asked him where he hit him, and he stretched his neck and pushed the right side of my head out to see his right eye. “
“We were both standing in front of the open door of Penthouse 1 with the light of Hall 1 and the sunlight coming through the windows from Penthouse 1, which filled the room and spread out into the hallway, it was very easy for me to get a great view of Mrs. Heard’s face.
“I was literally about 12 inches away from him, examining his face and I didn’t see any signs or evidence of bruises, bruises or swelling anywhere on his face.”
Heard make-up was not worn, he said. “Her appearance was just as normal and normal to me as I had seen in the last three years when I walked around the apartments together.”
Baruch said he often saw Heard over the next few days, showing no signs of injury, before he went to court to sport an injured cheek, which he said came from a breakup with Depp.
The trial is set to begin on Monday, with Heard taking a position.