Johnny Depp’s sister says Amber Heard called him “old and fat” and the actor’s family was “devastated” by his marriage to her.
Christi Dembrowski made the statements while speaking as the first witness in the multimillion-dollar Virginia libel lawsuit, in which Depp claims a 2018 article about domestic violence she wrote for The Washington Post implied that he was an aggressor.
She told the court that while she saw Heard “being nice” to her brother, she also saw her “not being nice” and gave details of one such confrontation.
“This one really stuck with me. Once I was in the office, I had a meeting with Dior who wanted to sit down with Johnny and talk about working together. Amber came in and asked if she was interrupting us, we said no, Johnny told Amber I just had a date with Dior and they were interested in him,” she said. .
“Her reaction to that was that she was in disbelief and kind of disgusted, and she said ‘Dior? Why would Dior want to do business with you? They talk about class and style and you have no style It was kind of an insult to take that moment away, that insult was there.
“I saw the insults, several times in fact. She called him a “fat old man.” I think he heard her call him that.
She also gave details of a 2013 documentary shoot with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and described how close her brother and Heard were on set.
“I was right next to her, hugged her and stood next to her, it was a little set. I didn’t see anything (marks or physical injuries).
“They were fine. She was laughing and happy and holding his hand and leaning on him, hugging him. It was mostly his hugs.
She was asked when she found out that Depp and Heard were getting married.
“There was a wedding celebration being held on the island, so they had a wedding ceremony on the island, but before they went to the island, they actually got married in Los Angeles because they couldn’t not do it with paperwork on the island,” she recalled.
She said she was “frightened” and “devastated” when she learned Depp was marrying Heard.
“I actually tried to convince him to wait a little longer and not rush it. There had been conversations about a prenuptial agreement that had been going on for some time, and as the date was approaching for the ceremony of the island, there was no success in premarital conversations, I knew it was important to him for his children and we were rushing to do something without his children being protected, ”she said. declared.
She added that Depp’s team had wanted to set up a pre-nup but they never agreed or signed it.
“Amber didn’t sign it,” she said when asked why it never materialized.
She told the court she attended the LA wedding and then the ceremony on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas.
“At the actual ceremony in LA they had her at my mom’s house, at that ceremony I didn’t get a chance to talk to Amber, I don’t think she wanted to talk to me this that day.”
She said she overheard Heard talking about whether they should release the marriage information, and Heard asked her opinion on it and she told him she didn’t “know why” they would release it. .
“On the island where she was actually extremely friendly when I arrived, if I’m honest, I debated going, I didn’t really want to but I took my dad, he wanted to go, and I wanted to show up to make sure my little brother knew I would always be there no matter what. Amber was very friendly, it was a really big day for her,” she said.