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Heard’s erectile dysfunction mention is ‘harassment’

Heards erectile dysfunction mention is harassment


Johnny Depp’s lawyers slammed Amber Heard’s legal team for wanting to bring up the actor’s supposed erectile dysfunction during their defamation trial — calling the attempted move “pure harassment,” according to newly unsealed court documents.

“Ms. Heard wants a circus, and clearly intends to take this trial down a number of unnecessarily salacious rabbit holes, including and especially with respect to Mr. Depp’s medical history,” attorneys for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star wrote in a motion filed under seal March 22.

“As if to prove that she intends to take the low road at trial, Ms. Heard included in her interrogatory responses that Mr. Depp was ‘taking erectile dysfunction medication’ and suggested that might somehow be a motivation for abuse,’” the previously confidential filing states.

The lawyers went as far as to call the “tactics” from Heard’s attorneys “nothing more than pure harassment” in the document obtained by The Post.

In a 965-page motion filed a few days later, Heard’s attorneys pushed back, detailing why they believed it was important for the jury to hear about Depp’s purported medical condition.

“Though Mr. Depp would rather not disclose his erectile dysfunction condition, such condition absolutely is relevant to sexual violence, including Mr. Depp’s anger and use of a bottle to rape Amber Heard,” lawyers for the “Aquaman” star wrote in a reference to her allegation that Depp, 59, sexually assaulted her with a bottle.

Amber Heard believed her ex-husband’s alleged abusive behavior could be from his reported erectile issues.
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“Mr. Depp’s erectile dysfunction makes it more probably that Mr. Depp would be angry or agitated in encounters with Amber Heard, and that he would resort to a bottle,” states the document, filed March 28 in Fairfax, Virginia court, also under seal.

The lawyers wanted to include Depp’s prescription for Cialis, a common ED treatment, at trial, according to the filing. Those allegations were ultimately excluded from the proceedings.

Heard, 36, broke down into heaving sobs on the stand in May when recounting the alleged assault, saying Depp threatened to “carve up” her face with a bottle — and then inserted it inside her during a fight.

“I didn’t know if the bottle he had inside me was broken,” she said while holding back tears. “I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel anything.”

The nightmare allegedly unfolded in March 2015 while the then-married couple was staying in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise.

The court documents also include previously sealed testimony from Heard given during a deposition, in which she alleged Depp would force himself on her in a rage when he couldn’t “fully perform” sexually.

“He would not be able to get an erection and become angry with me,” she testified. “I call it ‘angry sex’ that Johnny could not fully perform. He would throw me on the bed, he did this several times, and he’d force himself on me in an angry way.”

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp was awarded $10.35 million over claims he was defamed by an op-ed article where Heard made allegations of domestic abuse.
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The actress she said it would result in her then-partner “blaming me for his impotence.”

Depp’s team said they had no comment on the newly unsealed filings. Heard’s reps did not respond to a request for comment.

The jury awarded Depp $10.35 million over claims he was defamed by an op-ed article in which Heard made allegations of domestic abuse.

She was awarded $2 million over her claims that Depp’s lawyer made false and damaging comments about her.

Both parties are appealing the verdict.



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