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Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has taken the stand in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, declaring he has never struck a woman in his life.
Depp is suing Heard over a piece she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018 in which she detailed her experiences with domestic violence.
The column did not name Depp but he alleges it led to financial losses, including his axing from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
“One day you’re Cinderella, so to speak, and then in zero point six seconds you’re Quasimodo,” Depp said in a Virginia courtroom overnight.
He acknowledged there were arguments in the couple’s tumultuous relationships but denied becoming violent.
“Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms Heard in any way nor have I ever struck any woman in my life,” Depp said.