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Johnny Depp claimed Amber Heard abused him and that he didn’t harm her while testifying in his $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife that centers around a 2018 Washington Post article in which she wrote she was “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”

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Depp, 58, who was married to Heard, 35, from 2015 to 2016, said “the only person I’ve abused in my life is myself,” and that he was a victim of domestic violence.

Depp counted a fight the couple had in 2015 in Australia, claiming an angry Heard threw two vodka bottles at Depp, one of which shattered and severed his finger.

Heard—who has not yet testified—has previously denied throwing bottles at Depp and said he injured his finger while slamming a phone against a wall while attacking her.

Depp, who used his injured finger to write bloody messages including “easy Amber” on a wall and other surfaces after he was hurt, said though he texted a doctor “I got my finger cut off,” he did not do it to himself and said he would never hurt his finger because he loves playing guitar.

Depp claimed that during a fight on her 30th birthday, Heard punched him in the face several times and he later found fecal matter in his bed, which she blamed on their small dogs, but he believes was put there by Heard.

During cross-examination, Heard’s lawyers shared text messages sent by Depp in which he described Heard in graphic terms—calling her a “slippery w***e” and saying he will “f**k her burnt corpse afterward to make sure she is dead”—though he said they were references to Monty Python,

Depp said he wanted to continue to appear in future Pirates Of The Caribbean installments to give his character Captain Jack Sparrow a “proper goodbye” but was fired from the franchise because of Heard’s claims he abused her.