Johnny Depp’s former estate manager Ben King remembered how he found the actor’s severed finger after an alleged confrontation with Amber Heard in Australia in 2015.
King testified to support Depp as part of the Pirates of the Caribbean Star’s blockbuster court battle with The Sun. Depp sued the British tabloid after branding him as a “thug” in an article about his relationship with former Mrs. Heard. Depp strongly denies ever attacking Heard.
King was involved in a cleanup after the alleged incident in Australia, in which the top of Depp’s middle finger was cut off. Heard claims the actor was injured when he hit a phone against a wall, but Depp claimed the injury was due to Heard throwing a vodka bottle at him.
According to the Press Association, Sasha Wass QC, who represented the editor of The Sun’s News Group Newspapers, asked King if it was his job to find Depp’s fingertip, to which he replied, “It was mentioned that it could be somewhere and when I was enlightened me found it. “He said it was located at the bar area while there was a trail of blood stains up the stairs to a bedroom.
King said he had heard about the vodka bottle claim in the press. In addition, regarding the phone destruction claim, he added, “I don’t remember a phone being torn off the wall or having to replace a wall phone.” Depp had to go to the hospital to treat the wound.
King was later asked for his evidence that when he and Heard returned to Los Angeles from Australia after the finger incident, he noticed “a few cuts on one of her arms.” Wass asked if they were “fresh”, whereupon King said: “They were enough to tell me maybe you should put your sleeve down.”
The process continues.