Illicit drug use is a key issue in Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against Amber Heard, and notes from Heard’s former nurse shed light on his alleged Coachella bender in 2016. She also noted that Heard had laughed after the medical professional warned her about mixing illegal drugs with alcohol and prescription drugs.
Keep reading to learn more about the warning and what else Heard allegedly revealed when she responded.
Amber Heard’s former nurse took notes on illicit drug use
Heard’s team suggested that Depp’s supposed penchant for drug use made him a more likely abuser when on the stand. And he confessed to using various drugs in various settings, sometimes with other famous people. Still, he vehemently denied the allegations of domestic violence and abuse, except to say that Heard made him a victim.
And Heard’s former nurse, Erin Falati, has documented that Heard also abused substances and became “irritable, loud and angry” during an argument with Depp that she witnessed.
According to Falati’s notes, Heard was sometimes jealous of Depp’s fame throughout the marriage. She wrote that Heard was unsafe when Depp left for other obligations, although she did not recall any specific details.
Falati confirmed by deposition that Heard reported to her a history of anxiety, bipolar disorder, codependency issues and insomnia. She provided the actor with prescription medication for various symptoms. The notes revealed Aquaman The actor confessed to mixing illegal drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs.
Amber Heard’s former nurse noted Heard laughed when warned about illegal drug use
Falati wrote that Heard confessed to ingesting mushrooms and MDMA along with alcohol at Coachella in April 2016. Heard told Falati that she was “high for at least 24 hours straight” and that she had vomited at some point.
Falati noted that she reminded Heard that illicit drug use would “not be tolerated by medical personnel” and stressed that it could interfere with the intended effects of her prescriptions.
“[Client] laughed and also reported using illicit drugs (mushrooms and MDMA) on 05/09/16 at home with a high profile male acquaintance,” the nurse wrote. She added, “[Client] said her husband was unaware of the existence of the male visitor, or of his illicit drug use.
Heard reportedly began dating Elon Musk around May 2016. Additionally, CCTV caught her riding an elevator to Depp’s penthouse and getting close to James Franco on May 22. Police responded to two calls regarding a domestic dispute between Heard and Depp at this penthouse on May 21. .
Heard filed for divorce on May 25, 2016, and asked for spousal support, which Depp asked the judge to deny (per People.) On May 27, a judge granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp. They refused to award Heard spousal support related to that order, but gave him exclusive use of the Los Angeles apartment.
Amber Heard’s ex-nurse saw injuries believed to have been caused by Johnny Depp
Falati testified that he saw Heard with a bloody lip and examined her following alleged altercations with Depp. Looking closer at the London Fields actor’s scalp for described bruising, the nurse noted that she did not “visualize” the marks.
Heard also texted photos of what looked like bruises on his face, supposedly created by Depp, to Falati. And the nurse claimed she encouraged Heard to see a trained professional to examine the injuries in response.
Additionally, Falati wrote about Depp’s reaction to Heard’s divorce filing and domestic violence allegations. According to his notes, the news “blindsided” him, but he said he wanted to clear his name. “[Depp] denies all charges but is obviously saddened by current events,” she wrote.
How to get help: In the United States, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text START to 88788.
How to get help: In the United States, contact the Addiction and Mental Health Services Administration helpline at 1-800-662-4357.
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