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Audio Reveals The Reason Johnny Depp Won’t Look Amber Heard In the Eyes

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An audio clip played for the court on Monday has revealed why actor Johnny Depp has refused to look into the eyes of ex-wife Amber Heard for the duration of the explosive defamation trial thus far.

According to the clip, Depp won’t look directly at Heard because he is honoring a pledge he made following the actress’s filing for divorce and obtaining a temporary restraining order against him following a claim of domestic violence.

Depp’s $50 million lawsuit comes in response to an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post about domestic violence, which he says has significantly impacted his career in a negative manner.

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“You will not see my eyes again,” Depp pledged to Heard during a 2016 meeting, which was the last time the couple spoke to one another in person, the Daily Wire reported.

“He won’t look at you, right?” Depp attorney Camille Vasquez asked Heard during the first hour of cross-examination this week.

“You know exactly why Mr. Depp won’t look at you,” Vasquez pressed. “He promised you he would never see your eyes again, is that true?”

“I don’t recall that,” Heard said in response, ahead of Depp’s legal team playing the 2016 audio clip for the court.

“Please, I just want to hug you and say bye,” Heard begs Depp in the audio clip.

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“I am nothing to you, and I will always be nothing to you,” said the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor. “You will not see my eyes again.”

The outlet’s report noted further:

Viewers of the trial noticed earlier this month the Depp would not look at Heard during her testimony, one legal commentator suggesting this was a “strategy” for the actor.

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“What do you think of the strategy of #JohnnyDepp purposely not looking, even one time, at #Amber Heard during testimony?” posted Cathy Russon, Executive Producer at Law&Crime Trial Network.

Two images in the post show Depp with his head down as Heard testified.

As the trial progressed, Russon noted that Depp briefly looked in Heard’s direction as she talked about a brutal fight they allegedly had while in Australia in 2015. But notably, Depp was wearing shaded glasses.

In the video clip, the 58-year-old actor looks toward Heard at least a half-dozen times as she discusses the alleged fight. “I thought he was punching me,” Heard repeatedly said in-between fits of sobbing.

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“During the first day of cross-examination on Heard, Depp’s team also pressed the actress about public claims that she donated all $7 million from the divorce settlement to charities. Heard battled with Depp’s team but admitted that she has yet to fulfill her ‘pledge,'” The Daily Wire added.

It’s not clear which way the court is going to rule in the case, but there are nearly a dozen celebrities who have publicly come out in support of Depp.

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Comedian and actor Bill Burr said: “I’m wondering, all these people who just accepted her lies, if they’re gonna apologize somehow, because they publicly trashed him. It’d be nice if they then publicly apologized and said, ‘maybe next time we won’t jump to conclusions.’”

Actress Wynnona Ryder, a former girlfriend, added: “He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen. I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man – an incredibly loving, extremely caring guy who was so very protective of me and the people that he loves, and I felt so very, very safe with him.”

French singer Vanessa Paradis, the mother of Depp’s two children and former partner of 14 years, has publicly called Heard’s accusations “false facts.”

Penélope Cruz: “Many years have passed and I have not only made 3 movies with him, but I also count on him as a great friend. I’ve always been impressed by his kindness, his brilliant mind, his talent, and his peculiar sense of humor. I’ve seen Johnny in so many situations and he is always kind to everyone around. He is one of the most generous people I know.”

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