In Australia, the house manager where Johnny Depp stayed testified at the actor’s libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. According to the witness, he found a fragment of a finger wrapped in a bloody paper towel.
King said he finally found the tip of his finger instantly under the bar, where he saw a paper towel on the floor with a lot of blood around it.
“There was a crumpled piece of kitchen paper with much blood on it,” he said. The fateful night when Depp lost part of the middle finger of his right hand became one of the critical themes of the trial. It happened on March 7, 2015, when Depp and Heard were living in Australia while filming Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
How exactly part of the finger came to be separated from the rest of the hand is a matter of dispute. The court documents contain Hurd’s testimony that Depp tore it off himself by “hitting the wall with a plastic phone.”
However, the manager testified that he did not see any damaged phones on the night he found the finger.
According to Depp, Heard threw a glass bottle of vodka at him, which broke on his hand and “literally tore it apart.”
After the argument, Depp wrote a message to his doctor: “What should I do? Except, of course, for going to the hospital. I’m so ashamed that I got involved in something with her.”
King declared to have come to the residence on the afternoon of March 8, 2015, where he could hear ghostly sobs from the herd. At this point, he saw David Kipper, Depp’s personal physician, creeping into a box in the kitchen to find Depp’s fingertips. King said he finally found the tip of his finger instantly under the bar, where he saw a paper towel on the floor with a lot of blood around it.