Her former assistant also says she used to receive abusive text messages from the actress.
Amber Heard’s former assistant has accused the actress of stealing her experience of being a victim of sexual assault and twisting it into a different story.
Kate James told the high court in London that Amber twisted the story to use it against her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, Page Six reports.
The former assistant was giving evidence remotely from Los Angeles during the libel trial in which Johnny is suing the Sun’s Publisher and it’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article that called him a “wife-beater”.
Kate had worked as Amber’s personal assistant between March 2012 until February 2015.
Kate told the court that in 2013 her former boss pumped her for information on surviving a six-hour sexual assault while travelling in Brazil.
“Ms Heard referred to a conversation we had about me being violently raped at machete point in Brazil and she used it as her own story,” she told the court.
“She referred directly to a violent rape that occurred to me 26 years ago and she twisted it into her own story and she used it for her own use.”
Kate found the Aquaman actress’s court submissions too similar to her own, according to The Guardian.
“I discovered that Ms Heard had in fact stolen my sexual violence conversation with her and twisted it into her own story to benefit herself. This of course caused me extreme distress and outrage that she’d dare to attempt to use the most harrowing experience of my life as her own narrative,” Kate said.
Although she’d been subpoenaed to provide evidence, the former assistant said she was also testifying because she’s a sexual violence survivor.
Kate also commented on her former boss’s drinking habits, saying: “Amber would drink vast quantities of red wine each night.
“I would receive a barrage of drunken text messages between 2am and 4am that were incoherent and abusive.”
She also alleged Amber would only allow the Pirates of the Caribbean actor to drink non-alcoholic beer.
The hearing at the high court in London continues.Source: Page Six, The Guardian