Johnny Depp’s text messages were read in court this week when it was revealed he apologised to Amber Heard’s father for a headbutting incident and exchanged “joke” text about setting Amber on fire.
The 57-year-old actor was being cross-examined by the lawyer of The Sun, which he’s suing for libel after the publication labelled him a “wife beater”.
The court heard that the actor sent the Aquaman star’s father a text saying he was sorry after he’d headbutted her during a furious row, The Sun reports.
Johnny admitted in court that their heads clashed but said it was an accident.
Photos submitted showed Amber (34) with black eyes and a bloodied lip after the December 2015 incident.
After the December row, Johnny reportedly messaged Amber's dad.
“Yes I f***** up and went too far in our fights,” the text read.
“I cannot and will not excuse my part inside these dramas but I can promise you with all confidence they will never happen again.
“My most sincere apologies if I let you down.”
The actor insists he wasn’t apologising for abusing Amber but for the fact that things escalated.
It also emerged in court that the Pirates of the Caribbean star swapped texts with British actor Paul Bettany in which he joked about setting Amber’s head alight, the DailyMail reports.
“I will f*** her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she's dead,” the text read.
According to the actor, Paul knew about the arguments between him and his ex-wife.
Johnny admitted in court that Amber didn’t enjoy his overindulgence in alcohol or cocaine, and she wanted him to quit both habits.
“She didn't like me using alcohol and drugs because she had some delusional idea that they turned me into . . . this said monster,” he said.
The trial is set to last three weeks and will feature the actor’s celebrity friends who will submit evidence as he refutes the allegations that he attacked his ex-wife during their five-year relationship.