Johnny Depp’s ex-girlfriend Ellen Barkin has spoken in court during his defamation trial with Amber Heard.
The actress claimed that the Pirates of the Caribbean star once threw a bottle of wine at her and said he was a “controlling, jealous man”.
The 68 year old said the pair met in 1990 and were friends for 10 years, during which they starred in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas together.
Barkin confirmed that their relationship became “romantic” in 1994 after she “moved to Hollywood and he switched the buttons”.
She said they went from being “purely platonic” to “romantic” but requested to correct the record: “Can you change that to sexual? Thank you.”
Barkin claimed that during their relationship, they would make an effort to visit each other three or four times a week.
In a pre-taped recording, she said that she was “always aware” that Johnny was drinking: “He was drunk all the, most, a lot of the time.”
Ellen said that he drank red wine and saw him using cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogens.
She claimed that he once told her he was tripping.
She was asked to confirm how many times the situation occurred, to which she said: “I couldn’t even tell you. He was always drinking or smoking a joint.”
One of Amber’s lawyers asked whether there was “a time” when the actor had “acted in a way that was out of control” with her.
She replied: “Yes. Mr Depp threw a wine bottle across the hotel room in one instance, in Las Vegas while shooting Fear and Loathing. A fight was going on between Johnny Depp and his friends in the room, the assistant.”
Ellen then claimed that she could not remember whether the bottle was full, but it had not hit her or anyone else present.
She said that he was “a jealous man” and branded him as “controlling,” always asking her “where she was going, who she was going with”.
The actress said that when the pair decided to go their separate ways, there was a “big goodbye” and then she never heard from him again.
For more of the latest showbiz news from Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here .
Source: Read Full Article