- A hand surgeon forged doubt on Johnny Depp’s account of how he severed his finger in 2015.
- Depp experienced testified that his ex-spouse Amber Heard threw a vodka bottle at him, leading to the harm.
- Dr. Richard Moore testified on Monday that Depp’s fingernail would have also been injured.
Johnny Depp’s account of how his finger was severed in 2015 was questioned on Monday by a hand surgeon through the actor’s ongoing defamation scenario with his ex-wife Amber Listened to.
Previously in the trial, which is in its sixth and remaining week, Depp mentioned that the suggestion of his finger was severed immediately after Read threw a vodka bottle at him. Listened to said in court files that the personal injury occurred when Depp smashed a cell phone towards a wall.
Dr. Richard Moore, an orthopedic surgeon from Wilmington, North Carolina, testified Monday that the injury was “not regular” with Depp’s facet of the story when questioned by Heard’s authorized staff.
Moore claimed: “It is not regular with what we see in the described injuries pattern or in the scientific photos.”
The surgeon claimed that if the finger was struck by a bottle from above, Depp would have had a “severe” fingernail damage, but Depp’s nail appeared to be intact. He extra that there would have been other cuts revealed on the relaxation of Depp’s hand from the shattered glass from the bottle.
During cross-evaluation by Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez, Moore stated he could not entirely “rule out” that a vodka bottle prompted Depp’s damage.
Vasquez also noted that Depp testified that his finger was wrapped close to the bar and that the bottle struck him at an angle, not immediately from over.
Depp has formerly testified that he would in no way have slice his personal finger off since he enjoys playing guitar.
In an before prepared reaction to Depp’s lawsuit, Read wrote: “I did not toss a vodka bottle — or any other kind of bottle — at Johnny, not did I induce that harm to Johnny’s finger.”
Depp has accused Listened to of ruining his standing and profession with untrue domestic violence allegations just after she explained herself as a victim of domestic violence in a Washington Submit op-ed. Heard has countersued, proclaiming that Depp bodily abused her on numerous instances in the course of their marriage.