WRIT­TEN IN BLOOD

Metro (UK) - - NEWS - By AN­DREI HARMSWORTH

JOHNNY DEPP scrawled ‘ good­bye’ to Am­ber Heard on a mir­ror us­ing blood from his sev­ered fin­ger, the High Court was told yes­ter­day.

It al­legedly hap­pened fol­low­ing a blaz­ing row be­tween the pair over their post-nup­tial agree­ment just weeks af­ter their wed­ding.

On the third day of his li­bel ac­tion against NGN, pub­lish­ers of The Sun, and the news­pa­per’s ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor Dan Woot­ton, Pi­rates Of The Caribbean star Depp, 57, dubbed his ex-wife’s claims of a drug-fu­elled three-day or­deal of as­saults as ‘pedes­trian fic­tion’. He said 14 al­le­ga­tions of vi­o­lence the 34-year-old Aqua­man ac­tress made against him were part of a strat­egy to paint him lip­stick on the wall, a lamp­shade and the mir­ror. They in­cluded ‘Call Carly Si­mon, she said it bet­ter, babe’ in ref­er­ence to singer’s hit song You’re So Vain.

Depp had also uri­nated on the doorstep and there was a smashed TV and win­dow. Heard told their se­cu­rity guard he had taken ten ec­stasy tablets.

The Sun’s lawyer, Sasha Wass QC, ac­cused Depp of be­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of drugs and al­co­hol but he said: ‘I knew ex­actly what I was do­ing.’

He added: ‘I re­alised that the top of my fin­ger was miss­ing and pour­ing blood pro­fusely, and the bones was stick­ing out. I believe that I went into some kind of break­down.’

Ex­plain­ing the ram­page fur­ther, he said: ‘I was convinced it was never go­ing to get any bet­ter, only worse – and worse was death. So this (the paint­ing) is a mes­sage to her... “Good luck and be care­ful at the top”, in ref­er­ence to her am­bi­tion to be a big star.’

The hear­ing in Lon­don con­tin­ues.

SCHILLINGS

Blaz­ing row: Depp claimed his fin­ger was sev­ered when Heard threw vodka bot­tle at him. She says he did it smash­ing a phone

Scrawl over: Depp’s mes­sages to Heard

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