Shocking moment Johnny Depp smashes up kitchen in drunken rage after downing 'mega pint of red wine'

THE shocking moment Johnny Depp flew into a drunken rage after 'downing a mega pint of red wine' was shown during his defamation trial against ex Amber Heard.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 58, is seen smashing kitchen cabinets in a clip taken from the couple's Hollywood home that was played at a Virginia courthouse on Thursday.



The actor took to the stand as part of his multi-million dollar US libel case against his ex-wife over claims of abuse. 

In the footage, Depp can be heard shouting: "Motherf***er! Motherf***er" before repeatedly kicking a door.

Heard then asks, 'What happened?', before Depp continues to smash open kitchen cabinets.

The actor, wearing a feathered hat and dark sunglasses, also appears to hurt himself as he swears and lashes out at pieces of furniture.

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Heard then says: "All I did was say sorry. Did something happen to you? I don't think so. You drank this whole thing this morning? You're smashing s**t."

Depp was questioned by Heard's Lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn after the clip was shown to the jury during the second week of the ongoing trial. 

Rotterborn said: "This is at your house in West Hollywood. That's you on the video. You were violent?

Depp replied: "Clearly I was having a bad time. I don't know what with regard to, but being illegally recorded by your chosen other is quite fitting with the rest of the photographs and tape recordings.

"She tried to hide it from me and laughed and smiled at the end. That was the most interesting part."

He adds: "I did assault a couple of cabinets but I did not touch Miss Heard."

Rottenborn then asks: "You may have been drunk?"

To which Depp replies: "It's a possibility."

Rotterborn then asks Depp: " You poured yourself a mega pint of red wine?

"A mega pint of wine? I poured myself a large glass of wine. I thought it was necessary", Depp replies.

The jury heard more recordings of shocking fights between the feuding couple.

In one Depp is heard saying: "I become irrational when you're doing movies, I become jealous and f****** crazy and weird and we fight a lot more."

While in another he says: "I head-butted you on the f****** forehead. That doesn't break a nose."

Heard was also heard in one audio message repeatedly saying "please don't hurt yourself" as Depp threatens to cut himself with a knife.


Depp also spoke of his alcohol and substance abuse while on the stand describing how he'd fallen off the wagon while filming the movie the Long Ranger.

Rottenborn asked Depp: "You'd drink whiskey in the mornings?"

He replied: "Isn't happy hour any time?' sparking laughter in the court. 

Depp previously testified that Heard's behaviour had 'inspired' him to use substances and said she had not been 'supportive' of his attempts at sobriety.

A shocking image shown in the court case from March 2013 showed a table with a glass of whiskey and lines of white powder.

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The Hollywood actor previously described how his marriage to Amber had descended into 'madness, chaos and violence'.

He said Aquaman actress Heard, 35, would lash out and physically attack him, telling the jury in Fairfax, Virginia: “It seemed like pure hatred for me.

"If I stayed to argue I was sure it would escalate into violence and often times it did.

“Miss Heard, in her frustration and her rage and her anger, she would strike out.

"It could begin with a slap, a shove, throwing a TV remote at my head, throwing a glass of wine in my face, but all in all it was just a constant.”

Depp alleged Heard used the abuse he suffered from his mother Betty Sue Palmer in childhood to “verbally decimate” him.

He said: “I was not allowed to be right, not allowed to have a voice.

“At a certain point you start to slowly realise you’re in a relationship with your mother in a sense.

“I know that sounds perverse, obtuse, but the fact is that some people search for weaknesses and sensitivities in people.”

Depp also told the jury that he went from 'Cinderella to Quasimodo in 0.6 seconds' after she accused him of abuse.  

He is suing Heard for £39million after she called herself a victim of domestic violence in a newspaper article.

Although the article did not mention him by name he claims it led to the loss of his role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates films and being cut from the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

She has countersued him for £77million over claims his lawyer made about her.

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Depp also lost a 2020 UK High Court case against The Sun after a judge ruled we were right to call him a wife beater.

The US trial continues.

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