Johnny Depp describes abusive mother, denies Amber Heard’s domestic violence accusation as he testifies in defamation trial
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, pictured in London in October 2015, divorced after just 15 months of marriage. - Michael Melia/UPPA/TNS/TNS

Johnny Depp denied the abuse allegations against him as he took the stand Tuesday in his $50 million defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, and described being physically and emotionally tormented by his mother as a child. The actor said Heard’s accusations of domestic violence against him were “not based in any species of truth” as he testified in front of a seven-person jury at a Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom, where Heard was present. “Never did I, myself, reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life,” Depp, 58, said. Depp’s testimony com...