Amber Heard claims court ‘life changed’ when Johnny Depp allegedly slapped her

Amber Heard has claimed her 'life changed forever' when her ex-husband Johnny Depp allegedly slapped her.

The former couple is currently facing off in a Virginia courtroom in a defamation suit, with a judge recently denying the 36-year-old Aquaman's actress attempt to have Depp's libel case thrown out.

Taking to the stand during proceedings on Wednesday, Heard gave testimony in which she allegedly recalled the "first time" the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 58, allegedly slapped her.

Heard claimed the pair were sitting on a sofa having a "normal conversation" in front of a "jar of cocaine" when the alleged slap occurred.

Depp denies ever striking his former spouse.

Heard claimed that she was enquiring about a tattoo on her former flame's arm which reads "Wino forever" when she "laughed".

During her testimony, Heard said a slap from Depp followed.

Of the alleged slap, Heard said: "I thought, 'this must be a joke' because I didn't know what else was going on.

"I just stared at him, like you're laughing still thinking that he was going to start laughing too and tell me it was a joke but he didn't.

"He said, 'Oh, you think you're funny bitch, you think you're a funny b**ch.'

"Then he slapped me again and it was clear it wasn't a joke anymore and I stopped laughing but I didn't know what else to do."

Going on to claim Depp had 'slapped her for no reason', Heard claimed Depp slapped her again and said she subsequently lost her balance.

Of the alleged incident, she later added: "It changed [my] life forever."

Heard and Depp were married from 2015 to 2017 after meeting on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary.

Depp is seeking $50 million in damages from his estranged spouse on the basis of an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post describing herself as a 'domestic abuse survivor'.

Despite not naming Depp in the piece, the 58-year-old actor's lawyers claim there was an implication of Depp's identity and the piece had a negative impact on his career.

Heard is countersuing her former husband for $100 million.

The trial continues.

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