The trial of Johnny Depp-Amber Heard preceded hearing video testimony from Dr. Dedicated to David Kipper who was hired in 2014 to treat Depp for opioid supplementation.
Kipper detailed a plan to help Depp detox in the Bahamas, where he has an island, Deadline reports.
Johnny Depp has at least twice expressed a desire not to continue, to the point where Kipper texted him: “Stop firing me. I know what I am doing.”
Kipper says Johnny Depp is convinced to stick with the treatment plan, Deadline reports.
In an August 24, 2014 text, Depp wrote, “I forgot to say that last night you had a hopefully very positive and ego-free screech with Amber that went very well … and then I have some Negroes at a club on Sunset Boulevard shot”.
Kipper said in the affidavit that he couldn’t remember the specific text, “so it could have been an attempt at humor.”
He was also asked for other lyrics, including one from his nurse, Debra Lloyd, which said Johnny Depp “banged a white board in the kitchen after a fight,” and another in which he opened a door on a movie set entered because he was upset with the director.
Kipper said he never saw any violence between Depp and Amber Heard.
But the following year, in March 2015, while they were in Australia, Depp reached out to Kipper and complained of Heard, “She’s as full of shit as a Christmas goose.”
He called her “a malevolent nasty and vengeful c***.”
“She is so desperate for success and fame,” wrote Johnny Depp. “That’s probably why I was acquired.”
Another text followed later that month, also read in court, in which he appeared to apologize for his “spineless and vile behavior”.
He shared with Kipper that he “cut off the tip of my middle finger. What should I do? Go to the hospital? I’m so embarrassed getting involved with her.”
Kipper said he visited Depp at the rental in Australia, which was a mess. “There were things that had been thrown around.”
He said they went to the hospital and Johnny Depp was referred to a hand surgeon.
Kipper warned him on March 15 that he would stop his treatment if he didn’t follow the medication regimen because he needed to be “stable” for surgery.
Depp then promised him that he would comply.
In June, Johnny Depp sent Kipper a message that read: “My deformed finger and I have no friends!!! By the way, Amber and I have been absolutely perfect for the past three fucking months!!! I locked my monster kid in a cage and it fucking worked!!! We’re goddamn best friends now.
Kipper said there were concerns that Depp was “taking more Xanax than he should have been” as well as the impact phone calls between Depp and Amber Heard would have on his behavior.
The court adjourned to the weekend.
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