Johnny Depp told a London court Monday that he got a “painful” MRSA infection from severing his finger during a vicious fight with ex Amber Heard — and insisted he couldn’t have beat her with his injured hand in a cast.
Depp, giving his fifth day of evidence in his libel suit against The Sun newspaper, recalled the ongoing pain with his nasty injury that he said came after Heard threw vodka bottles at him.
“I flew back from Australia to LA to have surgery on the finger and, at that time, they had put a pin in it, in the broken bone, the fractured bone, but to no avail,” he told London’s High Court.
He “ended up getting MRSA, it’s quite a painful disease,” he said.
The cast he ended up wearing — with a “little dinosaur” on it to be “more fun” — made it impossible to attack his wife in the way she has claimed, he told the court.
His lawyer, David Sherborne, asked him, “With that cast on, would you have been able to grab her hair with one hand and punch her repeatedly with the other?”
Depp insisted, “No sir.”
The 57-year-old actor also denied attacking his wife during their honeymoon in July 2015 on a train in southeast Asia, saying their security guard, Malcolm Connolly, was with them the entire trip.
Depp is suing The Sun over an April 2018 article that said he was a “wife-beater,” which he denies — and instead says his “sociopathic” ex-wife was the violent one in their marriage.
Depp is also suing Heard for $50 million in the US for allegedly defaming him in a Washington Post article about domestic abuse. That case is due to be heard next year.
With Post wires
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