Amber Heard was the “abuser” in her relationship with Johnny Depp, his former personal assistant has claimed.
Stephen Deuters told London’s High Court that Ms Heard, 34, subjected Mr Depp, 57, to “years of abuse”.
Mr Depp is suing the publisher of the Sun newspaper over an article that referred to him as a “wife beater” – but the Sun maintains it was accurate.
He denies 14 domestic violence allegations which News Group Newspapers is relying on in its defence.
Mr Deuters, now European president of Mr Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, said he had worked for the US actor since 2004.
In his written witness statement, he said he saw Ms Heard “on many occasions” during the period Mr Depp is alleged to have been abusive.
“At no point did Ms Heard ever mention any physical abuse and I never saw evidence of any injury to Ms Heard,” he claimed.
Mr Deuters said he was “extremely surprised and outraged” when it became public that Ms Heard had filed for a temporary restraining order in 2016.