Johnny Depp didn’t lose a fingertip from the bottle
An orthopedist disagreed Johnny Depps Testimony that he lost his fingertip because of his ex-wife belongs to amber threw a vodka bottle at him which allegedly exploded into sharp shards of glass causing the injury.
“Well, the medical data is inconclusive,” Richard Moore, an orthopedist called by Heard, testified Monday. “It doesn’t match what we see in the injury pattern described or in the clinical photos.”
After declaring that he’d operated on “hundreds, if not more” of finger injuries like Depp’s, Moore was quickly qualified as an expert by Heard’s legal team. Depp has claimed that Heard physically abused him and his finger injury was central to that allegation.
Depp and Heard present shockingly different accounts of what happened in Australia in March 2015, where Depp was on location for the fifth episode of Pirates of the Caribbean.
At the center of both of their stories is a liquor bottle. Heard alleges Depp raped her with a rapist during a three-day, drug-fueled bend. Depp claims he was the one who was attacked with a bottle, and he lost a fingertip when it broke while wrapping his hand around the bar.
However, Moore said he could rule out Depp’s account.
“If you look at the images, there really isn’t any significant injury to the back of the finger, and to produce the type of injury with this type of crush injury, we would expect injury to both the fingernail and other parts of the finger,” Moore said.
If the injury was from a broken bottle, Moore added he would have expected to have seen other lacerations. None were listed in the medical records, he noted.
At the beginning of Moore’s cross-examination, Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez brought out the doctor’s compensation by Heard’s defense team. Moore is paid $1,000 an hour for his work and $5,000 an hour for testifying.
Vasquez also asked a series of questions that suggested Moore was ignoring evidence in Depp’s favour. Vasquez showed photos near the bar area and noted that there appeared to be drops of blood near the bar of the room.
When asked if he’d seen this picture before, Moore replied, “I haven’t.”
Medical testimony about Depp’s finger was also mentioned earlier in the trial.
David Kippera concierge doctor who led the search for the missing fingertip testified in a video deposition last month that Depp told an emergency doctor he cut it off with a knife.
“Below the kitchen area was a basement,” Kipper said in a statement released on April 18. “So that would be on the ground floor. The kitchen was on the ground floor when he entered the house.”
Debbie Lloyd, The nurse who worked with Kipper testified the same day that she had heard mixed reports about what caused Depp’s injury.
“I heard Amber threw a bottle of vodka at him,” Lloyd said. “I heard he slammed it with a phone.”
The trial on Monday will continue with more medical testimonies David Mirror, state-certified psychologist. Heard’s defense team made a point of undermining the qualifications of Depp’s expert – a forensic psychologist who made the diagnosis Aquaman Actress with Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder — by stating she’s not board certified.
Depp sued Heard in December 2018 Washington Post Opinion describing himself as a public figure who represents domestic violence. Heard countered after Depp’s attorney called those allegations “hoaxes” – and portrayed Depp’s public relations counter-offensive more broadly as an elaborate smear campaign.
Heard plans to call Depp later Monday as a negative witness.
(Screenshot via Law&Crime Network)
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