Attorneys for Depp rested their case on Tuesday.
The first witness called by the defense was forensic psychologist Dawn Hughes, who testified that she believed Heard has post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of intimate partner violence perpetrated by Depp.
“What these tests show is that there was a high degree of serious violence perpetrated by Mr. Depp toward Ms. 聞こえた. There was violence more on the mild level perpetrated by Ms. Heard toward Mr. Depp with one severe indicator which was the punching that she indicated to me,” Hughes testified on Tuesday. “She was subjected to sexual violence where Mr. デップ, based on her report, was subjected to none.”
水曜日に, Depp’s attorney Wayne Dennison played a recording of a conversation between Heard and Depp.
“I was hitting you, I was not punching you,” Heard’s voice was heard saying in the recording.
“Don’t tell me what it feels like to be punched,” Depp’s voice was heard saying in the recording.
Dennison asked Hughes if she felt the situation captured in that recording was Heard fighting back reactively.
“In this instance, 真であれば, if she said she hit him first, then that would not be reactive violence,” Hughes said.
Dennison pressed Hughes on her assessment that violence perpetuated by Heard against Depp was “軽度,” showing a graphic photo of Depp’s partially severed finger, an injury Depp said he sustained after Heard allegedly threw a glass bottle at him.
“That photograph doesn’t reflect a low level of violence, does it?” Dennison asked.
“That reflects a serious injury,” Hughes said.