Amber Heard has included a horrifying photo of Johnny Depp’s finger after he allegedly cut off the tip during a fit of rage in court papers filed in her domestic abuse case against the actor.
TMZ reports that the incident occurred last March while Depp was in Australia and ‘drunk and high on ecstasy.’
He had been speaking with Heard on the phone while she was filming The Danish Girl in London when they began to fight and he threw the phone at some glass, causing the injury.
The court papers claim that Depp then took his bloody finger and dipped it in blue paint before using the mixture of the two liquids to write ‘STARRING,’ ‘Billy Bob, ‘ and ‘Easy Amber’ on the wall.
‘Billy Bob’ is Billy Bob Thornton claims Heard, who had starred in the 2008 film The Informers with the actress and then London Fields, which will be released later this year.
Depp was reportedly accusing Heard, 30, of having an affair with the 61-year-old actor during the fight, which occurred in his Australian villa while he was filming the latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.
The photos of the injured finger and writing in the blood and paint mixture have been entered as exhibits in the case.
Heard is also claiming in court papers that Depp did not have the finger treated until almost 24 hours after he sliced off the top of the digit, and that doctors had to use a flap of skin from his hand to fashion a new tip.
In photos taken a month after the incident when the pair returned to Australia, Depp and Heard are seen getting off a private jet with his finger wrapped in a scarf.
The Gold Coast Bulletin reported the incident at the time it occurred and the reporter later said that one of Depp’s bodyguards offered to pay them if they revealed their source.
They said the injury happened after a ‘wild weekend bender’ at the Coomera mansion owned by Australian motorbike racer Mick Doohan where the couple had been staying during the film’s production.
The injury shut down production on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales for four weeks as Depp traveled back to the states to have what was described as an on-set injury treated by doctors.
The film, which initially had a massive production budget of $250million, reportedly went over by $70million, costing $320million in the end.
Heard also states in the filing that she never had a sexual relationship with Thornton, and claims that Depp frequently accused her of sleeping with other men during their relationship.
Thornton would have been recently married at the time to wife Connie Angland, who he began dating back in 2003 after ending his marriage to actress Angelina Jolie.
He began dating Jolie while he was still in a relationship with Laura Dern, who he was engaged to at the time.
Thornton told TMZ that any claims he and Heard had an affair are ‘completely false.’
The Oscar-winning actor has been married six times.
The case is set to go to trial on Wednesday, and over the weekend Heard sat for seven hours giving her deposition.
Heard reportedly detailed the abuse she suffered at the hands of Depp in the presence of her lawyer and her estranged husband’s counsel.
A new settlement offer was presented the following day but both sides have yet to agree on a financial figure and terms of the agreement.
TMZ reports that Depp is willing to hand over $8million, a figure that Heard feels is too low.
She is also requesting a joint statement be released in which Depp admits to committing domestic abuse on May 21, something he reportedly refuses to do because he claims he did not touch Heard that evening despite what she states in court papers.
Heard has also hired new representation in the form of Pierce O’Donnell, who recently represented Manuela Herzer in her unsuccessful lawsuit against the estate of Sumner Redstone.
He was successful however when representing Shelly Sterling in her suit against her estranged husband Donald’s mistress V. Stiviano.
At around the same time Heard was being deposed on Saturday, a video appeared on TMZ of Depp slamming cabinets while downing a large amount of red wine.
Heard filmed the incident, which ended with Depp lunging at her to rip away her phone when he realized she was recording him on the device.
After the damning footage was posted, Heard issued a statement denying she leaked the video.
‘I am not responsible for the release of the video. It was not what I wanted and I am doing what I can to force the media to take it off the internet,’ said Heard in a statement to E! News.
‘I underestimated the toll that this difficult few months have taken on me, emotionally and physically, and the efforts made by the media to intimidate and discredit me.
‘It is for that reason, and my desire to make the healthiest choice for myself, and hopefully for Johnny, that I am attempting to resolve this matter in the most private way possible.’
Sources close to Depp meanwhile claim the footage was ‘heavily edited.’
That video has also been entered as an exhibit in the case by Heard.
Depp is expected to call his former partner and the mother of his two children Vanessa Paradis if the case does make it to trial later this week.
Depp and Heard were married in 2014 and she filed papers asking for a divorce in May after 15 months of marriage.
The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement which entitles her to half the money he made over the course of their relationship, which looks to be somewhere between $20 and $30million.
Heard, 30, had also asked a judge for spousal support and her legal fees to be covered during the divorce, but that was rejected by the court.
Heard is currently hard at work on her biggest role to date as Mera, the queen of the sea and Aquaman’s love interest, in the upcoming Justice League and Aquaman movies.
Depp, whose latest film Alice Through the Looking Glass under-performed at the domestic box office, has just one more film project coming out this year, London Fields.
He has an uncredited role in that film, which stars Heard and Thornton.
Viral video: On Saturday, footage appeared on TMZ of Depp slamming cabinets (above)
Heard alleged in her May court filinh that an ‘inebriated and high’ Depp had grabbed her cellphone, ‘wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and eye with great force’ during a dispute.
She stated in the filing that Depp continued to attack her even after throwing the phone, claiming:’He then forcibly pulled back my hair as I attempted to stand up from the sofa.
‘Johnny continued screaming at me, pulling my hair, striking me and violently grabbing my face.’
She said the attack only ended when a friend, who Heard had texted asking for help, arrived to their Broadway condominium.
Depp left the property – but not before he picked up a magnum bottle of champagne and used it as a baseball bat to ‘smash everything he could,’ the documents state.
Depp had already left by time police arrived to the apartment after a friend of the couple called 911 and later denied Heard’s allegations.