Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard: a behavioral analyst convinced that “Amber was the aggressor” in a relationship

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Behavioral analyst Susan Constantine, who specializes in reading body language and detecting deception, says she ‘doesn’t believe’ Johnny Depp “was violent with” his ex-wife, Amber Heardbased on their two testimonies during Depp’s libel lawsuit against Heard.

The ‘Aquaman’ actress, 36, took the witness stand in a Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom for the first time on Wednesday after the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, 58, completed his testimony on Tuesday. They accused each other of physical and psychological abuse.

“[T]The question is, was he abusive with Amber? I don’t believe he abused Amber,” Constantine told Fox News Digital. “I think Amber was the abuser or abuser. 100%.”

Amber Heard enters the courtroom at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia on May 3, 2022.
(Jim Watson/Pool/AFP)

Constantine added that she thinks Heard either has “borderline personality disorder” (BPD) or “emotional insecurity issues.”

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In fact, forensic and clinical psychologist Dr. Shannon Curry testified Tuesday on behalf of Depp’s legal team that Heard has borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder (HPD). Curry said he met with Heard, 36, for 12 hours and reviewed his medical, legal and psychiatric records to come to his diagnosis. She described the disorders as “two sides of the same coin” that exhibit “dramatic, erratic and emotional” behavior.

Constantine also said that Heard and Depp’s respective outfits represented a “power play”.

“[W]We’re talking about her dress code. You know, she parodies what Johnny wears. Wear the Gucci tie and the Gucci brooch. …when you look at this parrot on how similarly dressed they are, it’s definitely a power play between the two of them. Who is the one in the family who wears the pants?” the behavior analyst said.

Amber Heard on April 13 and Johnny Depp on April 11.
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Amber Heard on April 13 and Johnny Depp on April 11.
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She added that lawyers often advise women not to wear “black in the courtroom”.

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“A woman never wears black in the courtroom. Never, never, never. So what is it about? Domestic violence, power, control and domination. What is she wearing ? A color of control, power and dominance. So, really, a bad move by Amber Heard’s legal team,” Constantine said, adding that Heard’s pantsuit mimicked her ex-husband. .

On the stand Wednesday, Heard detailed several allegations of physical abuse and blamed his behavior on substance abuse and addiction.

In 2012, she was “walking on eggshells” but didn’t know what she had done wrong. Depp would grab her by the hair, punch and slap her in cycles of abuse. There were constant accusations of infidelity and then “outbursts”. Heard said she confided in her therapist and her mother, who has since died. Depp and Heard were married between 2015 and 2017.

Amber Heard testifies that Johnny Depp punched her on May 4, 2022.

Amber Heard testifies that Johnny Depp punched her on May 4, 2022.
(Elizabeth Frantz/Pool/AFP)

The actress also described incidents in which Depp repeatedly slapped her, pinned her against a wall and choked her, and did a “cavity search” on her while reaching for her cocaine.

“He tore my dress,” she recalled, holding back tears. “He rips off my underwear and then does a cavity search. He said he was looking for his drugs, his cocaine, his coke.”

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She said he pushed his fingers inside her. “I just stood there staring at the stupid light. I didn’t know what to do,” she recalled. “I just stood there while he did that. He twisted his fingers.”

Depp didn’t appear to look at Heard once during his afternoon on the witness stand. But he sometimes smiled in response to her testimony or leaned over to his lawyer, Ben Chew, to whisper in his ear.

Johnny Depp looks on in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia on May 3, 2022.

Johnny Depp looks on in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia on May 3, 2022.
(Jim Watson/Pool/AFP)

The actor accused Heard of throwing a bottle of vodka at him, smashing his hand and chopping off his finger. throwing a bottle of mineral spirits at his face; and be emotionally violent.

In a 2016 recording made after Head accused Depp of domestic abuse and obtained a restraining order, Heard told Depp, “You can tell it was a fair fight. Tell the world, Johnny, tell them: “Johnny Depp, I, Johnny Depp, a man, am also a victim of domestic violence. “…and see how many people believe you or side with you.”

Constantine said that while she kept in mind that Depp was an actor while analyzing his behavior in the courtroom, she found his testimony authentic.

“It’s not one of those… Johnny Depp performances. It’s the real deal. It really happened. It happened. And he just happens to have been a victim of domestic violence,” the behavior analyst said, calling Depp an “internal processor.” based on the movement of his eyes and other body language as he recounts past events on the witness stand.

Actor Johnny Depp attends his libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 27, 2022.

Actor Johnny Depp attends his libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 27, 2022.
(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Pool)

She also claimed that Depp’s apparent vulnerability and embarrassment when speaking about his struggle with drug addiction is indicative of “someone who was a survivor.”

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Depp, 58, is suing her over a 2018 op-ed she wrote alleging she was a victim of domestic violence, claiming the abuse allegations were an elaborate ‘hoax’ to promote his film ‘Aquaman’ and punish him to have left her.

She has sued the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star for $100 million, accusing him and his former attorney of conspiring to destroy his reputation in a series of smear campaigns.

Heard is expected in the stands at 10 a.m.

Fox News’ Larry Fink contributed to this report.

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