Dawn Hughes explained to the jurors that she had made a “definitive diagnosis” after four tests with Amber Heard demonstrating, according to her, “violence from her partner in this relationship”.
Actress Amber Heard suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from “intimate violence” inflicted by Johnny Depp, a psychology expert claimed on Tuesday at the defamation lawsuit brought by the actor. Pirates of the Caribbean against his ex-wife. Johnny Depp displayed an “obsession with control” and “obsessive jealousy” throughout their “very volatile” relationship, Dawn Hughes added.
A clinical and forensic psychologist, she was the first witness called by the lawyers of the 36-year-old actress in this trial, which began three weeks ago in Fairfax court, near Washington.
“Acts of sexual violence”
Her findings contradict those of another psychology expert, Shannon Curry, who claimed last week that the actress Aquaman suffered from a personality disorder and had “grossly exaggerated” the symptoms of PTSD she said she was suffering from. According to Dawn Hughes, Amber Heard spoke of “behavior of physical violence” and “acts of sexual violence”.
“Johnny Dep pushed, shoved, slapped him with his back and the palm of his hand,” she said. “Johnny Dep strangled her, pushed her against a wall, pushed her and she fell. He kicked her in the back.”
Her testimony is due to continue this Wednesday and Amber Heard is due to take the stand this week.