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Amber Heard has begun her second day of testimony on Thursday in the trial over a defamation lawsuit brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Heard is being sued by Depp for $50m (£38.2m) for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

Although she didn’t name him, he claims her allegations made it difficult for him to land movie roles.

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Beginning her testimony on Wednesday at the court in Fairfax, Virginia,

Heard described an “unusual and remarkable” first meeting with Depp as well as their first kiss, and a blossoming relationship while on the press tour for the movie The Rum Diary, leaving her “head over heels in love”.

Her testimony took on a darker edge as she recalled the first time he allegedly hit her when she laughed at one of his tattoos.

She also described his jealousy and drug and alcohol use.

As well as alleged incidents including a forced cavity search and two occasions when he threatened to break the wrist of women who flirted with Heard.

Heard will return to the stand on Thursday at 10am.

In October 2014, Heard went to Georgia to film Magic Mike 2.

while Depp was in London filming a movie. She says he had given her permission, given that it was not a sexualised role and he had spoken with the mostly male cast.

Depp visited her on set near the end of the shoot.

Heard says “Johnny was angry at me for working. I had finished my job and eventually needed to find another movie to work on. He was furious at me. “

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Further to the detox process, Heard says medical staff did not discourage her from being part of the Bahamas trip.

“I had no idea what that was going to look like. It was Hell.”

When they returned to Los Angeles, Heard says she went to a hotel with friends to remove herself from the situation.

A text message from Depp to Heard from August 2014, reads: “Just to let you know that I’m fine, my angel… I miss you of course, but… This was the right thing to do to speed up the process. I love you more than life.”

As Depp prepped for detox with nurse Debbie Lloyd and Dr David Kipper.

Heard says she went to Boston after her film wrapped and shooting on Black Mass concluded.

She says he would fall asleep mid-sentence and eventually she discovered he was doubling up on his opioids so that his detox from roxycodone would start from a higher level.

Depp testified to this during his time on the stand.

Detox moved to the private island in the Bahamas where Heard describes Depp’s mood swings and need for sex, or a hug.

She communicated with doctors about his medications and would take his blood pressure.

Heard says Depp texted her and apologised, saying he was in a blackout.

What he did remember, he was sorry for and he would forgive her if she never wanted to speak to him again.

She testifies that later Depp came to New York to prove to her that he was sobre and committed to change.

“I believed he was embarrassed and sorry, he said he was,” she says. “I took him back on condition that he would uphold his promise to do the treatment and full detox – he can never go back.”

Heard says she cried a lot at the hotel and that she knew she needed resolve to leave Depp.

“I felt powerless … I tried to get the strength to leave him.”

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When she returned to New York, she says she attended Al-Anon, a support group meeting for those with loved ones with a drinking problem.

Heard testifies that Depp was sick following the plane ride, but she still took his daughter out for her birthday — the purpose of the trip back to LA.

She says she put on a smile and took her to Benihana and then booked a flight back to New York without Depp.

The court is shown a text message from Heard to her friend Rocky Pennington after she got off the plane.

It reads: “I’m not good.”

Heard says she was scared about what had just happened and what might happen to her next.

Court is back in session.

Elaine Bredehoft asks Heard what happened after the plane landed in Los Angeles.

She says that she called a car and went straight to a hotel and called her friends to join her.

Heard said she didn’t know how long Depp’s “cycle would last” and he had been saying what he would do to her when they touched down.

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