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Episode 164: Depp vs. Heard; Ben King takes the stand

On April 25, 2022, during the Johnny Depp defamation trial, Depp’s attorneys called on Depp’s butler, genteel Ben King. Until this point in the trial, Depp had been portrayed as a “drunken, cocaine-fueled menace who beat women.” King presented a different story. Depp’s butler, who managed the home where the couple stayed in Australia during the 2015 filming of the fifth instalment of the “Pirates” franchise, described how Depp’s then-wife Amber Heard threw a vodka bottle at him, smashing his finger against the edge of a bar in the house. King testifies that he found Depp’s severed fingertip in a tissue on the floor of the bar along with a broken bottle of Stolichnaya vodka. Amber Heard was defeated in her defamation suit, and the jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages.

Listen to the episode here.