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Psychologist claims Johnny Depp forced Amber Heard to perform oral sex on him when he was angry

Psychologist claims Johnny Depp forced Amber Heard to perform oral sex on him when he was angry

During their relationship Johnny Depp abused his ex-wife with a bottle and forced her to perform oral sex on him during "drug-fueled rages," a clinical psychologist testified.

On Tuesday Amber Heard finally got the opportunity to present her side in the ongoing defamation trial against her. During their relationship Johnny Depp abused his ex-wife with a bottle and forced her to perform oral sex on him during "drug-fueled rages," a clinical psychologist testified, according to INSIDER. Psychologist Dawn Hughes, who was the first witness to be called by the Aquaman star's defense team, claimed that Heard had suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following her marriage to Depp during which he allegedly subjected her to abuse, including "cavity searches."

"When Mr. Depp was drunk or high, he'd throw her on the bed, rip off her nightgown, and try to have sex with her. There were times when he forced her to give him oral sex when he was angry. These weren't in loving moments. These were angry moments," said Hughes whose testimony is based on 29 hours of clinical interviews with Heard as well as notes taken by her previous therapists, and other records. 



 

Based on the evidence he gathered from Heard's recollection of her relationship with Depp, Hughes believes that Heard has accurately described it as abusive. Hughes went on to diagnose Heard with PTSD based on "intimate partner violence" something she suffered at the hands of Depp. "These were moments of dominance, moments where he was trying to get control of her," claimed Hughes.

Providing a graphic testimony Hughes continued to describe a "cavity search" of Heard's privates that Depp had allegedly performed with his fingers. She also pointed out how the actress "disassociated" when her ex-husband abused her with a bottle. The "interpersonal violence abuse" specialist said that the actress was particularly vulnerable as she grew up in an abusive household, where she learned "to love someone who hurt her."



 

"Love and normalcy are almost always in these relationships. When you’re in a lull and the violence isn’t happening, you’re back with the man you fell in love with. It creates a trauma bond," said Hughes who according to the New York Post was an expert witness during the trials of Nxivm sex-slave cult leader Keith Raniere and disgraced rapper R. Kelly.

While providing her testimony about her childhood with an abusive father, the 36-year-old actress held back tears and Hughes said this made the star more susceptible to being victimized again.

"She learned from a very early age how to be a caretaker. She learned that she can love someone who hurt her," explained the psychologist adding that Heard believed she could "fix" Depp "just like she tried to fix her father." "She truly believed she could fix Mr. Depp and rid him of his substance abuse problems, but that did not work," noted Hughes.

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by Jason Merritt

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