Johnny Depp’s former shut good friend Bruce Witkin was the primary to take to the stand and testify in opposition to Depp on Thursday through the ongoing trial between the Pirates of the Caribbean star and ex-Amber Heard.
In accordance with Witkin’s testimony, he had been shut pals with Depp from about 1982 to 2018, nonetheless, he ‘wasn’t certain’ why their friendship ended after Depp despatched him a textual content saying that he had ‘stabbed him within the again’.
Additionally in his deposition, Witkin claimed that Depp’s points really don’t have anything to do with Heard, telling the court docket: “In my expertise it’s deep-rooted points he’s coping with. It had nothing to do with Amber, for my part.”
He additionally opened up about Depp’s drug abuse and claimed that he had suggested the previous Hollywood A-lister to ‘get sober and go into remedy’.
Witkin additionally testified that Depp had used cocaine in 2014 and once more in 2016, telling the court docket: “I used to be fairly shocked as a result of after we have been youngsters, he hated it. However then after that once I mentioned, ‘why are you doing this?’ he type of hid it from me for a very long time.”