Johnny Depp's Security Guard Recalls Couple's Charged Fights, Warned They Are 'Going To Kill Each Other'

Johnny Depp's Security Guard Recalls Couple's Charged Fights, Warned They Are 'Going To Kill Each Other'

Sean Bett testified on Monday where he shared the injuries he witnessed on Depp, his current employer.

The Johnny Depp defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard started on April 11. There have been many testimonies presented in court including from witnesses, friends, family, and employees. Among them is Depp’s private security guard Sean Bett. He took the stand on Monday and presented pictures before the court of the fights that took place between the couple when they were married.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02: Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2016, in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The pictures from 2015 showed the injuries Depp had sustained after being attacked by Heard. Bett also stated that he had taken these pictures “just in case she made allegations.” 


When asked to describe the relationship the two of them shared, Jett recalled how they were "giddy" and "loving" in the beginning before their relationship took a turn for the worse. They then went on to constantly bicker and argue. He also claimed that it was Heard who would initiate the arguments. In one instance he recalled Heard mocking Depp. "I overheard her saying, 'He's a fatass, f*** you Johnny, and f*** you, too, Sean.'" Before this, he had not seen her assault in person but was present one time when she threw a plastic cup or water bottle in Depp's direction. "I ended up getting him and we got out of there as quickly as possible," Bett said.


Bett is still working for Depp. He first met Heard in 2011 when she started seeing Depp. The judge reminded Bett that he could not bring up instances that he did not witness when he mentioned the time Depp's finger was cut because of a glass bottle Heard allegedly threw at him. Bett also recalled how their fights started getting more regular and passionate over time. Heard would get intoxicated and get violent, he stated. He was present several times to deescalate the situation by driving Depp away from the penthouse he shared with Heard to his house in West Hollywood.  They would make up in a few hours or over several days.


Bett realized that the fights were getting out of hand one time and shared how he once told Heard while driving her home, “This can’t continue. You guys are either going to kill each other or you’re going to be in jail.” He recalled how her eyes filled with tears and she said, “But I love him and I’m not going to lose him.” The couple's marriage counselor, Laurel Anderson, had previously testified in the trial that the two participated in "mutual abuse." Heard had told her she escalated fights in order to prevent Depp from leaving. 


Dr. David Kipper, Depp’s private physician and addiction specialist has also testified in court. Kipper treated Depp after the sliced finger incident in 2015. He shared that he cleaned his wound before taking him to the hospital. When he went back to look for the missing part of the finger he said there was “broken glass” in the kitchen and “there was blood around the home.” Depp had said that he had cut it with a knife. Dr. Kipper also shared how he had never treated Heard for any physical injuries and she had approached him only once after claiming to have hit her head. There was no physical injury recorded. 


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