‘I recall not being paid. I don’t remember how long – it always turned back around,’ physician says
During a pre-recorded deposition played in court, Johnny Depp doctor confirmed that the actor didn’t pay him for a period of time and that he was worried about Mr Depp’s drug and alcohol use.
Dr David Kipper works with wealthy patients who pay a regular fee to always be able to get access to a doctor.
During his deposition on 22 février 2021, which was played in court on Monday, Dr Kipper was asked if he recalled not being paid for three months.
“I recall not being paid. I don’t remember how long – it always turned back around," il a dit, adding that he couldn’t be specific.
Dr Kipper confirmed that he was concerned for Mr Depp’s health in June 2018. When asked if he was worried that Mr Depp could be taking drugs or consuming alcohol that wasn’t part of the protocol, the doctor said “I was concerned that that could be potentially an issue”.
He added that he never saw Mr Depp abuse his former wife Ambre entendu and that he never witnessed any evidence of abuse by Ms Heard.
Dr Kipper noted that he found that Mr Depp was suffering from bipolar disorder, ADHD, insomnie, substance abuse disorder, and depression.
The doctor was present when part of Mr Depp’s finger was cut off in Australia, saying that while he cleaned his wound, he didn’t accompany him to the hospital. He told others to look for the fingertip and that a chef found it in the kitchen.
Dr Kipper said Ms Heard was upset but that she didn’t seek medical attention from him or private nurse Debbie Lloyd, adding that he didn’t witness any injuries to Ms Heard.
Le procès en diffamation entre M. Depp et Mme Heard a débuté lundi 11 Avril à Fairfax, Virginia à la suite du procès de M. Depp contre son ex-femme en mars 2019, arguing that she defamed him in a December 2018 tribune publiée dans Le Washington Post.
The title of the op-ed is “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. Cela doit changer".
Ms Heard partly wrote that “like many women, J'avais été harcelé et agressé sexuellement à l'âge de l'université. Mais j'ai gardé le silence - je ne m'attendais pas à ce que porter plainte rende justice. Et je ne me voyais pas comme une victime".
Et je ne me voyais pas comme une victime, Et je ne me voyais pas comme une victime, et j'ai ressenti toute la force de la colère de notre culture pour les femmes qui s'expriment," avait-elle ajouté à l'époque.
Bien que M. Depp ne soit pas nommé dans la pièce, son équipe juridique fait valoir qu'il contient une "implication claire que M. Depp est un agresseur domestique", qu'ils disent être "catégoriquement et manifestement faux". M. Depp demande des dommages et intérêts de "pas moins de 50 millions de dollars".