On Thursday, Johnny Depp’s bodyguard, Malcolm Connolly, testified in the former’s ongoing defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Connolly opened out about Heard and Depp’s relationship, as well as Depp’s prior injuries from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
A snapshot of Depp and Heard from their 2013 honeymoon, taken by Connolly, was also exhibited during the court. The photo went viral almost immediately after it was released, with the security guard commenting on Depp’s scars.
Malcolm Connolly is Johnny Depp’s bodyguard.
Malcolm Connolly has been Johnny Depp’s bodyguard for many years. According to The Independent, he began working as a security guard for Depp, his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, and their children.
Connolly supposedly met Amber Heard for the first time in 2010 in the United Kingdom while promoting Nicolas Cage’s film Drive Angry. The guard hid Heard for a week after seeing her in The Rum Diary with Depp before meeting her again.
What did Connolly explain about Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case?
Johnny Depp’s bodyguard, Malcolm Connolly, testified remotely during the actor’s defamation trial in the United Kingdom against Amber Heard. He talked about Depp’s health problems and how his relationship with Heard has become more volatile.
According to Connolly, during their relationship, Depp went from “happy” to “calm,” and Heard became more “dominant” and “demanding.”
According to the guard, Depp and Heard had a budding relationship at the start of their romance. It was all lovey-dovey at first, he claimed. Everything went according to plan. The honeymoon had officially begun.
Malcolm Connolly, Johnny’s bodyguard via video conference as he lives in Essex UK. You can tell they have a close bond from Johnny’s reaction seeing Malcolm on screen.#JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard#AmberHeardlsALiar #JusticeForJohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/HlL2t45X6q
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He went on to say that as they fought more frequently, things between them “began to shift.” Connolly also talked about the changes he noticed in Heard. Amber, he observed, had begun to alter. Amber became angrier and more demanding.
Amber seemed to want to be the one in their relationship that wore the pants. Connolly said that it was pretty self-evident. He even said that he had never witnessed any physical violence between Johnnny Depp and his wife. The bodyguard also said in court that he began to see cuts and injuries on Depp’s face, but that he saw no indication of violence on Heard.
Depp’s face has visible injuries and potential edoema.
Depp’s bruises and marks began to “become more regular,” despite the fact that they were not visible “every week,” according to him. Shortly after, the jury was shown a photograph taken by Connolly during Depp and Heard’s 2013 honeymoon. In the viral photo, Johnny Depp was seen laughing with Amber Heard and others, but his face appeared to be injured and maybe swollen.
“Either he’s walked into a door, or a door has walked into him.”
Johnny Depp, pictured with swelling under his eye, caused by Amber Heard. Taken by Malcolm Connolly. pic.twitter.com/qoMJfOmHMT
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Connolly added that he did not recall an inebriated Depp urinating in the foyer during Depp’s famed feud with Heard in 2015. Connolly clarified that Heard was always pleasant to him, but that he saw her fight with Depp when filming the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film in Los Angeles and Australia. The trial of Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard came to a stop for the week with Connolly’s testimony, and it will continue in Fairfax County court on Monday.