KEY POINTS

  • Police said they didn't see any sign of damage or violence despite Amber Heard's claim of a blowout fight with Johnny Depp
  • Depp's lawyer alleged new police bodycam footage proves Heard lied in her testimony
  • Heard previously claimed Depp hurled a phone at her face and trashed their Los Angeles penthouse in May 2016

Amber Heard's claims about her and ex-husband Johnny Depp's alleged blowout fight in May 2016 did not match the new testimony and bodycam footage provided by Los Angeles police department (LAPD) officers who responded to the incident, the actor's lawyers have said.

Heard alleged in multiple legal cases that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star hurled a phone at her face and trashed their Los Angeles penthouse during the violent fight that led to their divorce. There were allegedly broken candelabras, glass strewn on the floor and red wine spilled all over the walls and rug.

Four different LAPD officers visited Heard and Depp's apartment that night, due to the actress' friends calling 911 twice. In their March deposition obtained by Daily Mail, the first two officers, Tyler Hadden and Melissa Saenz, who were not wearing cameras at the time, said they arrived around 15 minutes after the alleged incident and swept the penthouse. However, they said didn't see any injuries on Heard's face or evidence of vandalism or disarray as the "Justice League" star had claimed.

The second set of officers, whose names have not been disclosed, had cameras on when they arrived on the scene two hours later, and the footage reportedly showed glass, fruits, baskets, vases and candelabras in perfect condition and tidily in their place. There was reportedly no liquid on the ground or walls.

Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, claimed that the police testimony and footage from the second set of officers' bodycams prove that there was no wrecking spree and that Heard's statement on what happened that evening cannot be trusted.

"Amber Heard and her friends described a chaotic, messy crime scene but the newly released LAPD bodycam videos unambiguously show that the penthouse was utterly undamaged and that their testimony was one more grandiose lie," Waldman told Daily Mail.

"These videos prove unambiguously that the first two police officers on the scene told the truth about no damage," Waldman added. "It is not complicated: Ms. Heard and her confederates lied."

One of the officers, Saenz, a domestic violence specialist, told Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft in her deposition last month that she "did not identify [Heard] as a victim of domestic violence."

"We met with the victim, we checked the location, the husband wasn't there, and that the victim advised us she wasn't going to give us further information," she added.

Depp's lawyer, Leo Presiado, asked if she remembered spotting anything resembling the damage shown in the photos Heard previously presented in court. "I did not," Saenz responded.

Hadden was also asked if he saw any sign of damage at the time. "Not that I can recall," he said.

Heard and Rocky Pennington, one of the eyewitnesses, previously offered accounts about the alleged flight in their depositions for her 2016 divorce from Depp. Both alleged that the area was a mess because the "Fantastic Beasts" star was smashing everything.

"They have a big kitchen island in the middle of the kitchen and on there, there's candles and like fruit and, you know, glass, like jars and vases and things like that," Pennington said. "And he just was hitting everything with the wine bottle, just smashing it all off. So there was fruit on the floor and baskets and, you know, glass bottles and flowers."

"We have huge heavy silver candlesticks, candelabra sticks. Those were on the floor broken. Baskets of fruit that we had on the kitchen island," Heard said on her deposition. "There … fruit everywhere. Baskets on the ground. The containers holding the spoons and forks, kitchen utensils, those were spilled. He broke a lot of glass things that left glass on the floor … when he walked out into the hallway, you could see wine spilled all over the ground and wine on the walls and … and so I knew that at least he had gone through there and was like sloshing wine anywhere."

Depp and Heard's legal battle continues as the actor is suing his ex-wife for $50 million in Virginia over a Washington Post op-ed essay that she wrote about domestic violence. The trial is set to begin April 2022.

Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp met in 2011 Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp Photo: AFP / ISABEL INFANTES