• Johnny Depp was questioned about photos showing his alleged drug-filled lifestyle during his libel trial
  • Depp insisted that he did not pass out in one photo but was only sleeping on the floor
  • The actor admitted that there were times when he and Amber Heard took drugs together

Johnny Depp has addressed photos shown in court of him lying on the floor passed out and a table filled with allegedly his alcohol and drugs.

Depp’s three-week legal battle against The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers continued on Wednesday. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star is suing NGN over an article published in The Sun in 2018 that referred to him as a “wife-beater,” citing his ex-wife Amber Heard's assault allegations.

On the second day of the libel trial, photos of Depp’s alleged drug bender were presented in court. In one image, he is lying on the floor of a bedroom and, according to NGN lawyer Sasha Wass QC, “passed out.” Depp is fully clothed but without shoes in the photo.

Depp, however, denied her statement and insisted that he was only sleeping, Mirror reported.

“There is a bed nearby, but [you] are on the floor, sleeping fully clothed on the floor and your head is at an odd angle,” Wass said, to which Depp replied, “My head is on a cushion.”

“It looks less like a cushion than a solid object,” the lawyer argued.

During the interrogation, Wass revealed that the images were taken on July 18, 2013. The lawyer then reminded Depp that at the time, he had claimed to have been “in rehab for five days.”

“No one does rehab for five days. You detox for five days. Rehab is anything up to six months,” Depp explained.

Wass rephrased the question and asked Depp if he had detoxed, which the actor confirmed to be true. Depp said he went to Keith Richards and told him he wanted to stop drinking, and the Rolling Stones member recommended a rehab clinic to him.

When asked if he wanted to get sober and fix his relationship with Heard, he replied, “At the time.”

The defendant also presented Depp with a photo of a table with a credit card, two glasses of whiskey, a skull and crossbones-decorated pillbox marked “property of JD” and lines of white powder presumed to be cocaine.

The photo was also taken by Heard at her Los Angeles home in 2013 — before the exes allegedly fought over Depp's alcohol and drug use. During this time, Depp was reportedly supposed to be filming a documentary on Richards, Daily Mail reported.

Wass questioned him about the picture, saying, "If I were to say to you these were lines of your cocaine?"

"If they were mine I would wonder why they had been photographed," Depp said.

“I don’t even know if it’s cocaine or not,” he continued.

The “Fantastic Beasts” actor, however, denied allegations that he was hooked on the drug. "I’ve never been addicted to cocaine," Depp said.

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Through his Infinitum Nihil production banner, Johnny Depp will develop and produce digital content for blockchain-based content sharing platform TaTaTu. Here, Depp attends the 'Richard Says Goodbye' premiere during the 14th Zurich Film Festival at Festival Centre in Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 5, 2018. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

In a court filing, Depp previously said that there were times when he took drugs with Heard. However, he said that “these were not common occurrences.”

Meanwhile, Depp also mentioned during the trial how he discussed marijuana use with his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, when she was just 13 years old, saying he did it as a "responsible parent."

"'I don’t want your first experience to be with people you don’t know, taking things you don’t know, that you don’t trust,'" Depp recalled telling his daughter, adding, "It’s a safety issue, it’s a father worried about his daughter in this kind of situation."

"If this is wrong in your eyes, I appreciate what you think but I was raising a daughter and I was being a responsible parent so far as I’m concerned," he told Wass.