• A spokesperson for Johnny Depp alleged that Amber Heard added "convenient details" to her story when she testified
  • Depp's rep claimed that the cross-examination by his team will highlight Heard's "fallacies"
  • A spokesperson for the "Aquaman" actress fired back saying Depp's defamation claim is "falling apart"

Johnny Depp has issued a statement after Amber Heard took the stand this week to defend herself in the defamation suit filed by her former husband, who accused her of falsely alleging he abused her.

Heard detailed the alleged abuse she experienced at the hands of the actor when she took the stand Wednesday and Thursday at the trial being held in Fairfax County, Virginia.

In a statement to People, a spokesperson for Depp accused Heard of trying to pass off "fallacies" as fact and adding "convenient details" to her story when she testified under oath.

"As Mr. Depp's counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver 'the performance of her life' in her direct examination," the actor's rep said.

"While Ms. Heard's stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr. Depp's recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made," they continued. "His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented."

The spokesperson went on to claim that the upcoming cross-examination of Heard by Depp's legal team "will be most telling, and will certainly highlight the many fallacies Ms. Heard has now attempted to pass off as fact throughout her convoluted testimony."

In response, a spokesperson for the 36-year-old "Aquaman" actress also released a statement, alleging that Depp's defamation claim is "falling apart" and that the actor's lawyers "are turning from prosecutor to persecutor."

"[Depp's lawyers] boast that Mr. Depp's story has not changed. If so, since he lost the Domestic Violence Restraining Order and he resoundingly lost the libel case in the UK, perhaps he should consider a new strategy rather than the recycled approach of attacking the victim, and refusing to take responsibility for his own conduct," the spokesperson told People.

"If Mr. Depp was truly innocent, why has he repeatedly apologized to Ms. Heard and promised to put the 'monster away for good,'" Heard's rep added, noting that the actress was disappointed with Depp's "inability to distinguish fact from fiction — a malady which appears to have spread to his legal team."

The actress' spokesperson also alleged that Depp's legal team is "panicked" and attempting to prevent "compelling evidence and photos" from being introduced in the trial.

The rep went on to criticize Depp's behavior during the proceedings, alleging that it was part of the strategy of the actor's lawyers to "distract the jury and demonize the victim."

Depp is suing his ex-wife for defamation, arguing that her 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post about surviving domestic violence tarnished his reputation and ruined his career opportunities, even though she didn't mention him by name in the article. He has said that he lost "nothing short of everything" after Heard made allegations of abuse against him.

Depp said under oath that he has never struck Heard or any woman and testified that his "goal is the truth" as he seeks to clear his name in the trial.

When Heard took the stand Wednesday, she told the jury, "I struggle to find the words to describe how painful this is. This is horrible for me to sit here for weeks and relive everything."

However, on Thursday, some social media users claimed they were not convinced by Heard's testimony. The hashtag "Amber Heard is a psychopath" trended on Twitter, with some users saying they believe that Depp was the victim and that Heard was hurting actual domestic violence victims.

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1. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard - This messy breakup doesn't seem to end. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard split up in 2016 after less than two years of being married. They first met during the filming of “The Rum Diary” in 2009 but their relationship was only made public in 2012. Their divorce was allegedly caused by bad behavior on both sides where Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse. To this day, there is still an on-going court trial between the two as Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife. In Depp’s defense, it was Heard who was bullying and abusing him over the span of their relationship and that the allegation against him back in 2016 when Heard publicly blamed him for abuse was untrue. John Phillips_UK Press/ Getty Images