Depp countered by accusing Heard of nearly cutting his finger off during a blowout fight.
Depp was reportedly on hand for the proceedings.
“Let’s burn Amber,” Depp allegedly texted.
“Let’s drown her before we burn her!!! I will f–k her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she is dead.”
The texts were sent not long after Depp and Heard started dating and before the couple got married in 2014.
Lawyers for Heard also read messaged Depp sent to Bettany in May of 2014, which seemed to affirm her allegations about Depp’s drinking problem.
“I’m gonna properly stop the booze thing, darling… Drank all night before I picked Amber up to fly to LA, this past Sunday…Ugly, mate,” Depp allegedly texted his friend.
“An angry, aggro Injun in a f–kin’ blackout, screaming obscenities and insulting any f–k who got near…I’m done,” he went on.
“I am admittedly too f–ked in the head to spray my rage at the one I love…For little reason, as well I’m too old to be that guy But, pills are fine!!!”
“What does The Sun do to keep Amber Heard’s hoax alive? [Wednesday] in court we learned the answer — cherry-picking a fragment of a single frustrated text message to a friend sent out of 500 gigabytes of text and email messages provided,” Waldman said.
“Inconveniently for The Sun, here is what Mr. Depp actually said next in his text – that he could never harm Amber: ‘I am admittedly too f–ked in the head to spray my rage at the one I love’.”
This week’s litigation was part of a preliminary hearing, with Depp and Heard scheduled to square off in a full hearing on March 23.
We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.