Johnny Depp allegedly flew into a drunken jealous rage at the thought of his wife Amber Heard cheating on him, smashing bottles and windows and cutting the tip off his finger – which he then used to scrawl on the walls in blood and paint.
Heard claimed her soon-to-be ex-husband severed his finger tip in a jealous rage, and used the bloody stump to write a threatening message on a mirror.
According to TMZ – which has pictures of the stump and the mirror – Depp accused Heard of cheating on him with a fellow actor named “Billy-Bob”.
Heard alleged Depp was drunk and high on ecstasy when he smashed bottles, windows and a plastic phone, which cut off the tip of his finger. He then used blue paint to scrawl “Billy Bob” and “Easy Amber” on a mirror.
Heard appears with actor Billy Bob Thornton in the Martin Amis adaptation, London Fields, which is due out in the United States some time this year.
According to TMZ, Depp refused to get treatment for 24 hours, making it impossible to reattach the tip of his finger.
The accident delayed filming of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean instalment for two weeks, as Depp flew to the US for surgery. The production team on Australia’s Gold Coast said the injury as an on-set accident.
Heard presented the gruesome images of Depp’s injury during her seven hour divorce deposition, as evidence of Depp’s harassment during their marriage.
They come only days after a video of Depp glugging wine and smashing cupboard doors closed during an angry rant, surfaced.
Depp is reportedly set to testify in court on Wednesday that his estranged wife lied to authorities when she brought dogs Boo and Pistol into Australia, igniting Barnaby Joyce’s “war on terrier” last year.
A number of documents have been made public, including The Pirates of the Caribbean star suggesting Heard was not telling the truth when she claimed she did not understand Australia’s quarantine laws when bringing the dogs down under.
Heard filed for divorce from the 53-year-old star on May 23, and took out a restraining order.
Both sides said they want to resolve the matter in private, yet a stream of damaging leaks have emerged from the case.
Daily Telegraph London, Fairfax Media