- Johnny Depp’s security guard, Starling Jenkins, testified at the actor’s trial Thursday.
- Jenkins said Amber Heard admitted to throwing Depp’s phone out the window during a fight in 2016.
- Jenkins said he got Depp’s phone back from a homeless man who rewarded him with $420.
Amber Heard threw Johnny Depp’s phone out the window during a fight in 2016, and one of Depp’s security guards testified in court on Thursday.
Deb took over the ex wife to trial for defamation, claiming she destroyed his career and reputation by implying in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that she was a victim of domestic violence. Heard denied the allegations, claiming that Depp physically assaulted her on multiple occasions before and during marriage.
On Thursday, Starling Jenkins, a longtime member of deep Security personnel, they testified. He spoke about the fallout from the couple’s quarrel on Heard’s 30th birthday on April 21, 2016. The controversy became a focal point of the trial – marking the point at which the couple began to separate.
Jenkins was working security one night I heard birthday party. His shift ended at 11:15 p.m., at which point he said Depp didn’t show up. It is said that Depp’s lateness is what sparked an argument between the couple that ended with Depp leaving the apartment for one of his other homes later that evening.
Jenkins says he was back at the couple’s main home, in the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles, the next morning around 7:45 a.m. He says he spoke with Heard upon arrival who told him she “finally got into a fight with Johnny the night” and threw his phone, wallet, credit cards and passport on the balcony and on the street below.
Jenkins said he then used Find My iPhone to track down deep Phone to Skid Row, a neighborhood known for its homeless residents, not far from the Depp and Heard apartment building.
Jenkins says he approached a homeless man about the phone who “was honest” and “brought it back.”
“I gave him a reward for it: $420, chicken tacos, chips, apples, and veggie water,” Jenkins said.
When questioned by Heard’s attorney, Jenkins admitted that Heard told him that Depp threw her phone out of the window first, and that she responded by doing the same.
Jenkins said he didn’t look for Heard’s phone because she had already retrieved it.