Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation trial continued on Monday with testimony heard from the actor’s security guard, Travis McGivern — which also put a rare spotlight on his California real estate.
McGivern outlined alleged abuse by Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard in 2015 when they lived together at the multicolored Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles, where Depp, 58, owned five penthouses.
According to McGivern, Heard in one instance allegedly struck Depp in the face, forcing McGivern to intervene. The incident allegedly occurred in one of the penthouse pads. Depp later listed and sold all five penthouses for a combined $12.78 million, records show, following his split with Heard, now 36.
Each of the five units on the penthouse floor were separated and decorated with Depp’s eccentric style. Photos obtained by Jam Press show the interior when Depp listed the units.
But it was a stage for allegedly bitter disputes. In his testimony, McGivern explained how the former couple’s fights at home escalated to the point that it would turn physical, claiming Heard threw a Red Bull can and a bag at Depp before “spitting on him.”
Depp retaliated by going upstairs and throwing her clothes and bag down, McGivern added, saying that both actors participated in “verbal vitriol.”
“The F-word is my favorite word, and it was being thrown around to the point where I was uncomfortable,” McGivern testified.
He claimed that Heard then punched Depp.