Court TV exclusive: Aftermath photos of ‘staircase incident’ between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Posted at 11:31 PM, May 12, 2022 and last updated 5:37 PM, July 7, 2023

LOS ANGELES (Court TV) — Court TV has exclusively obtained photos of what Johnny Depp’s bodyguard referred to in his testimony as a “rearrangement” of Amber Heard’s closet.


The March 2015 incident took place at the former couple’s Eastern Columbia Building penthouse apartment and the photos show racks of Heard’s clothing and shoes knocked over on the floor.

Court TV has exclusively obtained photos that appear to show the aftermath of the 2015 incident in which Johnny Depp is alleged to have thrown a clothing rack down the stairs during an argument with Amber Heard.

Depp’s bodyguard testified that Depp caused the mess, and that later that same evening Heard’s sister, Whitney, witnessed an argument between the couple in which Heard punched Depp in the face.

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Court TV obtained these photos from a source. According to Heard, Depp was beating her and she had to punch Depp when he attempted to throw her sister down the stairs. She says Depp then destroyed her closet.

However, Depp’s bodyguard, Travis McGivern, testified that he was in the middle of the couple when Heard punched Depp.

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The images are contained in a defense exhibit that’s a text message exchange between Depp’s estate manager and Heard’s sister in the aftermath of the alleged abusive incident.

Afterward, McGivern said he observed redness and swelling on Depp’s face, and that Heard and her sister left the penthouse later that evening.

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