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Actor Paul Bettany has said he experienced an 'unpleasant feeling' to have his private text messages between himself and Johnny Depp read out in public as part of Depp's 2020 libel case against The Sun newspaper.
Depp sued the newspaper after it described him as a 'wife beater' in his relationship with Amber Heard, 35. He ultimately lost the case.
An exchange that was both obscene and graphic between Bettany, 50, and Depp, 58, who have worked together on three films, was read out in court during the trial.
The pair joked about drowning Heard to prove that she wasn't a witch.
During an interview with The Independent, Bettany appeared extremely uncomfortable when the topic was addressed.
'I think that's a really difficult subject to talk about and I think that I just pour fuel on the fire,' he said in answer to a question about why he wrote such caustic words.
'It was very strange. It was a strange moment. What was strange about it was you suddenly have one of the most scabrous newspapers in London and their lawyers pouring through your texts for the last 10 years. Can you imagine what it would be like, honestly, to have a bunch of lawyers go through every one of your emails and texts for 10 years? All I can tell you was that it was an unpleasant feeling.'
Years earlier, Bettany had tweeted 'Known Johnny Depp for years and through several relationships. He's the sweetest, kindest, gentlest man that I've ever known. Just saying.'
The texts between the two actors were sent in 2013 with Depp texting Bettany saying: 'Let's burn Amber!!!'
In response, Bettany is said to have replied: 'Having thought it through I don't think we should burn Amber – she's delightful company and easy on the eye, plus I'm not sure she's a witch. We could of course try the English course of action in these predicaments – we do a drowning test. Thoughts? You have a swimming pool.'
'Let's drown her before we burn her!!! I will f**k her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she's dead,' Depp responded.
Bettany replied: 'My thoughts entirely. Let's be certain before we pronounce her a witch.'
During the 2020 trial, Depp said his 'sense of humor is slightly skewed' as the texts were read out.
In another exchange he quipped with Bettany about 'shaving Amber Heard's beaver' - a reference to a pet beaver they considered buying her.
The court heard how Depp told Bettany to buy Heard a pet beaver and record himself shaving the animal so that they could post the clip online titled: 'Johnny Depp shaves Amber Heard's Beaver.'
'First of all we buy Amber a pet beaver and then we take pictures of you shaving the pet beaver. All this is to create a domain name 'Johnny Depp Shaves Amber Heard's Beaver. Clearly there are many spin-offs. You could poke, joke, punch,' Depp suggested.
Depp was asked, 'Do you think that's a respectful way of somebody, here Paul Bettany, talking about your girlfriend?', to which Depp replied: 'It is not a respectful way to talk about Ms Heard.'
Depp ended up losing his lawsuit against The Sun in November 2020.
The judge ruled that Depp assaulted Heard on a dozen occasions and put her in 'fear of her life' three times often while on drink and drugs binges, which he said turned the actor into a 'monster', in one of the most high-profile libel clashes of this century.
But a new $50 million defamation lawsuit has been filed by Depp against Heard which is due to get underway next spring.
Depp is suing his ex-wife through a court in Virginia over an op-ed article she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018 where she described how she was a victim of domestic violence.
She never referred to Depp by name but he believes that it was obvious Heard was referring to him as the abuser. Depp has denied any abuse towards her.
'I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture's wrath for women who speak out,' she wrote in the December 2018 article, which didn't mention the Pirates of the Caribbean actor by name.
Depp claimed, nonetheless, that it implicated him as the abuser, damaging his reputation and causing him to lose his prized role of Captain Jack Sparrow.
His suit says he's the victim of an 'elaborate hoax' instigated by Heard to generate positive publicity and advance her career.
'Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse; she is a perpetrator,' it claims.
'She hit, punched and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.'
Heard responded with a lurid 300-page filing of her own, cataloging the 'horrific' abuse she claims to have suffered at Depp's hands, describing him as 'the monster' and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce.
The filing included photos of bruises and scars, clumps of hair apparently torn from Heard's head and pictures of smashed up furniture to illustrate the violence she was allegedly subjected to after hooking up with Depp, her co-star in The Rum Diary, back in 2011.