Ellen Barkin, actress and ex-girlfriend of Johnny Depp, claimed the actor gave her Qualudes (sedatives and hypnotics) when they had their first sex. The revelation was made by Ellen in a testimony that was made public when the 6,000-page court documents related to her case were unsealed. , he testified as a witness in a defamation lawsuit filed by Johnny against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard.
Ellen called Johnny a “jealous and controlling guy” and recalled the actor asking “Where are you going, who are you going with” and “What were you doing last night?” About one incident, she said she once had a scratch on her back. The Daily Mail reported that she was talking about the first time Ellen had sex with her at each other’s homes. Ellen also said that “he was drunk most of the time” and that she saw him using cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogens.
He recalled telling her, adding, “I used to drink and smoke joints all the time.” Ellen called Johnny an “aggressive” “screamer”. She remembered him yelling at his assistant. Ellen’s testimony was recorded in her November 2019 and played before her seven juror hearing a defamation case in the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia. Johnny filed a lawsuit against Amber over her previous op-ed for The Washington Post in December 2018, in which she described herself as a “public figure depicting domestic violence.” .
On June 1, a jury awarded Johnny her $15 million in damages, while Amber was ordered to pay her $10.35 million under Virginia law limiting punitive damages. (The judge reduced the amount). In her counterclaim, she won one of her three defamation lawsuits and was awarded $2 million in damages. Both recently appealed the ruling.