Johnny Depp once went on a 24-hour booze and drug binge with rocker Marilyn Manson — after they dropped off his daughter at school, his London libel case was told Wednesday.
“He went to drop Lily-Rose off this morning and hasn’t been back since,” Depp’s then-wife, Amber Heard, texted the actor’s sister as she was “frantic with worry,” the High Court heard, according to the Daily Mail.
Heard, 34, had sought help from the star’s sister, Christi Dembrowski, in February 2014 after making sure Lily-Rose — who was then 15 — had made it safely to school, the court heard.
“JD is on a bender with Manson,” Heard wrote in messages read out in court, the paper said. “I think he’s at Marilyn’s now continuing the rage and coke booze binge.”
“He’s gonna hurt himself and take us as a couple down with him,” she reportedly wrote. “He just aims all his anger at me when he’s on it. Don’t know what to do.”
Depp admitted taking drugs with Manson — who is Lily-Rose’s godfather — “twice or three times maybe,” according to the report.
But he insisted his times “doing a line of cocaine with Manson” were all before he settled with Heard, and before the alleged 2014 post-school-run bender.
“Manson and I did in fact take my daughter to school,” he told the court, saying that Heard was only “speculating that I’m on a binge with Manson for more than 24 hours,” the Mail said.
“That’s what Ms. Heard believed. As to how she had exact information about what I was doing with Manson is a mystery to me,” Depp told the court, according to the paper.
Sasha Wass, the lawyer for The Sun — the newspaper Depp is suing for libel — claimed it was part of a dysfunctional “pattern” in which Depp would flee after fights often sparked by his drug use, the report said.
“She would indeed get quite frantic with worry and she would indeed get jealous that I was out cheating on her,” Depp replied of his disappearing acts.
His daughter, meanwhile, begged him to stay with Heard because she was a “good influence” who helped make him a “better dad,” the court heard.
“Yes, she believed that at the time,” Depp admitted of the daughter he started supplying with pot when she was just 13.
Depp is suing The Sun over an April 2018 article that said he was a “wife-beater,” which he denies — and instead says his “sociopathic” ex-wife was the violent one in their marriage.
The Sun’s defense relies on Heard’s allegations of 14 incidents of violence by Depp between 2013 and 2016.
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