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Johnny Depp’s fingertip found at Australian rental, court hears

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Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s former estate manager has told London’s High Court he found a piece of the actor’s severed finger at the property where Depp and Amber Heard stayed while visiting Australia in 2015.

Depp, 57, is suing the publisher of Britain’s Sun newspaper for libel over an article in 2018 in which it labelled him a wife-beater and referred to “overwhelming evidence” that he had attacked Heard.

Ben King, who worked for Depp between 2014 and 2015, said Heard was the “antagoniser” in her relationship with Depp and that the pair would argue like schoolchildren.

King, who was involved in a clean-up operation after an alleged confrontation between the couple at a rented property in Australia in 2015, said he found the actor’s severed fingertip.

Actress Amber Heard leaving the High Court in London. Photo: AAP

He said it was located by the bar area of the home, while there was a trail of blood spots up the stairs.

“It was mentioned that it may be somewhere and when I was clearing up I found it,” he said on Wednesday.

Depp has previously recounted how Heard severed the tip of his finger when she threw a bottle of vodka at him.

Hospital staff who treated the star were told he had cut his finger slicing onions.

During five days of testimony, Depp said Heard’s 14 allegations of domestic violence, which spanned three years from 2013, were lies and that she had regularly assaulted him.

Heard is due to start giving evidence on Friday while Depp’s former long-term partner Vanessa Paradis is scheduled to appear by videolink on Thursday.