Actress Ellen Barkin told Johnny Depp’s defamation trial that he once threw a bottle of wine at her and called him a ‘controlling, jealous man.’
Barkin, 68, said she met Depp around 1990 and developed a friendship that lasted 10 years, including starring together in the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Asked if their relationship became ‘romantic,’ Barkin said with a smile that it happened around 1994 when she ‘moved to Hollywood and he switched the buttons.’
Barkin said that the friendship went from a ‘purely platonic friendship to romantic,’ then asked to correct the record and said: ‘Can you change that to sexual? Thank you.’
Barkin, speaking in a pre taped deposition, said that she was ‘always aware’ that Depp drank too much.
She said: ‘He was drunk all the, most, a lot of the time’ and that Depp was a red wine drinker. She saw him using cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogenic drugs, once telling her he was ‘tripping.’
Asked how many times this happened, she said: ‘I couldn’t even tell you. He was always drinking or smoking a joint.’
Actress Ellen Barkin told Johnny Depp’s defamation trial that he once threw a bottle of wine at her and called him a ‘controlling, jealous man’