The 57-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor is suing News Group Newspapers for calling him “;a wife beater.”; He denies he was violent towards his ex Amber.
The Guardian is reporting that during the trial, Johnny was questioned about if he was jealous when Amber did sex scenes in movies and if he ever tried to stop them.
Johnny said that he “;was uncomfortable with the idea of her doing nudity,” but also said that he encouraged Amber not to do nude scenes because he thought it would help her be taken more seriously as an actress.
“;Ms Heard was uncomfortable being thought of as a sex object, and she was hoping to do better films with more meat to the part, if you will, and did not want to be objectified and did not want to have to do nude scenes any more,” Johnny said in court.
Amber‘s lawyers claimed that Johnny tried to control her life, including what she would wear. He said, “;Well, I would never tell her what to wear, but I would certainly make mention if I thought what she was wearing was completely against the grain of what she told me her wishes were, because I did not find it very helpful to what she was looking for in terms of being taken seriously as an actress. I told her she did not have to be naked in films.”;
Johnny was asked about when he found out that Amber might work with James Franco and he said, “;I was uncomfortable with that, yes, because it was quite inconsistent with the feelings that she had told me of.”;
“;She was upset that she was being objectified and she wanted to do deeper material, more profound, something where she could show her abilities as an actress,” Johnny said when questioned about interfering with Amber‘s career. “;She was telling me how she did not want to be looked at as the pretty girl or did not want to have to get her breasts out or be nude in a film any more. And I said, “;You do not have to.”; She wanted my advice, and I gave her my advice. Unfortunately, or fortunately, she continued to do the same type of films, and I thought to myself that she was above them.”;
Johnny also testified in court that Amber punched him after learning he had lost a massive amount of money.
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