The most sensational celebrity court case of the century has left us feeling shocked, bewildered and, occasionally, sick.
Johnny Depp sued The Sun’s publisher for libel over a 2018 story accusing him of beating up actress ex Amber Heard, which he denies.
As the stars await the verdict, we look back at the revelations from the trial the world will never forget.
The corpse texts
Most men let off steam to their best pal if they’re having wife strife – but most don’t go as far as talking about killing her and defiling her dead body.
Depp described British Avengers star Paul Bettany in court as “a good friend” and claimed they had “dabbled in drugs together”.
In one text Depp sent to Bettany in 2013, which was read out in court on July 8, he appeared to joke: “Let’s drown her before we burn her!!! I will f*** her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she’s dead.”
Bettany then replied: “My thoughts entirely, let’s be certain before we pronounce her a witch.”
The “poo in the bed”
If the mental image was one we found difficult to forget, spare a thought for those inside the High Court.
They had to look at photographs of the offending poo found in the former couple’s bed in April 2016.
Depp said he was certain it ”was either Heard herself or one of her cohort involved in leaving faeces on the bed”.
After the incident, he started calling his ex-wife ‘Amber Turd’ in text messages.
He told the court the poo was “a mystery” but added that it was an “oddly fitting end to the relationship.”
Heard said it was “absolutely disgusting” to suggest that she or one of her friends was responsible, adding that the deed was more likely to have been done by one of the couple’s dogs.
Ice cream picture
The High Court was shown a photo of Depp asleep on a sofa with an upturned tub of melted ice cream dripping down his leg.
Heard claimed it showed him passed out on the day he was due to enter rehab in 2014, and said she took it to show him he looked “pathetic”.
But Depp claimed it was all a set-up.
“I had been working 17 hours a day prior to that. She asked me to hold her tub of ice cream. I was obviously on the nod and very tired, falling asleep. She showed me the next day and said, ‘Look at what you’ve become’.”
Make-up…or made up?
The day before her appearance on James Corden’s Late Late Show in 2015, Heard said she had suffered “one of the worst and most violent nights” in her relationship with Depp, which left her with bruises on her face and a chunk of hair missing from her head.
Depp denied the claims and his stylist Samantha McMillen, who was also Heard’s stylist during their relationship, said she did not see “any visible marks, bruises, cuts or injuries” to any part of her body.
But the actress brought in her former make-up artist Melanie Inglessis, who claimed she had helped cover up bruises and marks before the show.
Boo and Pistol are expected to shoot up on the list of popular dog names after the two Yorkshire terriers got caught up in the mud-slinging.
Pistol was reportedly Heard’s, while Boo originally belonged to Depp.
During questioning on July 8, Depp faced claims he threatened to put Pistol in the microwave but told the court it was a “joke”.
He also denied Heard’s claims that he dangled Pistol out of a speeding car window while drunk and high, calling them “utter falsity”.
But he did admit Boo once ate cannabis, saying: “The puppy scooped it up before I could get to it.”
Giving his daughter drugs
Depp appeared to admit he gave his 13-year-old daughter cannabis – because he was a “responsible parent”.
In one email to his daughter Lily-Rose, then 13, right, he said he was “checking in to check on your experience last night”.
After she wrote back, “Love it”, he replied: “Good girl. I’m happy for you, my angel.”
Depp told the court: “You don’t want your 13-year-old going into some paranoid tailspin.
“I knew that the marijuana I had myself, that I smoke myself, is trustworthy, is a good quality. I was determined not to have her try any drugs out there because it’s too dangerous. I was being a responsible parent.”
Heard said Depp wrongly accused her of having affairs with co-stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Channing Tatum, claiming he had nicknames for those he perceived as a “sexual threat.”
“Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘pumpkin-head’, Channing Tatum was ‘potato-head’ and Jim ‘Turd’ Sturgess,” she told the court.
Heard alleged she turned down jobs and lost money as Depp policed any nudity in her films.
He also accused billionaire Elon Musk of having an affair with Heard in 2015.
Musk denied it, adding: “If Johnny wants a cage fight, just let me know.”
The severed finger
In a mystery that could have come straight from the Black Pearl in Pirates of the Caribbean, chilling messages were scrawled in blood by the mangled tip of a severed finger.
The court was shown pictures of Depp’s bleeding digit and words covering a mirror, wall and lampshade in a house in Australia where the couple stayed in 2015.
He alleged the injury was caused by Heard throwing a vodka bottle at him, but she claimed it was self-inflicted.
He admitted scrawling the barely legible messages in his blood, then finishing off with red paint and lipstick.
Heard, meanwhile, claimed Depp punched, slapped, kicked, headbutted and choked her on the trip, which he denies.
Writing in urine
Heard told the court Depp wrote her name in urine following a bender in Australia which caused £80,000 in damages.
She claimed he took out his privates as he was being escorted from the home by security and said: “I need to take a f**king p**s, it’s my house.”
Heard told the court: “He then went back inside and did it right in front of them, to nervous laughter. He said he was trying to write my name on the walls and carpet while peeing in the house.”
Depp denied the claim, and his estate manager Ben King said he was sure there was no urine on the floor at the property.
Playing to the gallery
Both stars were greeted outside court by waving fans, who blew them kisses and offered bunches of flowers.
On the final day of the three-week trial, they were awarded, they were rewarded with special gifts from their favourite stars.
Heard’s team handed out hand-written notes to hers, while Depp’s people distributed black and white bandanas from the actor.
After the court proceedings, Depp would retire to his £20,000-a-night Royal Penthouse Suite at London’s Corinthia Hotel, which comes with its own butler.
Amber, meanwhile would party with her girlfriend and showbiz pals at the trendy Ham Yard Hotel, where suites cost up to £4,500 a night a come with spa and hairdresser.