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By Jill Lawless

Associated Press

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Tuesday that ex-wife Amber Heard had made “sick” claims of abuse and falsely branded him a monster, as the actor testified in a U.K. libel case that hinges on who was the aggressor in the celebrity couple’s violent, toxic relationship.

Depp is suing British tabloid The Sun over an April 2018 story headlined “Potty – How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?” The newspaper’s lawyers plan to use Heard’s allegations of abuse by Depp to defend the “wife beater” claim.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star strongly denies Heard’s claims that he assaulted her during their tempestuous marriage, and is suing The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton.

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“These sick claims are totally untrue,” Depp said in a written witness statement, adding that Heard’s allegations hurt his career and had “been a constant issue in my casting.”

A three-week trial over his libel claims opened Tuesday at the High Court in London. It is one of the first major cases to be held in person since Britain began to lift its coronavirus lockdown.

Depp entered the witness box of the wood-paneled courtroom wearing a dark suit and tie, and began by taking the court oath and giving his full name: John Christopher Depp II.

He told the court that Heard had “said to the world that she was in fear of her life from me, and I had been this horrible monster, if you will. Which was not the case.”

Depp, 57, and Heard, 34, met on the set of the 2011 comedy “The Rum Diary” and married in Los Angeles in February 2015. They divorced in 2017, and now bitterly accuse one another of abuse.

Depp and Heard arrived by separate entrances at the neo-Gothic court building. Both wore face coverings over their noses and mouths as they arrived. Proceedings have been spread over several courtrooms to allow for social distancing.

While Heard isn’t on trial, the case is also a showdown between the former spouses, who accuse each other of being controlling, violent and deceitful. It is set to put the two performers’ complex private lives under a microscope.

The Sun’s defense relies on Heard’s allegations of 14 incidents of violence by Depp between 2013 and 2016, in locations including Los Angeles, Australia, Japan, the Bahamas and a chartered jet. He denies them all and says Heard, an actress and model, attacked him with items including a drink can and a cigarette. He also claims that on one occasion Heard or one of her friends defecated on his bed.

In written witness statements, Depp said that in Australia in 2015 Heard severed the tip of his finger by hurling a vodka bottle at him. A photo of the bloody digit was included with his witness statement.

Depp claimed that on another occasion, Heard repeatedly punched him in the face on a private jet, forcing him to spend the flight locked in the plane’s bathroom.

“Rage-filled violent incidents on planes were common with Amber,” he said in the written statement.

Describing one incident in which Heard claims he hit her, Depp said the opposite was true.

“As things tended to do, (it) escalated and got physical, ending with a bit of assault. Ms. Heard struck me,” he said.

He painted himself as a peacemaker who tried to remove himself from conflicts “before things got out of hand.”

In a written statement, Depp alleged that Heard was “a calculating, diagnosed borderline personality; she is sociopathic; she is a narcissist; and she is completely emotionally dishonest.”

Heard alleges that Depp was prone to drink- and drug-fueled violent rages.
Under cross-examination by The Sun’s lawyer, Sasha Wass, Depp acknowledged taking myriad drugs over the years, including marijuana, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, magic mushrooms and prescription painkillers.

He said his drug use began when he was an 11-year-old child with “not a particularly stable or secure or safe home life.” He said it was “the only way that I found to numb the pain.”

Depp acknowledged that he had struggled with fame, saying it meant he was “forced to live the life of a fugitive.”

“Anonymity doesn’t exist anymore. … You have become a product,” he said.
Wass depicted Depp as someone with an anger management problem, bringing up an 1989 arrest for assault and a later incident in which he damaged a New York hotel room.

“I was angry, but that doesn’t mean I have an anger problem,” Depp said.

Wass played the court a video clip recorded by Heard that shows Depp kicking kitchen cupboards and swearing before pouring red wine from a large bottle.
While saying he “wasn’t particularly proud of myself” over the video, Depp denied that it showed he became a “monster” when he drank and took drugs.

“It’s not Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” he said.

Heard is due to give evidence later in the trial. Depp’s lawyer, David Sherborne, said Heard had recently asked that one allegation be heard in private “because of its supposedly horrific nature.”

Witnesses for Depp are scheduled to include his former partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder.

Depp is also suing Heard in the United States for $50 million for allegedly defaming him in a Washington Post article about domestic abuse. That case is due to be heard next year.

Sherborne said in an opening statement that the actor had sued The Sun to “clear his reputation.”

“This is not a case about money,” he said. “It is about vindication.”

Iran oil tanker reaches Venezuela; no sign of U.S. threat

Iranian oil tanker reaches Venezuela; no sign of U.S. threat

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By Scott Smith

Associated Press

Sunday, May 24, 2020

CARACAS, Venezuela — The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

The oil tanker Fortune encountered no immediate signs of U.S. interference as it eased through Caribbean waters toward the Venezuelan coast and Venezuelan officials celebrated the arrival.

Iran and Venezuela have always supported each other in times of difficulty,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted. “Today, the first ship with gasoline arrives for our people.”

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The tanker and four behind it were finishing a high seas journey amid a burgeoning relationship between Iran and Venezuela, both of which Washington says are ruled by repressive regimes.

Russ Dallen, head of the Miami-based investment firm Caracas Capital Markets, confirmed the Fortune’s location using ship tracking technology. He said the Clavel, the last of the five ships, was about 3 1/2 days behind the lead tanker.

Venezuela sits atop the world’s largest oil reserves, but it must import gasoline because production has crashed in the last two decades. Critics blame corruption and mismanagement by the socialist administration amid an economic crisis that has led to huge migration by Venezuelans seeking to escape poverty, shortages of basic goods and crime.

The Iranian tankers hold what analysts estimate to be enough gasoline to supply Venezuela for two to three weeks.

Deep gasoline shortages have plagued Venezuela for years, though the problem had until recently largely spared the capital of Caracas, the largest population center and political seat.

Drivers must wait for days in lines that snake through neighborhood to fill up with government-subsidized gasoline that costs less than a penny for a tank. Wealthier drivers with U.S. dollars turn to the black market, where gas costs up to $12 a gallon. That’s a small fortune in Venezuela, where the monthly minimum wage equals less than $5.

The U.S. accuses Iran and other nations of propping up Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. It’s among nearly 60 nations that back opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president, contending that Maduro illegitimately won a 2018 election that banned his most popular opponents.

In a new relationship between Caracas and Tehran, Iran recently also flew shipments of a key chemical needed to help jump start a Venezuelan oil refinery and produce gasoline.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Saturday that the United States should not to interfere with the shipment of oil bound for Venezuela. In a statement, Rouhani said that the U.S. had created “unacceptable conditions” in different parts of the world, but that Iran would “by no means” be the one to initiate conflict.

“If our tankers in the Caribbean or anywhere in the world face any problems caused by the Americans, they will face problems as well,” he added. “We hope the Americans will not make a mistake.”

U.S. officials had announced no plans to try to intercept Iran’s tankers. However, the Trump administration has increased pressure on Maduro, recently offered a $15 million bounty for his arrest after a U.S. court indicted him as a narcotrafficker.

The U.S. also recently deployed a force of ships, including Navy destroyers and other combat ships, to patrol the Caribbean on what U.S. officials call a drug interdiction mission. The Maduro government considers it a direct threat.

Maduro holds on to power with support from Venezuela’s military and his international allies, also including Cuba, Russia, and China. The U.S. says these nations are engaged in “malign activities and meddling” around the world.

“We will not abide by their support of the illegitimate and tyrannical regime of Nicolás Maduro,” the Trump administration said in a statement, citing its “maximum pressure” campaign against the socialist leader. “Will continue until Maduro’s hold on Venezuela is over.”

A defiant Maduro appeared on state TV days ahead of the ships’ arrivals, vowing a tough response to any U.S. aggression against the Iranian tankers. He showed images of soldiers firing antiaircraft missiles streaking across the Caribbean.

“They want to enslave us,” Maduro said Thursday. “If you want peace, you must be prepared to defend it.”

Maduro’s defense minister, Vladimir Padrino López, said Venezuela’s armed forces would welcome the five Iranian tankers, escorting them with ships and planes through the nation’s maritime territory and into port.

Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society research center, said he didn’t expect the U.S. would act against the Iranian tankers. Such an act could too easily escalate, he said, especially in the Persian Gulf where Iran could retaliate against U.S. ships.

“(That) would needlessly undermine the narrative that Venezuela, with the world’s largest proven oil supply, has to import gasoline from Iran of all places because they have become such an international pariah,” Farnsworth said. “If they don’t, Caracas claims a great victory for the fatherland and tries to portray the U.S. as impotent.”

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Scott Smith on Twitter: @ScottSmithAP

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By SCOTT SMITH

Associated Press

Saturday, May 23, 2020

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

The oil tanker Fortune encountered no immediate signs of U.S. interference as it eased through Caribbean waters toward the Venezuelan coast and Venezuelan officials celebrated the arrival.

Iran and Venezuela have always supported each other in times of difficulty,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted. “Today, the first ship with gasoline arrives for our people.”

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The tanker and four behind it were finishing a high seas journey amid a burgeoning relationship between Iran and Venezuela, both of which Washington says are ruled by repressive regimes.

Russ Dallen, head of the Miami-based investment firm Caracas Capital Markets, confirmed the Fortune’s location using ship tracking technology. He said the Clavel, the last of the five ships, was about 3 1/2 days behind the lead tanker.

Venezuela sits atop the world’s largest oil reserves, but it must import gasoline because production has crashed in the last two decades. Critics blame corruption and mismanagement by the socialist administration amid an economic crisis that has led to huge migration by Venezuelans seeking to escape poverty, shortages of basic goods and crime.

The Iranian tankers hold what analysts estimate to be enough gasoline to supply Venezuela for two to three weeks.

Deep gasoline shortages have plagued Venezuela for years, though the problem had until recently largely spared the capital of Caracas, the largest population center and political seat.

Drivers must wait for days in lines that snake through neighborhood to fill up with government-subsidized gasoline that costs less than a penny for a tank. Wealthier drivers with U.S. dollars turn to the black market, where gas costs up to $12 a gallon. That’s a small fortune in Venezuela, where the monthly minimum wage equals less than $5.

The U.S. accuses Iran and other nations of propping up Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. It’s among nearly 60 nations that back opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president, contending that Maduro illegitimately won a 2018 election that banned his most popular opponents.

In a new relationship between Caracas and Tehran, Iran recently also flew shipments of a key chemical needed to help jump start a Venezuelan oil refinery and produce gasoline.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Saturday that the United States should not to interfere with the shipment of oil bound for Venezuela. In a statement, Rouhani said that the U.S. had created “unacceptable conditions” in different parts of the world, but that Iran would “by no means” be the one to initiate conflict.

“If our tankers in the Caribbean or anywhere in the world face any problems caused by the Americans, they will face problems as well,” he added. “We hope the Americans will not make a mistake.”

U.S. officials had announced no plans to try to intercept Iran’s tankers. However, the Trump administration has increased pressure on Maduro, recently offered a $15 million bounty for his arrest after a U.S. court indicted him as a narcotrafficker.

The U.S. also recently deployed a force of ships, including Navy destroyers and other combat ships, to patrol the Caribbean on what U.S. officials call a drug interdiction mission. The Maduro government considers it a direct threat.

Maduro holds on to power with support from Venezuela’s military and his international allies, also including Cuba, Russia, and China. The U.S. says these nations are engaged in “malign activities and meddling” around the world.

“We will not abide by their support of the illegitimate and tyrannical regime of Nicolás Maduro,” the Trump administration said in a statement, citing its “maximum pressure” campaign against the socialist leader. “Will continue until Maduro’s hold on Venezuela is over.”

A defiant Maduro appeared on state TV days ahead of the ships’ arrivals, vowing a tough response to any U.S. aggression against the Iranian tankers. He showed images of soldiers firing antiaircraft missiles streaking across the Caribbean.

“They want to enslave us,” Maduro said Thursday. “If you want peace, you must be prepared to defend it.”

Maduro’s defense minister, Vladimir Padrino López, said Venezuela’s armed forces would welcome the five Iranian tankers, escorting them with ships and planes through the nation’s maritime territory and into port.

Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society research center, said he didn’t expect the U.S. would act against the Iranian tankers. Such an act could too easily escalate, he said, especially in the Persian Gulf where Iran could retaliate against U.S. ships.

“(That) would needlessly undermine the narrative that Venezuela, with the world’s largest proven oil supply, has to import gasoline from Iran of all places because they have become such an international pariah,” Farnsworth said. “If they don’t, Caracas claims a great victory for the fatherland and tries to portray the U.S. as impotent.”

___

Scott Smith on Twitter: @ScottSmithAP

Mar 14, Fay-Ann Lyons Debut Album “Break The World” Makes Unprecedented Billboard Debut

Trinidadian-based singer and songwriter Fay Ann Lyons has achieved a remarkable feat with her VP Records debut album “Break The World” coming in at #3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. This notable achievement is a first for an individual artist album in soca.

The album release follows a run of successful shows at Trinidad & Tobago carnival 2017 and is primed for additional events and exposure in Trinidad and the Caribbean, ” We are so happy with the first week results and can’t wait to get out with the fans to support this album,” stated Fay-Ann

On “Break The World” the soca sensation delivers a piece of her soul on 16 timeless tracks that are destined to become classics. The Billboard Reggae charting album features production work from Richie Beretta, Stadic Sound Productions, Keron “Sheriff Mumbles” Thomas, Dwain Antrobus, Kevin Marshall, and Darien Bailey. In the male dominated soca music genre, Fay-Ann’s “Break The World” will stand as part of a legacy for the second generation Caribbean artist and a strong testament to the power and appeal of her artistry.

Speaking on this momentous occasion, Fay-Ann expressed “it’s a nice feeling to see my efforts to get my Music and Culture on a platform that the world acknowledges.”

“Break The World” is available http://tinyurl.com/BreakTheWorldITunes

“BREAK THE WORLD” TRACK LISTING

1. Hold Onto Something
2. More Then Dem
3. Girls
4. Buff feat Buffy
5. High Heels
6. Everybody Joli feat Bunji Garlin & Joli Rouge Sound
7. Air Supply
8. Raze
9. Block The Road feat Stonebwoy
10. Catch Me
11. Break The World
12. Drift
13. H.I.T.A (Hands In The Air)
14. Done The Party
15. Doh Hold Meh
16. Keep Some

Horrible Histories – British Things lyrics

[Intro]
I love to be a British queen
I am Victoria, you see
Now where’s my British butler
With my British cup of tea?
Tea is not from Britain, ma’am
From India it was brought
Yes, for your cuppa, thousands died
And many wars were fought

[Chorus]
British things, my British things
It seems that tea is not
British things, my British things
Can I sweeten it a jot?

[Verse 1]
Do tell me sugar’s British though
No, it’s Caribbean imported
For sugar in your cup of tea
Slavery’s been supported
I know it’s wrong, your majesty
But slaves in Africa
Worked hard in fields of sugar cane
To sweeten up your char

[Chorus]
British things, ah British things
I thought that there were many
British things, ah British things

Afraid there’s hardly any

[Verse 2]
You know your British cotton vest
What’s wrong with it?
Explain!
The cotton’s from America
And picked by… slaves again!

[Verse 3]
Your empire’s built on fighting wars
That’s how your income’s swollen
Your British things are from abroad
And most are frankly stolen

[Hook]
Whatever next? Go on! Pray tell!
Our British queen is foreign as well?

[Verse 4]
It’s true, I am of foreign descent
And your husband, Albert? A German gent!
At least I’ve got a British name
Victoria’s Latin… that’s a shame!

[Chorus]
British things, ah British things
There are no, we declare
All our favourite British things
Seem to come from elsewhere!

Ray Blk – My Hood

[Verse 1: Ray BLK]
Socks and sliders everywhere and every day
Full English breakfast at a caff, not a café
No, no, baby, we don’t let strangers come our way
But you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
Meet me at Morley’s, best fried chicken is in South
I’ll show you gangsters, don’t you go running your mouth
Mopeds are racing, 2AM outside my house, oh yeah, it’s loud
But come to my hood, my hood, my hood

[Link: Ray BLK]
Oh, you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
Yeah, you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
[Verse 2: Ray BLK]
Barely anyone at school after 15
We’re chasing paper then Blue Borough should be green
I won’t lie, finding a way out is our dream
But you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
Top floor of Pepys estate, we’ll show you our world
That building turns you to a woman from a girl
Now time to stop, life flashes past you in a whirl
But you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood

[Chorus: Ray BLK]
On these streets, these streets
In the dark, we glow
On these streets, these streets
We’re high when it’s low
On these streets, these streets
Through concrete, flowers grow
In my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood

[Verse 3: Stormzy]
I’m from a hood where niggas make their money, then they move
The woman in the Caribbean shop is always rude
Tryna get a patty just to compliment my food
So why you gotta tell my friends to move?
No, we gotta balls the food when we see the feds spin it
Bare “wah gwan”s, I ain’t seen you for a minute
Coming from the land of wings and chicken filets
Where you’re from, man won’t be able to read but he can bill it
You can see why that’s a problem, any given problem
Staring in my face? I’mma ask you “what’s the problem?”
You can be Bane or you can be Robin
But we’ve had a lot of Dark Knights living up in Gotham
Man, there’s babies having babies, man, it’s crazy up in my hood
Shit’s got me praying that I die good
Where we’d rather buy guns before we buy books
Where they left us in the dark, so we light kush, my hood

[Bridge: Ray BLK]
There’s no place like home, no place like home
Buy me any ticket, I don’t wanna go
To a town where there’s no one like me round
Don’t take me there or anywhere

[Chorus: Ray BLK]
On these streets, these streets
In the dark, we glow
On these streets, these streets
We’re high when it’s low
On these streets, these streets
Through concrete, flowers grow
In my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood

Major Lazer – I’m A Believer (feat. Showtek) (Lyric Video) letras

[Verse 1: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
When the river didn’t drown me, they throw me in the fire
But the fire just cool, I could never burn, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Cause I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]
Hold up, pull up

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
(My family)
Whole caribbean follow we
(Follow we)
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Verse 2: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
They say hotter the battle, yea, we dance when we conquer
It’s been forever, it won’t be much longer
Stand firm, you will be much stronger, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
Rough sea never bother me
Whole carribbean follow we
Root deeper than a forestry
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology
Hold up, pull up

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Outro: Freetown Collective]
Never fall down yet, don’t digress
Put us against any test, yea, no stress
‘Ight

Major Lazer – Believer Lyrics

[Verse 1: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
When the river didn’t drown me, they throw me in the fire
But the fire just cool, I could never burn, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Cause I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]
Hold up, pull up

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
(My family)
Whole caribbean follow we
(Follow we)
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Verse 2: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
They say hotter the battle, yea, we dance when we conquer
It’s been forever, it won’t be much longer
Stand firm, you will be much stronger, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
Rough sea never bother me
Whole carribbean follow we
Root deeper than a forestry
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology
Hold up, pull up

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Outro: Freetown Collective]
Never fall down yet, don’t digress
Put us against any test, yea, no stress
‘Ight