Amber Heard tossed Johnny Depp 's mobile phone off their balcony and sent his bodyguard to go get it back, a court has heard.

Starling Jenkins, who worked for the star for 27 years, testified today as part of the actor's libel case against News Group Newspapers continues.

In his witness statement, which was presented to the court, Jenkins claims he attended the Depp's home with ex-wife Amber Heard in Los Angeles the morning after the night of her 30th birthday party in April 2016.

Heard alleges Depp was violent towards her that evening, and claims he threw his phone at her.

In his statement, Jenkins claims Heard told him she'd thrown Depp's phone off the apartment balcony and asked him to locate Johnny's phone.

He explained he eventually found it in the possession of a homeless man, handing him cash and food in a bid to get it back.

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In the statement, Jenkins said: "When I entered the residence, Amber explained to me that she had thrown Johnny's phone - and the wallet containing it - off the balcony the night before and she was using the Find My iPhone application on another cell phone to get it back.

"The Find My iPhone application indicated that the phone was somewhere on the streets below the balcony of the residence.

"I walked out on the streets, I did not see the phone, and then I asked several homeless people if they had it.

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"One homeless man admitted to me he had the phone, and he returned the phone to me in exchange for $425, three chicken tacos, two bags chips, two apples and five bottles of water."

During his testimony today, Jenkins told the court he later drove Heard and a group of friends to the Coachella music festival, where he shadowed them during the boozy outing.

He told the court he saw Heard throwing up in a car pack afterwards, and she'd begged him to fetch her "ginger ale, crackers, Gatorade" and rehydration salts.

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In his witness statement, Jenkins said he never saw Depp "use any physical force on Amber in any way."

He added: "Nor have I seen any marks, bruises or injuries on Amber that suggest she suffered abuse by Johnny...

"On the occasions that I witnessed Johnny and Amber argue, he assumes a passive tone and wants to leave her presence."

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Depp has denied he was ever violent towards his ex-wife and has accused her of abusing him during their marriage.

Lawyers for NGN are defending their case based on Heard's 14 allegations of abuse, which include claims of bust-ups between 2013 and 2016.

The actor has argued his ex-wife was abusive towards him during the marriage, which collapsed in 2016.

The case continues.