Shocked medics comb through trash and blood-spattered debris in a desperate race to find Johnny Depp's severed finger in explosive audio revealed for the first time by DailyMail.com.
Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard can be overheard violently sobbing in the background as the actor's private doctor David Kipper frantically searches for the missing digit so it can be reattached.
'I can't find the fingertip, I can't find the finger,' Kipper repeats in the astonishing recording made immediately after the couple's now-infamous March 2015 dust-up.
'Look at all this awful blood. Holy f**k. Wow, wow, wow,' gasps Debbie Lloyd, a nurse and colleague, as she surveys the estimated $75,000 worth of damage to the rented home where it took place.
'What about in the trash?' she asks grimly, recovering her composure. 'Is there a trash that has bandages in it?' How big of a piece of skin are you looking for?'
'I looked through it once and I didn't see anything that looked like flesh,' says US-based Kipper, who traveled with Depp and Heard to provide their healthcare.
'You're looking at like a third of the tip of the finger and it's, I mean, he's going to get a cellulitis,' he says.
The two A-listers have offered radically different accounts of the surreal episode which took place while Depp was filming the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean in Australia.
Shocked medics comb through trash and blood-spattered debris in a desperate race to find Johnny Depp's severed finger in explosive audio revealed for the first time by DailyMail.com. 'I can't find the fingertip, I can't find the finger,' Depp's doctor David Kipper repeats in the astonishing recording made immediately after the couple's now-infamous March 2015 dust-up
Doctor's X-ray showing the missing tip of Depp's severed finger
The violent incident took place a month after the pair were married and while Depp was filming the fifth installment of the Pirates of Caribbean movie franchise in Australia. The Captain Jack Sparrow actor, 56, chuckles on camera as he reveals how he nicknamed the permanently-damaged digit 'Little Richard.' Pictured: Depp's finger after surgery
Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard can be overheard violently sobbing in the background. The two A-listers have offered radically different accounts of the surreal episode which took place while Depp was filming the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean in Australia
He claimed at the time he caught his finger in a door but the grizzly details emerged one year later when the couple split and started to trade blood-curdling accusations in a string of lawsuits.
Heard, 33, maintains in court filings that Depp inflicted the injury to his right middle finger himself while smashing a phone against a wall during a three-day booze and ecstasy bender.
She also accuses her ex-lover of ripping off her nightgown, grabbing her breasts and strangling her during the 'horrific' ordeal.
Depp, 56, insists his petite ex-wife flew of the handle when he asked her to sign a post-nup agreement one month after their marriage.
He says the Aquaman actress caused the gruesome injury by hurling a vodka bottle which smashed into shards and guillotined his finger against a marble bartop.
The new audio obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com begins around 1pm on March 8, 2015, around an hour after the notorious fight.
It runs for the next five hours, capturing the voices of Depp, Heard and an array of minders and medics, though many sections are tantalizingly unintelligible.
It's not clear how it was recorded or who was responsible, though Depp and Heard had a habit of taping their arguments as a form of DIY therapy to listen back to afterwards.
'I can't find the fingertip, I can't find the finger,' Kipper (right) repeats in the astonishing recording made immediately after the couple's now-infamous March 2015 dust-up. 'Look at all this awful blood. Holy f**k. Wow, wow, wow,' gasps Debbie Lloyd (left), a nurse and colleague, as she surveys the estimated $75,000 worth of damage to the rented home where it took place
Kipper departs the 'ruined' rental property in Queensland, northeast Australia (pictured), having failed to locate the gnarled digit but one hour later we hear that Jerry Judge, Depp's former head of security, has found it
The first voice on the tape belongs to Depp, who shouts angrily: 'I guess you're leaving Monday. I wish you f**king understood what you are and who you are and how you f**ked me over and make me feel sick of myself.
'I should have walked away the day I knew she dyed her hair (indiscernible) that she took…'
The Oscar nominee tails off amid the sound of footsteps and a door slamming.
Heard can be overheard at various points in the recording, though her voice is muffled, suggesting the recorder is in a living room while she's upstairs on in another part of the house.
Around 50 minutes into the action we hear Kipper imploring Lloyd to help him find the missing fingertip.
He also tasks her with giving Depp antibiotics to stave off infection, saying the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor is 'in a lot pain' and will need a skin graft.
'Now if I cut my hand like that I would put it in the sink and wash it,' he speculates. The finger is eventually found next to a sink, though not until later in the recording.
As Kipper and Lloyd sift empty trash cans and comb through garbage Heard sobs uncontrollably in the background.
Kipper recommends sedating her with the anti-psychotic medicine Seroquel - 100mg rather than her 'usual' 25mg dose - and says someone should fly back to Los Angeles with her as soon as possible to ensure she and Depp are kept apart.
The first voice on the tape belongs to Depp, who shouts angrily: 'I guess you're leaving Monday. I wish you f**king understood what you are and who you are and how you f**ked me over and make me feel sick of myself. 'I should have walked away the day I knew she dyed her hair (indiscernible) that she took…' The Oscar nominee tails off amid the sound of footsteps and a door slamming. Pictured: Depp waving with his other hand wrapped up as he headed back to the US for surgery after the fight
As part of Depp's $50m defamation case against Heard, he included images of his own bruised and battered face (pictured ) following Heard's alleged attacks
WHAT JOHNNY DEPP HAS SAID ABOUT THE INFAMOUS FIGHT: IN HIS 2019 DEFAMATION SUIT
'While I was in Australia filming a movie approximately one month after I married Ms. Heard, on a day where my then-lawyer tried to discuss with Ms. Heard the need that she sign a post-nuptial agreement with me, she went berserk and began throwing bottles at me.
The first bottle sailed past my head and missed, but then she threw a large glass vodka bottle.
The bottle struck the marble countertop where my hand was resting and exploded.
The projectile's impact shattered the bone in my finger and entirely severed the tip of my finger ... I had to have 3 surgeries to reconstruct my finger and contracted MRSA three times.
I feared that I would lose my finger, my arm, and my life.
To conceal the fact that her domestic violence against me caused me grievous bodily injury, Ms. Heard has concocted various, shifting, false stories claiming that I cut off my own finger.
First, in the midst of our divorce case, Ms. Heard caused to be leaked to the media a fake story that I cut off my finger by punching a hole in a wall.
Now, Ms. Heard has crafted a new, but equally fake, story that I cut off my finger by smashing a plastic phone to smithereens while violently beating her in a 'three-day ordeal'.
Kipper departs the 'ruined' rental property in Queensland, northeast Australia, having failed to locate the gnarled digit but one hour later we hear that Jerry Judge, Depp's former head of security, has found it.
'David can you hear? All right, we found the top of the finger. What do you want me to do?' he tells Kipper over the phone.
Referring to another member of Depp's entourage, Ben King, Judge adds: 'Ben's doing it now. Ben put it in some ice, mate. Do we take it straight to you? I can get him in the car and he can drive straight now.
'What we'll do I'll put it in ice, put it in an envelope … I'll send the bag now OK.'
As the fingertip is dispatched to Kipper, Judge calls an unidentified female and warns her about the horrifying fight.
'I've seen Johnny bad. I've never seen him this bad. And honestly, he wrecked this place,' says the longtime security guard, who died last April from cancer.
'I mean, it's wrecked. There's windows broken. There is a TV, she did it. There was a cup thrown, it missed.
'There's been bottles thrown and she admits to me that she threw the first, she threw a bottle (indiscernible). She (indiscernible) first. She (indiscernible).
'She wants a settlement. She says (indiscernible) refused to do (indiscernible) and he was shouting at her and screaming at her.'
Judge says he saw scratches on Heard's left arm but adds: 'I've seen those scratches before on a lot of people and as far as I am concerned they're self-inflicted. I'm convinced about it. It was self-inflicted.
'At the moment I'll do a deal with the devil, calm this lady down because we'll be sending the car to get her, get this whole thing calmed down.'
He goes on: 'I've been hurt this, I've been hurt that. (indiscernible) She admitted that she hit him first. She actually hit him in the face.
'He has a small burn on the right hand side of his face, which she says, I've seen that yesterday, that she said she said (indiscernible) he put a cigarette and burned his own face with the cigarette he was so bad.'
Depp has said in court filings that it was in fact Heard who stubbed the cigarette out on his cheek as their confrontation spiraled.
Heard insists however that she was the one battered and abused as the star took drugs and drank heavily for three days straight before he injured his finger himself.
Depp does not dispute one of the more macabre elements of Heard's horrifying account: that he dipped the stump of his finger in paint and daubed 'Billy Bob' on a mirror.
Depp does not dispute one of the more macabre elements of Heard's horrifying account - that he dipped the gnarled digit in blue paint afterwards and wrote 'Billy Bob' and 'Easy Amber' on a mirror (pictured)
Heard claims, however, that Depp's temper flared as he accused her of having had an affair with her former co-star, Billy Bob Thornton (pictured together on the set of London Fields)
It was an apparent reference to her former co-star, Billy Bob Thornton, with whom Depp has accused her of having an affair.
Sources close to Depp say he was in extreme shock at the time.
As the recording continues, Judge talks to someone new on the phone, recalling what Heard told him about the fight.
'There's $75,000 worth of breakages here. There's blood everywhere. She (indiscernible) tears and these two are covered in blood (indiscernible). The bedroom upstairs (indiscernible),' he says.
'(indiscernible) down in the bar, he drank everything in the past week. She (indiscernible) within two hours he'd taken 10 - 10 - ecstasy tablets.
'(indiscernible) not the time to talk about it. If someone keeps supplying him, he's going to O.D. on this … he drank tequila, he drank vodka (indiscernible) because she said he didn't want you to smell it.
'When I (indiscernible) he was drinking kind of to calm down. He had started drinking. And then he picked up one of the bottles and threw it through the window.'
Later Judge repeats during a different phone call: 'She reckons that he took 10 ecstasy tablets'.
The former lovebirds met on the set of The Rum Diary back in 2011, married four years later - but split in May 2016 amid a slew of shuddering domestic violence allegations and tabloid headlines. Pictured: Heard during her 2016 deposition where she described punching Depp in the face in attempt to stop him from hurting her sister, she said
Heard cataloged the 'horrific' abuse she claims to have suffered at Depp's hands, describing him as 'the monster' and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce. The filing included photos of bruises and scars (left and right)
WHAT AMBER HEARD HAS SAID: IN HER 300-PAGE REPLY TO HIS DEFAMATION CASE
'In one of the most horrific and scariest moments of this three-day ordeal, Johnny grabbed me by the neck and collarbone and slammed me against the countertop.
I struggled to stand up as he strangled me, but my arms and feet kept slipping and sliding on to the spilled alcohol and were dragged against the broken glass on the countertop and floor, which repeatedly slashed my feet and arms.
Scared for my life, I told Johnny, 'You are hurting me and cutting me.' Johnny ignored me, continuing to hit me with the back of one closed hand, and slamming a hard plastic phone against a wall with his other until it was smashed into smithereens. While he was smashing the phone, Johnny severely injured his finger, cutting off the tip of it …
Once I was able to get away, I barricaded myself in an upstairs bedroom.
On the third day of Johnny staying awake without sleeping, I came downstairs to find numerous messages Johnny had written to me around the house, on the walls and on my clothes, written in a combination of oil paint and the blood from his broken and severed finger.
Johnny also urinated all over the house.'
Judge decides that Heard – who is 'breaking down every five minutes' - will be taken to a hotel near Brisbane airport before King escorts her on to a flight to LA the next day.
The actress needs to be with someone strong 'in case she kicks off', he says. She has agreed to 'see her shrink'.
'She keeps saying I don't want to lose him. I don't want to leave him and we're saying, look, he needs to (indiscernible) on his own and then when he's on his own we'll remind him and then you two can talk a little about it and then you can come back,' Judge says, more than three hours into the recording.
'But no matter what happens she needs to leave Australia, to get the f**k out of here. So let's go get some lunch and we'll go from there.'
Judge and King also talk about the extensive damage to the house estimating it will likely cost Depp between $50 to $75,000, including $10-15,000 to replace the TV.
Blood and paint is spattered across the floor, walls, carpets, table, couch, even the lamp shades, they reveal.
'It's safe to say we've lost the deposit,' King remarks dryly.
Depp has also painted a 'fake d**k' on a photo of Heard, Judge says, urging King - whose regular day job was to arrange accommodation and manage Depp's properties - to 'get rid of it all'.
'We need to get this house back in shape before anybody sees it. We need to get it cleaned up,' he says.
Depp's finger was re-attached at an Australian hospital before he was flown to the US for further surgeries and a skin graft.
Despite suffering complications caused by MRSA, he was back Down Under to resume filming for Dead Men Tell No Tales about a month later.
In a 2018 video published for the first time this week by DailyMail.com, Depp jokes that he now calls the permanently-scarred finger 'Little Richard'.
'I said that it was caught in the door in these huge accordion doors at this house, that wasn't the case at all' he says on camera, giving a deposition in an unrelated legal case.
'She smashed, she threw a vodka bottle at me and my, my hand was resting on the marble of the bar like that.
'The first bottle went whoosh just past my ear. And the second one was a larger bottle and she threw it from about this distance and it smashed into the bar, which, this finger who I now call little Richard, was, the tip of the finger was severed and all the bone in here was completely shattered.'
Depp jokes that his severed finger gushed like 'Vesuvius' after it was sliced off during a blood-curdling fight with ex-wife Amber Heard in exclusive video footage obtained by DailyMail.com
Pointing to the visible scar on his finger, Depp, looking uncharacteristically clean-cut in a navy Tom Ford suit and tie, goes on: 'I mean, it looked like Vesuvius and then I got infections'
The shocking audio is the latest is a series of exclusive recordings published by DailyMail.com as the couple prepare to square up in two separate defamation lawsuits either side of the Atlantic.
The first sees Depp take on News Group Newspapers in London over a 2018 article in The Sun newspaper that described him as 'wife beater', with Heard scheduled to give testimony. Later this year hostilities will switch to Fairfax, Virginia, where the Washington Post is headquartered.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for allegedly defaming him in a December 2018 op-ed she wrote for the newspaper, describing herself as a domestic abuse survivor.
The former lovebirds met on the set of The Rum Diary back in 2011, married four years later - but split in May 2016 amid a slew of shuddering domestic violence allegations and tabloid headlines.
They looked to have put their feud behind them after agreeing to a $7 million divorce settlement until Heard's essay was published. It didn't mention Depp by name but he filed for defamation in March 2019, saying it led to speculation that he was the abuser and caused him to lose the role of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Depp has always argued that he was the victim of an 'elaborate hoax' instigated by his ex-wife, who 'faked' her injuries with makeup after a blowout May 2016 fight that finally ended their toxic marriage.
'Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse; she is the perpetrator,' his suit alleges. Heard responded with a 300-page filing of her own, cataloging the years of alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of 'the monster' and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce. The case is due to be heard in August.
Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, said he had 'strong evidence' the March 2015 recording was made by Heard.
'Unfortunately for Amber Heard and her media co-conspirators, her own tape further exposes both her big and little lies - down to the time of day, date, and sequence of events that she has claimed under oath,' he said.
'The penalty for perjury in both the UK and US is prison. If you can't do the time, don't audio tape the aftermath of the crime.'
A lawyer for Heard told DailyMail.com: 'Just last month it was revealed in a UK court that Mr Depp admitted to cutting off his own finger and sent multiple text message to his doctor about it.
'Once again, the evidence is inconsistent with Mr Depp's self-serving account.'