Johnny Depp is suing the publisher of the Sun, News Group Newspapers, and executive editor Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article calling him a ''wife beater.'' He has denied that he was violent towards Amber Heard.
During the proceedings, the actor credited Elton with helping him quit alcohol, saying in a 2012 email: ''I would have been swallowed up by the monster were it not for you.''
Depp then clarified that by ''monster,'' he meant ''death.''
He confirmed that he managed to get sober although he later relapsed.
''I got sober off alcohol and remained sober . . . I can't remember exactly how long, but it was a long while.''