STORY: The 58-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" star sued Heard in Virginia for $50 million and argued that she defamed him when she called herself "a public figure representing domestic abuse."
Depp has denied hitting Heard or any woman and said she was the one who turned violent in their relationship.
"We ask you to give Mr. Depp his life back by telling the world Mr. Depp is not the abuser Ms. Heard says he is," Depp's attorney Camille Vasquez said in closing arguments.
Heard lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn, in his closing argument, reminded jurors of explicit text messages from Depp to friends or associates.
In one, Depp called Heard a "filthy whore" and said he wanted her dead and "would fuck her burnt corpse."
"This is a window into the heart and mind of America's favorite pirate," Rottenborn said. "This is the real Johnny Depp."