A member of Johnny Depp's security team has told the High Court he was contacted to "extract the boss" from an argument with Amber Heard in Australia, and that the star was "panicking" as his finger had been sliced open.
Malcolm Connolly, who has worked for the Hollywood star and his family for about 16 years, gave evidence on day six of the actor's high-profile libel action against the publishers of The Sun.
He told the court in London he never saw Depp, 57, hitting Heard, and that he would never tolerate any man striking a woman, even if he was "the Pope".
The court also heard from Tara Roberts, who has worked for Depp as the estate manager on his island in the Bahamas since December 2008, and Samantha McMillen, his stylist of around 18 years. Both described Depp as "kind".
Mr Connolly was asked about what Heard, 34, has described as a "three-day hostage situation" in Australia in March 2015. It is one of 14 allegations of violent behaviour against Depp, who has previously told the court his finger was wounded during that incident when his then wife threw a vodka bottle at him.
Giving evidence, Mr Connolly said that when he arrived at the rented house the couple were staying in, while Depp was filming a Pirates Of The Caribbean film in Australia, he could hear a "ruckus" and the actor was in a state of distress.
In his witness statement, Mr Connolly said that Depp told him: "Look at my finger. She's cut my f***ing finger off. She's smashed my hand with a vodka bottle."
Mr Connolly said Depp also told him that Heard had put a cigarette out on his face, and confirmed he saw a mark.
He said he did not see any injuries on the actress.
Mr Connolly said he got to the property at about 1.30pm after receiving an urgent call from the late Jerry Judge, the head of Depp's security team at the time, who told him: "Malcolm, get in the car, extract the boss from the situation."
He continued: "I could hear the ruckus inside. I opened the door, which wasn't locked, and saw Johnny in the foyer area of the house."
The security guard said that Depp and Heard were "screaming at each other".
When Mr Connolly got Depp out of the house, he said: "I had the car door open and when we were outside Johnny said to me words to the effect of, 'Look at my finger. She's cut my f***ing finger off. She's smashed my hand with a vodka bottle'.
"I saw his finger and it was a mess."
In his statement, Mr Connolly said Heard came close to the car and said something like: "Are you just going to leave it like this, you f***ing coward?"
Mr Connolly denied a suggestion in court that he might have been "pressured to lie and come on Johnny's side" when giving his evidence.
He said he does not "depend" on the actor for his income.
Later in the hearing, Ms Roberts - who described Depp as "an unusually kind man" - was asked about two alleged incidents in the Bahamas.
One incident on the actor's island in August 2014 is one of the 14 allegations against the actor, who was there at that time to "cure his dependence on painkillers" - although Heard claims he was trying to give up other drugs, too.
She alleges that he slapped, kicked and grabbed her by the hair during the trip.
Appearing via video-link, Ms Roberts told the court she had never seen the actor being violent towards Heard.
She also responded to the suggestion that she might be dependent on Depp for her livelihood, saying: "No... I have other sources of income."
In her witness statement, Ms Roberts claimed Heard shouted insults at Depp, calling him "washed up" and "fat", during a separate visit to the island in December 2015.
She also said she had seen a "red, swelling gash" on the actor's nose, and alleged he had told her that the actress had thrown a can of lacquer thinner into his face.
The estate manager said in her statement that she "observed" during that trip that Heard was "a 'thrower', someone who threw projectiles".
She alleged she saw Heard "lunge violently at Johnny, pull his hair, and commit other aggressive physical acts against him".
In her statement, Ms Roberts said Depp responded to "verbal attacks" by Heard by saying "go away" and "just leave me alone".
Appearing as a witness via video-link in the afternoon, Hollywood-based stylist Ms McMillen told the court she has worked for Depp since 2002, and worked as a stylist for Heard too while they were in a relationship.
Ms McMillen was asked about an alleged incident of violence in December 2015. The court heard the stylist saw Heard the following day but did not notice any injuries.
Asked by Sasha Wass, representing The Sun, if there was a "conflict" as Ms McMillen's might loyalties lie with Depp due to their long-standing working relationship, the stylist said: "I was close with [Heard] at the time.
"I don't know what you are insinuating but I would not perjure myself for anyone. I'm obviously loyal because [Depp's] kind and loyal back, but without any other reason than that."
The alleged violent incident is said to have happened the night before Heard appeared on James Corden's The Late Late Show.
Ms McMillen claims that Heard said to her after recording the programme: "Can you believe I just did that show with two black eyes?"
However, the stylist said: "I never noticed anything like that when I saw her. I never noticed her having two black eyes."
She said she saw Heard at close range and wearing no make-up, and did not see any injuries.
After being shown pictures of the actress's alleged injuries, Ms McMillen said her statement and recollection of seeing Heard at that time remained the same.
Depp is suing The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor Dan Wootton, over an article published in April 2018, which labelled him a "wife beater".
The actor denies allegations of violence against him. The trial continues.