Johnny Depp in court says he has never struck any woman in his life

Actor Johnny Depp wasted no time after taking the stand in court on Tuesday

saying that "never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life."

Depp was in a Virginia court Tuesday afternoon to testify in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp is suing the actress for more than $50 million, saying her claims of domestic abuse have harmed his career and reputation.

Heard, 35, has filed a countersuit against Depp, 58, seeking $100 million in damages and saying his legal team falsely accused her of fabricating claims against Depp.

Depp on Tuesday said Heard's "untrue" accusations that she had been a victim of domestic abuse "permeated the industry,

"I'm obsessed with the truth so today is my first opportunity that I've been able to speak about this case in full for the first time,

"In the beginning of my relationship with Ms. Heard, it was, from what I recall and what I remember, she was ... too good to be true," Depp said.