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Amber Heard Particulars Alleged Abuse by Johnny Depp in Response to His $50M Lawsuit

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Amber Heard needs a decide to dismiss her ex-husband Johnny Depp‘s $50 million defamation lawsuit in opposition to her, and has detailed extra alleged incidents of home abuse by him.

Final month, the 55-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star filed papers in opposition to the 32-year-old actress after she wrote a Washington Put up op-ed depicting herself as a home abuse sufferer. He has denied her allegations, which she first made whereas submitting for divorce in 2016 to finish their 15-month marriage.

Heard filed a movement to dismiss Depp’s lawsuit in Virginia on Thursday. Her papers element a number of cases when the actress says her ex hit her, shoved her, threw cans and glass bottles at her or ripped out her hair, in accordance with a number of reviews. She claims that in one incident on the Japanese and Oriental Categorical practice, Depp choked her in opposition to a wall.

“I bear in mind being afraid that Johnny may not know when to cease, and that he may kill me,” she wrote.

Depp, she claimed, “would develop into a very totally different particular person, usually delusional and violent,” including, “We referred to as that model of Johnny, ‘the Monster.'”

 

Her paperwork embody photographs of her sporting bruises, footage of property harm she blames on Depp, screenshots of textual content messages describing the incidents and excerpts of her divorce deposition, wherein she talks concerning the alleged abuse.

 

“Johnny Depp bodily and verbally abused Amber Heard,” her lawyer mentioned in a press release. “Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publicly harass Ms. Heard, and tried to gaslight the world by denying his abuse. It’s gone time for Mr. Depp’s despicable conduct to finish. At present, we offered to the court docket irrefutable proof of Mr. Depp’s abuse. It’s regrettable that it’ll take a decide to lastly finish the persistent harassment of Ms. Heard by Mr. Depp, however Ms. Heard will take no matter motion is important to vindicate the reality.”

In Depp’s lawsuit, the actor claims Heard was the one who bodily abused him. In her response, the actress admits to punching him, as soon as, to guard her sister, who was visiting their residence whereas the actor was allegedly appearing violently.

Depp’s lawyer mentioned in a press release to E! Information on Friday, “The one method for Amber Heard to maintain her hoax is to shift to new lies.”

“Regardless of at this time’s declare ‘that was the one time I ever hit Johnny’ to elucidate printed, time stamped photographs we launched, in truth she grudgingly admitted in her deposition to a number of cases of violence in opposition to Mr. Depp, together with: throwing a can of paint thinner into his head in entrance of witnesses, punching him within the face after they had been alone, and kicking a door into his head when he was kneeling,” the lawyer mentioned. “And it is a fraction of the catalogued violence and different abuse Mr. Depp suffered, together with the severing of his finger in March 2015, proper earlier than Ms. Heard flew again to LA to remain in Mr. Depp’s penthouse with Elon Musk.”

In his defamation lawsuit, Depp accused Heard of dishonest on him with Elon Musk a month after they obtained married. The Tesla founder has mentioned he and the actress began seeing one another solely after the previous couple’s marriage ended.

Depp’s lawsuit provides, “Musk’s first look in Mr. Depp’s penthouse occurred shortly after Ms. Heard threw a vodka bottle at Mr. Depp in Australia, when she discovered that Mr. Depp needed the couple to enter right into a post-nuptial settlement regarding property of their marriage. Ms. Heard’s violently aimed projectile just about severed Mr. Depp’s center finger on his proper hand and shattered the bones. Mr. Depp’s marriage to Ms. Heard got here to an finish in Might 2016.”

—Reporting by Alli Rosenbloom and Spencer Lubitz

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