The most recent proof got here to gentle as Depp sued Heard for $50 million for defamation. The case has proven that Heard has the truth is admitted to the abuse whereas being underneath oath.
Heard had alleged that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had bodily abused her throughout their marriage. The couple separated in 2016, when she filed for divorce and accused him of bodily abusing her, however now he has filed a lawsuit in opposition to her, by which he alleges she punched him within the face and chopped off his finger.
The brand new footage launched present Depp’s face with an enormous black bruise, and a haunting photograph of his finger, half chopped off.
Depp additionally submitted 87 surveillance digital camera movies to the court docket, 17 depositions of witnesses (which incorporates cops), and the pictures.
“Ms. Heard isn’t a sufferer of home abuse, she is a perpetrator,” the lawsuit says in response to Amber Heard penning an op-ed in The Washington Publish again in 2018, which the lawsuit additional says is nothing greater than an “elaborate hoax,” and that she additionally used these claims to additional her profession within the wake of the #MeToo motion.
“They had been a part of an elaborate hoax to generate optimistic publicity for Ms Heard and advance her profession,” the lawsuit says of the allegations in opposition to Depp’s violent behaviour, which his attorneys declare is the explanation he’s now not part of Disney’s Pirates of The Caribbean franchise and reboot.
The lawsuit alleges incidents the place Heard thew a bottle of vodka at Depp, which resulted in an damage to his hand requiring surgical procedure, punching Depp as he was in mattress, kicking him on quite a few events, and even staging her personal assaults.
“Unaware that members of Mr Depp’s safety staff (together with an 18-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division) had been mere toes away, Ms Heard falsely started yelling, ‘Cease hitting me, Johnny,'” the lawsuit states.
“The interplay culminated with Ms Heard making false allegations that Mr Depp struck her with a cellular phone, hit her and destroyed the penthouse. There have been a number of eyewitnesses to this hoax.”
There was an outpouring of help for the actor with many apologising over social media for accusing him of abuse.