Johnny Depp submitted a declaration written in his personal phrases, his first time ever doing so, after submitting a $50 million defamation lawsuit in opposition to his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
As soon as once more, Johnny Depp, 55, defended himself in opposition to Amber Heard’s home abuse accusations — this time in his personal voice. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has despatched in a declaration to comply with up on his $50 million defamation lawsuit in opposition to his 33-year-old ex-wife, which The Blast obtained on Could 20. On this assertion, Depp defined that he filed the lawsuit “not solely to clear my title and restore my popularity, however to try to carry readability to the men and women whose lives have been harmed by abuse and who’ve been repeatedly lied to by Ms. Heard purporting to be their spokesperson.” Heard had written that she “grew to become a public determine representing home abuse” in a Washington Submit op-ed printed in Dec. 2018, however the Aquaman star didn’t particularly title her ex-husband. HollywoodLife has reached out to Depp and Heard’s legal professionals for remark.
Depp began off his declaration with a reference to the purple marks on Heard’s face that had been photographed after she left courtroom in Could 2016, simply 5 days after she had filed for divorce. “I’ve denied Ms. Heard’s allegations vehemently since she first made them in Could 2016 when she walked into courtroom to acquire a short lived restraining order with painted-on bruises that witnesses and surveillance footage present she didn’t possess every day of the previous week,” Depp alleged in his declaration.
The authorized feud between Depp and Heard rages on, as Depp additionally vowed to by no means cease preventing the abuse allegations. “I’ll proceed to disclaim them for the remainder of my life. I by no means abused Ms. Heard or another lady,” the actor continued to put in writing. He additionally claimed to have proof disputing Heard’s accusations, writing that her alleged “lies are internally inconsistent, shifting, and immediately contradicted by overwhelming sworn testimonial, photographic, audio, video, and different proof.”
Depp continued to keep up his personal abuse allegations in opposition to his ex-wife, including that “there was precise, documented home violence in our relationship: she was the perpetrator, and I used to be the sufferer. Whereas mixing prescription amphetamines and non-prescription medicine with alcohol, Ms. Heard dedicated innumerable acts of home violence in opposition to me, typically within the presence of third celebration witnesses, which in some situations brought on me critical bodily harm.” The declaration arrived after Heard’s lawyer requested the courtroom to dismiss Depp’s defamation lawsuit in April 2019. The previous couple married in Feb. 2015 and finalized the divorce in Jan. 2017.