One of the biggest (and most complicated) cases of aggression in Hollywood, for sure, is that of the then ex-couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, where the subject reverberated so much that it even led the actor to lose the role of Jack Sparrow in 2017, in the fifth film of the franchise. As this news is already very extensive, we try to report all the events of this fight that does not seem to have an end yet. Check out!
All about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were married in February 2015, in an intimate ceremony at the couple’s home, four years after the relationship began on the set of the film. However, dating was only assumed in 2014 at the Annual Heaven Gala.
In May 2016, Amber filed for divorce, claiming “irreconcilable differences”, which was only officially finalized the following year. Soon after, the actress filed a court order against the actor for domestic violence, showing an injured photo as evidence of the assaults and asking for a restraining order against her ex-husband. The order, of course, was granted.
A few days before the couple’s first divorce hearing, still in 2016, Amber dropped her charges of aggression against the actor and asked for his restraining order to be disregarded.
In August of that same year, the couple entered into an agreement and Depp paid $ 7 million to Amber Heard, who donated the money to Los Angeles Children’s Hospital in an act of charity.
The following year, Heard continued on the subject with an open text in, where he reported his experiences with emotional and physical abuse, however, without mentioning the name of the current ex-husband.
As early as March 2019, Johnny Depp went to court with an image defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, worth $ 50 million. The actor’s lawyers claimed that Amber’s accusations were “categorically false” and that they had witnesses who would confirm that the real aggressor was her. The following month, Amber asked in court to disregard this lawsuit.
However, the situation got more complicated earlier this year, when he shared some audios from 2015, where the actors discuss about a trip to Australia, in which Amber Heard confesses to assaulting the actor the night before and they assume that there are “Violence problems” within the relationship.
Depp also claims that the actress beat him, using drugs, with a bottle of vodka, cutting off his finger and still having stubbed out a cigarette on his cheek. The actress, on the other hand, claims that it was she who was assaulted by a bottle of vodka after an argument with the actor, who was using drugs.
The case becomes more extensive when actor James Franco was called to testify about the couple this year. Franco was summoned by Depp’s lawyer after the alleged fight with Heard, in Australia, which shows the actor in the elevator of the same hotel of the two. James demanded secrecy in his testimony in the case.
Johnny’s next defamation hearing is scheduled for August this year.