The 56-year-old 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor has filed a $50 million lawsuit against his ex-wife and accused her of making false claims which ruined his career.
The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce is undoubtedly one of the messiest ones out there but it looks like after years of claims, accusations, and so-called 'proof,' the feud is finally coming to an end. To counter Amber's domestic abuse claim against Johnny, which made a dent in his career and got him kicked out of the famous Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, he recently filed a huge $50 million defamation lawsuit against the Aquaman actress. He is claiming that whatever Amber said and did was a lie - simply to gain fame, sympathy, and become a star.
Depp submitted an official statement to the court along with a plethora of evidence he and his legal team have been collecting over the years, including over 87 videos which reportedly show Amber abusing him, not the other way round. “I have denied Ms. Heard’s allegations vehemently since she first made them in May 2016 when she walked into court to obtain a temporary restraining order with painted-on bruises that witnesses and surveillance footage show she did not possess each day of the preceding week. I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life," reads a piece of the statement obtained by People.
“She was the perpetrator, and I was the victim. While mixing prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol, Ms. Heard committed innumerable acts of domestic violence against me, often in the presence of a third-party witness, which in some instances caused me serious bodily harm," he added. Amber Heard, however, denied Johnny's claims and submitted some more 'proof' to back her side of the story but to no avail. The case is now moving to court and will be solved in a high profile trial.
According to The Blast, the trial date is set for February 3, 2020, and will last for twelve days. Heard asked for the case's dismissal in the court but it looks like it will go to trial in Virginia, as Depp requested. Amber's allegations against Johnny have been previously refuted by "two separate responding police officers, a litany of neutral third-party witnesses, and 87 newly obtained surveillance camera videos.”
I got going and realized you might want to see Travis McGivern's testimony. Here you go. An actual firsthand eye witness willing to tell the truth, under oath!#JohnnyDeppIsInnocent#AmberHeardIsAnAbuser— Brian McPherson (@ThatBrianFella) June 23, 2019
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You need to think about why you believed Amber Heard without question just basing your opinion on her word but refused to believe Johnny Depp who has ALWAYS denied the allegations and has 87 surveillance camera videos, photos, audios... to prove his innocence. pic.twitter.com/IAyQcAUKob— maría (@jonsmanager) March 12, 2019
Depp's attorney is claiming that Heard took advantage of the #MeToo movement and defamed Depp to build herself a fancy career and seek sympathy. “Ms. Heard also knew that her elaborate hoax worked: as a result of her false allegations against Mr. Depp, Ms. Heard became a darling of the #MeToo movement, was the first actress named a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office, was appointed ambassador on women’s rights at the American Civil Liberties Union and was hired by L’Oreal Paris as its global spokesperson," he revealed.
But, Amber and her lawyers are still painting the same picture - "The evidence, in this case, is clear: Johnny Depp repeatedly beat Amber Heard. The increasingly desperate attempts by Mr. Depp and his enablers to revive his career by initiating baseless litigation against so many people once close to him — his former lawyers, former managers, and his former spouse — are not fooling anyone," he said in a statement. "In light of the important work done by the #TimesUp movement highlighting the tactics abusers use to continue to traumatize survivors, neither the creative community nor the public will be gaslit by Mr. Depp’s baseless blame-the-victim conspiracy theories."
Who do you think is lying? The sudden change in events and submission of proofs has led to a change in the voice of public and the ones who were previously supporting Amber have now joined team Johnny and are asking for justice to be served and Amber to be 'canceled.' Whose side are you on?
People were quick to jump on the bandwagon when Johnny Depp was accused.— ruchika (@roocheekah) June 25, 2019
Where the heck is everyone now that there's PROOF that it was the other way around.
Why isn't Amber Heard cancelled yet?
Amber Heard wants the Johnny Depp defamation case to be dismissed or moved from Virginia state cause she would get perjury charges there and she'd definitely get a prison sentence.— Marta ♏♀️ (@ThePettyBish) June 28, 2019
She's scared like a trapped animal and I think that's beautiful ❤
Amber Heard in her own deposition:— alex (@lifelessword_s) June 21, 2019
"w h e n e v e r he [Johnny Depp] was hit..."
Her supporters: "she didn't abuse him!!!! he's lying. she only hit him once in self-defense"
New testimony reveals Amber Heard was witnessed SPITTING on Johnny Depp, punching him in the eye, & throwing items including a can of drink at him. She's vile 😫🤬— Alice 🌹🌼🌷 (@alicechristina) June 23, 2019
Can we PLEASE cancel #AmberHeard @realamberheard now 🚫 I'm so done.#JohnnyDeppIsInnocent #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser https://t.co/bNM8LVR5vy