Johnny Depp sues ex-wife Amber Heard over article

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  1. jolldan Registered

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    Johnny Depp sues ex-wife over article
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    The actor Johnny Depp has launched legal action against his ex-wife Amber Heard, accusing her of defamation.

    In December, Ms Heard, also an actor, wrote an article for the Washington Post describing the backlash she faced due to speaking out about domestic violence.

    Mr Depp's lawsuit says he "never abused Ms Heard" and the claims are "part of an elaborate hoax" to advance his ex-wife's career.

    He is seeking $50m (£38m) in damages.

    Ms Heard first accused Mr Depp of domestic violence in May 2016, the year after they were married. Mr Depp was ordered to stay away from her and the couple divorced in 2017.
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    (Photo evidence from 2016 of the injuries Amber Heard claimed were caused by Johnny Depp's domestic violence)

    In her piece for The Washington Post, Ms Heard does not name Mr Depp but describes her experience of speaking out against domestic violence, stating she "faced our culture's wrath".

    She said she had lost a role in a film, was dropped by a major fashion brand and witnessed "how institutions protect men accused of abuse".

    Mr Depp's defamation claim says the article worked on the "central premise that Ms Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her" and states that she was in fact the perpetrator.

    The lawsuit claims her allegations lost him his lucrative role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Ms Heard's attorney Eric George told People magazine that Mr Depp's legal action is an attempt to silence his ex-wife but "she will not be silenced".

    He said Mr Depp's actions "prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behaviour", but that Ms Heard's legal team would "prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit".

    In response, Mr Depp's attorney Adam Waldman told the magazine "we hardly intend to silence Ms Heard" but "look forward to holding the overwhelming video, photographic and eyewitness evidence we finally possess up against Amber Heard's (so far silent) attempts to explain the inexplicable".
     
  2. Teelie Jokerface

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    Is this literally "pics or it didn't happen" being used as a legal defense?
     
  3. jolldan Registered

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    Apparently he has evidence to disapprove her domestic abuse claims and multiple witnesses that can attest she was unfaithful.

    (No idea what's true and what isn't in this but if does turn out she was making it up then I do feel bad for Depp his names really been muddied over this but only time will tell who's lying)
     
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  4. Teelie Jokerface

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    I would assume that is irrelevant. She could have been totally unfaithful but it doesn't mean he had a right to abuse her or that he could have done it in such a way that no one knew (or those who did would confirm it). Unless they have some kind of unrefutable proof of her saying she will lie about his being abusive, I don't know how they can prove he didn't.

    I haven't seen anyone else who will say Depp was ever abusive towards them or anyone else. Which goes back to people wanting to protect themselves and/or their own interests but it does lead some credence that he wasn't abusive.

    At this point I am leaning towards her side but I'm not definitely believing her either. These kinds of messy celebrity feuds are never as straight forward as they seem.
     
  5. Micromind New World New Rules

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    Depp didn't look his best in 2015-2016, I don't know much about him but this pic (and other pics) around that time speak for themselves.

    Johnny Depp at Toronto International-Film Festival 2015

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  6. Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    I'm sure it's just a coincidence he files a lawsuit against her years later and right after she just raked in some Aquaman cash.
     
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  7. jolldan Registered

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    Yeah to be honest I would be surprised if it comes out both are just as bad as each other I remember being a little sceptical when the story first broke simply because Heard has been charged with domestic abuse before.
     
  8. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    I'm sure it's hurt his career and he wants to clear that up. If he is innocent of this heinous crime, suing her might be the only action to clear his name of domestic abuse. Of course, he could be out of his mind and lose as well.

    Personally, it sounds like they mutually abused each other.
     
  9. Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    These two should just invest in a merry-go-round. As lovely as Amber Heard is to look at, it wouldn't suprise me in the slightest if her claims were false.

    I don't know much about Depp, but despite his slightly crazy lifestyle, he's never (to my knowledge) been implicated in anything along these lines; didn't his ex wife even speak up saying he'd never been violent toward her? Then again, if he'd been taking excessive drink and drugs, he could have simply lost control and lashed out, with Amber being the recipient.

    With that being said, and it's hard to speculate, but Amber just doesn't seem all innocent in this. Ever since the claims first came around, I've always suspected she was more interested in the public attention (or) her than the actual troubles. Maybe she sought a way to get a win over Depp for their failed marriage or something?

    Who knows.
     
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  10. Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    It is pretty much accepted that the death of his mother deeply impacted Depp. So, his ex-wife's experiences are not necessarily how he is now. Heard was able to get a restraining order against Depp. That is going to make things very, very difficult for Depp in court.
     
  11. moviedoors Registered

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    I doubt he was ever a clean living guy, but his habits with substance use seem to have tipped over into abuse in recent years as well. Alcoholism and spousal abuse are well acquainted.
     
  12. Teelie Jokerface

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    I've also heard after he hung out with then played Hunter S. Thompson in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas it messed him up too. Not sure how much of that is true but he definitely has had a slide in his behavior over the years.
     
  13. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    Depp's always been a bad boy though. He trashed hotel rooms in the 90s and swung wood at paparazzi. That doesn't make him an abuser of women though. And most in Hollywood are still standing beside him considering the allegations.

    Heard herself physically abused her former girlfriend.
     
  14. Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    Hollywood has issues with admitting whether someone has a problem. See: Polanski.
     
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    Tis' also note to point out that just because he never physically abused his ex wife, it doesn't mean that he didn't do it to Heard. By all accounts he was sober/clean while married, so his ''dark side'' didn't come out as they say, he was also at the peak of his career imo.
     
  16. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    Specifically J.K. Rowling and such, people who usually don't support that kind of thing.

    To be fair, he had a pretty wild, dark streak with Kate Moss in the 90s, drinking, trashing hotel rooms, and she also claimed that he never abused her.
     
  17. Boom I got nothin'

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  18. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    So what’s the Cole’s Notes on that?
     
  19. writer0327 Registered

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    Several eyewitnesses including 2 DV trained police officers and 87 surveilance videos?

    Will Mera be recast?
     
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  20. StarLord < < < < < < <

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    She was also arrested in 2009 for domestic violence against her former partner.

    I did not know that.
     
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  21. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    It was a "minor" slap on the hand at the airport, but still it was always weird to me this was never mentioned again


    If I had to guess this was one of those mutually abusive relationships. I'm sure they both hit each other
     
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  22. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Nah
     
  23. LoganGambit87 Registered

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    man everyone on twitter is now apologizing to depp lol

    sick girl severed depp's finger off
     
  24. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Wait if Depp had all of this evidence how come he still settled?

    Again, probably mutually abusive
     
  25. writer0327 Registered

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    He just recently got the security footage. But he was probably willing to let it drop before she published the piece in the Post in December and 4 days later Disney dropped him as Jack Sparrow.
     

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