More than two months after actor Johnny Depp filed his own $50 million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard the actor has submitted his statement of his account of their relationship.
“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,” Depp began. “I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life.”
“I never abused Ms. Heard or any other woman,” he added.
After denying that he abused Heard, Depp went on to claim that he was actually the victim of abuse from Heard.
“She was the perpetrator, and I was the victim,” he alleged. “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.”
Depp went on to detail some of the instances, including when he suffered a severe cut to his hand, which caused him to lose time on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2015. Depp claimed that he had asked Heard to sign a post-nuptial agreement and “She went berserk and began throwing bottles at me. The first bottle sailed past my head and missed, but then she threw a large glass vodka bottle.”
He claimed that bottle hit the countertop where he had his hands which severed his fingertip. “I had to have 3 surgeries to reconstruct my finger and contracted MRSA three time,” he claimed. “I feared that I would lose my finger, my arm and my life.”
In response to Depp’s shocking statements, Heard’s lawyer Eric George released his own statement on behalf of the actress.
“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.”
George continued, “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.”
Depp and Heard were married in 2015 before Heard filed for divorce in 2016, claiming she had been abused by the actor. The two eventually reached a settlement in which Heard was awarded $7 million.