Johnny Depp and Amber Heard confronted off in a authorized battle in July 2020 on the Excessive Courtroom in London after Depp was accused by a U.Okay. publication of being a “spouse beater” following the pair’s 2017 divorce.
Depp sued The Solar newspaper for libel for an April 2018 story citing allegations that Heard beforehand made detailing 14 different instances of abuse. The actor repeatedly said that Heard’s accusations have been false, however when she gave verbal testimony within the libel go well with in July 2020, the actress went into excessive element in regards to the emotional, verbal and physical abuse she claimed she confronted throughout their marriage.
“He demeaned me anytime I attempted to put on something that may very well be seen as attractive, calling me a ‘whore,’ ‘slut,’ ‘fame-hungry’ and ‘an consideration whore,’ it bought worse over time. He began saying issues like, ‘Effectively, I’m going to have to look at you get raped’ and ‘I hope you get railed by a bunch of f–king fellas. Generally he used racial epithets in regards to the males I might be — or deserved to be — assaulted by,” she alleged whereas talking in courtroom on the time. “Some incidents have been so extreme that I used to be afraid he was going to kill me, both deliberately, or simply by shedding management and going too far.”
The Rum Diary costars tied the knot in February 2015 and confirmed their break up in Might 2016. Three years later, the Implausible Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actor “vehemently” denied ever being violent along with his ex-wife, flipping the script and accusing her of home violence as properly.
“She hit, punched, and kicked me. She additionally repeatedly and regularly threw objects into my physique and head, together with heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, tv distant controls, and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me,” Depp claimed in courtroom paperwork associated to a separate defamation lawsuit in Might 2019.
In October 2020, a decide dominated that The Solar’s claims in opposition to Depp have been “considerably true.” Nevertheless, the Pirates of the Caribbean star has maintained his innocence and requested a number of instances to have his ruling appealed.
Regardless of the traumatic testimony she gave in London, a supply beforehand instructed Us Weekly that Heard is looking for a vibrant aspect. “She’s been surrounding herself with family members and shut associates who she trusts and attempting to do ‘regular’ actions like getting collectively for dinner security,” the supply mentioned, including that the actress is “attempting to not let the authorized drama and hate get to her.” (In July 2021, Heard introduced she welcomed a baby girl, Oonagh, by way of surrogate three months prior.)
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That is an ongoing article that was initially printed in July 2020 and final up to date on August 5, 2021.
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