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The disagreement between Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard continues to escalate.
The Pirates of the Carribean star has submitted a prolonged declaration of assist for his defamation lawsuit in opposition to his ex-wife. Within the paperwork, which E! Information has obtained, Depp alleges Heard “painted on bruises” and that she prompted him “critical bodily damage.” He additional claims that her actions came about whereas she was beneath the affect of a mixture of “prescription amphetamines and non-prescription medicine with alcohol.” He alleges that incidences of abuse came about on a number of events, and with a wide range of weapons, together with soda cans and paint thinner cans.
Furthermore, he alleges that the abuse was not simply bodily, however emotional. He cites one incident by which Amber or considered one of her mates allegedly “defecated” in his mattress as “some form of a sick prank.” This alleged occasion was apparently the ultimate straw for the 55-year-old actor. “On account of the years of home abuse I had suffered by the hands of Ms. Heard—most lately the April 21 bodily assault and defecation on my mattress someday earlier than she and her mates left the following morning—I resolved to divorce Ms. Heard,” Depp explains.
His allegations contradict Heard’s earlier court docket submitting, which requested the dismissal of the lawsuit primarily based on her claims in opposition to him. The supporting paperwork she submitted included images of her sporting bruises, footage of property injury she blames on Depp, screenshots of textual content messages describing the incidents and excerpts of her divorce deposition, by which she talks concerning the alleged abuse. Her lawyer mentioned in a press release, “It’s regrettable that it’s going to take a decide to lastly finish the persistent harassment of Ms. Heard by Mr. Depp, however Ms. Heard will take no matter motion is important to vindicate the reality.”
At the moment, the star’s lawyer, Eric George, launched one other assertion denying all allegations made in opposition to Amber. “The proof on this case is obvious: Johnny Depp repeatedly beat Amber Heard. The more and more determined makes an attempt by Mr. Depp and his enablers to revive his profession by initiating baseless litigation in opposition to so many individuals as soon as near him — his former legal professionals, former managers, and his former partner — usually are not fooling anybody,” the assertion reads. “In mild of the necessary work achieved by the #TimesUp motion highlighting the ways abusers use to proceed to traumatize survivors, neither the artistic group nor the general public might be gaslit by Mr. Depp’s baseless blame-the-victim conspiracy theories.”
Whereas the pair settled their contentious divorce in August 2016 — with Amber receiving a $7 million greenback settlement — they proceed to have interaction in a battle of he-said-she-said. On the heart of their defamation lawsuit is a perspective piece that Heard wrote for the Washington Submit, which detailed the alleged home abuse she suffered. Depp’s title was by no means particularly talked about within the article, however the defamation lawsuit claims that her op-ed “will depend on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a home abuse sufferer and that Mr. Depp perpetrated home violence in opposition to her.”
E! Information has reached out to Depp’s legal professional for remark.
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