Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard: 2 Things to know absolutely

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Johnny Depp, the icon of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and Amber Heard, the actress known for her role as Mera in the blockbuster Aquaman, have been in court in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, for a second defamation trial for several weeks now. With hard-hitting revelations worthy of a soap opera, you’ll get backstories leading up to the show, as well as the versions that form the basis of each part of the proceedings.

the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star sued his ex-wife for defamation in early 2019 after a Washington Post op-ed appeared in December 2018 titled “I spoke out against sexual violence and was punished for it by society. This must change.” in which the latter, a feminist activist and ambassador for women’s rights of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), described herself as a victim of domestic violence without naming her Ex-husband. Ex-husband who naturally felt concerned and claims 50 million dollars of compensation by accusing his ex-wife of having ruined his career by her multiple accusations in the past. She also on her side counter-attacked by asking for the double that is 100 million dollars. And here we are, on April 11, one of the most publicized trials of all time began. But this is not a first in the life of these ex-spouses. All their life together leading to their divorce has been like this “a battle combining accusations of all kinds where all blows are allowed”. How did it all start?

I-THE PROLOGUE

To find out the source, we have to go back to 2016, a year after the two Hollywood stars got married. Amber Heard had filed for divorce, accusing her husband of both verbal and physical abuse under the influence of drugs and alcohol. “Throughout our relationship, Johnny verbally and physically abused me,” said the actress. The charges were finally dismissed during the divorce proceedings and in January 2017 to finally get the divorce over with, Johnny Depp was obliged to pay her seven million dollars.

Four years after, this first confrontation between the two ex-spouses, Johnny Depp sued the British tabloid “Sun” for calling him a “Wife Beater” in an article published in 2018. This was followed by a trial that was also highly publicized during which Amber Heard was called as a witness. Her testimony was seeded with accusations of abuses committed against her by her husband, whom she had described as a “monster” because of his addictive use of drugs and all supported by photos and videos.

Johnny, in turn, denied ever having to lay a hand on his wife, but admitted to the problem of addiction to drugs that he has been struggling with since childhood. His testimony was supported by his two ex-wives Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder. Ultimately, the British court gave the tabloid credit for the vast majority of the alleged assaults and in addition to losing his case, he was forced to give up his role in the Fantastic Beasts film series.

And now, here we are two years later. The second trial and the third confrontation for both actors.

II- Everyone’s version

1-Johnny’s version

The first days of the trial, throughout his appearance the actor blamed his ex-wife for hitting him repeatedly and assures that he never had to bully her on his side. “Mrs. Heard, in her frustration and in her rage, she would hit” said Johnny. “It could start with a slap, a shove. She threw a TV remote at my head, a glass of wine in my face,” this testimony is followed by an audio where Amber Heard is heard saying, “Tell the world Johnny. Tell them: me Johnny, a man, I am a victim of domestic violence. And we’ll see how many people will believe you and be on your side.”

In addition to that he claimed that he could not be present for his children as it was required, because “she had to have” him, mentioning Amber “all the time with her for his own needs” and that moreover, she had threatened to commit suicide if he left her. During the trial, he particularly focused on two incidents that occurred during their married life. The first one referred to his cut finger caused during an affray in Australia, after which his ex-wife had broken a bottle of vodka in his hand. “She came up to me and grabbed the bottle of vodka. She stepped back and threw it at me,” narrated the actor. What the actress obviously denies. And the other incident is none other than that of the feces found on the marital bed in West Hollywood, which the actor is quite sure that it came from his ex-wife and not from his dogs.

Also, the actor unveiled a video of his ex-partner from 2016 where we see the actress in an elevator in the arms of Elon Musk. A relationship that according to him would have started since 2015. However, the billionaire will not appear on the stand.

Anyway, Johnny Depp still has the exclusive support of his ex-wife Vanessa Paradis, who said during the trial:

“I was with him for 25 years, we lived 14 years as a couple and raised our 2 children. I only knew a gentle, caring, generous and non-violent Johnny. He was never violent or abusive with me.”

2-Amber’s version

During her intervention she also blamed her ex-spouse for domestic violence, describing him as a “monster” and their relationship as “toxic”. This is supported by text messages in which Johnny sends texts to his relatives as follows: “I (…) drank half a bottle of whiskey, two of champagne, 1,000 vodka-Red Bull cocktails and took pills”; “I’m going to fuck her burnt corpse afterwards, to make sure she’s dead” and audios where the actress is heard accusing her husband of “beating her up”. Also, she shared with the court about being bottle raped by her husband in March 2015 while drunk “I’m against the wall and he’s screaming at me that he hates me, that I ruined his life. He told me fuck, I’m going to kill you,” she explains in tears during the hearing, before putting a bottle of alcohol in his vagina. Also, during the cross-examination of last May 16, the actress revealed that her sister Whitney Henrique had taught Johnny to use a buffer applicator to snort cocaine.

Two stories, two versions. Which one do you think is true? Who will the courts rule in favor of at the end of May? Tell us in comments. But in the meantime, you can keep up with the trial on the YouTube channel Law & Crime Network 

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