Johnny Depp claims ex-wife Amber Heard defecated on his bed, says that’s when he resolved to divorce her
Johnny Depp has filed new court documents in his ongoing legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard. In them, he alleges that Heard repeatedly abused him and that the last straw in their relationship was when she defecated on his bed.Updated: May 21, 2019 16:54 IST
Actor Johnny Depp in newly submitted court documents has described a ‘sick’ prank, in which he alleges that ex-wife Amber Heard defecated on his bed and said that was the final straw in their volatile relationship. After it, he says, ‘I resolved to divorce Ms Heard’.
Depp and Heard have been involved in an acrimonious and well-publicised legal battle ever since they announced their separation in 2016, with Heard alleging that Depp physically assaulted her before and during their 18-month marriage. Depp on Monday filed new documents, details of which have been reported by USA Today, in which he said that allegations against him were ‘fabricated’ and ‘categorically false’. He also alleged that photos shared by Heard previously showed ‘painted on bruises’ instead of real ones. Heard had shared multiple pictures of herself, allegedly showing the injuries she’d sustained at the hands of Depp, whom she said had an alter ego they called ‘The Monster’.
Depp has now said that “while mixing prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol” Heard “hit, punched, and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls, and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.”
He also submitted photos of a black eye and scratches. Detailing one incident in particular, Depp said, “As a result of the years of domestic abuse I had suffered at the hands of Ms Heard—most recently the April 21 physical attack and defecation on my bed sometime before she and her friends left the next morning—I resolved to divorce Ms Heard.”
Depp had filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard following an op-ed she’d written in the Washington Post, alleging that she’d lost out on work because Depp campaigned against her in Hollywood. Heard’s lawyer has called the latest filing ‘desperate’. He said, in a statement to USA Today, “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.”
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First Published: May 21, 2019 16:34 IST