Amber Heard alleges she and Johnny Depp named his ‘petrifying’ alter ego, ‘monster’ for years in stunning, new court docket paperwork. She claims his ‘alter ego’ would emerge when he would allegedly ‘beat’ her throughout their marriage.
Amber Heard, 32, and Johnny Depp, 55, exchanged a number of abuse accusations in opposition to one another in new, unreleased court docket paperwork from August 2016. “Johnny and I discuss with his different character, the a part of him that’s current when he beats me up — we name that the monster and have referred to as [that] the monster for years,” the actress claimed throughout a deposition — obtained by The Hollywood Reporter on January 3 — on the time. “I used to be terrified of the monster.”
The 471-page deposition transcript additionally comprises statements from Heard’s shut good friend Raquel Pennington and the Los Angeles Police Division officers who responded after an altercation between the then-married stars at an LA penthouse on Might 21, 2016. Within the deposition transcripts, Heard claimed that Depp threw her telephone at her “as arduous as he might” and it hit her within the face. She then alleged that the actor grabbed her by the hair, to which she screamed for assist. Heard said that Depp “broke a variety of glass issues that left glass on the ground,” and that damaging objects have been left on the bottom, a few of which included silver candlesticks and a lamp.
That’s when Heard’s good friend Raquel Pennington confirmed as much as the penthouse. Based on the deposition transcripts, Pennington testified that she had been in an adjoining house, and that she came to visit when Heard texted her asking her to. Upon her arrival, Pennington stated she heard Depp yelling. She claimed Heard requested for assist and advised her Depp had hit her with the telephone.
Pennington went on to testify that Depp was “swinging round” a magnum bottle of wine and knocking issues off the counter with it. Pennington claimed that Depp’s safety solely confirmed up when he started yelling, and that one of many guards persuaded him to go away the penthouse. She additionally claimed she had taken “dozens of photographs” of Heard’s bruises in the course of the length of their friendship, together with on the night time of the penthouse altercation.
Onto Depp’s facet of issues… The lawyer who questioned Heard on behalf of Depp requested her if she had ever struck, slapped or thrown an object on the Depp. Heard replied that she “did her greatest” to defend herself in opposition to her larger, stronger husband on the time.
Depp claimed he tossed the telephone on the couch and that it did not hit Heard within the face, nor did he contact her. He claimed Heard started yelling at him after he walked throughout the room, and that’s when his safety entered and she or he began crying. He additionally claimed the alleged injury Heard talked about and the accidents to her face weren’t brought on by him — that features any damages or bruises within the obvious photographs taken by Pennington. Depp claimed the “hardcopy images have been put in proof, however neither the unique pictures nor the related metadata have been produced.”
These new paperwork got here three months after Heard’s lawyer Depp’s October 2018 GQ profile, by which he denied his ex-wife’s abuse allegations and referred to their divorce battle as a “pissing contest.”
Moreover, the paperwork emerged 5 months after Depp claimed (in August 2018) that Heard punched him within the face, twice, practically two years earlier. Heard’s lawyer denied the allegation and stated it was “completely false.”
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in Might 2016 after one yr of marriage, and accused the actor of verbal and bodily abuse. And, the ex-couple’s divorce was finalized in January 2017. Of their divorce settlement, Depp agreed to pay Heard $7 million, which she later donated to charity.