The controversial split between Hollywood stars, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have resurfaced. There was much hullabaloo about their marriage and eventual separation. But recent developments have added on to the clash between the two.
This came following the release of recordings where Amber Heard is seen taunting her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, and dares him to tell the world that she is a victim of domestic violence and abuse.
‘Painted-On Her Bruises’
After Heard went out in public and called herself the victim of domestic violence, Depp also retaliated. Johnny Depp made a counter allegation in the aftermath of this that she ‘painted-on’ her bruises to attract attention.
Depp and Heard had tied the knot in February 2015. The marriage had fallen apart after a year with Heard obtaining a temporary restraining order against him I May 2016 after her accusing him of abuse. When Depp denied these allegations, the couple filed for a divorce.
Formerly their relationship had been described as “intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love and there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.”
Depp Files Defamation Case Against Heard
Things took a u-turn when Heard wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post calling herself a victim of domestic violence. After this, Johnny Depp filed a defamation case of $50 million against her.
He also had on accounts accuse her of painting bruises for her profit. He said that her writing the op-ed made her the #MeToo movement’s star and became the first actress named a Human Rights Champion. He said after muddying his name, she had acquired common name and fame.
“I have never abused Mrs. Heard or any other woman. Ms. Heard had herself committee several accounts of domestic violence against me, even in the presence of third parties. This had caused me serious bodily harm,” said Johnny Depp.