The document, in response to Depp calling her claims a 'hoax', talks about Heard's experience in excruciating detail.
In the latest update of the Heard-Depp divorce case, Amber Heard has submitted a new court filing detailing the abuse that she suffered at the hands of the Pirates of The Caribbean actor. This submission is in response to Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation lawsuit against her. According to the documents that People acquired, the actress writes that the actor would turn into a "monster" when he was intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol. She said that her then-husband became "a totally different person, often delusional and violent".
According to the Daily Mail, the documents said she first saw his substance abuse about a year into their relationship, which started in 2012. "On some occasions, when Johnny simultaneously used both illegal narcotics and prescription medications I have had to get him medical attention," she wrote. "Whenever he was using, I worried for both of us." Talking about Depp's repeated denials of her allegations, the documents said, "Johnny often would not remember his delusional and violent conduct after he came out of his drunk or medicated states." Additionally, she said, "Because I loved Johnny, I had believed his multiple promises that he could and would get better. I was wrong."
The documents talk about the abuse in excruciating detail. One of the incidents described is a morning in 2014 when the two were aboard a private jet from Boston to Los Angeles. Once on the flight, the already drunk Depp ordered the flight attendants to give him an oxygen tank and continued to drink heavily. The document reads, "Johnny's handlers told me that he was upset that I was filming a movie with a romantic scene with James Franco the day before," referring to Heard filming The Adderall Diaries at the time. "Soon, Johnny began to throw objects at me. Instead of reacting to his behavior, I simply moved seats. That didn't stop him. He provocatively pushed a chair at me as I walked by, yelled at me, and taunted me by yelling out the name 'James Franco'."
She continued, "At some point, I stood up, and Johnny kicked me in the back, causing me to fall over. Johnny threw his boot at me while I was on the ground. Johnny continued to scream obscenities until he went into the plane bathroom and passed out locked in the bathroom for the remainder of the flight." The document says that Depp later apologized over text message, writing: "Once again, I find myself in a place of shame and regret. Of course, I am sorry. I really don’t know why or what happened. But I will never do it again."
The next altercation that Heard describes in the document happened in March 2015, a month after the two got married. Depp, who was supposed to be clean, was on an ecstasy bender in Australia. "The argument heated up, and Johnny pushed me, slapped me, and shoved me to the ground before I retreated to a locked bedroom," Heard wrote. Next morning, she found out that her then-husband hadn't slept at all because he'd taken "about eight MDMA pills" and was drinking again. "We got into a fight that Johnny made physical, and I barricaded myself in one of the rooms. That didn’t stop Johnny from busting through the door of the room I was in. By nightfall, Johnny had hit me multiple times, shoved and pushed me to the ground, choked me, and spit in my face."
Amber Heard claims on March 8,2013 Johnny Depp hit her so hard ‘blood was on the wall’ from her lip. Problem is she was papped our March 14,2013-6 days later-bruise free. Anyone can say anything, it doesn’t make it true. pic.twitter.com/g6Ug0yDv5R— Femme (@FemCondition) April 12, 2019
In the document, Heard writes that in December 2015, Depp “picked another fight with me” while in their Los Angeles apartment. The actor “threw another decanter at me, knocked items around the room, and punched a wall,” and “slapped me hard, grabbed me by my hair and dragged me from a stairwell to the office to the living to the kitchen to the bedroom and then to the guest room.” She told Depp she wanted “to leave him, and that I would call the police if he ever touched me again”. However, according to the document, the actor responded by “pushing me” and “head-butted me in my face.”
Heard and Depp, 55, got married in 2015 after close to being a relationship for 3 years. In May 2016, she accused him of abusing her and filed a domestic violence restraining order against him. After a year of bitter back and forths, where Depp denied the claims, the two settled their divorce outside of court in August 2016 for $7 million. They even signed NDAs barring them from discussing their relationship publicly.
It was when she wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post where she described being an alleged victim of domestic violence, that Depp sued her for defamation. Even though Depp wasn't by name, the suit denied all of Heard's allegations. The actor claims that he “never abused Ms. Heard. Her allegations against him were false when they were made in 2016. They were part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career.”
In response to these remarks, Heard's representative statement said: "This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard. She will not be silenced. Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behavior. But while he appears hell-bent on achieving self-destruction, we will prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit and ending the continued vile harassment of my client by Mr. Depp and his legal team."