Johnny Depp: Amber Heard sued for 50 million damages
The dispute between Johnny Depp (55) and his ex-wife Amber Heard (32) is entering a new round. As the portals "The Blast" and "People" report, the actor has filed a lawsuit against his former partner and sued her for $ 50 million in damages. According to the court documents, the subject of the lawsuit is an article that Heard wrote in December 2018 for the Washington Post.
She claims to write from the perspective of a public person as a victim of domestic abuse, and that she has received the full force of anger that society feels for women who would speak up. "The commentary depends on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a victim of domestic abuse and that Mr. Depp has committed domestic violence against her."
Johnny Depp's lawyers' petition further states: "Mr. Depp has never abused Ms. Heard, her allegations against him from 2016 were wrong, she was part of a sophisticated swindle to create positive publicity for Ms. Heard and drive her career forward . "
That's what Amber Heard says
The lawsuit was filed on Friday. Amber Heard has already commented on the allegations about her spokesperson. The action is simply the latest in the effort her ex-husband tries to silence once more, according to the actress's spokesperson. The lawsuit was groundless and it was convinced that the "continuing abhorrent harassment" by Johnny Depp and his lawyer team by a victory in court to be able to end.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got to know each other on the set of their joint movie "The Rum Diary" in 2011 and married in February 2015. In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce and accused the 55-year-old of domestic violence.
Did all this hurt his career?
In the recent suit, Depp's attorneys also claim that Heard's public comment negatively influenced the Hollywood star's career and that it cost him the role of his iconic Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean." She wrote the article only to draw attention to the premiere of her movie "Aquaman", which took place three days later.
Another allegation mentioned in the documents is that one month after the marriage with Depp, Heard started a relationship with Tesla founder Elon Musk, 47, with whom she was dating after the separation from Johnny Depp. The actress had already received nocturnal visits from the entrepreneur during her marriage. Accordingly, Musk had access to the house the night before Heard presented her vicious face to the public.