Johnny Depp said that Amber Heard had "bruised paintings" during the May 2016 court appearance. (Reuters: Rollo Ross / Toby Melville)
Reportedly, actor Johnny Depp has filed new court documents as part of his $ 50 million ($ 73 million) libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, denying that he physically raped her during their report.
- Johnny Depp denied having physically abused his ex-wife Amber Heard and now claims to have abused him
- The claims were made as part of a $ 50 million libel case that Depp filed in a Washington Post article that Heard wrote in December
- Reportedly, Heard asked a Virginia judge to dismiss the case, urging this new declaration by Depp
Instead, he is said to have claimed to have physically abused him while they were together, and accused him of "painting" the fake bruises on his face during a court appearance in 2016.
Depp launched the libel case against Heard after the actress wrote an article in the Washington Post in December, saying she saw "in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse".
Heard previously asked a judge in Virginia to reject the libel case, according to the BBC, pushing this new statement by Depp.
Heard and Depp at a red carpet event in Italy in September 2015. (Reuters: Stefano Rellandini)
"I vehemently denied Mrs. Heard's accusations"
The US celebrity and the magazine of human interest People said he obtained judicial documents written by Depp, 55, in which he provided a first-person account of his relationship with his 33-year-old ex-wife.
"I vehemently denied Ms Heard's accusations ever since she made them in May 2016 when she went to court to get a temporary restraining order with bruised paintings on witnesses and surveillance footage showing she didn't own every day of the week previous "According to Depp's statement in the statement.
"I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life.
"I never abused Ms Heard or other women.
"He was the performer and I was the victim.
"While mixing amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol, Ms Heard committed countless acts of domestic violence against me, often in the presence of a third-party witness, which in some cases caused me serious physical injury."
Heard, pictured with Depp in January 2016, accused him of domestic violence in May 2016. (AP: Jordan Strauss)
According to the court's statement, Depp stated that Heard "hit, hit and kicked".
"He also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and into my head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, lighted candles, television remote controls and thinner paint cans, which seriously hurt me."
Reportedly, Depp requested divorce from Heard in 2016 after finding human feces in his bed.
"After removing myself from Ms Heard's presence … on 21 April 2016, the next morning, Mrs. Heard or one of her friends defecated in my bed as a kind of sick joke before they left for Coachella together," he said. written in documents obtained from People magazine.
"Conspiracy theories of the blamelessness of the victim"
In response to Depp's statement, Heard's attorney, Eric George, reported denying the allegations made by the plaintiff against his client.
Heard and Depp met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011 and got married in 2015. (Reuters: Suzanne Plunkett)
George told People magazine: "The evidence in this case is clear: Johnny Depp has repeatedly beaten Amber Heard."
"In light of the important work carried out by the #TimesUp movement, which highlights the tactics that drug addicts use to continue to traumatize survivors, neither the creative community nor the public will be illuminated by the gas with the unjustified theories of Mr. Depp- the conspiracy victim ".
Then, in a statement to the BBC, a spokesperson for Depp said that Heard was committing an "infamous hoax" in which his ex-husband had been "canceled".
"Amber Heard's lawyer says that" the evidence in this case is clear "and therefore has none", they reported.
The divorce was established privately in 2017
Heard and Depp met in 2011 on the set of the movie The Rum Diary and got married in 2015.
Heard first accused Depp of domestic violence in May 2016 and filed for divorce just over a year after the marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
Support services for the family and domestic violence:
After Heard took a picture of herself with a bruised face to court, saying that Depp was "verbally and physically abusive" to her, a judge issued Depp with a restraining order.
Heard and Depp then privately solved their painful divorce case in 2017.
Heard received $ 7 million, which he pledged to share equally between the American Civil Liberties Union, specifically to prevent violence against women, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
The couple then issued a joint statement that defines their relationship as "intensely passionate and sometimes volatile but always linked by love".
"There has never been any intent of physical or emotional harm," the statement reads.
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