Amber Heard is asking a judge to dismiss a $50 million defamation suit against her filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp. He filed it over a domestic violence op-ed on domestic violence that she penned for the The Washington Post. In her response to Depp’s suit, Heard provided additional evidence of his abuse.
The motion, which was filed in the Circuit Court of Fairfax, Va., Heard describes a dozen instances of alleged abuse before and during their marriage, including slaps, chokes and hair pulling. Depp has previously denied all allegations of abuse
In the filing, Heard submitted exhibits of photographs of bruises on her face, scars on her arms and damage he did to their home. She also shared screenshots of texts describing the incidents.
“Johnny Depp physically and verbally abused Amber Heard,” her attorney Eric George said in a statement. “Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publically harass Ms. Heard, and attempted to gaslight the world by denying his abuse. It is long past time for Mr. Depp’s despicable conduct to end.”
“The only way for Amber Heard to sustain her hoax is with more lies,” Depp attorney Adam Waldman said in an email to the AP.
Elon Musk, who dated Heard after her split from Depp, is being subpoenaed in the case, Depp’s rep told Page Six.
WARNER BROS. RESPONDS
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. is reportedly “freaking out” over the fate of its Harry Potter movie franchise. Depp, of course, stars in Fantastic Beasts 3, the next installment of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter films. Filming is set to begin in the fall.
“Executives at Warner Bros. are wondering how to deal with the backlash of the Depp matter on the Harry Potter franchise,” a source tells Page Six. “High-level female execs at the studio are extremely worried about working with Depp and the message it sends to the public, especially after the recent sordid departure of CEO Kevin Tsujihara,” who last month announced he was leaving amid a casting couch scandal.