Johnny Depp Files Lawsuit Against Amber Heard Over Abuse Allegations

March 02, 2019 - 501 views

Johnny Depp has filed a lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard over abuse allegations. Back in December, Heard wrote an article for The Washington Post claiming to be a domestic violence victim during their short marriage, but Depp stated that the charges against him are erroneous and is seeking retribution.

Depp and Heard met on the set of the film The Rum Diaryand the couple eventually married on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas in 2015. Though the two seemed to be the perfect Hollywood, things took a turn in 2016 when Heard filed for divorce, as well as a restraining order against Depp, claiming that the bruises on her face were a result of physical abuse. Now, roughly three years after their divorce, Depp has responded to negative criticism aimed at him by filing a lawsuit against Heard.

According to People, Depp is filing a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, claiming that her allegations are fabricated and that her Washington Post article is merely a ploy to defame Depp and boost her own career. Back in 2016, Depp and Heard settled their divorce with $7 million dollars granted to Heard - which she donated to charity. Depp’s lawyers are making it clear they do not believe Heard’s innocence as they’ve added claims that Heard was in a relationship with Tesla founder, Elon Musk, while still married to Depp.