Amber Heard Has Responded To Johnny Depp’s Defamation Lawsuit With Details Of Alleged Abuse
Heard alleges that Depp became "the Monster" while under the influence.
Last month it was announced that Johnny Depp was filing a lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard for allegedly defaming him with assault allegations.
In response to Depp’s $50 million lawsuit against her, Heard is detailing the alleged abuse she experienced while married to the actor.
According to PEOPLE, the actress claims Depp became “the Monster” when he was allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to court documents.
In her court filing, Heard claims Depp repeatedly hit her, ripped out her hair and choked her.
She claims Depp “would become a totally different person, often delusional and violent. We called that version of Johnny, ‘the Monster,’” according to the court documents.
She alleges that while on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014, Depp “began to throw objects at me” due to his alleged disappointment that she had filmed a romantic scene with James Franco.
“Instead of reacting to his behaviour, I simply moved seats,” she said. “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.’”
Heard alleges that in December 2015 Depp “picked another fight with me” while in their Los Angeles apartment.
She claims the actor “threw another decanter at me, knocked items around the room, and punched a wall,” and alleges he “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.”
Heard says she told Depp she wanted “to leave him, and that I would call the police if he ever touched me again” but that the actor allegedly responded by “pushing me” and “head-butted me in my face.”
Heard and Depp were married in 2015. She filed for a domestic violence restraining order against him in May 2016, accusing him of abusing her. Depp denied the claims, and the former couple settled their divorce out of court in August 2016 for $7 million, which she donated to charity.
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