Amber Heard Amps Up the Horrific Accusations Against Johnny Depp

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Actress Amber Heard is asking a judge Thursday to dismiss a $50 million defamation lawsuit her ex-husband Johnny Depp filed over an op-ed about domestic violence she wrote in The Washington Post.

In the new motion filed, Heard reiterates her allegations that Depp abused her before and during their marriage and includes exhibits such as photos of her with bruises on her face and scars on her arms, images of damage she says Depp did to their home, screenshots of text messages describing the incidents at the time, and excerpts of her divorce deposition describing domestic abuse.

“Johnny Depp physically and verbally abused Amber Heard,” her attorney Eric George said in a statement.

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“Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publicly 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.”

Depp’s lawsuit, filed last month, called the ongoing allegations of domestic abuse “categorically and demonstrably false.”

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“They were part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career,” the lawsuit states, claiming that “she is the perpetrator.”

Heard’s article in the Washington Post does not name Depp directly, but does discuss the difficulties of speaking out about domestic abuse. She also claimed that after accusing Depp of violence she lost out on a number of roles ​as she felt “the full force of our culture’s wrath for women [who speak out].”

Depp’s lawsuit claims it is clear that she was referring to actor and says the allegations have cost him jobs, such as playing Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

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Last year, Depp – who has been dropped from the forthcoming Invisible Man reboot – settled a $25 million lawsuit with his former business managers, alleging “gross misconduct” and “fraudulent” self-activity.

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