A Young Johnny Depp Opened Up About Alcohol-Addled Past in 1993 Interview

by Raphael Chestang 5:13 PM PDT, June 01, 2016
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Following reports claiming Johnny Depp's alleged alcohol abuse may have been a factor in his split from Amber Heard, ET has dug into our vault to uncover a 23-year-old interview in which the Black Mass star opened up about his history with alcohol.

"I poisoned myself on a regular basis with alcohol and it wasn't a good thing," Depp told ET in 1993. "It wasn't anything anybody else could cure, whether I had a girlfriend at the time or not. It had nothing to do with them. It had all to do with me and my brain and my heart. It was part of growing up I guess."

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The following year, Depp went through another growing experience when he was handcuffed by police after an alleged fight with then-girlfriend Kate Moss. The actor reportedly caused nearly $10,000 worth of damage to a room at New York City's The Mark Hotel.

Prior to this, Depp was arrested but not convicted for suspicion of assaulting a security guard in 1989. Then in 1999, Depp was arrested again for a confrontation with paparazzi outside of a London restaurant.

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Depp's history of violence has been brought into the spotlight recently after his estranged wife, Amber Heard, was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against the 52-year-old actor.

In the 30-year-old actress' court filing, she claims that "there was one severe incident in December 2015 when I truly feared for my life."

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Depp's divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, said in court documents that Heard is "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."

Many of Depp's friends and family members have released statements in his defense, including his 17-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose.

"My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know," Lily-Rose wrote in an Instagram caption, "he's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same."