Amber Heard Details Alleged Abuse by 'Monster' Johnny Depp in Response to His $50 Million Lawsuit

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Amber Heard is telling her side of the story when it comes to her marriage to Johnny Depp.

In response to the $50 million defamation lawsuit that her ex-husband filed against her, Heard alleges in new court documents obtained by multiple news outlets that Depp abused her on multiple occasions when he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

According to the documents, Heard alleges that Depp would "become a totally different person, often delusional and violent. We called that version of Johnny, ‘the Monster.'" 

The 32-year-old actress recounts one alleged incident where on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014, Depp started to "to throw objects at me” after hearing of her onscreen love scene with James Franco.

“Instead of reacting to his behavior, I simply moved seats,” she says in the court papers. “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 goes on to recall another alleged encounter that occurred at their Los Angeles apartment in December 2015 when she claims Depp “threw another decanter at me, knocked items around the room, and punched a wall."

"[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.

The Aquaman actress claims that after the alleged incident, she told Depp that she wanted to leave him and "would call the police if he ever touched me again." In response to this declaration, Heard says Depp pushed her and then "head-butted me in my face."

Depp has denied all of Heard's previous allegations of abuse, and is suing his ex-wife over an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in December 2018 in which she described being an alleged victim of domestic violence. While she never mentions Depp by name in the piece, the actor is still suing for compensatory damages as a result of the op-ed, as well as punitive damages for the “willfulness and maliciousness that Ms. Heard demonstrated when she knowingly published the op-ed with the false implication that Mr. Depp violently abused her.”

In the lawsuit, the 55-year-old actor states that he "never abused Ms. Heard. Her allegations against him were false when they were made in 2016. They were part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career."

After the suit was filed earlier this year, Heard's rep released the following statement: "This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard. She will not be silenced. Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behavior. But while he appears hell-bent on achieving self-destruction, we will prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit and ending the continued vile harassment of my client by Mr. Depp and his legal team."

ET has reached out to Depp and Heard's reps for comment.

Here's a look at what Heard wrote in her op-ed:


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