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Their marriage only lasted two years, but the reckoning between them has been unending for five years. The famous couple, who were once madly in love with each other, are now in courtrooms, recounting in full detail everything they claim to have lived behind closed doors. Every word that comes out of their mouths surprises those who hear it.
THE NON-ENDING LAW WAR
The romance between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, for whom he destroyed his 14-year-old home, on the set of the movie The Rum Diaries, in which they played, first extended to marriage and then to Hollywood’s longest-lasting legal battle. Johnny Depp, 58, who was married between 2015 and 2017, and Amber Heard, 35, faced off once again in the courtroom.
The “first act” of this legal process took place in the UK last year. Depp, whose career was damaged in this process, filed a defamation lawsuit against The Sun newspaper, which used the term “a man who beat his wife” about himself. At the time of this trial, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp made a sort of showdown in the London courtroom, so to speak. Depp was the one who lost that case. But the event did not end there. He filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Heard. Heard also responded to this move: He, too, filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Depp. The first hearing of that case was held yesterday at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia, USA. The trial, in which the ex-couple faced each other, was marked by the accusations they brought against each other.
‘TRUTH HIDDEN BEHIND THE PIRATE COSTUME’ ALLEGED
The lawyers of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard also made interesting qualifications for the two celebrities. Depp’s lawyers accused the beautiful star of “lying”, claiming that Amber Heard was preparing to give the performance of her life. Meanwhile, Amber Heard’s lawyers, referring to Depp, claimed that “this trial will reveal the true face hidden behind the pirate costume and fame”.
In an article she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, Amber Heard anonymously accused Johnny Depp of inflicting violence on her. But everyone understood who Heard was talking about in that article, although he didn’t make it clear.
DEPP’S LAWYERS: THE ATTACK PARTY HEAR
The lawyers of Johnny Depp, who spoke first at the hearing, denied Heard’s repeated allegations of “emotional, physical, sexual violence and harassment”. Benjamin Chew, one of Depp’s attorneys, argued that Amber Heard was “the aggressor in this relationship”. As proof of this, Chew said that Johnny Depp’s previous relationship with Winona Ryder, Kate Moss, and Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children, never made any allegations of violence against the actor. The lawyer claimed that the testimonies would also reveal that Amber Heard’s “Johnny Depp harassed me” accusations were false.
‘THROWED A BOTTLE TO DEPP’
Depp’s other lawyer, Camille Vasquez, said that the only person who suffered from the violence in the couple’s relationship was the actor. The lawyer stated that while they were in Australia, Amber Heard threw a bottle at Depp, resulting in injuries to the actor’s hand. She added that this is proven by medical reports.
ALLEGED RAISING BY HOSTING FOR THREE DAYS
During the trial, Amber Heard’s lawyers made striking allegations against Johnny Depp. Elaine Bredehoft, one of Heard’s lawyers, claimed that Depp took the beautiful actress hostage and raped her for three days while they were in Australia in 2015. The astonishing part of the claim was that Depp also used a liquor bottle at that time.
Hearings will last six weeks
Bredeford’s claims were not limited to this. The lawyer claimed that Depp harassed Heard, again in 2015, this time in the first year of their marriage, this time in the Bahamas. It was stated that Heard will also talk about Depp’s verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuses towards him during the hearings, which are expected to last six weeks.
Sister told in tears
Johnny Depp’s older sister, Christie Dembrowski, was also heard as a witness at the trial. While 61-year-old Dembrowski gave his statement, he could not hold back his tears and his brother Johnny became very emotional. Christie Dembrowski explained that she was subjected to emotional and physical violence from their mothers when they were little. Dembrowki explained that their mother was a nervous woman, while their father was a kind and calm person. Depp’s older sister added that her parents had completely different personality structures. Depp, who got emotional as the actor’s older sister continued her words about their childhood, did not lift her eyes from the ground.
‘WHEN MY MOM PERFORMED PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, JOHNNY CREATED LIKE ANY CHILD’
Christie Dembrowski was asked, “Would your mother use a pseudonym when addressing Johnny?” He replied: “One-eyed” was his favorite nickname. Because when Johnny was growing up, the doctors said he had a lazy eye in one of his eyes. That’s why they closed his healthy eye for a while so that it could perform its normal functions.” Dembrowski added that they got used to these names his mother gave them and they saw it as a normal part of their lives. Christie Dembrowski also stated that their mother used physical violence, that is, beat them. But she also said that she was careful not to cause trouble and not be punished.Christi Dembrowski stated that Johnny cried like all children when his mother beat him.
AMBER SAID HIM ‘OLD FAT MAN’
Sister Christie Dembrowski added that when her brother Johnny was asked to model from a famous fashion firm, Amber Heard called him “Old, fat man.”
DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT YOU DID’
Heard’s lawyers added that the famous actor did not want to reveal Depp’s true personality at all, but that it would happen. Other allegations from Heard were as follows: Johnny wanted to complicate Amber’s life, to destroy it. He destroyed Amber. That’s what he did.” Ben Rottenborn, one of Amber Heard’s attorneys, described Depp as an “obsessed ex-husband.” He said he was trying to “turn the trials into soap bubble TV shows” instead of taking responsibility for his actions.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the set of The Rum Diaries in 2011 and fell in love. They got married in 2015, but after 15 months the spell between them broke. Their legal divorce also took place in 2017. At that time, Amber Heard claimed that Depp abused her. To prove this, photographs of her with bruises and bruises on her face were served to the press.
SET LEFT HER FOR LOVE
Johnny Depp made his first marriage to Lori Anne Allison in 1983, they divorced two years later. Depp dated French actress and singer Vanesa Paradis for 14 years. The couple, who has two children, fell in love with Depp’s co-star in the movie The Rum Diaries, Amber Heard, and this union ended. Despite all this, Paradis supported her ex and the father of her two children during the difficult divorce proceedings. Paradis sent a handwritten and signed letter to the famous magazine site TMZ on May 27. Paradis’ letter included the following statements:
‘For those interested, Johnny Depp is the father of my two children. He is a very sensitive, loving and loved person. I believe with all my heart that the recent accusations we have heard are outrageous. The Johnny I’ve known all these years has never been physically abusive to me. These allegations have nothing to do with the man I lived with for 14 perfect years. Sincerely, Vanessa Paradis’.
CLAIMS OF CHEATING WITH ELON MUSK
Meanwhile, there were allegations that Amber Heard cheated on Depp with Elon Musk for a while. Even when Depp was out of town for the shooting while they were married, the footage allegedly taken when Heard took Elon Musk to his house was also reflected in the press. The images were recorded by the elevator’s security camera. When Musk started meeting with Amber Heard, he claimed that the couple had already separated. While it is not known exactly when the photo of Heard and Musk’s hug was taken, it was stated that Musk insisted that Heard and Depp had already separated until they started meeting and claimed that he did not separate the two.
By the way, all these events took great damage to Johnny Depp’s career. Depp was dropped from the cast of Fantastic Beasts, in which he played the leading role. However, it was announced that 57-year-old Depp would still receive his $10 million wage despite losing his job. After this incident, Depp’s fans demanded that Amber Heard be removed from the cast of the Aquaman series. But there was no such development.
PRIZE WAS CRITIZED
Johnny Depp received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival held in Spain in September last year. Answering journalists’ questions at the time, Depp, the father of two, argued that “it’s getting out of hand” by bringing up the #metoo (me too) movement, which brought up the harassment incidents in Hollywood for years. Depp said, “There are various movements that have emerged. I’m sure there is goodwill at the heart of them. But things are so out of control right now that no one is safe. It’s a culture of lynching, this is a race to judgment; it’s like dirty air coming out of mouths. “It’s not just about me. It’s happened to a lot of people, male or female. Unfortunately, after a point, people start to think that it’s their fault, even though it’s not like that.”
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp’s receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the San Sebastian Film Festival was also criticized by the associations fighting for women’s rights and the female employees of the cinema industry. Cristina Andreu, president of the Spanish Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media, announced in August that the Associated He told Press that awarding this award to Depp “points to very bad things about the festival and its management.”
Johnny Depp has a 22-year-old daughter, Lily Rose, and a 20-year-old son, Jack, from his long relationship with French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis.
Amber Heard, who lost her mother during the coronavirus quarantine period, surprisingly became a mother last year. She named her daughter, who was born by a surrogate mother, Oonagh Paige. Pagie was the name of the beautiful actress’ lost mother.