Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal battle has been going on for years.
Former spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been going through a legal battle from last 3years. Since then, the two have made headlines over Heard’s allegations of abuse against Depp, which he has denied.
Depp’s legal team is sending a subpoena to Franco after surveillance video footage surfaced, allegedly showing him in an elevator with Heard one day after the former couple’s alleged May 2016 fight.
“We are interested in James Franco and Elon Musk as fact witnesses because we have evidence they are men who saw Amber Heard’s face in the days and nights between when she claimed Mr. Depp smashed her in the face on May 21 and when she went to court with painted on ‘bruises’ to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order on May 27,” Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman told.
See the timeline of the legal happenings between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married. At that time Heard was 28 and Depp was 51.
May 23 2016
After 15 months Amber Heard filed for divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean star citing “irreconcilable differences.” After a week she files a domestic violence restraining order against Depp, which was granted.
To this Depp’s attorney wrote, “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”
A video was surfaced in which Depp can be seen throwing a wine bottle and a glass in a kitchen with Heard also in the room.
Later that month, Heard and her ex reach a $7 million divorce settlement. Heard donates the entire amount to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Depp requests $100,000 in court sanctions from Heard.
His legal team writes Heard “continues to needlessly litigate a case which has been settled, all while parading in front of the media in a desperate attempt to extend her 15 minutes of fame.”
Later in January 2017, Heard responds to Depp’s request for $100,000 in court sanctions and assures the court she is committed to a quick resolution of their divorce.
Heard writes about her experience with abuse and her decision to speak out, but she never mentions Depp’s name.
Depp’s attorney said they, “filed a partial list of evidence that we will use to disprove the fraudulent underlying allegations against Mr. Depp.”
Depp files a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard over the op-ed. In court documents, Depp alleges his ex’s allegations were part of an “elaborate hoax” to “advance her career.”
In addition, he accuses Heard of “spending time in a new relationship” with her former boyfriend, Elon Musk, during their marriage.
She claims the actor hit her, choked her and shoved her. She also claims Depp “would become a totally different person” whom she called “Johnny ‘the Monster.'”
“The only way for Amber Heard to sustain her hoax is to shift to new lies,” Depp’s lawyer says in part of his response.
Depp submits a lengthy declaration of support for his defamation lawsuit against his ex. In court documents, Depp claims Heard “painted on bruises.”
Depp’s team states its plans to subpoena James Franco over surveillance footage of the Pineapple Express star entering an elevator with Heard after she reportedly had a fight with Depp.