The ongoing legal battle between Depp and his ex-wife gets even more convoluted and bitter as Depp flips the primary charges against him.
In what is increasingly becoming a tiresomely convoluted, bitter, and twisted personal battle, the long-drawn-out Johnny Depp case keeps getting messier and messier with every little update. Depp’s former personal assistant Stephen Deuters recently spoke in court against Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard, claiming it was Heard who subjected Depp to “years of abuse” rather than it being the other way around. With this flip in the charges laid out against him, who will the court believe?
Are the charges against Johnny Depp true? Will the court believe his side of the story?
- Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: What actually happened
- When Depp flipped the charges
Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: What actually happened
Depp and Heard were wedded in February 2015, but 15 months into their marriage, Heard filed for divorce. The actress has since made serious allegations against Depp, including those of domestic abuse on several occasions. While Depp has vehemently denied them all, Heard’s claims seem to have some backing to them. Heard, later on, wrote an article chronicling her abuse, for which Depp is suing her with a $50 million defamation case. Even though she doesn’t name him, Depp claims that the article made him lose out on crucial film projects.
This case follows on the heels of another case of libel. When Depp’s movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ was going to be released, the tabloid “The Sun” published an article called Depp a wife-beater, which was based on the allegations made by Heard. For this, Depp is also suing the tabloid for libel.
Johnny depp’s counter allegations against accusation of violence
When Depp flipped the charges laid out against him
In response to being called the abuser, especially in Heard’s article for “The Washington Post”, Depp says that “Ms Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator“. The lawyers of the tabloid say that the term “wife-beater” was “entirely accurate” for Depp. However, Depp’s lawyer alleges that it is Amber Heard who was the abuser and that her complaints were complete lies.
But it looks like the legal battle between Depp and Heard is going to go on for a while. The second civil trial between the two has, yet again, been delayed and will resume only in May 2021. There will also be witnesses called to speak for Depp, which include Depp’s former partners Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis, who will give evidence through a video link.
The Johnny Depp case gets murkier and messier and is turning out to be more dramatic as it progresses.