Depp and Heard, who were married for less than two years, have now spent more time in court than the amount of time they were actually married.
The former couple were married on February 3, 2015 and Depp was served divorce papers (and a temporary restraining order) in May of 2016.
Three years later, the 56-year-old Depp and the 33-year-old Heard, are still entangled in a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
In August of 2016, Heard reached what was reported to be a $7 million divorce settlement for her participation in the 16-month marriage.
In 2018, Heard wrote an article for the Washington Post claiming she had been a victim of domestic abuse and calling for social and legal reform. The actress did not mention Depp by name, but based on the numerous reports about Depp’s alleged tirades made it pretty apparent to most readers who she was referring to in her op-ed.
Thus, Depp decided to file a defamation lawsuit against his wife of 16 months in the amount of $50 million, claiming her article cost him a role in a planned Pirates of the Caribbean reboot and tarnished his reputation. (More than it already was apparently.)
The latest charge by Depp in the case was a claim that prior to a hearing in Virginia in August, Heard’s attorneys allegedly showed Depp’s legal team several incriminating photos, one of which reportedly appears to show Depp smoking drugs from a glass pipe. Other photos allegedly showed illegal drugs and paraphernalia inside Depp’s home.
Heard filed her own motion to have the $50 million defamation suit thrown out and the case is expected to go to trial… at some point.
Thousands of fans of Johnny Depp, however, are not waiting for a judge to rule, they have already passed judgement and have signed a Change.org petition to have Heard removed from the upcoming Aquaman movie sequel.
Seriously. This is a thing that is happening.
Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life.
Also, Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former domestic partner, Tasya Van Ree, demonstrating a repeated pattern of abuse by Amber Heard.
Since Heard’s divorce from Johnny Depp, she has systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp, but lied and created false accounts of him being the abuser. About the incident during which she shattered the bones in Johnny Depp’s finger and nearly severed it, causing Depp to require surgery to reattach and repair it, Heard presented a false story claiming that he cut off his finger himself, dipped it in paint and scrawled obscenities all over the walls.
Likewise, Heard recounts fabricated incidents of Johnny Depp hitting her in the face when she had, in fact, punched him. Though staff and neighbors in the building where she lived reported seeing no marks on her face in the hours and days after she says Johnny Depp hit her, yet she appeared in court six (6) days later with bruises on her face, asking for a temporary restraining order, which was granted. Photos of Heard from the very next day show her full face, without makeup, and not a single bruise.
As Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s victims, and must not glamorize a domestic abuser.
Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry.
Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.
As of this writing, over 38,000 people have signed the petition. What a time to be alive.
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