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Hollywood Actor Johnny Depp Says His Ex-Wife Is Not Victim But Perpetrator

BP World Bureau | Mar 02 2019 06:29:01 PM
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Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has filed a 50 million dollars defamation lawsuit against actress and his former wife Amber Heard.

A representative of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor said the lawsuit is in response to the Washington post-Op-Ed written by the actress last year where she claimed that she was a victim of abuse.

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"Ms. Heard is not a victim but a perpetrator of domestic abuse," said the suit. Her claims against Depp were dismissed as a hoax.

The lawsuit further claimed that Depp never abused Heard instead used the allegation to gain publicity in Hollywood.

A representative of Heard's said on record, “This frivolous action is the latest of Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Ms. Amber Heard. She will not be silenced. Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behaviour...We will prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit and ending the continued vile harassment of my client by Mr. Depp."

In her piece published on Washington post, Heard said that she faced "full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out" after she filed the restraining order against Depp.  

As per the defamation suit by Depp, he lost a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film after Heard's Op-Ed was published.

Heard and Depp started dating since they met on the sets of 'Rum Diary' and got engaged eventually.

They got divorced in 2017 after two years of marriage.

Heard was granted a restraining order in 2016 after Depp allegedly threw a phone on her face and grabbed her hair.

She showed up to the court next with bruises on her face and broke down in her car.

She further added in her Op-Ed that she got threats and intimidation from various sides. She was dropped from several films and people weren't sure about her role in 'Justice League' and 'Aquaman'.

Actor Paul Bettany and Comedian Doug Stanhope defended Depp during this controversy.

Heard filed a lawsuit against Stanhope for defaming but it was later dropped. Heard and Depp resolved the matter in 2017 and released a joint statement.