Last year, bisexual actress Amber Heard donated her $7 million divorce settlement from her marriage to Johnny Depp to organizations working to end violence against women; Heard said she did so because of the abuse she allegedly endured throughout her marriage. Later, Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard after she penned an opinion piece for the Washington Post in December titled “I Spoke Up Against Sexual Violence and Faced Our Culture’s Wrath. That Has To Change.” She did not name Depp directly in the story. This week, while asking a Virginia judge to toss out Depp’s suit, Heard went into explicit detail about the alleged violence she endured.
“Johnny Depp physically and verbally abused Amber Heard,” her lawyer Eric George said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publically harass Ms. Heard and attempted to gaslight the world by denying his abuse. It is long past time for Mr. Depp’s despicable conduct to end.”
George filed a motion to dismiss Depp’s complaint “so that Mr. Depp's meritless claims may be tried and disposed of, once and for all, in Los Angeles, California,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Depp has attempted to undermine Heard’s allegations by claiming she lied and that she was the abusive one in the marriage.
In the court filing, Heard (Aquaman, Justice League) goes into detail about a few, out of allegedly dozens of, violent attacks she said occurred throughout their marriage.
One attack in 2015, while Depp was shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Australia, left her "naked and barefoot, covered in alcohol and glass” after he threw a bottle of vodka at her, she said.
“To this day, I still have scars on my arms and feet from this incident,” she added.
The filing includes photos of her bruises and scars and pictures of damage she says Depp did to their home, according to The Washington Post.