The legal battle between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard continues to develop. As the time before the defamation lawsuit shortens, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been granted access to Heard’s phone records by the Virginia court.
The two Hollywood stars met on the set of The Rum Diary (2011) before marrying in 2015. Shortly after, Depp and Heard divorced and domestic abuse allegations were made by both sides. Over the years that followed, lawsuits and court cases ensued, with the $50 million defamation suit made by Depp going to court in Fairfax County, Virginia in April next year.
Prior to this, the Captain Jack Sparrow actor sued British tabloid The Sun and Dan Wootton after the publication — which is owned by News Group Newspapers — called him a “wife-beater “. Multiple people offered testimony in the libel lawsuit with Justice Andrew Nicol finding Heard’s allegation of domestic violence substantially true despite support from Depp’s ex-partners, Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder. Depp lost his libel case appeal in London earlier this year despite his own allegation that it was he who was the victim of domestic abuse.
As a result, his time with the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is currently up in the air. As for his role as Gellert Grindelwald in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts franchise, Depp resigned from the third installment when asked to by Warner Bros. leading to Mads Mikkelsen carrying on the Dark Wizard’s legacy.
Heard is currently filming director James Wan’s Aquaman (2018) sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022), where she is reprising her role as Mera alongside Jason Mamoa’s Arthur Curry/Aquaman. The contrasting effects the lawsuits have had on both parties have been noticed by Depp fans in particular, with #JusticeForJohnnyDepp and #FireAmberHeard often trending on social media.
The defamation lawsuit with each party’s legal team will go to court in April 2022.
Pics 1 & 2 are photos from 2016 that Amber Heard herself submitted to court as evidence of “abuse”
Pics 3 & 4 are paparazzi photos from July 31 2018, 2 years AFTER her split from Johnny…
— Arwen sparrow (@An_elf_pirate) December 23, 2020
Amber Heard falsely claimed that Johnny Depp burned this painting of @TasyavanRee in a jealous fit.
Yet, we can see the painting is untouched on photos, when Johnny was reselling the penthouse.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #AmberHeardIsALiar #Aquaman #Aquaman2 pic.twitter.com/t13htvaAWa
— Papaya (@bee_papaya) November 7, 2021
How come UK citizen Savanah McMillan didn’t testify in the UK?
AH brought a UK teenager to the US without a work visa to work for her illegally while having a unprofessional relationship with her. If AH was a man would that be considered human trafficking?#JusticeForJohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/1uyMRhxDXo
— For Johnny ⚖️PLATOON (@Platoon19792) November 6, 2021
On 06-11-2020, Johnny Depp announced that he resigned from Fantastic Beasts 3 … it is really sad to see him losing two big roles due to fake allegations …while the real abuser still getting roles, Hopefully 2022 will be his year 🙌🏻 #justiceforjohnnydepp pic.twitter.com/U02C2zlmKI
— ReemDepp – Johnny Depp Deserves Justice (@ReemDepp) November 6, 2021
You don’t have to be a fan of Johnny Depp to believe in #JusticeForJohnnyDepp
— The Invisible Man (@TheInvi80692073) November 5, 2021
‘Johnny Depp wins bid’
‘Johnny Depp is taking home a huge win’
‘Johnny Depp scored a major victory’
After more than 5 years, the media finally got the right headlines.
Give’em hell, Johnny!
You deserve victory and justice.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/RkykEKYm0A
— Pomta✊ (@0517pomta) November 5, 2021
At every single incident AH claims she was violent assaulted it is #JohnnyDepp who is publicly seen with different types of injuries, while AH looks unscathed.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp Virginia 2022! pic.twitter.com/gwvpL9DO3o
— For Johnny ⚖️PLATOON (@Platoon19792) November 4, 2021
One year after that bullshit verdict, love for Johnny has only gotten stronger.
In the 2 weeks after November 2nd 2020, he gained 1M followers, people turned up to show their support… & there’s no stopping it now!
— Arwen sparrow (@An_elf_pirate) November 4, 2021
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