Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard had ‘painted-on bruises’ when she claimed abuse

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I did not need to start my day by reading excerpts from Johnny Depp’s statement to court about how he was the “victim” of domestic abuse at the hands of Amber Heard. Back in March, Johnny Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber because she wrote an op-ed about surviving domestic abuse. She did not name Depp, because that was part of the NDA they both signed with their divorce papers. Still, we knew who she was talking about and Depp freaked out and decided to sue Amber for $50 million. Amber responded with a statement to the court last month, detailing the horrific abuse she suffered at Depp’s hands. Now it’s Depp’s turn to claim that she’s the abuser and that she lied about his abuse. Because I guess we need to do this all over again, Jesus. You can read much of Depp’s statement here at the Blast. Some highlights:

Depp says Amber is lying: “Ms. Heard’s fabricated domestic violence allegations against me are categorically and demonstrably false…. I have denied Ms. Heard’s allegations vehemently since she first made them in May 2016,” Depp begins, “when she walked into court to obtain a temporary restraining order with painted-on bruises that witnesses and surveillance footage show she did not possess each day of the preceding week. I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life. I never abused Ms. Heard or any other woman.”

Why he filed the lawsuit: Depp says he decided to file the lawsuit “not only to clear my name and restore my reputation, but to attempt to bring clarity to the women and men whose lives have been harmed by abuse and who have been repeatedly lied to by Ms. Heard purporting to be their spokesperson.” He says that the “appearance of new evidence not previously in my possession” is what led him to file new the new lawsuit. Depp says that “after years of asserting my innocence, I am finally in a position to prove it by dismantling each element of her hoax.”

He says Amber was the abuser: He reiterates his claim that Heard abused him on multiple occasions, saying, “Throughout our relationship, Ms. Heard also committed domestic violence against me. She hit, punched, and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls, and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.”

His friends are better witnesses, I guess: “Cynically relying on the concept of #believewomen that has been promoted as part of the important #metoo movement, Ms. Heard’s ‘evidence’ rests primarily on her word and that of her dependent friends. She and they have falsely accused me of violence, although interestingly none of her ‘witnesses’ say they ever witnessed any violence. And they did this despite the inconvenient truth of my possession of eyewitness statements provided under penalty of perjury and photographs of her converse violence committed against me, overwhelming evidence that her various abuse claims and the injuries that she claimed ensued from them are hoaxes, the fact of her own prior arrest and incarceration for domestic violence against her previous wife, and new witnesses who are now coming forward to describe the brutal violence they suffered at her hands.”

[From The Blast]

Basically, Depp got a bunch of bros together and now they’re all going to claim that they were witnesses to Amber’s abuse of Johnny, and he’s going to say that his bros are better witnesses than Amber’s friends, who actually witnessed Depp’s abuse of Amber. Even his former managers had second-hand knowledge of Depp abusing Amber, not to mention all of Depp’s nearest and dearest who would regularly act as third-party arbitrators and convince Amber to go back to him. As always, I believe Amber. As always, Depp’s lawsuit is an extension of his controlling and abusive nature. It’s been five years and he’s still trying to control her and financially abuse her and smear her.

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  1. Erinn says:

    He’s an absolute piece of shit. But beyond that – I find it concerning (and hilarious) that it’s taken him THIS LONG to think up such a basic smear campaign. He’s really done a number on his brain over the years, hasn’t he?

    • LoonyTunes says:

      He’s big mad that he blew up his life for a much younger woman and that his insecurities got the best of him. He tried so hard to control and manipulate her and yet, here she is, in arguably a better position than him in her career.

    • snappyfish says:

      He has always been awful. With Ryder, Moss & Paradis. He was forgiven for much because he was “tamed by Disney” & “beloved” as Jack Sparrow. He is a faux pseudo intellectual who likes to control and terrorize younger women. Truly the mark of an insecure frightened little man. He needs to go away & save whatever money he doesn’t owe to others for himself. He has long been on my “will not contribute money” list.

  2. Peg says:

    Sure Johnny you never abuse women, that’s why you trash a NYC hotel room when dating Kate Moss, and cut off the tip of your finger, why not say Amber cut it off.
    Why not focus on your health (rehab) and what’s left of your career.

    • Jerusha says:

      He must read CB. He’s just blamed her for the finger. It’s on DM.

      • marymoon says:

        The bottle exploded and tore off his finger claims Depp, who said he had to undergo multiple surgeries and almost died after contracting MRSA three times .


    • minx says:

      He’s just a horrible person and is getting worse all the time.

  3. CharliePenn says:

    Did she somehow “paint on” that video of Depp being drunk, violent, abusive and absolutely scary?
    What a loser he is.

  4. MrsBanjo says:

    JFC what a piece of shit. I’d love it if he would just go the hell away. And WB and Rowling need to own up to their bullshit defense of him.

  5. Snowflake says:

    I’m so sick of this ahole. I believe he abused her. If she did those things, she was probably fighting back, good for her

    • Capepopsie says:

      Exactly! He probably wanted her shaking in a corner crying, but she faught back!

  6. Jennifer says:

    I believe Amber STILL, Johnny! See how abusers love to get that reactionary abuse, it’s like a get out of jail free card, either quite literally or in terms of their reputation. If the woman EVER fights back, she’s equally if not more to blame in society’s view and that is what Johnny is banking on. Although I do think he is lying about it. I am enraged for Amber, I hate that he’s putting her through this all over again.

  7. Rae says:

    I really don’t like him, but we’re definitely in the minority it seems. At least on social media, where a lot of comments on stories are very pro Depp.

    • Jess says:

      Rae – I agree. It’s so clear he’s awful and yet the amount of support for him on Twitter is shocking. And I still can’t let go of how JK has handled this whole situation. I’ve lost so much respect for her. WB is awful but given that studios keep making movies w Mel Gibson I’m not surprised.

    • Ochar says:

      Yes, Celebitchy seems to be the only gossip site who has readers with common sense. It’s why I pretty much only get my gossip info here, but it sickens me to see how many people are still defending him.

      • Starkiller says:

        Sorry dude, I still believe Amber. Any “proof” this fool provides is suspect.

    • Maylee says:

      Are you guys serious? I had no idea other sites/people were defending him, as I usually scroll right past any picture or mention of him. It’s amazing what people can convince themselves of isn’t it?

      He’s re-victimizing her right in front of our eyes, and it makes me sick and absolutely raging mad. He’s entered the political realm in terms of rage. Not one cent of my money or second of my time will EVER be spent on him again. And I won’t hesitate to remind/call out anyone in my circle for watching his movies. I’ll gladly be that person. What a monstrosity.

      • otaku fairy... says:

        Yep. Some of them insist that this is all just a lie from an evil manipulative fame-seeking Jezebel and that Depp is the real victim. Then there are the others who believe he did it, but insist that Amber’s being a thirsty golddigging (_) in their eyes who has likely tried drugs since she’s been in Hollywood makes her Equally Bad, Partially At Fault, and not deserving of sympathy, and call her a crybaby for drawing attention to Johnny’s treatment of her. I wish I could say all of the people doing this were Trump Supporters and men, but that’s not the case. Many are women too. Some of them are even liberal women who swear that they’re better than MRA’s who objectify women or actively wish for violence against sex workers, and are constantly going on about how they’re more feminist and self-respecting than the famous women who make them feel insecure.
        It all just goes to show the grip internalized misogyny can have on people and just how brainwashed some allow themselves to stay. It’s so pathetic that there are mothers out there- especially liberals- who think a woman (allegedly) making choices with her body that differ from their own are more deserving of violence or more responsible for violence if it happens.

  8. Aims says:

    He’s a dirtbag. He is now insulting women who are abused. What he is forgetting is that she recorded him in a rage, that her neighbors got involved to get Amber out of there. Amber has the receipts. He’s trash and I will not support a man who puts his hands on women in anger.

  9. LoonyTunes says:

    Give it up you. effing. arsehole.

  10. Mia4s says:

    He’s such a dumpster fire. He’s even being sued by the lawyers he hired to sue his other lawyers:

    • LoonyTunes says:

      This mofo is broke. That’s the impetus for all this. If she broke him off some change, he’d slink about into the sewer he crawled out from. I hope she fights him tooth and nail, though.

      • Maylee says:

        EXACTLY. This is about money. MFPOS.

      • detritus says:

        It’s funny how no one is really calling him out as being financially motivated. I mean, is he going to donate his money if he wins? He doesn’t realize Amber has already won. If he wins money, he looks like crap unless he donates it like she did. He sounds broke, he can’t donate it.

    • Chaine says:


    • Tiffany :) says:

      His trail of legal issues is really something. He’s so sue happy, blaming others for his own mistakes.

      He’s a broke, abusive asshole.

  11. CairinaCat says:

    I hate him so much now, he disgusts me and is totally ruining every movie he has ever been in for me.
    Some of us remember what a violent piece of shit you’ve always been. We remember how many hotels and movie sets you’ve trashed in a drug and drunk fueled rage.

    Instead of owning up and getting help which would have given you some respect again, you just keep doubling down and wallowing in your filth.

    • Ai says:

      Same for me. I loved so many of his past work but it’s been very hard since he’s changed and I just can’t support him (feels like it’s enabling him). All this just screams insecurity and showing what a coward he is – he can’t bear the responsibility and seek help.

  12. Hollz says:

    Thank goodness for this website. SO many other places are believing Johnny because “he’s Johnny Depp and he’s so hot! He’d never hurt anyone” Or worse “He’s so hot, he can hit me anytime” Ughhhhh. 🙁

  13. Incredulous says:

    This one time, Amber hurt my knuckles, just sayin’

    • phlyfiremama says:

      RIGHT?? How dare her injure me when I hit her!! He is entirely CANCELLED, and the people/businesses/authors are ALSO cancelled until they start making this crap right.

  14. Case says:

    Notice how he’s trying to spin this as mean ol’ Amber taking advantage of the #MeToo movement. That movement became popular in 2017, not 2016. Amber very bravely spoke out against this very powerful, very wealthy movie star all alone, with very little support, before Hollywood created a climate that was safer for survivors to come forward.

    • Some chick says:

      YES. It’s such obvious gaslighting!

      Amber is looking great at Cannes, and he’s still stewing in his own juices.

      I’m SO relieved my own abusive ex let it go relatively quickly.

  15. Deanne says:

    I can’t believe how much I hate this man. He is a total piece of human garbage. Sure Johnny, you drunk idiot, we all believe that she “painted” on her bruises. It’s not like she could have possibly been covering them up with make-up, before she was photographed with them all over her face. His inability to accept responsibility and his pathetic attempts at smearing her, are just more proof of his abusive tendencies and need to control her. He should be focused on what’s left of his dwindling fortune and dying career.

  16. AnnaKist says:

    Right, and we all have painted-on eyes, but still have vision good enough to see what a prize twat Depp is.

  17. Ai says:

    Such an utter disappointment with Depp. I used to be a fan but this whole incident with Amber has shown what a terrible person he has become. I trust Amber and will not be watching anything with him from now on.

  18. Mrs. Peel says:

    This is beyond disgusting. I hope she counter-sues for defamation.

  19. Yawn says:

    Geeeezzzz… why won’t this guy just go away… far far away… ?

  20. StellainNH says:

    Unfortunately, so many believe Depp and his bull. They turn a blind eye toward his erratic behavior and seem to have an almost bloodthirsty to bring Amber down. It’s pretty scary.

    My heart goes out to Amber.

  21. Robyn Johnston says:

    He’s turning into Nick Loeb. Yuck!

  22. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He’s painted-on abuse.

  23. Jerusha says:

    Does he really think that tacky jewelry is a good look? If he does, that’s proof he’s delusional.

  24. Nicegirl says:

    This idiot

  25. CityGirl says:

    When is this jackass going to get cancelled?

  26. JRenee says:

    A new fricking low..

  27. JanetFerber says:

    This mofo needs to stop talking stat. Leave the woman be, asshat. You’ve already done enough damage. And so it’s really meaningful to you, it might hurt YOUR career.

  28. SURFCHICK says:

    Just die already. But clip that clump of hair first, thanks.

  29. Chelly says:

    Denial is like the #1 rule in the D.A handbook. Flipping the script to make themselves the victim is apparently #2. He will never take accountability and that’s the worst part. I was in a D.V relationship and a few months after we broke up he passed away, I had a dream shortly after where he asked for forgiveness and i recall telling him to go to hell. Idk what that meant but I remember waking up feeling at peace. I hope Amber gets her peace some day…hopefully while they’re both still here.

    • Jenn says:

      I’m so, so sorry. They say that our dreams is where our subconscious mind tries to resolve things that hurt too much when we’re awake. I’m glad you got closure — on your own terms, not your abuser’s. xo

  30. Sean says:

    Ugh. All of this makes his death scene in A Nightmare On Elm Street sooo much more enjoyable!

  31. Vanessa says:

    Narcissism and Gaslighting. Gross.

  32. Rebecca says:

    Who are these other people besides her ex wife who supossedly have been abused by Amber Heard and why haven’t they come forward with their stories?

  33. CA Family Code says:

    That’s what I want to see…what are they waiting for? Also – when are Heard’s friends gonna chime in with what they actually saw?

  34. Olivia says:

    LOL – If you read carefully, he confesses inside his own lie. Per the article, he is quoted as saying: “Throughout our relationship, Ms. Heard also committed domestic violence against me.” note the word ALSO. meaning reciprocal, in addition to myself. So if he says she ALSO hit him, he’s confessing that he DID hit her. What an idiot, and a true dirtbag.

  35. Shockadelica says:

    He’s the one with more power, fame and money (not anymore 😆😆) but he allowed his wife – who isn’t as powerful and famous – to make up horrible shit about him? He could’ve destroyed her! Most people in Hollywood would’ve believed him over her, anyway and did! They defended him publicly.

    I think he underestimated how much this case would effect his career. He thought nobody would believe her because he’s Johnny Depp and she just wanted money and it’ll all go away. But it never did. His career is in the trash, he’s broke and it’s all her fault (according to him) so now he wants to rewrite history years later?