Actor Johnny Depp has sued actress and vulnerable companion Amber Heard for defamation, looking for $50 million. Depp’s lawyers filed the defamation swimsuit in opposition to Heard on Friday over her December 18, 2018 op-ed in The Washington Put up right through which she characterised herself as a domestic abuse victim, stories folks.com.
Depp’s lawsuit calls Heard’s allegations of domestic violence in opposition to him a “hoax”. Heard “purported to write down from the perspective of ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse’ and claimed that she ‘felt the corpulent power of our custom’s wrath for ladies who keep in touch out’ when she ‘spoke up in opposition to sexual violence’,” Depp’s lawyers mutter within the lawsuit.
“The op-ed depended on the central premise that Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Depp perpetrated domestic violence in opposition to her.
“Depp never abused Heard. Her allegations in opposition to him had been unsuitable when they had been made in 2016. They had been section of an account for hoax to generate clear publicity for Heard and attain her profession,” Depp’s lawyers grunt within the lawsuit.
In response, Heard’s representative acknowledged: “This frivolous circulation is vivid primarily the most modern of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard. She could well per chance now no longer be silenced. Depp’s actions point to he’s unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behaviour.
“Nonetheless whereas he looks hell-bent on attaining self destruction, we can prevail in defeating this counterfeit lawsuit and ending the persisted vile harassment of my consumer by Depp and his licensed team.”
Depp, Fifty five, and Heard, 32, met on the gap of 2011’s The Rum Diary and had been married from February 2015 to Could maybe well just 2016.
The actress filed for a domestic violence restraining explain in opposition to Depp in Could maybe well just 2016 after she accused him of abusing her. Depp denied the claims, and the 2 settled their divorce out of court docket in August 2016 for $7 million, which she donated to charity. Both actors signed NDAs barring them from discussing their relationship publicly.
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Mar 03, 2019 12:42 IST