Johnny Depp is accusing his ex-wife Amber Heard of faking her injuries to support her abuse claims against the actor.
Depp has filed a lengthy statement, according to The Blast, in support of his $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard. “Ms. Heard’s fabricated domestic violence allegations against me are categorically and demonstrably false,” the documents reportedly read.
“I have denied Ms. Heard’s allegations vehemently since she first made them in May 2016,” Depp said, “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,” the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” star continued. “I never abused Ms. Heard or any other woman.”
Depp announced “after years of asserting my innocence, I am finally in a position to prove it by dismantling each element of her hoax” thanks to the “appearance of new evidence not previously in my possession.”
“Notwithstanding Ms. Heard’s false domestic abuse allegations about me,” Depp claimed, “there was actual, documented domestic violence in our relationship: she was the perpetrator, and I was the victim.”
“While mixing prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol, Ms. Heard committed innumerable acts of domestic violence against me, often in the presence of third-party witnesses, which in some instances caused me serious bodily injury,” he said. “Throughout our relationship, Ms. Heard also committed domestic violence against me.”
Adding, “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.”
Depp and Heard were married from 2015 to 2017.