Johnny Depp is taking steps to make his ongoing legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard completely public.
In new court docs, obtained by The Blast, the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” actor, 56, hopes Heard’s “falsehoods” in her abuse claims against Depp will come out. The new filing comes after Heard and her motion requested to keep certain information from the public.
“It would be grossly unfair to allow Ms. Heard – who has already disseminated to the media and the public as much defamatory material about her former husband as she could concoct – to now hide the objective facts that reveal her falsehoods behind an artificial wall of confidentiality,” the docs read.
“Moreover, Mr. Depp is suing Ms. Heard for objectively disprovable lies that she and a few of her confederates and representatives have told about Mr. Depp in the media,” it continued. “The Protective Order Ms. Heard now seeks would perversely allow all these false and damaging public statements to stand uncorrected.”
This isn’t the first time Depp has filed against Heard, after her Washington Post op-ed about being a domestic violence victim Depp sued the “Aquaman” actress for $50 million.
“Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard were married for only fifteen months, and the two had no children together. Mr. Depp has two children from a longstanding relationship with Vanessa Paridis, with whom he remains close. Prior to his marriage to Ms. Heard, no one had ever accused Mr. Depp of domestic violence. By contrast, Ms. Heard was arrested in a Washington State airport, and spent the night in jail, for domestic violence against her former partner/wife witnessed by a police officer,” the papers read.
Adding, “Ms. Heard has repeatedly violated since November 2016, falsely accusing Mr. Depp of abuse in an apparent effort to promote her acting career and masquerade as an ‘abuse survivor’ while damaging the reputation of her former husband.”
The Blast reports a hearing will take place next week.