One year after ending their marriage for good, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are still duking it out in a court of law. According to a report from The Mirror, the 55-year-old actor claims – in new court documents – that Amber punched him twice in the face in April 2016 while at her birthday party.
After the guests left the gathering, Depp claims, Amber, who “had been drinking,” started to criticize him and their argument soon turned physical. She became “aggressive and violent” and punched him twice in the face.
Depp grabbed her arms, told her to stop, and threw her on the bed; he then exited the room. A representative for Heard said to the British newspaper that the allegations were “totally false.”
Heard’s representative said that “one needs only” to read the recent Rolling Stone article about Mr. Depp, and also look at the allegations made by Greg Brooks, to understand the actor’s current mental state.
The statement from Heard is in reference to the lawsuit filed against Depp on the 6th of July. As it was previously reported, Greg “Rocky” Brooks, a member of the City of Lies crew, said that Depp “verbally assaulted” him while on set, and then went on to punch him in the ribcage.
Brad Furman, the director of the production, defended Johnny in a statement and said he had always conducted himself as a “consummate professional” and Greg had exaggerated.
Fans will remember when Heard and Depp called off their relationship in May 2016, after being married for only sixteen months. The court granted her a restraining order against the actor and accused him of physical and verbal abuse.
They reached a settlement in August and finished their divorce in January 2017. Heard said she would pledge a majority of the proceeds to non-profit organizations: a sum of $7 million.
In a profile released by Rolling Stone back in June, Depp said he was in a “low” place at the time. “I couldn’t take the pain every day,” the actor remarked.