Johnny Depp claimed during his libel case trial that Amber Heard was after an insurance policy and was collecting documents against him early on.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard separated in 2017, but their legal battle continues. The Pirates of the Caribbean star sued The Sun after calling him “wife-beater” following Heard’s claim that he was violent and abusive.
During the trial, Heard presented an unsent email in 2013. In the lengthy letter, she detailed how Depp allegedly hurt her when he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The Fantastic Beast star responded to Heard’s allegations.
Johnny Depp called Amber Heard’s unsent email a “hoax”
Johnny Depp denied Amber Heard’s unsent email seven years ago. According to the Alice in the Wonderland actor, his ex-wife was collecting fake documents early on. He alleged that she was after insurance policy.
“Hoax is probably the best word one could use because the allegations, all of the allegations, are patently untrue,” Depp said as quoted by Deadline.
“From hearing you read out this (email), that was not sent to me, and from some of the information I have garnered from my experience yesterday and having studied the case, I will suggest, ma’am, that it appears to me that Ms Heard was building a dossier very early on that appears to be an insurance policy for later.”
Amber Heard’s unsent email
In Amber Heard’s unsent email, she detailed Johnny Depp’s two personalities. According to the Aquaman star, she loved half of him, but his other half scared her.
“It’s like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Half of you, I love. Madly. The other half scares me. I can’t take him. I wish I could, but I can’t,” Heard wrote.
“And what I am to do? How would you be if you were in love with one person who was in fact, two? Both you, the love of my life, and the monster look the same. How f—— confused I feel,” she added.
In the letter, Heard shared how Depp hit her and blamed it on his alcohol and drug use.
“You have hit me repeated. Something you should Never have done. What a f—— man you are. And NONE of this would be possible without the booze and drugs. NONE.”
Depp speaks about drug session with Heard
During the trial, Johnny Depp shared his drug sessions with his ex-wife Amber Heard. However, he stressed that it rarely happened.
In his statement, Depp admitted that they “took drugs together.” However, “these were not common occurrences,” he added.
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