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The case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard showcases a toxic relationship followed by a messy, public, and equally toxic break-up. Here's our update.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: What is Depp accusing his ex-wife of?

The case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard showcases a toxic relationship followed by a messy, public, and equally toxic break-up. Is Johnny Depp the abusive monster that Amber Heard alleges? Or is it Amber Heard that was the abusive one in their relationship as Johnny Depp claims? It’s a veritable mind field of “he said, she said” that is complex and sickening to navigate. 

Now we’re back in court again with the latest on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case. In the UK courts, Depp sued The Sun for libel, claiming that Heard was the aggressor in their violent and toxic relationship. The issue of the case hinges on a 2018 article entitled: “Potty – How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?”

The Sun’s case hinges on that Amber Heard is telling the truth about Depp being the abusive aggressor in their relationship. The newspaper’s lawyers are planning on use Heard’s extensive allegations in order to back up the claim. Heard has alleged 14 violent altercations taking place between 2013 and 2016. 

Heard alleges that Depp was prone to drunk or drug-fuelled rages that left her harmed and in fear for her safety and life. 

Depp, meanwhile, has submitted a written witness statement denying Heard’s allegations. He also said that Heard’s allegations have had a negative impact on his career and “been a constant issue in my casting.” Depp claims that Heard attacked him with items such as a cigarette and drink can. He also claimed that Heard had defecated on his bed. 

He also claimed Heard severed the tip of his finger in 2015. A photo of which was included in his written witness statement. He also said Heard assaulted him on a plane and painted himself a peacemaker. Heard’s account of the severed fingertip is that she cut it off to get away from Depp, who was strangling her. 

The trial, which is estimated to be three weeks long, opened on Tuesday. While Amber Heard is not part of the proceeding, which is taking place across several courtrooms due to social distancing measure, she was there to watch. This case will, possibly, finally figure out what the truth is here.

Seriously, people are expecting this relationship to be under a microscope during the court proceedings. Depp is also suing Heard for $50 million USD in the US, but that case will be heard sometime in 2021.

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