The ongoing battle between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp was just thrown for a loop after shocking audio between the two has revealed the “Aquaman” star apparently admit to “hitting” her then-husband during one of their blowout arguments. The audio confession, which was released by The Daily Mail, is reportedly from a series of taped therapy sessions while the two movie stars tried to work through their volatile marriage issues.
The 33-year-old actress is heard trying to minimize her physical altercation with Depp, however, she does admit to hitting him in some facet.
“I’m sorry that I didn’t, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched.”
Depp responds as he explains he felt she was attacking him, but Heard was adamant:
“I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you’re fine, I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.”
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star sounded truly pained while talking to Heard, telling her, “Baby, I told you this once. I’m scared to death we are a f—–g crime scene right now.” He also was not without fault, as Depp admitted to pushing Heard during their argument.
TW: Abuse Survivors.
Here's the audio where Amber Heard mocks Johnny Depp for calling for help while she was abusing him, she then loses her temper and fully admits to abusing him but proceeds to shame him again.
— Sienna (@winonasrider) January 31, 2020
After DM dropped the leaked audio, fans immediately took to social media to shout from the rooftops in defense of Johnny Depp. As both Depp and Heard have been locked in a bitter defamation lawsuit, fans on both sides have been vigorously arguing with each other online of which A-lister is truly at fault.
With Heard’s admittance of physical abuse on Depp, the hashtag “JusticeForJohnnyDepp” began trending on Twitter.
“Amber Heard is the reason people don’t believe women. Making false claims just to gain media publicity and roles is disgusting. Johnny Depp is a fucking survivor and deserves to be lifted up not dragged down. He’s a film icon,” one fan wrote.
— me (@vssingularity) February 2, 2020
“I am so sad for Johnny Depp. He got fired from Pirates of the Caribbean because of Amber Heard. Johnny losing his most beloved character Jack Sparrow. He even named his son after this character. Then Amber gaining roles from all this. Disgusting,” another Depp defender commented.
Others proclaimed the audio as vindication for Depp:
“Amber Heard. This will be the day you remember, as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow,” a Twitter user wrote.
Along with the admission of “hitting,” many fans wer pointing out that Amber Heard seemed to be mocking Johnny Depp during their therapy sessions when talking about the alleged physical abuse.
Heard, who is a human rights advocate, taunted Depp, “You are such a baby. Grow the f— up Johnny.”
“Can you imagine that all this time Amber Heard has been running around being an actual human rights ambassador, all while there were actual audio tapes of her admitting to abuse and shamelessly gaslighting Johnny Depp. The nerve. THE NERVE,” one person commented about the audio.
Heard has not yet responded to the audiotape, but the two are set to face off in court later this year.