In response to a photo and legal filing published by The Blast, Heard’s attorney, Eric George, tells us, “This allegation is absurd, offensive and categorically untrue. This photograph proves nothing – apart from the fact that Johnny Depp is desperate to throw out any outlandish allegation to deflect attention from his physical and ongoing psychological abuse of Amber Heard.”
As The Blast first reported, Depp filed new legal documents in his lawsuit against a UK newspaper that called him a “wife beater.” In the documents, Depp details a new allegation where he claims Heard put out a cigarette on his face.
The couple has been at war for months after Depp filed a defamation lawsuit in Virginia claiming that Heard made up the abuse allegations when they divorced.
Heard has been clear on many occasions, including her response to the lawsuit, in her claim that Johnny has physically abused her for most of the time they were married. She laid out specific events in her legal documents, including the final fight where she says Johnny threw a phone which struck her in the face.
Depp claims that fight happened after Heard spoke with his attorneys about his “intention to enter into a post-nuptial agreement.”
He says it threw Heard “to go into a rage.” Depp claims that is when she threw a bottle at him, which resulted in Depp’s infamous severed finger. He claims she then “put a cigarette out on [Depp’s] right cheek.”
The defamation case goes to trial in February of next year and the UK case is ongoing.