Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have taken their divorce battle back to court. Depp began the libel lawsuit against The Sun newspaper, attempting to dispute the claims that he had physically abused Heard.
Depp has attempted to shift the narrative that Heard was actually the violent instigator, and she addressed those accusations in court on Tuesday:
"Johnny has said I was continually verbally and physically assaulting him during our relationship – he paints a picture that I was somehow the instigator and the abusive partner. That’s not true. It is true that I had to use my body and limbs to protect myself from Johnny’s violence and abuse. He also often referred to verbal insults, or even just perceived criticism, as 'punches' or 'hits.' As someone who surrounded himself with people and created a life which meant he never had to face criticism or critical feedback of any kind, Johnny would often refer to even perceived criticism as 'blows,' 'jabs,' or 'right hooks.'"