Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have made numerous allegations of abuse against one another but an employee of Depp’s Bahamian island home has given testimony about an incident neither have spoken about before, claiming Depp told her that Heard hit him with a paint can and told him he is “washed up,” “fat,” and will “die a lonely man.”
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Tara Roberts, who has worked for Depp as his Estate Manager on his island in the Bahamas since 2008, filed a deposition on Depp’s behalf in his $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard.
Roberts claims on December 29, 2015, she witnessed an argument between Depp and Heard.
“While I could not hear what caused the fight,” Roberts says, “Amber repeatedly berated him with increasing ferocity. She was insulting him, calling him names, and in the middle of this onslaught I heard her say specifically ‘your career is over,’ ‘no one is going to hire you,’ ‘you’re washed up,’ ‘fat,’ ‘you will die a lonely man,’ and also screaming things that were incomprehensible.”
During Heard’s alleged tirade, Roberts claims Depp only responded by saying “go away” and “just leave me alone.” She claims, “Amber’s screaming and berating rose to a fever pitch, and Johnny continued to yell ‘go away’ and ‘leave me alone.’ I saw Amber lunge at Johnny, clawing, tugging and aggressively pulling on him. He continued to stand there yelling at her to stop and leave him alone.”
Roberts claims that during the incident, she “never saw Johnny hit Amber, or push her back, nor did he physically react to the attacks.”
At some point, Roberts claims she physically stepped in between the two and that’s when she “saw he now had a red, swelling gash on the bridge of his nose.”
Roberts explains, “Amber, Johnny then told me, had thrown a quart-sized can of lacquer thinner into Johnny’s face, causing the gash. The next morning, the bushes around their house were filled with art supplies that had been thrown including paintbrushes, paint tubes, and the deck was stained with the thinner … Amber had also removed her wedding ring and thrown it and had asked for help finding it as they were leaving that afternoon. It was found and returned to her.”
In her declaration, Roberts states that Heard was “makeup-free and unmarked throughout this Christmas visit to the island, as she was usually makeup-free when on the island. I never saw her with any sign of injury on her face or body whatsoever.”
Roberts also described the changes she says she noticed in Depp following his marriage to Heard. She claims that before Heard came into the picture, Depp was “outgoing, friendly and social; it was a family environment when he would visit the island. Throughout their relationship and marriage there was a distinct change in Johnny, and the once social and animated person spent most days sleeping, became withdrawn, and our meals together dwindled to non-existent.”
In Heard’s declaration, which was filed in response to Depp’s lawsuit, she claimed that Depp kicked and slapped her — and also kicked a hole in the door — during a fight in the Bahamas in August 2014.
Roberts addressed those allegations in her declaration, saying, “I am aware that Amber claimed in court documents that Johnny violently attacked Amber on the island on August 17, 2014, and that Johnny kicked and broke a door. First, there was no door broken, or damaged during that visit or any other. There was no broken anything. If there was, I would know as it is my job, on an island on which I live full time.”
She added, “There was nothing out of the ordinary that happened during this visit.”
As The Blast first reported, Depp recently came forward with the allegation that Heard “put a cigarette out” on his cheek during their infamous fight in 2016 that left him with a severed finger.
Heard’s attorney, Eric George, denied the allegation, saying, “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.”