Johnny Depp has adamantly denied abusing Amber Heard during their troubled marriage, and new text messages between a mutual talent agent of the former couple appears to show the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star drawing a line in the sand about giving any credence to Heard’s allegations during their divorce, which he deemed a “flat out lie.”
According to the shocking text messages, obtained by The Blast, Depp and Heard were both confiding in CAA talent agent, Christian Carino, following the blowout argument that ended their marriage back in May, 2016.
Carino’s name may sound familiar, as he was the longtime boyfriend and ex-fiancé of Lady Gaga.
Starting in July, just weeks after the split, Carino assisted the estranged couple in setting up a secret meeting in San Francisco where they could sit down and hash things out face-to-face.
Tensions were high between the two stars, as it had been just weeks earlier when Amber accused Johnny of hurling a cell phone at her face, followed by obtaining a restraining order and filing for divorce.
Amber and Johnny went through with the meeting in San Francisco and then immediately began corresponding with Carino about their feelings about the encounter and each other.
“It feels like a dream and a nightmare all in one, it was difficult to not die when our eyes met. i have no choice but to dive into those pools of green. they represent every millisecond of what we had. i miss her. i love her. i always will. as will she. there were some difficult things to swallow…but, one either swallows or chokes.”
Depp felt antagonized by Heard, confiding in Carino, “She’s poking at me to try and make me miserable…Textbook Narcissistic patterns. Why did she come to San Francisco??? No more games!!! She just wants her name cleared…She ain’t being understanding, she’s being stubborn, or she don’t wanna talk to me…F— This!!!”
The ”Pirates of the Caribbean” star said he had spoken with Heard about their future, writing:
“I don’t know what to say…Apparently, she wants to go ahead with the divorce and then attempt a reconciliation…I need to think, man…”
He added, “What I wanted was a fresh start with my wife. which, i thought was what she wanted. she should do what she really feels…if her priorities are not us, then i will proceed and do what i have to do. i dangle no more.”
Heard also shared her thoughts with Carino via text message, which were eventually shared with Depp. The “Aquaman” star explained the inner pain she was experiencing during the drama:
“I’m afraid I am setting myself up to fall back in again. It was so hard to leave him. I’ve been through too much. And I see no future in this. And every time I see him it’s like my chest is ripped open and every piece of my soul is ground down to a pulp. Since seeing him in San Francisco, I have been a complete mess. I literally have been sobbing all day and night.”
The messages turned nastier as Heard and Depp had been unable to work anything out and were headed towards a full-scale war. There were also allegations that Heard felt Depp had violated the restraining order with their meetup in San Francisco.
”Man … Her attorneys are telling mine, that I am calling and harassing her by phone!!! Is that them, or is that her???!” Depp messaged his agent.
”He continued, “First, I’m apparently stalling the divorce…And now harassing her??? She’d better put a couple of ball gags in her f—in’ lawyers mouths and tighten them up.. She doesn’t want to work anything out…Her lawyers want to settle because they would die 1,000 deaths in court…So she wants me all softened up to settle up nice…That’s what this looks like!!!”
Depp was confused about Heard agreeing to the secret meeting in the first place, asking Carino, “Why did she come to Frisco??”
Carino tried to console Depp by reminding him that Heard wanted to see him and even traveled to see Depp while the restraining order was in place.
”The fact that she asked to see you and traveled to see you has to be problematic,” Carino wrote to Depp.
Depp responded with a fury of messages, as the star was irate over Heard raising issues with the San Francisco meetup, and Depp compared his ex to the late Anna Nichole Smith.
“Also, apparently, she filed papers to say that i have broken the restraining order by texting, speaking to her, seeing her in San Francisco…with all the bullshit i’m going through with this??? send me to county for breaking the restraining order…some of which, as you can guess, that she was more than complicit with!!! i couldn’t give a fin’ fat rat’s ass!! as she wants her name cleared, which can no longer happen in terms of the public’s opinion and more than likely the people who run her profession, a product of choice by people…in the public’s eye, she’s no fin’ better than anna nicole smith!!! her trip to San Fran was a ruse to clear her reputation…and i fell for it, yet another lie…tell me im wrong!!! she’s never brought up the notion of clearing my name as a fing wife-beating c?? she don’t want me fuckin’ mad…i’ve tried d to get her away from her monkey ass lawyers!!! sorry for the rant, but…i am flabbergasted by the truth she gives me and the truth she actually applies when it’s time to save herself from being caught in a legal fib…yeah, man…she really loved me the other day.”
In a last-ditch effort, Carino tried to help the ex-couple come up with a joint statement to address all the drama, assuming they could settle the divorce amicably. It didn’t quite go as planned, as stories started to leak in the press about the meltdown going on between the two, and Heard accused Depp of leaking the stories in her part of the statement. He responded accordingly:
“She filed the papers from the so-called ‘deposition’ …Perhaps she was asked and she said what she experienced as far as the deposition!!! However, her attorneys have been in an exchange program with the f—ing NYC Post [sic] to drop their little tidbits of crippled truth every single goddam day!! Why is it wrong that my attorney may just be following the other lawyers example, if she actually spoke to anyone!!! we can settle this, then let’s DO IT!!! Let’s not forget who has been accused and portrayed, daily and continually as an uncontrollably violent savage abuser of women. She told the f—ing press that I’m drunk, a drug addict and cocaine head!!! How’s about she starts thinking about that, because this statement makes me out as if I admitted to her false claims. This statement cannot be released!!!”
Even though he was extremely upset, Depp made it clear he wanted to put things behind him and move forward. However, he refused to settle with Heard on adding any validity to her accusations, which he continued to deem complete B.S.
“I want this done with as much as her!!! What can I do??? Admit something that never happened!??? And just swallow a fucking “flat out lie” to save her ass??? Again, I’ve said nothing!!! She, Horseface Jodie and these seating c breathed “lawyers” have a constant fee to far more than just exclusively to the NY POST…They’ve fed People, Us Weekly, and the list goes on…!!! She needs to be reasonable…I ain’t carrying an underserved “wife beater” charge on my back for her,” Depp wrote.
The star was hoping Carino would be able to plead his case to Heard, and pleaded for him to get Heard to focus on a “solution.”
”Please ask her to focus on the solution RIGHT NOW…Not the problem or the past!!! My brother…I’ll be honest with you…I am actually fearful for her…As the clock ticks, if there is not a proper solution agreed to by the end of tonight, then we have arrived at the weekend, meaning it’s Court beginning next week…It’ll be a s***storm!!! There is no way to fathom the gravity of what she (and I) will suffer. An agony that we will carry on our backs forever…These lawyers are just sucking us dry!!! Speak to her. If she wants to attempt a reasonable and sustainable civility with me…If not…Just let me know, man.”
In the end, Depp and Heard were able to settle their divorce for $7 million, with the caveat that the money was donated to charity. It was eventually donated to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
This is not the first time text messages have been front and center in this case, Amber filed a series of text messages in the Virgina case alleging Johnny admitting to physical violence.
“Once again, I find myself in a place of shame and regret. Of course, I am sorry. I really don’t know why, or what happened. But I will never do it again. I want to get better for you. And for me. I must. My illness somehow crept up and grabbed me. I can’t do it again. I can’t live like that again. And I know you can’t either. I must get better. And I will. For us both. Starting today. I love you. Again, I am sorry. So Sorry…I love you and feel so bad for letting you down,” Depp texted an assistant to at the time.
The followed an incident in 2014, where Amber accused Johnny of kicking in a drunken stupor while they traveled on his private jet.
Amber texted the same assistant, following the incident, “Obviously, he has no idea what he did or to the extent that he did it. if someone was truly honest with him about how bad it really was. he’d be appalled. The man johnny is would be humiliated. And definitely wouldn’t say to me that he doesn’t deserve it. I’m sad that he doesn’t have a better way to really know the severity of his actions yesterday. Unfortunately for me, I remember in full details everything that happened.”
Johnny Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman tells The Blast, “Amber Heard subpoenaed her own and Mr. Depp’s texts with their talent agent, hoping for a word or sentence she could cherry-pick and give to her media friends. Be careful what you wish for. Instead, another time capsule of truth has arrived to further obliterate Amber Heard’s abuse hoax. The texts show Ms. Heard stalking Mr. Depp, luring him to a meeting in San Francisco that violates the restraining order she herself fraudulently obtained and then attempting a “ruse” to improve her reputation and divorce settlement terms. Throughout the texts, Mr. Depp consistently and emotionally denies her fake wife-beating claims against him. And this is merely a middle chapter in what remains a long book of physical evidence.”
Unfortunately, legal battles involving the ex-couple continue to be raging on two fronts, a defamation case in the U.K. and Virginia. Both cases are headed to trial unless the legal teams are able to pull out last-minute settlements.