Johnny Depp is responding to the recent videos and alleged evidence Amber Heard has released attempting to show evidence of abuse suffered at the hands of the star, but his team is doubling down that the evidence proves he is innocent.
Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, tells The Blast, “Having been caught by 19 sworn eyewitness statements, 87 surveillance videotapes, audio tape and photographs faking her claims, Ms. Heard has decided to concoct new fake claims of abuse.”
The “Pirates of the Carribbean” star and his legal team are addressing the shocking video deposition, which they call a “hoax,” of Heard that was filed in her response to Depp’s multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit.
The video features Heard emotionally claimed her ex-husband had grabbed her by the hair and thrashed her around, before allegedly going after her sister. Heard admitted she struck Depp, but claimed it was to prevent him from killing her baby sister. Along with the video deposition, Heard filed photos appearing to show the ex-couple’s apartment destroyed from the alleged fight.
Waldman scoffs at Heard’s deposition video, claiming “Yet 25 minutes after the horrific scene described by Ms. Heard and her two friends, two police officers, male and female, trained in domestic abuse and responding to a domestic abuse call observed and interviewed Ms. Heard twice and performed two security sweeps of the entire premises.”
He says the officers saw no signs of destruction, and encountered a “perfect-faced Ms. Heard .” Waldman then takes aim at the photos, and believes they may have been doctored.
“Ms. Heard dutifully but fraudulently produced pictures, with no metadata, to the Court purporting to show a ‘destroyed’ penthouse so she could obtain her temporary restraining order,” Waldman says.
In an interview with her best friend Raquel Pennington, she describes him smashing everything in the apartment, “They have a big kitchen island in the middle of the kitchen and on there, there’s candles and like fruit and you know, glass — like jars and vases and things like that. And he just was hitting everything with the wine bottle, just smashing it all off. So their was fruit on the floor and baskets, you know, glass bottles and flowers.” She says, “you could see wine spilled all over the ground wine on the walls.”
Amber described the same scene, “Penthouse 5 was destroyed.”
But, Depp’s legal team points to police officers who were there not long after the incident who testified the opposite.
LAPD Officer Tyler Hadden testified:
“Q: Did you see any signs of a crime having been committed?
Q: Did you see any signs of vandalism
Q: Did you see any broken bottles of any kind or shattered glass?
Q: Did you see any spilled wine of any kind?
Q: Did you see any broken picture frames?
And as far as Amber’s injuries following the incident Depp’s team points to LAPD Officer Melissa Saenz who testified at the time:
“Q: Did you see any marks of any kind on her face at all?
A: No, I did not.
Q: Did you see any signs of swelling or injury to her face at all?
A: No, I did not.
Q: Okay, did you see any bruises or marks under either eye?
A: No, I did not.
Q: Did you see any bruising or marks on either of her cheeks?
A: No, I did not.”
He then points to more evidence they’ve collected, a security videotape appearing to show Heard with no marks on her face as she entered an elevator at the apartment building 3 days after the alleged fight.
Depp’s legal team believe Heard may have perjured herself in her recent filing, where she admitted to hitting Depp once.
They point out that the “Aquaman” star confessed to “multiple” attacks on Depp during her 2016 deposition, yet during her April 11, 2019 filing he claims she listed just one.
Waldman says he has also lined up multiple witnesses who will testify that they saw Heard commit acts of “serial violence” against Depp, and is adamant it was not the other way around.