- In the spring, Johnny Depp lost a court case against a British tabloid who called him “a martyr”
- In an interview given to “Polityka”, the actor refers to the allegations of his ex-wife Amber Heard. He also remembers his difficult childhood
- “My mother suffered from depression, my parents divorced. At school, I couldn’t cope emotionally, the whole world was collapsing. Alcohol and drugs were supposed to ease my pain” – he admitted
- Depp’s private life undoubtedly overshadowed his career. As a result of a “carefully calculated lie”, he says, Heard was boycotted by Hollywood
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Johnny Depp counters his wife’s allegations of violence
According to the attorneys Johnny Depp, the statements and accusations of his ex-wife Amber Heard were “a carefully calculated lie” that tipped the scales to the disadvantage of the actor. In the spring of this year, the actor lost a court case against the British tabloid. The Supreme Court found no evidence that calling the actor a “spouse” was defamation. The attempt to appeal against this judgment was rejected.
In the interview given to “Polityka”, Depp once again mentioned the times difficult, traumatic childhood that had an impact on his adult life. As he emphasized many times before – only fatherhood allowed him to reevaluate his life and fight addictions.
“Returning home was a horror. My mother suffered from depression, my parents got divorced. At school I couldn’t cope emotionally, the whole world was collapsing. Alcohol and drugs were supposed to ease the pain” – said the actor in an interview with the Polish weekly.
Already during the trial itself, the actor emphasized that his problems with drugs escalated during the relationship with Amber Heardwhich was to persuade him to drink instead of “supporting him sober.” “But drug use has never made me use violence against anyone,” he said.
The actor referred to the unsuccessful trial in an interview with Polityka. He announces that he intends to take steps to prove that he did not use violence against his ex-wife. “I judge the verdict as surreal. I will consistently strive to prove that I am not the perpetrator and that allegations of physical and mental abuse are nothing but a planned fraud“- said Depp.
Depp and Heard’s court skirmishes have been a topic for several years. Former spouses accused each other of domestic violence, and subsequent materials from their interrogations, therapy or secret recordings were sent to the media from time to time. Depp’s career was badly damaged by this, but the actor had problems with the law, drugs and violence before. He is not the only Hollywood star whose image has suffered from his private life.
Marriage (and divorce) of Depp and Heard
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp met in 2011 on the set of Rum Diaries. In love with a young actress, Depp left his long-term partner Vanessa Paradiswith whom she has two children.
The couple got married in 2015, but their marriage lasted a year and a half. The actress accused Depp of violence and filed for divorce, and photos of her bruised face went to the media. The divorce case ended in 2017, but did not end the battle of the former spouses.
In 2018, Heard published an article in The Washington Post calling herself “a victim of domestic violence” and writing that Depp had abused her before her marriage. In response, Depp also revealed the photos (he had black eyes and scratches on his body), claiming that Heard abused him and threw heavy objects at him while under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medication.
Johnny Depp boycotted by Hollywood
Private life undoubtedly cast a shadow on the actor’s career. High-profile divorce and allegations of domestic violence have made Depp, formerly one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, a persona non grata in the film industry. The actor himself admitted in the first long interview given to The Sunday Times this summer that he had been boycotted by Hollywood.
Eugene Smith, the photographer who helped uncover the mercury poisoning scandal in the Japanese city of Minamata, is Depp’s latest film performance. The actor emphasized that The United States is the only place where the premiere of “Minamata”, his latest film, has not yet been announced, and a quick release is not expected.
Why? As he himself states, he was supposed to be “boycotted by Hollywood”.
Sources: “Polityka”, PAP