A Summary– Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Relationship
The lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard appears to be making the private lives of a prominent Hollywood couple public. The couple was engaged from 2015 to 2016.
Between 2008 and 2012, Heard was in a four-year affair with photographer and artist Tasya van Ree. Here’s all you need to know about their volatile relationship.
2009: When Heard and Depp met
On the production set of “The Drunken Diaries,” a Hunter S. Thompson novel, Heard and Depp met. Depp portrayed Paul Kemp, a journalist, while Heard portrayed Chenault, an engaged lady whom Kemp falls for.
During his evidence, Depp stated he kissed Heard in a shower scene and felt something he “should not be experiencing.” Depp was engaged to Vanessa Paradis at the time, while Heard was seeing photographer Tasya Van Ree.
2012: Depp and Heard begin dating
In 2012, Depp and Heard started dating. Depp and Paradis, his 14-year girlfriend, “amicably parted” in the same year. Lily-Rose, 21, and John Christopher III, 18, are their two children.
2014: Depp and Heard get engaged
Heard was pictured with an engagement ring on his finger. By referring to his own diamond engagement ring, Depp verified the engagement. “It’s definitely a dead giveaway that I’m wearing a chick’s ring on my finger.” “Not subtle,” Depp declared during a media briefing in Beijing to promote the film “Transcendence.”
2015: Marriage of the Depp and Heard
In February 2015, Heard and Depp married on Depp’s own island in the Bahamas. According to Depp’s account, roughly 20 to 25 people attended the event. Lily-Rose, his daughter, isn’t among them. Depp claims that she and Heard were “not on terribly good terms, for a variety of reasons.”
2016: Heard files for divorce against Depp
On May 23, 2016, Heard filed for divorce, alleging irreconcilable differences. On May 27, Heard sought a restraining order against Depp, alleging that he was violent to her. She had a clear mark on her face when she appeared in court.
2016: Settlement of the Divorce
Depp and Heard struck an out-of-court settlement. “Our relationship was incredibly intense and at times difficult, but still bonded by love,” the two said in a press declaration”.
Depp claimed £200,000 for legal expenses.
December 2018: In the Washington Times, Heard writes an op-ed
Heard penned an op-ed for the Washington Times regarding her encounters with domestic violence. She said, “I became a public figure campaigning for women who speak out all about domestic abuse and sexual assault.” Although Depp’s name isn’t mentioned in the piece, he feels the op-ed is all about him. Depp claimed £200,000 for legal expenses.
2019: Depp has filed a complaint suit against Heard
Depp claimed Heard for defamation over the Washington Post op-ed in March. Depp allegedly assaulted Heard, according to the lawsuit, and the piece was part of an “elaborate fabrication to garner favorable publicity” for Heard. The case, according to Heard’s legal team, is an attempt to “suppress” him.
2020: The Sun is being prosecuted for the first time
In July, the executive editor Dan Wootton and Also the Sun’s publisher News Group Newspapers launched a three-week libel lawsuit. According to Reuters, Heard alleged Depp was abusive against her at least 14 times throughout her testimony. In his testimony, Depp denied being abusive.
2020: Depp is no longer a part of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series
Depp stated Warner Bros. asked him to leave his part as Voldemort in the “Fantastic Beasts” film series after he lost the libel action, the decision that inspired the first “Sun” story. Toby Emmerich, the studio’s film president, made the choice, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Mads Mikkelsen took Depp’s place, and the film was released in 2022.
2021: Depp’s defamation lawsuit appeal has been dismissed
Depp and his team of lawyers appealed a judgment from 2020 that found “overwhelming evidence” that he attacked Heard. Depp’s team presented “new information” in March about Heard’s supposed charity donations made with the divorce funds, alleging that she did not finish the payments. Depp was eventually refused permission to appeal the decision.
2022: Court evidence reveals details about their marriage
Depp has revealed facts about his year-long marriage to Heard during the trial, frequently portraying Heard as the aggressor. Mr. Depp added of their confrontations, “It might start with a slap, it could start with a shove, it could start with tossing a TV remote at my head, pouring a glass of wine in my face.” According to him, Heard also reportedly delivered a “roundhouse punch.” Heard admits to striking Depp in an audiotape played in court.