“I’m going to go offline for the next several weeks. As you may know, I’ll be in Virginia, where I face my ex-husband Johnny Depp in court,” Heard, 35, shared by way of Instagram on Saturday, April 9. “Johnny is suing me for an op-ed I wrote in the Washington Post, in which I recounted my experience of violence and domestic abuse.”
In 2018, the Aquaman star wrote an essay on her expertise with abuse, which she recalled ranging from a younger age, lengthy earlier than her marriage to Depp, 58, who she began relationship in 2012 earlier than their 2015 marriage ceremony. In 2019, the Pirates of the Caribbean star filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in opposition to Heard for publishing the piece, through which she wrote that she “became a public figure representing domestic abuse” and “felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.”
In her assertion on Saturday, the Texas native defended her op-ed. “I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking against men in power,” she famous. “I continue to pay that price, but hopefully, when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in from of the world.”
In August 2020, Heard countersued her ex for $100 million, alleging that the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star interfered along with her profession, interfering with casting and endorsement offers. She is suing for libel after Depp’s legal professional Adam Waldman informed a number of shops that her story was “fake” and a “sexual violence hoax.”
The lawsuits observe the November 2020 libel case that Depp misplaced within the U.Ok. He sued British outlet The Sun for describing him as a “wife beater.” The courtroom decided that the descriptor was “substantially true,” and Britain’s Court of Appeals refused to let him enchantment the judgement in March 2021.
Heard and Depp’s divorce was filed in May 2016 and finalized in January 2017.
In her notice on Saturday, Heard thanked her supporters. “At this time, I recognize the ongoing support I’ve been fortunate to receive thought these years, and in these coming weeks I will be leaning on it more than ever,” she wrote.
Pose star Indya Moore praised the mannequin within the feedback part. “So vulnerable and so difficult to have to process personal things in public,” Moore wrote. “So many people love both of your works and want you both to have the opportunity every human being deserves to heal and grow and put their growth and healing into practice. May you both come to truth and harmony and compassion and love!”
If you or somebody you already know is experiencing home violence, please name the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential assist.