Last week, Johnny Depp spent the majority of two days testifying in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. In a statement released earlier, the actor explained why his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, a 22-year-old actress, did not attend their wedding six years ago.
“My daughter Lily-Rose did not attend the wedding,” he remarked. “She and Ms. Heard were not especially friendly with one other, for a variety of reasons,” Johnny said in court.
Following his ex-girlfriend Amber’s alleged substance misuse, the actor went on to accuse Amber and her pals of taking illicit substances during their 2015 wedding, which took place in the Bahamas, as magazines claim.
Johnny said in another section of his evidence that he remained in the marriage because he had seen his father remain in the marriage despite his mother’s mistreatment.
“I was hoping that I might persuade her to change her mind. It’s because I didn’t know Amber Heard when I saw her for the first time a year and a half ago that she suddenly became this opponent,” he stated.
Amber filed for divorce from Johnny a year after their wedding and requested a restraining order against him, alleging that he had mistreated her mentally and nonverbally, though, Depp disputed the allegations, and the couple’s divorce was finalized in 2017.
During the following year, Amber wrote an opinion piece for a famous journal in which she detailed the mistreatment she claims to have experienced during the course of their marriage.
Johnny responded by filing a defamation suit against her in early 2019 and categorically denying her charges. In his opening words, Johnny claimed that he felt forced to file the $50 million lawsuit in order to clear the air and establish “the truth” about the incident.
A countersuit was filed by Amber shortly after the first suit was filed, alleging that her ex-husband was responsible for the online mistreatment she had experienced, which included attempts to get her dismissed from projects such as Aquaman and L’Oréal advertisement.
The actor states that, “since I knew there was no truth to it whatsoever, I thought it was my job to speak up not just for myself in that circumstance, but also to stand up for my daughters, who were 14 and 16 at the time.”
Amber has not yet taken a position, but she is anticipated to do so next week.