A bloody Johnny Depp was brought to hospital shortly after his ex-wife, Amber Heard, allegedly put out a cigarette on his right cheek and threw two bottles at him during a fight, severing his finger.
The 56-year old actor claimed that the fight started on March 2015 after Heard, 32, heard him and his attorneys talking about his intention to draw up a postnuptial agreement. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star claimed that this caused Heard to become violent.
Depp released an amended response to his libel lawsuit against News Group Newspapers Limited, owner of The Sun, and columnist Dan Wootton, about an article that labeled him “a wife-beater.”
According to the court documents obtained by The Blast, Depp tried to avoid Heard “by going to the downstairs bar in the house,” and poured himself a glass of vodka. However, Heard followed him and threw a bottle at him, but missed.
He said he had another drink and Heard threw another bottle at him, severing his finger. Heard then allegedly put out a cigarette on Depp's right cheek.
The actor's attorney, Adam Waldman, said, “Today we replied in court to the Sun's cut and paste 'defense' of Amber Heard's latest abuse hoaxes. And we detailed more evidence of Amber Heard's vicious violence against Mr. Depp, who was the actual domestic violence victim in the relationship.”
In 2018, the actor accused Heard of defamation after she allegedly wrote about her experience with domestic violence during her short-lived marriage to the actor in a Washington Post article.
Depp claimed that Heard’s statements were false, stating that she was not a victim but a perpetrator. He then filed a $50m defamation lawsuit against Heard in 2018.
However, Eric George, Heard’s attorney, replied that Depp’s allegations were absurd, offensive, and untrue. He also added that Depp was desperately trying to deflect the public’s attention from his physical and psychological abuse against Amber Heard by using baseless allegations.