One in all Amber Heard’s pals defended Johnny Depp from the actress’ harrowing home abuse allegations — and accused Heard of being verbally abusive herself.
In courtroom paperwork in Depp’s $50 million defamation go well with in opposition to Heard, a girl named Laura Divenere claims that she by no means noticed any accidents on Heard on the former “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s hand.
Divenere says within the paperwork, obtained by The Blast and printed Monday, that Heard employed her as an inside decorator and that she’s pals and in common contact with the “Aquaman” starlet — and she or he additionally claims to not have been in any contact with Depp since 2016.
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When particularly questioned about alleged abuse Heard suffered on Might 21, 2016, Divenere mentioned in her assertion, “I used to be with Amber and interacted together with her often on the a number of days instantly following her abuse allegation … together with not less than on Might 23, 24, 25. On these days, I labored with Amber, retrieved packages for her, rode elevators together with her, and noticed her up shut and in individual. On none of these days instantly following the abuse claims did I observe any indicators of bodily abuse or damage, together with redness, swelling, cuts, bruising, or harm of any variety.”
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Divenere added, “I by no means noticed Amber injured in any means, though I’m now conscious that she has had many alternative abuse claims.”
She additionally claimed to have by no means heard of any home violence allegations from the couple and that neither Heard nor Depp ever talked about any form of abuse round her. Divenere additionally mentioned in her declaration, “I knew and interacted with Amber’s shut pals Rocky Pennington, iO Tillett Wright, and her sister Whitney Heard. None of them ever talked about any accusation of violence or different abuse in opposition to Amber by Mr. Depp.”
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In 2016, Heard’s shut buddy iO Tillett Wright wrote an editorial in Refinery29 about abuse, not naming Heard or Depp.
Whereas Divenere mentioned she by no means heard of abuse inside Heard’s marriage to Depp, she accused Heard herself of verbal abuse towards her personal workers.
“I witnessed Amber being verbally abusive in direction of her former assistant Kate, screaming at her on the telephone,” she mentioned in her declaration. “Her then-assistant Kate known as me a number of occasions in tears, very upset, relating to the remedy she acquired from Amber.”
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Heard’s lawyer, Eric George, informed the outlet, “We now have introduced clear proof of a number of cases of violent bodily abuse by Johnny Depp in opposition to Amber Heard. The truth that her inside decorator didn’t witness that abuse proves nothing. Unable to refute that proof, Johnny Depp’s group have as an alternative sought to fire up irrelevant and sensationalist tabloid protection to distract from the stark details of their consumer’s horrible abuse of Ms. Heard. It’s clear that this vile sideshow is their consumer’s precise goal on this litigation, and won’t stop till this bogus defamation case is resolved; in consequence, we’re hopeful the courts will transfer ahead as rapidly because the legislation permits.”
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Heard filed for divorce from Depp in 2016 amid claims that the “Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” actor bodily and verbally abused her. That very same 12 months, TMZ posted a leaked video of Depp allegedly throwing a wine glass throughout an argument with Heard .The location additionally printed photographs of Heard with a bruised face, allegedly after Depp threw an iPhone at her. Depp’s group has vehemently denied the allegations.
Depp has repeatedly denied the allegations. The celebrities, who met on the set of the 2011 movie “The Rum Diary” when Depp was in a relationship with Vanessa Paradis, settled their divorce in 2017.
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Heard donated her $7 million settlement to charity.
In March, Depp sued Heard for defamation, accusing the blond great thing about falsely accusing him of home violence and costing her work after coming ahead together with her abuse claims in a December 2018 Washington Submit op-ed.
Depp’s criticism says that though Heard didn’t use Depp’s title in her editorial, it was clear she was referring to him. The lawsuit calls her ongoing allegations of home abuse “categorically and demonstrably false.”
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“They have been a part of an elaborate hoax to generate constructive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her profession,” the lawsuit says, claiming that “she is the perpetrator.”
The go well with alleges that Depp — who’s in a sea of debt — suffered monetary losses due to the accusations, together with being dropped from his function as Capt. Jack Sparrow within the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Representatives for Depp and Heard didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ requests for remark.
Fox Information’ Dom Calicchio and Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.