Amber Heard‘s billionaire ex-boyfriend Elon Musk is now being dragged into Johnny Depp‘s $50 million defamation case towards the actress.
Depp’s authorized staff say they plan to pull Musk to court docket in Depp and Heard’s authorized battle over her allegations of home violence, which he insists is a “hoax.”
“We have now now issued subpoenas to Amber Heard, her hoax aiding buddies, Elon Musk and different witnesses to elucidate the avalanche of video, audio, photographic and testimonial proof with which we intend to confront them,” Depp’s lawyer informed Web page Six in a press release on Friday.
However a supply near the state of affairs countered, “As of now, Elon has not acquired something.”
Heard wrote an op-ed within the Washington Submit about her expertise as a sufferer of home violence, with out mentioning Depp, who denies abusing her.
However in March the “Unbelievable Beasts” actor filed a $50 million defamation go well with towards her claiming it was insinuated within the piece that he was the perpetrator. Depp’s authorized staff claimed within the lawsuit that the home violence claims towards the actor have been a “hoax” to additional Heard’s profession.
Depp’s lawsuit additionally accused Heard of getting an affair with Tesla founder Musk whereas they have been nonetheless married, which Musk has denied.
Heard and Musk have been first noticed collectively in July 2016 at a Miami Seaside lodge round two months after the “Aquaman” star filed for divorce from Depp.
On the time a supply insisted, “She has been buddies with Elon for 4 years.”
In August 2016, it was revealed the Tesla co-founder had been making an attempt to satisfy Heard for years.
Musk, 47, and Heard, 32, have been lastly photographed collectively in Australia holding fingers for the primary time in April 2017.
The couple cut up up a couple of months later in August however reunited in November and continued to rekindle their romance into 2018. Only one month later, they known as it quits for good.
In a brand new court docket submitting, Heard stated Depp would “turn out to be a very totally different individual, usually delusional and violent” when he was utilizing medicine.
“We known as that model of Johnny, ‘the Monster,’” Heard stated.
“The basis of Johnny’s violence towards Amber, and now his defamation lawsuit towards Amber, is his fixation, his jealousy and obsessive management and his must exert possession over her physique,” a supply near the ex-couple informed Web page Six.
“It’s clear from Amber’s declaration that Johnny thought she was f**king Billy Bob Thornton, James Franco. Johnny’s lawsuit accuses her of dishonest with Elon Musk, so now Depp needs to pull Elon into court docket.”
Heard has by no means been linked with Thornton nor Franco, and Musk insists their relationship didn’t begin till after her cut up with Depp.
This story initially appeared within the New York Submit.