Why we believe Amber Heard (Part 1)
It’s not because we’re feminazis, or huge Aquaman fans. Neither was the judge in the Depp vs The Sun case, who ruled that Depp assaulted Heard at least 12 times (and that’s not including sexual assault).
Sources: the UK Court documents, the livestreamed US trial
Control: The most important element of an abusive relationship
Amber Heard lived on Depp’s property, surrounded by his staff, who answered to mostly to him. He had control over her transport, as she traveled in his chauffeured car. He even got his personal stylist, Samantha McMillen, to dress her.
Heard testified to being given sedatives or other drugs to keep her from responding to what she was going through. Depp hired his medical staff to, in his own words keep her under control:
Evidence indicates that Depp had control over Amber’s career as well: 1, 2, 3:
1) Depp arguing with Heard over her career choices (Steve is Depp, blue is Amber):
2) Depp’s interference in Heard’s career:
3) Depp’s concern regarding nudity in Heard’s films:
Many have tried to justify Depp’s infamous “burn and r*pe” texts:
(Depp’s infamous n*crophiliac texts, and his reason for sending them:)
Many have tried to justify Depp’s infamous “burn and r*pe” texts as “just venting about his abusive wife”. But these were sent in 2013, before any alleged abuse on her part began. He admitted he sent those texts because he resented her criticizing him for substance abuse, and since he was twice her age she had no business talking to him like that.
He knew who had the authority in their relationship: “don’t pretend to be authoritative with me. You don’t exist.”:
His staff knew it too. From his body guard Malcolm Connelly’s testimony, “[she] started getting more feisty…Amber wanted to wear the pants in this relationship.”
Jealousy and paranoia: Heard testified that a lot of issues in their marriage stemmed from Depp’s jealousy. Jennifer Grey, his ex, described Depp as jealous and paranoid in her memoir. Ellen Barkin, another of his exes, testified that he was jealous and controlling, emotionally abusive. Bruce Witkin, Depp’s friend of nearly 40 years, testified that he had jealousy issues in many of of his relationships, including Amber Heard. Dr Blaustein, Depp’s psychiatrist, corroborated this as well as his anger issues.
Four of Depp’s own witnesses: Dr Laurel Anderson, Ben King, Nurses Debbie Lloyd and Erin Falati saw cuts/bruises on Amber Heard.
Apparently, his former management group was aware of his physical abuse. They found out through his staff.
Depp admits to “physical violence on each other”:
Depp admitted to physical violence on audio.
Depp admits to “physical violence on each other” in their audio recordings, so why would he testify to never striking her in court? Meanwhile Heard has admitted to hitting and throwing things, as well as screaming insults.
Bruce Witkins (Depp’s former friend) and Kristina Sexton (Heard’s former acting coach) testified to seeing bruises that looked like grabs on Heard’s arms and wrists.
There are multiple occasions on audio where she accuses him of physically abusing her, and he doesn’t deny it: “put your cigarettes out on someone else”,
AmberHeard: Go put your f’ing cigarettes out on someone else! You f’ing have consequences for your actions!
JohnnyDepp: Shut up fat a**!
Heard; Yeah, you got me there.
Rottenborn wants to play it again. Depp’s team objects, judge sustains.
“you beat the sh*t out of me”:
A: “You beat the sh*t out of me.” […] J: “I made a huge mistake. I won’t do it again.”
“you wouldn’t have used that as a way to hit me”,
“get off me”:
In this recording it sounds like #AmberHeard might say, “Get off of me!”, But it’s hard to hear. #JohnnyDepp says he didn’t hear that, but he did hear himself say, “I’ll talk to you later!”
Amber would document his behavior for herself in diaries, audio journals
and emails to herself:
Heard’s self-email, talking about Depp’s “Jekyll and Hyde” behavior. This is a common experience among the victims of abusers who are addicts. Depp says it’s part of her grand hoax
These were produced in both the UK and US trials and they generally corroborate her version of events throughout.
She also told multiple people about it:
Contemporaneous messages to other people:
She also told multiple people about it, including medical professionals (sometimes in his presence, and he wouldn’t deny):
Bombshell moment 💣 There exists documented contemporaneous evidence from multiple medical professionals between 2012-2016 of Johnny Depp’s abuse towards Amber Heard. Victims of IPV are told to report the abuse suffered. Amber did. #IStandWithAmberHeard 1. Dr. Laurel Anderson@Ego_death18
Depp explained these actions as her creating a hoax by planting evidence for years, Gone Girl style.
(Justice Nicol did not find the hoax theory plausible.)
Although this sounds ridiculous to me, it’s disappointing that some people think this is more plausible than the idea that maybe he was just abusive.
Depp claims that descriptors such as ‘the Monster’ were entirely made up by Heard, and he just played along to placate her. This is not true:
(Depp referred to his addictions as “the monster” to many people apart from Heard)
He claimed that she was ‘bullish’ in her demands that he stop drinking and that she ‘massively overstated’ his substance abuse. Interesting.
A note on her ‘editing’ or ‘photoshopping’ images:
The only editing of the photos that Depp’s expert witness was able to prove was the file size changing, which could occur through her sending the pics through email or such. He also showed that some of the pictures were screengrabs. He said that her photos had gone through a ‘photo editing software’ but that software was just Photos 3.0, which is where pictures are stored on iPhones. Ultimately he concluded that there was no intentional manipulation of the images. Heard’s expert witness who examined the photos was able to verify their originality.
Many Depp supporters, inspired by Depp’s lawyer, have mocked Amber’s witnesses for being ‘ex-friends’ and also ‘freeloaders’ because they used to live in Depp’s penthouses (which is how they were able to witness anything at all). But that actually strengthens their credibility. They have no reason to lie for her. They should actually be indebted to Johnny Depp and indeed her sister Whitney Heard and her friends were close to Depp as well. Melanie Inglessis (Heard’s MUA) complained of receiving numerous death threats during the 2020 UK trial, and even now is getting harassed on her Instagram page.
Meanwhile almost all of Depp’s witnesses are his very well paid employees or depend on him financially. Or they’re attention seekers like Morgan Night and the TMZ guy.
(Morgan Tremaine had nothing to do with the reception of the TMZ video)
Hicksville trailer park, June 2013:
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS she had arranged a ‘drug party’. A woman named Kelly Sue leaned on her as she was high on MDMA. Depp grabbed her wrists, twisted them and threatened her. Amber stepped in, and took him to their trailer. Depp accused her of having a relationship with this woman, and then “turned on the rage to the trailer itself.” He broke a wall light, smashed things off the table, and caused massive damage to the property.
She says he started patting her down and ripped her dress. He took her underwear off, and proceeded to do a cavity search on her. He said he was “looking for his cocaine”, and said “we’re gonna conduct a cavity search.” She says she didn’t say ‘stop’, instead she stared into a light to disassociate from what happened.
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS he was jealous and broke a wall light in anger but denies the other stuff.
WITNESSES: Raquel Pennington (Heard’s former best friend) who saw Depp yell at Kelly Sue and also the damaged property the next day.
Whitney Heard (Heard’s sister) who went to bed early but saw the damaged property in the trailer the next day.
Kristina Sexton (Heard’s former acting coach) who heard yelling in Depp and Heard’s trailer, as well as damaged property the next day.
Morgan Night (manager of the trailer park and surprise witness from Depp’s side) claimed that there was no damage except one sconce. He also claimed that he was with the group for 45 minutes to an hour, which contradicts his previous tweet that he was there all night.
(Morgan Night tweeting about being with the Hicksville party all night. He testified he was there for less than an hour:)
He also says that Amber was jealous and yelling at Johnny Depp while he cowered, which Depp himself did not testify to.
Boston plane ride, May 2014:
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS Depp was intoxicated from a number of substances and was in a blackout rage. He accused her of cheating with James Franco and hurled a number of vulgar insults at her. He then slapped her and kicked her in the back.
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS that he was only on Roxicodone. Amber was verbally harassing him while he minded his own business, which resulted in him going to the bathroom, locking the door, and going to sleep.
WITNESS: Keenan Wyatt (his sound engineer and witness) who was present there, said that she was cold and rude, but “could not recall” the kicking or insults from him.
The evidence seems to favor Heard:
Texts from Stephen Deuters (Depp’s PA) talk about how Depp kicked her and cried from the guilt when he was sober.
(Stephen Deuters, Depp’s assistant at the time, apologized to Heard on Depp’s behalf. Heard said “he’s done this many times”.)
When these texts were first revealed in 2016, Deuters vehemently denied sending them. In the 2020 UK trial when they were shown to be authentic, he admitted sending them but only to ‘placate’ her.
JOHNNY DEPP ASSISTANT SAYS TEXTS WERE DOCTORED
Johnny Depp‘s assistant, Stephen Deuters, tells TMZ, the texts that were posted in which he allegedly apologized to Amber Heard for Johnny’s violent behavior are heavily doctored … and he never said Johnny attacked her.
Deuters says he knows of no acts of abuse toward Amber at the hands of Johnny and has never made such a claim to anyone. He adds, Johnny has never been violent toward anyone he knows.
Deuters says the texts themselves are suspicious because they don’t even show a date.
Bottom line … he says he will testify under oath he never had a conversation about alleged violence with Amber.https://www.tmz.com/2016/06/02/johnny-depp-assistant-denies-text-messages-amber-heard/
Depp’s texts to Paul Bettany prove that he was in a drug fueled rage.
(Depp texting Paul Bettany about his blackout rage.)
He also was saying ‘ahhhhh’ while Jerry Judge (his bodyguard, since deceased) was concerned that he’ll be sick.
Audio recording of #JohnnyDepp moaning on the plane from Boston to Los Angeles. Sounds like a “pained animal”.
Drug detox on Depp’s private island, August 2014:
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS he was going through severe withdrawal and Heard was refusing his meds. He considered this one of her cruelest actions. Mind you, this is someone he accuses of cutting off his finger.
But she was following Dr Kipper’s orders by withholding medication until the correct time.
(Heard was following Dr Kipper’s instructions:)
Hardly an act of abuse. More like someone who was not equipped to deal with a detox.
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS that Depp was violent and abusive towards her during this episode. She texted the medical staff for help.
(Heard texted Dr Kipper and Nurse Lloyd for help. Depp, once again, blames this on his “hoax” theory.)
Why we believe Amber Heard (Part 2)
Australia, March 2015:
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS at this point that he had been mostly sober for a while. He went down to the bar in the house they were staying at and had a shot of vodka. Amber came in and got mad at him for drinking (totally unreasonable, he didn’t have a drinking problem at all!) Depp then says that Amber grabbed his bottle of Vodka, and hurled the bottle at him but missed. He then got another larger bottle of vodka which she took from him and threw as well. This bottle hit him and shattered everywhere, severing his fingertip.
Evidence seems to disprove his accusation.
There were no glass splinters in any other part of his hand, despite the claim that the bottle “exploded”.
(Medical facts regarding Depp’s severed fingertip, no glass splinters:)
An orthopedic surgeon concluded in court that the injury could not have occurred the way he claims, as the nail is intact.
In a conversation with Amber, he refers to “the day I chopped my finger off”.
Depp: ” I”m talking about Austrailia, the day that I chopped my finger off
That’s not what you say to the person who was supposedly responsible.
Depp told multiple people he cut his own finger off. He didn’t tell anyone, even his sister and close friends, that Heard did it. He claims this was to protect Heard. But
Depp spoke about Heard’s verbal insults towards him and called her a c*nt, but still took responsibility for his own finger. He doesn’t seem to be protecting her:
Depp wrote on mirrors in the blood from his finger, and when he ran out he dipped his finger in paint and wrote with that. He also drew a dick on a picture of a woman. Totally sober, y’all.
(He wrote on mirrors and a lampshade. The second image “Starring Billy Bob Thornton and Easy Amber”. Depp apparently thought they were having an affair behind his back:)
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS that Depp terrorized her for 3 days in Australia. He took 8 to 10 MDMA pills and drank which she objected to, and this started a fight. She has trouble recalling everything sequentially but he did a lot of furniture destroying, shoving, slapping and hitting. She admits to screaming insults, slapping him and shoving him back. At one point he choked her.
She said he shoved her onto a ping pong table that broke, and whacked her in the face repeatedly. He threw things at her and she did throw a vodka bottle, but towards the floor and not Depp. He also held up a piece of broken glass to her face and threatened to carve it up.
She goes on to describe her sexual assault. He bent her backwards over their bar and inserted a bottleneck into her. She tried to get up and cut her arms and feet on glass. She doesn’t remember what happened afterwards but took sleeping pills and went to sleep. The next morning she saw Depp’s severed finger and writing on mirrors in blood and paint. He had not sought medical attention at that point.
Depp’s staff arrived shortly after. There are audio recordings in which Jerry Judge and Ben King (Depp’s own witness) discuss the destruction and Heard’s injuries.
Jerry Judge and Ben King note the destruction of property as well as Heard’s cuts and bruises in an audio clip^
Ben King denied seeing any injuries on Heard in the 2020 UK trial, until he was confronted with this audio.
In the US trial he, just like Judge, seems to imply that Heard gave herself these wounds through self harm. Heard, unlike Depp, did not have any tendency to self harm so it’s an odd assumption.
Heard claimed Nurse Lloyd tried to give her a high dose of sedatives and she was refusing. She did not want to leave Depp as she was afraid he would OD or kill himself.
The sexual assault allegations are not ‘new’. She testified to them in the 2020 UK trial, but all the details were kept confidential.
Justice Nicol accepted this allegation to be true.
[TW: GRAPHIC, S.A.]
On cross, Heard was asked why she didn’t go to the doctor if her vagina was bleeding? It’s a meaningless and rather harmful question, since very few SA survivors seek medical treatment at all. Vaginal bleeding while painful, doesn’t necessarily require medical attention unless there is severe tearing. A helpful Depp supporter has demonstrated this for us.
(This person “tried out” the alleged SA with the exact brand of bottle. As far as I can tell, they are not in the hospital:)
WITNESSES: Raquel Pennington who saw cuts on Heard’s arms and feet.
(Amber Heard’s cuts, one month and two months after the incident respectively. These are press photos:)
Kristina Sexton who saw ‘red marks’ on her arm.
Ben King (the house manager), as mentioned above.
Nurse Debbie Lloyd (Depp’s employee and also witness) testified to seeing a bruise on Heard in Australia.
Many people believe that Amber Heard stole her sexual assault story from Kate James, her ex-assistant. This is due to her 2020 statement, ”As I perused the documents, much to my utter shock and dismay, I discovered that Ms Heard had in fact stolen my sexual violence conversation with her and twisted it into her own story to benefit herself.” However, Heard’s sexual assault allegations were completely confidential in the UK trial, they only came out to the public in 2022. There was no way for James to have known what they were.
Staircase incident, March 2015:
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS that she entered Penthouse 5 at 4 to 4.30 AM as she could hear Depp screaming, and that she saw him with a security guard (Travis McGivern) and Debbie Lloyd. Amber says that Depp immediately stood up and started screaming at her, she screamed back. Depp threw a Red Bull can which either “hit or narrowly missed Debbie”. Depp ran up the stairs to her. She says he pulled her hair and hit her in the face with his cast.
Amber says that she remembered a struggle, and then Whitney Heard (her sister) put herself in between Johnny and Amber. She says that Johnny swung at her, and that her little sister had her back to the staircase, she was in danger of falling down. She punched Depp in the face to defend Whitney.
WITNESSES: Whitney Heard corroborated Amber’s story. She also mentioned that Depp hit her while running up the stairs.
Travis McGivern (Depp’s bodyguard and witness) said that actually, Heard threw stuff including a Red Bull at Depp. She also punched him because he “rearranged” her closet (which is a nice way of saying he trashed it).
(Johnny Depp trashed Heard’s closet, and threw one rack of clothes down the stairs:)
However, Nurse Debbie Lloyd sent texts that day showing that the two had to be pulled apart from each other, contradicting his statement that Depp silently took her punch.
(Debbie Lloyd’s text, showing that both Depp and Heard had to be restrained from a physical fight:)
Honeymoon in South East Asia, July 2015:
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS that Heard assaulted him on the Oriental Express train, giving him a “bugged” eye. In the UK trial it was suggested that she injured his nose. This was the photo he submitted as evidence of his injuries.
(Depp submitted this as evidence of being punched in the face by Amber Heard:)
Malcolm Connelly (his bodyguard) testified that he looked like “he walked into a door”.
During cross, Heard’s lawyer showed the non-deep-fried version of that image, straight from the company’s Facebook page. There’s less redness on his nose here.
(^The picture on the right is what Depp submitted as evidence, the picture on the left is from the Oriental Express Facebook page. Depp tried to claim the original picture from Facebook was “photoshopped.”)
Since Depp claimed he got a black eye on the train, Heard’s lawyer showed a picture of him from before the train ride with the exact same marks under his eyes. In simple words, he lied.
(Photos from before the train ride. Heard’s lawyer implies it is a shadow or sunburn:)
(Damn, two false allegations so far. According to Reddit, those are the most heinous crimes someone can commit, right?)
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS Depp hit her and strangled her that night on the train. On audio, Depp said that they had a physical fight on the train.
(Audio recording and contemporaneous diary entry:)
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS that during a fight, Depp chased her in the kitchen. She threw something at him to slow him down. He got on top of her and punched her in the face. He dragged her up the stairs by her hair, causing a chunk of her hair to get ripped out.
(Hair was pulled out. You can see blood at the roots. The third picture is bruising at her hairline:)
Every time she tried to get up, he would push her down. She got back up one last time, and Depp headbutted her as a result. There is audio proof that he headbutted her.
(Transcript of the headbutting audio. I hope everyone who got outraged by the “I didn’t punch you, I hit you” audio has the same energy for this:)
Amber then says Depp dragged her into the neighbouring apartment, he “wrestled” her on to the bed, and then had his knee on her back while she was face down onto the bed. Amber says that he punched the back of her head multiple times while screaming in her ear “I fucking hate you.” She couldn’t breathe and was afraid he might kill her.
Heard said that this incident left her with a broken nose,
(Heard’s red and swollen nose. This is what a broken nose can look like, second picture for comparison.)
bruising under the eyes
(Bruising under the eyes due to nose injury:)
and a bleeding lip.
She also had a bruise on her forehead.
(A faint bruise on Heard’s forehead:)
In this audio clip, Heard talks about people seeing her injuries. Once again, Depp doesn’t deny any of it.
(AmberHeard saying her friends and family have seen the bruises, broken blood vessels on her:)
Heard also had a medical report of her visiting an ENT in 2016, after their marriage ended. She found that she had scar tissue in her nose.
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS that he did headbutt her but it was by accident, as he was defending himself from her blows. He also said she faked a nosebleed with nailpolish.
WITNESSES: iO Tillet Wright (Heard’s friend at the time), who saw her injuries and the aftermath of the destruction.
Raquel Pennington who saw Heard’s injuries and took most of the pictures I have linked. Heard had a phone consultation with a nurse from Dr Kipper’s office for a headache that she got from this incident (but she told the office she ‘bumped her head’).
(Amber Heard had a phone consultation for a headache:)
Raquel said she was instructed to prevent Heard from falling asleep in case she had a concussion.
Josh Drew (Raquel’s fiancé at the time) also saw Heard’s injuries.
Melanie Inglessis, the makeup artist who did Heard’s makeup for the James Corden show the next day, testified to seeing all her injuries.
(Amber Heard on the James Corden show. Her eyes are dark and puffy and her lip is swollen on one side:)
She covered the black eyes with colour corrector and concealer. She used bright red lipstick to cover the split lip.
Nurse Erin Falati (another one of Depp’s witnesses and employees) said she saw her bleeding lip when she came to drop off something.
The Poop Incident, May 2016:
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS Heard left feces in her bed as a revenge prank against him. Before that, he accused iO Tillet Wright of doing it. He and the housekeeper believed that it was too big to be the dog’s feces.
(Poop in bed. It doesn’t look human:)
It doesn’t make any sense for her to do it as a prank, because Depp wasn’t at home the previous night nor the following day, he had left to stay at a different property of his. She was the only one sleeping in the bed, she would be inconvenienced instead of Depp. The UK judgment found it unlikely that she did it.
(Justice Nicol found it unlikely that Amber Heard pooped on the bed:)
In the US trial, Depp’s chauffeur Starling Jenkins testified that Heard told him she did it as a ‘practical joke’, he did not say any such thing in the 2020 UK trial. In the UK trial, estate manager Kevin Murphy (who did not testify in the US) gave the exact same statement. It suggests that they swapped testimonies.
I personally believe it’s something he made up because it would be humiliating, which was his goal after all.
(Survivors seek peace, they don’t plot revenge:)
The Final Act, May 2016:
AMBER HEARD CLAIMS that when Depp arrived he immediately began talking about the defecation, accusing her of having a friend leave it in the bed.
Amber says she called iO Tillet Wright who Depp thought was responsible. Depp started screaming things like “You d*ke b*tch”, that iO could “have her”, and he then tossed the phone on the couch before heading upstairs.
Amber says that she took the phone and apologised to iO, who said “Amber, get out of the house. Get out of the house now. You’re not safe.” Depp heard this and came bolting down the stairs. He grabbed the phone off her, started yelling slurs at iO and that he “could have her”. Depp then threw the phone at her face.
(The red outline of the phone is visible:)
Amber says she put her head in her hands and started crying while sitting on the couch, saying “You hit me, Johnny”. Johnny came over to her and said “Oh yeah, I hit you huh?”, and then “whacked” her on top of her head. He grabbed her by the hair, pulled her up and said “Let me see how bad I hit you. What if I peeled your hair back?”
Depp was yanking her around the room, taunting her when Raquel Pennington, her best friend at the time entered the room. Pennington got between them and put her hands on Depp’s chest to get him to back away. Depp hit her arms away, and came towards Amber but Pennington went and put her arms around her.
Two members of his security team (Jerry Judge and Sean Bett) entered the room at that point. Depp grabbed a bottle of liquor that he came in with, and started smashing things around the room, until he left.
Amber says that Josh Drew, Raquel’s partner at the time, entered the room and took the two back to his and Raquel’s apartment (Penthouse 4). Heard panicked to find out that the police had been called (it’s common for survivors to want to protect their abusers). She called her lawyers and repeated what they told her to the officers “I refuse to co-operate at this time at the advice of my attorney”.
JOHNNY DEPP CLAIMS that Heard requested he come over to talk. He says he brought his bodyguards (Sean Bett and Jerry Judge) and made them wait outside the penthouse. Depp says that Amber tried to explain that it was their dog who did it. Amber was on the phone with iO Tillet Wright, laughing at the fact that Depp thought it was human feces.
He grabbed the phone off of Amber, said to iO “You can have her now, she’s all yours”, and threw it on to the couch.
Depp claims that while he was leaving Raquel Pennington ran in and started yelling “Leave her alone, Johnny!”, while he was 20 feet away from Heard. Amber began to yell “Stop hitting me Johnny!” in her “best freaked out, upset voice.” His bodyguards entered the room, which is when Amber said “That’s the last time you’ll hit me”. In the UK trial, Depp claimed that Pennington must have been hiding in the closet, since with his staff guarding the door she couldn’t have gotten in. This was to give strength to his “hoax” theory.
WITNESSES: Raquel Pennington, who came over after receiving a message for help from Amber. She corroborates her account.
iO Tillet Wright, who testified to hearing Depp threatening to “peel [Heard’s] hair back” over the phone. Heard screamed to call 911, he wasn’t in LA at the time but called the LAPD on her behalf. He also wrote an essay: I called 911, because she never would. back in 2016.
Josh Drew (Raquel’s ex fiancé), said that an angry Depp entered Penthouse 5 with his 2 security guards. He was screaming and spitting at Josh who tried to leave and looked for Amber and Raquel. He found them and Raquel told him everything that happened. He saw redness on Amber’s face.
He was the one who received the first set of LAPD officers, he showed them the damage in the penthouses.
(Depp knocked things around in Penthouses 3 and 5:)
He said he cleaned up the penthouses (except for spilled wine, which is visible in the bodycam footage) before the second set of officers with bodycam footage arrived.
Full Bodycam Video of Johnny Depp’s Penthouse Following 911 Calls. Duration: 7:21
Elizabeth Marz (a friend of Raquel’s and Josh’s) saw Depp angrily burst in while she was with Josh in Penthouse 5. Later on, she saw Heard’s face, describing it as red and swollen on one side.
(Heard’s red face, and the beginning of a bruise forming on her cheek:)
Dr Anderson (the marriage therapist and also Depp’s witness) testified to seeing this bruise under Heard’s eye when she went and showed them to her.
(Bruise from the phone:)
Officer Saenz (from the first police visit) said she didn’t see much damage in the penthouses. She saw Amber’s red face, but considered it a result of crying rather than injury. This directly contradicts Josh Drew’s testimony. She also said that Amber was uncooperative, which Amber talks about in the infamous “tell the world, Johnny” conversation.
(Depp asking her why she called the cops and “put the abuse thing” out there. Not a good look:)
More on Officers Saenz and Hadden here:
(Officer Saenz and Hadden inspected the penthouse for a very short amount of time, took no notes and made no report:)
Sean Bett (Depp’s bodyguard and witness) said he and Jerry Judge went to get a drink and approached Penthouse 3 when they heard shouting. Which means Pennington could have easily entered while they were away. He testified to seeing no damage in the penthouse, or anything on her face.
Heard went to get a temporary restraining order a week after the phone throwing incident.
(Heard going to court to get a TRO. The bruise is faintly visible the next day as well:)
These pictures were taken in court.
Even back in 2016 many people were accusing her of applying a fake bruise, I find it hard to believe she painted on a bruise to go to court where many people would surely inspect her face.
If all this was a hoax, it was a rather ineffective one:
Presumably, if she lied she did so she would be able to take away a bunch of Johnny Depp’s wealth.
- Michele Mulrooney, Heard’s former lawyer, testified that she was the one who contacted her for a post-nup. Depp, after finding this out, called Mulrooney a b*tch, etc, and “fired” her.
- She took only 7 million dollars instead of 32.5 million that she could have taken, due to the lack of a pre/postnup. (And yes, donations that large are often paid in yearly installments. She would be a fool to donate it all at once)
- If she was faking the injuries with makeup or photoshop, why didn’t she go harder? Clearly her injuries look actually realistic and not like she stepped off a movie set, which the “court of public opinion” does not like.
- No woman has ever benefited from going public with accusations. Many people didn’t believe Heard back then either, and her career suffered. Meanwhile Depp bagged Fantastic Beasts, and only lost it because he pursued a frivolous libel suit and the UK High Court found him a ‘wifebeater’.
- Most of these accusations have come to light because of Depp’s own litigious actions. She even kept her horrifying sexual assault allegations confidential during the UK trial. Not the actions of someone who wants to ruin another person with false allegations.
Just leaving these here
Kate James was referring to point 43 of Heard’s witness statement
Depp referred to the monster in him:
Depp referred to his addictions as “the monster” to many people apart from Heard
Facts about Depp’s finger
Medical facts regarding Depp’s severed fingertip:
Depp texting Paul Bettany (Depp texting Paul Bettany about his blackout rage)
Stephen Deuters, Depp’s assistant
Depp wrote on mirrors and a lampshade (He wrote on mirrors and a lampshade. The second image “Starring Billy Bob Thornton and Easy Amber”. Depp apparently thought they were having an affair behind his back.)
JJustice Nicol accepted this allegation to be true.
Her bleeding lip
Her hair pulled out
Redness and swelling
Redness and swelling on the nose.
She told multiple people about her abuse
Depp admitting physical violence on her.
Trashed her belongings.
Confided in her mother
(Amber told her mother that Depp was “violent and crazy” when he fell off the wagon:)
Depps Jekyl and Hyde: (Heard’s self-email, talking about Depp’s “Jekyll and Hyde” behavior. This is a common experience among the victims of abusers who are addicts. Depp says it’s part of her grand hoax.)
The UK Appeal court in the UK did not find her a liar or think it was relevant to the case
Waldman pressured witnesses to give testimony: (Waldman pressured a witness to give testimony that showed Heard in a poor light:)
Contemporaneous messages to people.
Depp asking her why did you tell the cops and “put the abuse thing” out there. Not a good look.
Josh Drew apparently had this conversation with Jerry Judge:
Survivors don’t seek revenge but Johhny does.
Her diary. (Audio recording and contemporaneous diary entry.)
Controlling her career.
Justice Nicol found it unlikely that Amber Heard pooped on the bed.