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Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, and the Changing Conversations Around Abuse

Amber Heard alleged that Johnny Depp abused her a year before #MeToo. Has the timing allowed him to evade consequences?

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in London, England on October 11, 2015.
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In May 2016, Austin native Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp after a year of marriage. The split wasn’t an easy one—in addition to filing for divorce, the Justice League star also filed for a restraining order against her husband.

In court documents, Heard alleged that Depp had been abusive toward her during the course of their four-year relationship. She left the Los Angeles courthouse where she filed for divorce with a bruise under her right eye. In the paperwork for the restraining order, the actress described an incident of domestic violence that took place the night before. It wasn’t, according to her filing, the first time something like that had happened.

Depp’s lawyers denied the charges, and the public reaction to Heard’s allegations was muted. Despite the accusations, the photographs of Heard with a black eye, and text messages obtained by ET in 2016 in which Heard privately expressed her fears years earlier, Depp suffered few professional consequences.

But that was 2016. In 2017, famous men who are implicated as predatory toward women have faced swift consequences. Over the past two months, the list of men accused of inappropriate behavior towards women has grown staggeringly long: Harvey Weinstein, Russell Simmons, Louis C.K., Brett Ratner, James Toback, Jeffrey Tambor, Al Franken, John Lasseter, Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, and on. (Others, such as Kevin Spacey and George Takei have faced allegations that they sexually assaulted men.) Some sort of action has been taken against all of the men listed—they lost the companies they helped build, their TV deals, or now face a Senate ethics investigation.

In most of the stories that have been told as part of the #MeToo movement, the men face allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or both. Heard accused her ex-husband of domestic violence, not sexual assault. But regardless of the specific nature of the claims, a question lingers: Would Johnny Depp have faced so few consequences if Heard had made her accusations a year later, in the midst of a national campaign rooted in the idea that women should be believed when they report being victimized by powerful men?

This question came to a head this week after David Yates, the director of Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, defended the decision to cast Depp as the film’s villain to Entertainment Weekly:

“Honestly, there’s an issue at the moment where there’s a lot of people being accused of things, they’re being accused by multiple victims, and it’s compelling and frightening,” Yates said. “With Johnny, it seems to me there was one person who took a pop at him and claimed something. I can only tell you about the man I see every day: He’s full of decency and kindness, and that’s all I see. Whatever accusation was out there doesn’t tally with the kind of human being I’ve been working with.” . . .

“By testament, some of the women in [Depp’s] life have said the same thing — ‘that’s not the human being we know,’” Yates said. “It’s very different [than cases] where there are multiple accusers over many years that need to be examined and we need to reflect on our industry that allows that to roll on year in and year out. Johnny isn’t in that category in any shape or form. So to me, it doesn’t bear any more analysis. It’s a dead issue.”

Yates’s ultimate conclusion that it’s a “dead issue” is striking. He distinguishes between cases with a single accuser, like Heard, and those with multiple victims. But after a complaint from one subordinate, NBC fired Matt Lauer. After one allegation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio fired Garrison Keillor. After accusations from one woman, Al Franken faced investigation from the Senate Ethics Committee.

Men accused of violence toward women often have some female friends and coworkers who will attest that they never saw this behavior. Women stepped forward to explain that Harvey Weinstein hadn’t been inappropriate around them, and Al Franken’s former colleagues wrote an open letter explaining that they knew him as a good man. That Vanessa Paradis, Depp’s wife until 2012, has said he did not abuse her doesn’t tell us much about how he behaved toward Heard.

The tenor of the #MeToo movement casts a new light on defenses of Depp. When Heard filed for divorce, comedian Doug Stanhope penned an essay for The Wrap, insisting his friend was being blackmailed and claiming that he was there the night before she filed for divorce. It echoed Stanhope’s actions a year earlier, after the now-defunct Gawker ran a blind item about a comedian who masturbated in front of women he’d just met, prompting rampant speculation that the person in question was Louis C.K. At the time, Stanhope insisted that the person in question was actually him, not his more famous and successful friend. Earlier this month, C.K. admitted that he was the person in the Gawker story.

Stanhope’s essay, published swiftly after Heard’s allegations were made public, helped shape the narrative at the time. Support from friends like filmmaker Terry Gilliam and actor Paul Bettany, alongside the statements from other women who had been involved with Johnny Depp years earlier, cleared Depp’s reputation enough for him to land a role in a high-profile blockbuster. That character testimony hasn’t saved the careers of Weinstein or Franken in 2017.

We may never know exactly how Heard got that black eye, or hear the other side to the story she told in her divorce filing. But if she had come forward as “believe women” was becoming a guiding principle, we would likely talk about their story differently.

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  • Kat123

    Heard withdrew all allegations with prejudice when she settled the divorce. So in a decent and fair society that should be thee end of it right ?
    Not quite
    why doesn’t the texas monthly look into Heard.
    She was arrested and pleaded guilty of domestic violence. She was given two years probation. Weird you don’t report that.
    She also has a criminal record in your fair state before she worked her way up to D-list celebrity. Check it out the mug shot is Oscar worthy !

  • Joyce Edwards

    You also don’t mention the fact that a number of the men, i.e, Al Franken, Garrison, Lasseter, Spacey,, etc. admitted to their inappropriate behaviors. Your whole article is so full of holes it is ridiculous. What I would really like to know if this is really what “Texas is Talking About”?.

  • Kirchner

    Few important facts the writer of this article conveniently left out:
    – before alleging abuse, Heard made substantial financial demands. When Depp refused, she went public with her allegations.
    – police officer who responded to the 911 call, found no evidence of a crime (Heard was not injuries, no damage otherwise was found and she claimed to have had a verbal argument with her husband); those officers were also listed on Depp’s witness list submitted to court. A quick google search gives you access to both the public police systems plus court docs.
    – neighbors and concierges who saw Heard makeup free after the alleged incident saw no injuries.
    – Heard’s ‘bruises’ were visible only one day, were gone the next.
    – Heard refused to give a police statement (in the end it’s unclear if she actually did)
    – Heard avoids her deposition several times, but keeps selling stories to the tabloids
    – Amber withdraws her abuse allegations, judge dismisses the dv case with prejudice (can’t be refiled again)
    – divorce settlement is reached (since the couple didn’t sign a prenup); Amber is awarded $7 million (sum she had legal right to since is constitutes half of Depp’s income for the duration of their marriage; she would have gotten this without abuse allegations)
    – Heard promises to donate the divorce settlement to charities; Depp sends the first payments to charities directly + she flips out
    – Heard goes back to court to demand more money (and a car)
    – judge finalizes the divorce (no extra money for Heard) – having received $4.5 million in divorce payments, Amber had not donated a single cent
    – speaking of abuse: Heard was arrested for domestic violence in 2009 and was placed on a 2 year good behaviour bond. Why has the writer of this article ignored this????
    There is a lot more to add, but since Don is a journalist I hope he will do proper research.

    • SweetieDarlin’

      Nice summary Kirchner 🙂

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    • beetjuice021

      Talk about one sided!

      Heard filed for divorce on May 23, 2016,[106][107] and five days later filed for and obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, stating in her court declaration that “during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me”.[105][108] She stated that the latest incident of violence had taken place on May 21 and provided statements by two witnesses—her and Depp’s mutual friend iO Tillett Wright and neighbor Raquel Pennington—and photographs of her battered face as evidence.[105][109][110] Wright had called the LAPD during the incident,[111] but Heard stated to them that it was a “verbal dispute only”, and the Capt. Don Graham, who oversees the LAPD’s Central Division, said that the officers saw “no evidence of a crime at that time”.[108][111][112]

      In response, Depp’s lawyers said that Heard was “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse”.[108][113] On May 31, Heard gave a statement to the LAPD on the incident on May 21; her lawyers said that she had initially been reluctant to involve law enforcement in the case “stemmed from a wish to protect her own privacy and Depp’s career”, but “Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts, as she cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media.”[114] The following day, People published images of Heard’s injuries from an alleged earlier incident of domestic violence,[108] and on June 4, Wright published an essay on Refinery29, in which she wrote about witnessing evidence of abuse throughout the marriage and criticized the media for victim-blaming Heard when she decided to go public about it.[111] Later that month, Heard sued Depp’s friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, for defamation after he wrote in a column for TheWrap that she was blackmailing Depp and withdrew her initial request for spousal support.[108][115]

      Depp was arrested in Vancouver in 1989 for assaulting a security guard after the police were called to end a loud party at his hotel room.[122] He was also arrested in New York City in 1994 after causing significant damage to his room at the Mark hotel, where he was staying with Kate Moss. The charges were dropped against him after he agreed to pay $9,767 in damages.[123] Depp was arrested again in 1999 for brawling with paparazzi outside a restaurant while dining in London with Paradis.[124]

      In 2012, disabled UC Irvine medical professor Robin Eckert sued Depp and three security firms, claiming to have been attacked by his bodyguards at a concert in Los Angeles in 2011. During the incident, she was allegedly hand-cuffed and dragged 40 feet across the floor, resulting in injuries including a dislocated elbow.[125] She argued in court that, as the security guards’ direct manager, Depp failed to intervene, even though he did not actively take part in the battery.[126] In October 2012, it was decided that Eckert could seek compensation and punitive damages from Depp, with a trial date set for August 12, 2013.[125] Depp ultimately settled with Eckert for an undisclosed sum.

      • LostInUnderland

        Not one of the men who have recently been accused were found to have only one accuser. One accuser is reason to believe the person is an abuser, but further investigation – without even involving the courts – has shown that there were other incidents in every case. Not one other person has backed up Heard’s story. If he abused her, that is terrible, but there is no evidence at all that he is a serial abuser. If he were, something else would have turned up at that time. Even Heard is no longer peddling that story. I believe women until I have reason not to believe them anymore. Heard gave us reason not to believe her.

  • Joyce Edwards

    You seem to ignore the fact that many of the men that you mention in this article actually admitted to their abuse as well. Mr. Depp has always denied striking Ms. Heard at anytime. And I also believe him. Abuse tends to be a pattern, not something you just do once, or do to just one partner. That’s why so many of these men have multiple accusers. I have never heard the one about how abusers always have someone to stand up for them, maybe their mom’s?
    What I would like to know, is if this is what Texas is Really Talking About”?

  • Peachy

    Amber Heard doesn’t give a crap about Texas so why in the world would you be supporting her? Where was she when the hurricane relief was going on when a lot of celebrities were gathering together in two different states and even satellite? Stop the BS and do your investigation into the case where you would see she refused to turn over her phone records and refused appear for three court ordered depositions to prove her case.

    • Rahaki

      Instead of helping with the hurricane relief, she was sunbathing in Bali, posing in swimming pools in bikinis and attending parties… it’s all over her Instagram and a quick google search with bring up loads of Daily Mail articles from that holiday.

    • beetjuice021
  • Tennscarlett

    Amber Heard’s so called mark disappeared the next day after court when she exited her attorneys office with Raquel laughing like the cat that ate the canary. She had two witnesses who both stood to gain by their testimony. The first one Raquel Pennington was Heard’s friend and was living in a condo that Depp owned beside Heard. When Heard submitted her demand letter; she requested he give her that condo. Her other witness was IO and she was seen in many inappropriate photos with Heard and one of which IO had posted a picture of Heard’s bed at the Bowery hotel and was speaking about their fantasy through a keyhole. Yep, when she’s twined around Heard and then offering to testify for her – we know why.

    Heard had a criminal record that dates to age 16 in Travis County Texas where she got her license revolked for 4 years which is a very stiff penalty (not even chronic drunk driving results in this), she has admitted to forging IDs, has lied on government docs and DV herself in 2009.

    Her mark was not present when the LAPD came to visit nor was it present in the days tenants of the building a lobby workers their saw Heard right before she went to court. In fact, one person remarked how beautiful she was makeup free.

    Amber Heard has 25,000 going into her divorce in savings and was spending 40,000 a month when she only made 10,000. If you believe that a basically broke woman with no assets and no property is going to willingly give up a 7,000,000 divorce settlement then I feel sorry for you.

    She pitched fits at his attorneys office and would not do her deposition. The offer for divorce kept dropping and from one 24 hour period went down 1 million. Again, she refused to go to court and he said let’s and she took one look at his witness list and settled.

    She has received no new work and he has received loads. She’s being sued by a movie she was in for sabotaging it. He’s being defended by actors and directors alike.

    This should tell you Amber Heard lied.

  • Jean two

    Why, are you SUPPORTING a abuser. When she’s one, from her past. Why, don’t you get your facts correct before writing an article. And fyi, it’s been over a year now. The court handled it. So, drop it.

  • mitty1

    The only thing that “changed the narrative” was astute people noticing the “bruise” moved across her face and disappeared. We also noticed that she refused to file a police report…she didn’t want to hurt his career? That doesn’t ring true because that’s exactly what she was trying to do. I expect more from a journalist. It used to be journalists investigated what they were writing about. The facts here aren’t that hard to find. Disappointing that ignorance takes the front seat here. She released a video right after she had agreed to take the 7 mil…far from what she originally wanted. Not wanting to hurt his career? Sure. Watch the video. He’s angry at someone other than her…yet she eggs him on – not to afraid of him I’d say, and who is that soft spoken person. Sounds nothing like who she portrays herself to be. He is trying to avoid her. She also hired a “criminal” attorney to sit with the 1 deposition she didn’t run from. Most who support Depp are past DV survivors who can easily spot a con. A true victim wants to get as far away from their abuser as possible. Heard wanted to meet with him at the storage unit, keep his cars, condos and continue to take his money. People need to question something where there’s red flag after red flag. BE A REAL JOURNALIST AND INVESTIGATE YOUR SUBJECT. You’ve done nothing but make look incredibly ignorant. It never occurred to you to ask yourself why she didn’t file a report, why she ran from deposition after deposition, why she avoided court rather than testify? Let me help you….all of those have consequences for lying.

  • Dan on the River

    Lots of Johnny Depp fans out there.

    • Tennscarlett

      And a lot of anti Heard people who won’t tolerate her making up stories when all evidence points to her being a liar and a crook. She’s even being sued for being very shady with a movie she starred in.

      • Jean two

        More, then twice , she s been in trouble with the law

  • Mastermind

    All Depp fans are here again. Just to remind you what you forgot to tell …
    Depp‘s ex manager, who‘s no longer on Depp‘s payroll, has backed Heard‘s abuse claims (he‘s gotten physical with Heard). Please check the news to verify my story. Furthermore Trump jr. has publicly called Depp a „horrible wife abuser.“ just some months ago without getting any reply on that from Depp at all. Please check the news accordingly.
    Especially Depp‘s ex manager backing Heard‘s story makes it quite a safe
    bet that Depp indeed beat her black and blue several times.

    • Rosemary Carr

      It’s really a shock that his e-managers are siding with Heard. They are currently in a lawsuit, being accused of gross mismanagement of his money. They have spent the past year slandering him. Anything they say is a joke. Two days after his mother died, and with him in the middle of a major lawsuit with his managers, she chooses to file for divorce. I think she had things planned for a while. She camped out in his condo for months, with her group of leaching friends. She took great advantage of his generosity.

      • Mastermind

        Please stay with the facts and don‘t rely on what you are thinking. They have no
        advantage siding with Heard, so it is likely that it is the truth.

        • Jean two

          Wha

        • SweetieDarlin’

          Of course they do! It’s a distraction, it’s slander, it’s painting Depp in a bad light. What about this don’t you understand? Even the judge made them amend their cross complaint. Perhaps you didn’t read about that?

          • Mastermind

            Again sources from your quote. I have never read something like that, so I suppose it‘s the Depp worshippers wishful thinking

          • SweetieDarlin’

            Then your not very good at investigating claims. Look it up or don’t you know how to use Google? It’s all over the internet.

        • Kat123

          They have an advantage siding with Heard seeing as the brothers entered a business deal with an associate of Heards without Depps consent but using his money !

          Even without that they want to paint Depp in a bad light since he is suing them. The judge told them knock it off and stick to actual evidence and not hearsay.

          Get a grown up near you to read you the court documents !

          • Mastermind

            Show me where to find. UsuallyDepp fans are famous for their
            defamation strategy just making up things

          • Jean two

            Heard the ABUSER and lies. Get it together.

          • Kat123

            But I thought you already knew all there is to know ! SMH you need to zip it because clearly you don’t know what you are talking about
            Google is your friend. The latest docs have been printed in the last two weeks.
            Go find it yourself you lazy pos.

          • Mastermind

            Yeah, maybe but all these „facts“ don‘t prove anything at all. If she didn‘t show up for her x deposition is just not important as there may be thousands of reasons, why she didn‘t show up. I give you one of my sources, „we need to talk about Depp“ by Huffington post where it is exactly shown how Depp reacted to distract from
            certain statements.

          • Kat123

            So you hate facts! Huffington post is media and an opinion piece nothing more. Opinions are not facts.
            LOL you are not the brightest bulb .

          • Mastermind

            I‘m not hating facts, but it is of no use collecting facts that don‘t prove anything.

          • Kat123

            LMFAO so you don’t believe facts but you believe opinions !
            You are not right in the head.

          • Mastermind

            The judge only stated that this doesn‘t has a legal worth for the case, so they tookthat out. Also the other things that were stated were also true, but not important in this case. That‘s all.

          • Kat123

            ? You are very dumb. The trial has not started yet you eejit so at this point what is “true” has yet to be determined !
            Seriously you are making a fool of yourself!!

          • Mastermind

            They will not decide if the abuse claims are true. It‘s a trial who
            has to sort out if Depp was cheated in his finances or not

          • Kat123

            I know you eejit. LMFAO. You don’t believe facts but you believe opinions.
            You are not right in the head.

        • Lbock

          They have every advantage of siding with heard trying to poison a potential jury. Anything that makes Depp looks bad could help in their case,

          • Mastermind

            How long did you think about an appropriate response to that.
            Look, it‘s very simple, either you‘re telling me where I can find your so called court documents, or finally admit that the ex manager
            backing Heard is your Waterloo and basically is the proof of her version.

          • Jean two

            Your very stupid

        • Jean two

          You, keep saying the worst, odd comments. Your incorrect information, making you sound very foolish.

          • Mastermind

            Don‘t inderstand what you‘re babbling. But it is very instructive that you get offensive as soon as somebody doesn‘t agree with you.
            That should distract from the fact, that your whole argumentation is
            based on PR garbage out of Depp‘s PR kitchen

          • Jean two

            Everyone, is saying the same thing. I am done with you

          • Krystal

            Nah, you’re just a sociopath like all feminists.

          • Kat123

            Mastermind has admitted they haven’t seen the court documents when clearly a lot of Depp fans that she/he is calling liars have. Mastermind now want these very same people to feed the actual documents to them. SMH

            It beggars belief how the likes of Mastermind manages to dress themselves in the morning without crying “life is not fair, help me!”. These people need to toughen up and drop the strong, independent female BS . They have shown they are weak people who are incapable of thinking or acting independently.
            They are a disgrace to women who have fought to be were they are now.

    • Krystal

      And you’re full of it. They just found a hedge fund in tmg’s name in Chicago with millions of depp’s dollars that he never sign off on and of course they said it. They are facing federal charges and are slandering him to cover up. PS. THERE WAS NO SWELLING. I’ve been abused and that is not what a bruise looks like from the injury described. Not to mention musk had been after her since 2013 and who was the first person she dated? Also, abuse victims literally can’t trust anyone enough to date right after being abuse. You know, the way depp is behaving is right in line with that of a real abuse victim. She is the abuser you moron.

      • Jean two

        Bingo! Wish people, had a brain

      • Mastermind

        They have nothing to gain from siding with Heard, they only can loose if it wasn’t true.
        Your completely filled up with garbage from Depp‘s PR team. Don‘t you see that
        Depp used exactly the same way of silencing a woman like Weinstein used to do
        with women who didn‘t play along. They started defaming Heard big time and don‘t give her any more roles in Hollywood. Hollywood is a complete swamp, just look at how many women Weinstein abused without a word coming out of Hollywood.

        • Dee Bunkers

          Heard doesn’t have more Hollywood roles, because she can’t act. Her best bet, would be to go back to magazine modeling.

          • SweetieDarlin’

            Oh, dear, no! She’s an awful model. She has absolutely no grace whatsoever.

          • Mastermind

            She has no roles anymore because she is blacklisted by Hollywood for telling what Depp did to her. You can see how vain these guys are if they think they are allowed to beat people without getting legal problems, they still think they are above the law.

          • Dee Bunkers

            If she were blacklisted, she would not have gotten to play in the Aquaman movie. The divorce happened when she was in Justice League.D- listers rarely get many casting calls.
            Face it. She stinks as an actress.

          • Kat123

            Ah Justice League wonder how she got that role !

          • Mastermind

            Again be precise ! She got Aquaman before telling the truth about wife beater Depp. It would have been too obvious if they had taken away the role afterwards.

          • Dee Bunkers

            Then why did she “have to go for a costume fitting” lol, for Justice league, during the divorce?
            That was her excuse for why she could not give her first depo. Even though she was photographed still in LA during that time.

          • Mastermind

            Yeah, but it was agreed shortly before the divorce that she will
            play Mera in JL and Aquaman.

          • Kat123

            LMFAO. Blacklisted ! You mean she can no longer sleep her way into getting a role !

          • Mastermind

            Yes blacklisted in Hollywood, exactly the same as the girls who didn‘t want to sleep with Weinstein. It‘s basically the same story how to punish people
            who don‘t do what Hollywood Gods want them to do. It‘s so obvious even children can see that

          • Kat123

            LMFAO. You are such an ignorant little thing.
            She isn’t blacklisted she is just a terrible terrible actress.

          • Mastermind

            Yup, she got a persona non grata because she told the world how
            sick Depp really is. And Hollywood reacts by starting a defamation and hate campaign against her plus they don‘t give her any roles anymore. This is supposed to frighten other people thinking about
            telling the truth about Hollywood Gods.

          • Kat123

            LMFAO. You are retarded, you really are.

          • Mastermind

            It‘s the simple truth. If Heard would have made the claim today, nobody would call it a lie immediately. She was the frontrunner
            of the current coming out in Hollywood. Without her you wouldn‘t
            have people like Weinstein being under fire.
            She deserves a price for it, she‘s a true hero.

          • Kat123

            Frontrunner LMFAO
            You sick little animal. You appear to think before this Hollywood witch hunt started sabuse never existed. It’s all about Hollywood to you. You are not right in the head.

          • Jean two

            That’s for sure

        • SweetieDarlin’

          Erm, who defamed who? Heard was the one leaking information to the media, not Depp. And the reason Heard doesn’t have any more work is because she can’t act! She got work when she was with Depp because the studios were banking on HIM being on the red carpet with her. He’s the talented actor, not her, and despite her delusional thinking, no matter who she marries next, she never will be anything more than a D list talent.

          • Mastermind

            Erm, your hero is a heavy drug addict alcoholic who is not relevant in Hollywood anymore for 20 years. Guess why they never hired him for a superhero movie.
            Please check the files, Heard did movies as the female lead with
            people like Kostner and Cage before she even met Depp. So if anything he was pure poison to her career.

          • Lbock

            His two movies this year have grossed over $1Billion dollars already and still earning

            Costner to Heard “When you broke up with him for a day or two though it didn’t take you long to find your way into my trailer naked though did it?” Right in front of ten people he said this.

          • Lbock

            Director of London Fields pulls out because of Amber Heard per court documents….”in April 2013, Kapur pulled out of the project, citing Heard’s inexperience as an actor.”

          • Mastermind

            and so what ?

          • Jean two

            Lie

        • Krystal

          You have been filled with garbage. Seriously, you are comparing Depp to Weinstein? Again, he has no past and she does. You’ll be much better off when you realize Amber is the abuser here. I’ve been abused you little f***. Her behavior is opposite of an abuse victim.

          • Jean two

            This, person must be an 18 year old or around that age

          • Krystal

            Agreed

          • Mastermind

            If your brain would do what it is supposed to do then you wold see the same strategy to control a person whi doesn‘t play along. Denial, defamation, no jobs in Hollywood anymore.
            And about the past, how comes that Kate Moss did not vouche
            for Depp ? I remember that time and rumors had it, that Depp
            repeatedly beat Moss black and blue. He was also arrested for
            trashing a Hotel room. So much about sweet and nice Depp.

          • Krystal

            Oh you are an idiot. You are in denial about her being a f****ing abuser.

          • Mastermind

            Your sweet Deppwas arrested for completely trashing a hotelroom when she was together with Depp. I remember that there were rumors all around that he heavily beat her. And this is fitting very well with her the only ex not voching for him.

          • Jean two

            And your support is an ABUSER

          • Krystal

            Moss vouched for him in 1994 (when it happened), 2012 in her biography (about their relationship) and again this past year. Again, I’ve been alive for it. PS he is not my sweet anything. He is a phenomenal person that I look up to and I’m seeing a feminazi trying and failing at taking him down. Have fun in your delusional bubble. You freakish sociopath.

          • Lbock

            Moss was just purposely photographed in front of Johnny’s MOTOE poster when she was going to see his movie

          • Krystal

            I saw that she had done that. She’s still vouching for him lol.

          • Mastermind

            No she didn‘t. Show me a current article mentioning that she has vouched for him. There‘s none !

          • Mastermind

            Nope she did not vouch for him. So you‘re just another Depp fan
            who starts lying to win an argument. This makes it so tiresome to
            discuss with Depp fans, as soon as there are no arguments anymore they start making things up.

          • Lbock

            Depp wasn’t the boyfriend that hurt her, that was slater.
            “During a brief but intense romance with Johnny Depp, Moss says she finally felt taken care of. “There’s nobody that’s ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said,” Moss says. “Like if I said, ‘What do I do?,’ he’d tell me. And that’s what I missed when I left. I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!”

          • Lbock

            Christian Slater—It’s bad enough to be arrested by the police. Getting your ass kicked by them is even more embarrassing. Particularly when you act like a lunatic while doing so. Cue Christian Slater, 1997: the floppy-haired actor, bingeing on coke, beat his girlfriend at a party, bit a man, and then, “When the police arrived, Slater did not go quietly, but hid in a stairwell and fought with officers, reportedly shouting, ‘the Germans are coming and they will kill us!'” Don’t do that

          • Dee Bunkers

            She did. I read it in an article. Vanessa, Wyonna and Moss all came forward, to say that is NOT how he treated them.

          • Kat123

            And Depps first wife said the same. Her sister who is still very good friends with Depp has posted that Heard often became hysterical and violent.

          • Mastermind

            Nope, Moss was never mentioned when they spoke about all his
            exes vouching for him. Depp‘s PR team made it look like all have vouched for him

          • Jean two

            Are you io!

          • Mastermind

            Sorry that you cannot handle the truth, but as I said you may have some facts, but they are proving nothing at all. The mistake that you made is simply that Depp fans are so long blabbering to each
            other till they are convinced that it must be so. But as soon as you
            leave the Depp bubble, you‘re confronted with real arguments. This makes you very angry and you start being offensive

          • Jean two

            Your a very, very stupid fool.

          • Kat123

            BS

      • Mastermind

        You‘re babbling a lot without saying anything. I‘m pretty convinced that my psychological knowledge is sufficient to see that you have a version in your head and actually no prove of it.

    • Jean two

      The ones, that John is suing. Seriously!

      • Mastermind

        I know that he‘s suing them and it makes it only the more credible because they would look ridiculous if it wasn‘t true.

        • Jean two

          O! Your funny!. Dumb people , supports the heard

          • Mastermind

            What exactly is it, that makes you so aggressive ? I assume thatyou know that your arguments are absolutely worthless Depp PR garbage

          • Jean two

            And your support and reasons in Believing heard is garbage !

          • Mastermind

            O please don‘t start crying because Depp‘s a coward wife beater. But it is your problem to realize, that a role sby playing in a movie doesn‘t say anything about the real person. Dep is not Sarrow

          • Jean two

            What’s is your deal! Clearly you aren’t very bright. Go SUPPORT AN ABUSER. We are all telling you Oppposite . A fool!

          • Mastermind

            O how instructive it always is to discuss with you. Hate comes across when someone just argues with facts. You‘re so
            heavily intoxicated with hate it just splashes out of you. I just
            keep on to my opinion, that‘s all.

    • Jean two

      She LIED! understand that

      • Mastermind

        I beg to differ. I‘m actually quite convinced that Depp beat her. My judgement is based on a lot of reading and thinking and just because you tell me that she lied
        definitely doesn‘t change my attitude about it.

        • Jean two

          Well, that’s to bad, that you believe false accusation. It’s been clear and proven in court, that her story doesn’t add up!. However, to each your own.

          • Mastermind

            that‘s what I like about Depp worshippers, if they have no more
            arguments then you just make things up. Facts don‘t matter, you just wantto win the argument no matter how. That‘s a strategy that is usually chosen by the lying side in a dispute

          • Jean two

            Your really not very bright! How old are you 12! The Whole dang bored, has told you facts, corrected you and further on. The Whole bored. You Continually argue with all of us !. And disagree. We told you facts! We told you to look things up! So the fact, you leave a comment like this, makes you very foolish! I stand with my beliefs, for there hasn’t been truth, or evidence that I can support your queen. Foolish person you are.

        • Jean two

          And please, the managers John are suing. Clearly you don’t read correct information.

        • SweetieDarlin’

          And just because you say she didn’t won’t change my mind either. I’ve read EVERY court document available online and have drawn my own conclusions too.

        • Kat123

          LMFAO. A lot of reading ! Sweetie reading people magazine and gossip sites don’t count.
          You are of course entitled to your opinion but those who have a functional brain read factual evidence.

          • Mastermind

            you know that you are close to be megalomaniac. then you could stop offensive against people with other opinions. You remind me
            Of followers of Scientology who are absolutely drilled to hate people not believing what they do.

          • Kat123

            Oh mastermind do stick to the story at hand and not your backward flights of fancy. Good girl.

        • Krystal

          Really? Then how did you not know about the hedge fund? Boom, caught in a lie now. You haven’t read any documents. You’ve read tabloids.

          • Mastermind

            I have read enough to support my opinion. Your problem is that you have gone lost in details and can‘t see the whole picture anymore.
            Otherwise you would realize that it is absolutely obvious to everybody that he beat her indeed.

    • JibberJab

      TMG stated in their court documents that they were “informed and believe” the alleged incidents. They did not have any proof of said allegations, nor did they witness any of Miss Heard’s claims. TMG just believes what they were told. I find it interesting that they only chose to state what they were informed of and believe a year after Amber first filed for divorce. If they were so “informed”, why did they not take a stand and state that during the divorce? Afterall, they were no longer employed by Depp at that time. Why did it take TMG being sued by Depp for gross misconduct, fraud, etc. to state their beliefs? The answer is: to slander Depp and create a diversion from the very real lawsuit that TMG is facing. The judge made TMG remove those comments from their court documents due to not being relevant to the case (if I am remembering correctly). The federal government is also looking into TMG for money laundering and fraud. Before you (or anyone) takes TMG’s statements as the gospel, you may want to look at all of the court documents and not just sensationalized media articles.

      • Mastermind

        Please be precise. Depp suid them after the divorce to distract from the abuse allegations. Nothing was removed as not being relevant. I took a look at all court documents and everything else that is publicly available and I‘m convinced that
        Depp is a „horrible wife abuser“ to quote the President‘s son.

        • JibberJab

          I have been precise and even directly used TMG’s words from their first cross complaint. Those statements from TMG on what they were informed of and believe are no where to be found in their second amended cross complaint. This is after the July 10, 2017 hearing: “Today, the court threw out a meritless cause of action TMG never should have asserted,” said Chew after the hearing. “The fact that they had to change their theory on the fly is a sign of their desperation to distract from the real issues in the case. The court also granted Mr. Depp’s motion to strike from the cross-complaint a mountain of gratuitous smears about him. This was a good day for Johnny Depp”. This proves that the judge had the statements removed. It can’t get any more precise than that.

          • Dee Bunkers

            but, but, but, the presidents son said he was a wife beater. *rolls eyes.

          • Kat123

            The president admitted to being entitled to sexually abusing women. The son defends him.
            Shows what kind of a scumbag family that is.

          • Mastermind

            Who said that, what are you quoting ? Please give sources when quoting

          • JibberJab

            If you read all the court documents and articles pertaining to this case, you would have seen these statements from Depp’s lawyers. You can search for tmg’s second amended cross complaint and find everything you are needing. I will say again, the date your are looking for is July 10, 2017. I am done. Good day.

          • Jean two

            They really, don’t care. Will argue and disagree with you, and sound foolish

        • Kat123

          What utter babble.
          You are a disgrace you really are.

          • Mastermind

            How about telling me whereI I am supposed to be wrong, no
            use getting offensive just because you know that you‘re wrong

          • Kat123

            So you have been spewing your nonesense without even knowing the full story and now you expect others to lead you by the nose !
            Google it you fool. The court so far recorded are all available.
            You are a disgrace.

          • Krystal

            How about talking to an abuse victim (me) like an entitled pos that knows nothing about abuse?

          • Mastermind

            Since when does the number count ? Is the majority right ? This is not a democratic decision and only because you are an abuse victim doesn‘t mean that you can see who was abused or not.

          • Lbock

            It it is a judicial system. She availed herself of the legal system. When she saw all the evidence and witnesses depp was submitting, she realized her game was up. She refused to complete her legal under oath deposition and withdrew her claim. The judge dismissed it with prejiduce. We don’t know what happened between these two people, but I believe the judge had enough information, facts and evidence to make a clear cut decision to dismiss. They have moved on, she isn’t asking for anyone to fight this battle. She said their relationship was always bound in love and wished him well

    • Dee Bunkers

      The court documents that TMG filed, state that they were informed of abuse. It did not claim they saw the abuse. So therefore, it is only hear say on their part. In a court of law, that is NOT proof.

    • SweetieDarlin’

      That’s your proof? Sorry, but why on earth do you think Depp’s EX managers said that? Surely you’re not that silly. If TMG had definitive proof, why weren’t they on Heard’s witness list? Why did it take TMG being sued for this piece of ‘information’ (which is, infact, nothing more than hearsay) to come to light? Come on!

      As for Trump Jr. Again, he only stated an ‘opinion’ because Depp made a joke about his father. And why should Depp reply? He’s moved on with his life, it’s about time all the Heard supporters did too.

      • Mastermind

        They did it because they were sued by Depp. So they no longer felt dependent on him and took the chance to fight back. Are you really so naive to think that people who are dependent on Depp can say the truth ? Look how many women Weinstein could abuse before the first
        word came out. 60 or 70 during a period of 25 years and a lot of people knew it, but no one said anything.

    • Kat123

      The ex managers are being investigated by the FBI over this lawsuit they will say anything at this point. And anything they have said so far about the allegations Heard made are hearsay. The judge told them to stop.
      Trumpq jnr ! LMFAO What would that d ick on a stick know except his own father admitted he sexually abuses women !! Trump jnr LMFAO
      You really are full of it sweetie. Now run along to a gossip side your little brain needs fuel.

    • Lbock

      His xmanagers only stated in their court documents that they were informed well after the fact or heard about it …just as we all have. They have no witnesses and “Judge dismissed & struck over 80 paragraphs of allegations containing frivolous smears against #JohnnyDepp, vs JD’s serious malfeasance suit” and you can google that for the whole story. Johnny has always denied these abuse allegations and he has no cause to contact trump jr for anyone else. It was already handled thru the legal system. The LAPD investigated it and The accusation was withdrawn and the judge dismissed her accusation with prejiduce. They made a final joint statement stating their was no abuse and amber wished Johnny well. They have moved on, it is time we all do. Let the man have his life and work back.

      • Mastermind

        Ok tell me your source for the quote again. Besides that all your arguments are basically no arguments but a mixture of truth and lies.
        You are the people who can‘t stop defaming Heard because she
        was courageous enough to fight against your God. A heavy drug addicted alcoholic who has almost no brain anymore and babbles
        like a mentally challenged child.

        • Lbock

          “[Joel Mandel, one of the managers,] was informed well after the fact through communications with various house staff and security that Depp had been extremely volatile and had sometimes ‘gotten physical’ with Heard,” the actor’s former managers at The Management Group (TMG) claim in legal docs filed in May and obtained by PEOPLE. http://people.com/celebrity/johnny-depps-kicked-amber-heard-business-managers/

          • Lbock

            And the answer to those court docs filing by the judge…
            “Today, the court threw out a meritless cause of action TMG never should have asserted,” said Chew after the hearing. “The fact that they had to change their theory on the fly is a sign of their desperation to distract from the real issues in the case. The court also granted Mr. Depp’s motion to strike from the cross-complaint a mountain of gratuitous smears about him. This was a good day for Johnny Depp.”

          • Krystal

            Mic drop

          • Mastermind

            That‘s Depp‘s lawyer I suppose. Lmao what a neutral instance !

  • Joyce Edwards

    I was thinking about this article more last night, why, I haven’t a clue, but it dawned on me how interesting it was which men you choose to pick on. All fairly liberal, or I’m guessing anyway. Where’s Roy Moore, Bill O’Reilly and the other two Fox News reporters that were released from their jobs. Where are the various Republicans, including the Texas representative currently under investigation. How about those Cowboys? Boy is this article a joke. By the way, Mr. Depp and Ms. Paradiss were never married. Dude, seriously, check your facts.

  • Dee Bunkers

    If this is true, and they are convicted; I wonder if the brothers will get to share the same cell.

  • Kat123

    Ha!

  • Lisha Marlar

    I believe that Johnny Depp was the victim here!! He was married to a gold digger!! Now he is getting his life together and moving forward!! He is kind gentle man!! He trusted his managers!! Apparently they screwed him over!!! That is probably why he fired them!! I am sure it hurt him to have to sell his property!! I have total faith that Johnny will get all this mess straightened out!!! I support and I will always defend him!!! Totally yours. Lisha L Marlar

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    booming ? Out of 50 movies 2 are halfway successful, even by pure chance
    the success rate has to be higher. Alcoholic, drug addicted, mentally sick
    and no brain left is successful to you ?

  • Lbock

    This doesn’t disapprove anything. Tabloids mean nothing with all their alleges. Why didn’t she submit photos to the courts when she made her initial claim, because the judicial system would authenticate them. The LAPD entered he residence and examined it and her closely and saw no evidence whatsoever. She avoided several depositions and after johnnys side submitted a lengthy list of evidence and witnesses, She withdrew her claim and the Judge dismissed it with prejiduce. Those are the legal facts. They made a statement after the divorce and she wished Johnny well. It was a mean nasty divorce, but the only facts that count are what the legal system received and decided. Johnny denied any abuse claims. As far as his youth, he has never denied that behavior. As for concert incidence, she was ruled drunk and disorderly. His security acted based on their training and in protection of their client. Johnny didn’t hurt that women nor did he order his team to do so and he settled the case for her benefit, not because of any guilt on his part. Jerry Judge is the the manager of the security team.

    • Mastermind

      A fact is also that your points doesn‘t prove anything at all. Heard has the backing of Depp‘s ex manager. That‘s also a fact.

      • Lbock

        His x managers who he is suing for fraud only said in court documents that they heard about it or were informed much later. Hey we all heard about it. Tabloids created click bait deceiving titles. Read the actual court documents.

  • Mastermind

    You‘re lying to yourself if you can not accept the truth about Depp.
    He‘s a joke who might still attract children because they like watching drunk people. But as an adult you realize that showing up
    at interviews drunk and high is nothing but unrespectful behavior.

    • Jean two

      You’re lying to your self! Go do your homework

      • Mastermind

        I did my homework and I don‘t hate Depp. It‘s not my fault that
        Depp‘s a horrible wife beater.

        • Jean two

          For the 12th time heard is the ABUSER.

  • lujlp

    On Heard and Depp specifically, the photos Heard herself uploaded to Instagram showed no bruising in the hours, days and weeks after the “attack”

    On domestic violence in general, we will never have a frank and honest conversation, because the frank and honest truth as discovered and rediscovered time and time again in study after study is that WOMEN commit in excess of 65% of all domestic violence

    And that is just not something the populas at large wants to know