Johnny Depp files $50 million defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard
Johnny Depp is demanding damages from ex-wife Amber Heard after she wrote an op-ed characterizing herself as a domestic abuse victim. Depp’s lawsuit calls Heard’s allegations of domestic violeHeard purported to write from the perspective of a public figure representing domestic abuse and claimed that she ‘felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out’ when she ‘spoke up against sexual violence Depp’s lawyers state in the lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE. The op-ed depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her “Mr. Depp never abused Ms. Heard. Her allegations against him were false when they were made in 2016. They were part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career Depp’s lawyers say in the lawsuit Depp’s lawyers filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard on Friday over her Dec. 18, 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post titled I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.In response, Heard’s rep said in a statement: This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard. She will not be silenced. Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behavior.