(TargetLiberty.org) – There’s new information available in the ongoing court battle between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. While each accuses the other of violent verbal and physical assault, a new recording contains a shocking admission of guilt from Heard. The explosive clip is drawing a firestorm of new debate about how the case might proceed.
Depp v. Heard first originated back in 2016 shortly after Amber Heard filed for divorce. The actress simultaneously requested a temporary restraining order against Depp, accusing him of physically, mentally, and verbally abusing her on multiple occasions. She also claimed he was addicted to drugs and intoxicated throughout their relationship.
The two actors continued to duke it out behind the scenes for months but eventually reached a settlement that included a non-disparagement clause. They would go their separate ways but agree not to talk about one another to friends, family, or the press.
That didn’t last long. In 2018, Heard penned an op-ed for the Washington Post in which she called herself a public figure for domestic violence and accused society of shunning her for speaking out. While she didn’t overtly point the finger at Depp for inspiring the piece, it was enough to convince her ex-husband to file a $50-million defamation suit.
His core complaint? Heard was the one who was actually abusive, not him.
Depp eventually filed another defamation suit against The Sun for calling him a “wife beater,” but lost. The negative publicity cost him millions of dollars in lost work after production companies cut him from films, refusing to work with him.
It wasn’t until 2022 that Depp v. Heard actually moved forward; the first hearing began on April 11. That’s when Depp’s legal team opted to present to the court a recording of Heard admitting she abused her ex-husband.
New Evidence Contains Compelling Admission
Courtroom video captured the faces and responses of both involved parties while attendees listened to the recording play. The clip is available within the following tweet from Law&Crime Network.
Fair warning: the contents may be offensive to some viewers.
LISTEN: The audio recordings of #JohnnyDepp and #AmberHeard were played for the jury on Wednesday, where Heard says "I was hitting you, it was not punching you," and called Depp a baby. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/rXiZAp8EVR
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) April 20, 2022
In the recording, Depp and Heard argue about the nature of what happened during a fight. “I didn’t punch you,” Heard exclaims. “I’m sorry I didn’t hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you. I was not punching you.”
The argument between the two actors continues on from there, with Amber repeatedly admitting to striking Depp. “I did start a physical fight,” she exclaims, later dismissing her ex-husband’s complaints by suggesting she doesn’t know the exact motion of her hand.
Heard also calls Depp a “f***ing baby” at least twice and tells him to “grow up.”
Depp, for his part, totally denies ever hitting Heard and accuses her of engaging in a protracted smear campaign for financial gain. But Heard’s defense doesn’t center on whether or not she struck the actor. Instead, it hinges on the fact she never mentioned Depp’s name directly or accused him in her WaPo op-ed. She claims she’s ready to move on.
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