January 2019: Depp’s attorney tells E! News that they “presented a partial list of evidence that we will use to disprove the underlying fraudulent allegations against Mr. Depp.” Included in the filing are references to dozens of security videotapes,” as well as “eyewitness statements, newly discovered affidavits and deposition transcripts from 2016, and text messages between Sun and its source #metoo”.
The evidence is said to have been used in Depp’s libel case against Sunwho published an article referring to him as a “wife beater”.
March 2019: Depp files a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard over the Washington Post opinion article. In court papers, Depp alleges his ex’s accusations were part of an “elaborate hoax” to “advance his career.” He also claims that his accusations negatively affected his career and that Heard “violently abused” him. Furthermore, he accuses Heard of “spending time in a new relationship” with his ex-boyfriend, Elon Muskduring their marriage.
Heard’s attorney refers to the lawsuit as a “frivolous action” and the “latest in Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard.”
April 2019: Heard files a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, detailing the abuse she allegedly experienced from Depp. She claims that the actor hit her, strangled her and pushed her. She also claims that Depp “would become a totally different person” whom she called “Johnny ‘the Monster'”.
“The only way Amber Heard can maintain her deception is to switch to new lies,” Depp’s lawyer says in part of his response.
Still, Heard’s lawyer claims that Depp “physically and verbally abused” Heard.
“Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publicly harass Ms. Heard and attempted to enlighten the world by denying his abuse,” his lawyer’s statement read. “It is past time that Mr. Depp’s despicable conduct ended. Today, we present irrefutable evidence of Mr. Depp’s abuse to the court. It is unfortunate that a judge is needed to finally put an end to Mr. Depp’s persistent harassment of Ms. Heard.” , but Ms. Heard will take whatever steps are necessary to vindicate the truth.”
May 2019: Depp files a lengthy statement in support of his defamation lawsuit against his ex. In court documents obtained by E! News, Depp claims Heard “painted over bruises.” He also accuses her of causing him “serious bodily harm.” Heard’s attorney denies all allegations made against Heard, stating that “the evidence in this case is clear: Johnny Depp repeatedly hit Amber Heard.”
july 2019: Depp’s team declare their subpoena plans James Franco about surveillance footage of the quick pineapple star entering an elevator with Heard after he reportedly had a fight with Depp. Heard’s attorney tells E! News that the video of Franco and Heard is “irrelevant.”
July 2020: Depp’s lawsuit against SunThe publisher of News Group Newspapers Ltd. is going on trial at the High Court in London.
August 2020: Heard files a $100 million defamation countersuit against Depp in response to his 2019 filing.
November 2020: Depp loses his libel case against News Group Newspapers Ltd. after Heard testifies during that trial, alleging the actor verbally and physically abused her, which he denies. The judge states in the ruling: “Although he has proven the necessary elements of his cause of action for defamation, the defendants have shown that what they published in the sense that I have maintained that the words had was substantially true.”
March 2021: The UK High Court denies Depp permission to appeal the ruling and maintains, “In its judgment, the Court emphasized that an appeal against a trial judge’s decision on questions of disputed fact faced serious difficulties: from his sentence, and that none of the criticisms of the judge’s reasoning or the conclusion presented on behalf of Mr. Depp had any real prospect of success.”
April 9, 2022: Heard writes on Instagram: “Johnny is suing me over an op-ed I wrote for the Washington Post, in which I recounted my experience of domestic violence and abuse. I never named him, but wrote about the price women pay for speaking up.” “. against men in power. I’m still paying that price, but I hope that when this case is over, I can move on and so can Johnny.”
She adds: “I have always held a love for Johnny and it pains me to have to relive the details of our past life together in front of the world. In this moment, I acknowledge the continued support I have been fortunate to receive throughout my life.” years, and in these next few weeks I will be leaning on her more than ever. With love always, A”
April 11, 2022: The trial for Depp’s $50 million libel case against Heard is scheduled to begin.
(Originally published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 4:51 pm PT)