By Ann Friend
Both Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard accused one another of abuse when audio recordings of them arguing about a physical altercation that had happened. The audio was shared to daily mail and confirmed by USA Today and Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman.
Heard: *while hitting Depp*: ”Babe, you’re not punched.. I don’t know what the motion of my hand was, but you’re fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.”
Depp:”I do not want to leave you, I do not want a divorce, I do not want you out of my life. I just want peace. If things get physical, we have to seperate.”
Heard:”I can’t promise you I won’t get physical again.. God, I **** sometimes get so mad I lose it. I can **** promise you I can do everything to change.”
Depp’s lawyer says this shows that Amber was an abuser. He also says “It exposes that Ms. Heard perpetrated serial violence against Mr. Depp, and than concocted an elaborate abuse hoax to cover it up. Ms. Heard gives a motive for her violence: Mr. Depp was always trying to ‘split’ to escape her abuse.” He ends the statement with,”The fact that a woman fights or talks back does not mean that she has not been the subject of repeated domestic violence and abuse..It’s a myth to say, as Mr. Depp apparently is implying, that if Ms. Heard slapped him, then she can’t also be a victim. That is just not true." Since their divorce in 2016, Depp and Heard have battled against each other in civil court with allegations of domestic abuse, and recently in March of 2019, Depp filed a civil lawsuit against Heard seeking $50 million for the abuse. Heard has sent in many photos and videos of bruises and scars on her body that she claimed Depp placed.