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Johnny Depp Says Amber Heard Abuse Claims Cost Him ‘Everything’

By Chinelo Eze
21 April 2022   |   11:17 am
"Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johnny Depp has said Wednesday that the domestic abuse allegations made  by his ex-wife Amber Heard had cost him "nothing less than everything" alleging that she was the one who was frequently violent. Depp, who took the witness stand during the second day of testimony in his defamation case against…

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“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp has said Wednesday that the domestic abuse allegations made  by his ex-wife Amber Heard had cost him “nothing less than everything” alleging that she was the one who was frequently violent.

Depp, who took the witness stand during the second day of testimony in his defamation case against Heard, said that Heard would regularly insult him and once threw a vodka bottle at him which cut the tip of one of his fingers.

The 58-year-old Depp filed the defamation suit against Heard over a column she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018 in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Heard, who starred in the movie “Aquaman,” never named Depp, whom she met in 2009 on the set of the film “The Rum Diary,” but he sued her for implying he was a domestic abuser and is seeking $50 million in damages.

Heard, who turns 36 on Friday, countersued, asking for $100 million and claiming she suffered “rampant physical violence and abuse” at his hands.

Depp, who was wearing a grey suit with a black shirt and tie, was asked by one of his lawyers what the domestic abuse allegations had cost him.

“Nothing less than everything,” he replied. “When the allegations were rapidly circling the globe, telling people that I was a drunken cocaine-fueled menace who beat women suddenly in my 50s it’s over. I lost then, no matter the outcome of this trial,” he said.

He said that a “couple of days” after the Post column appeared, Disney announced he would no longer appear as Captain Jack Sparrow in the blockbuster “Pirates” franchise.

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