Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, was recently found guilty of slander. Amber has acknowledged that the internet vitriol she received throughout the trial was ‘unjust,’ and she has also admitted that she did ‘terrible things’ while married to Johnny. Now, the Aquaman star has claimed that the infamous Washington Post op-ed from 2018 that prompted Johnny to sue her was not about him.
Amber has maintained that the contentious op-ed at the centre of Johnny’s defamation lawsuit against her “wasn’t about him” in a new appearance with the Today Show.
The piece was released during the “height” of the country’s Me Too movement. “The cancellation of legions of strong persons. They are losing their jobs. Did you wish for Johnny Depp’s demise?” Amber was questioned. “Obviously not. It wasn’t about him in the first place “she retorted
Johnny and Amber married in a very private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles in 2015 after dating for several years. Amber filed for divorce from Johnny on May 23, 2016, and a temporary restraining order was issued against the Oscar nominee. She said that during their relationship, Johnny had physically mistreated her, generally while under the influence of narcotics or alcohol.
After writing an op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018, in which she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse,” Johnny sued Amber for $50 million. Amber countersued Johnny for $100 million, claiming that she had been the victim of domestic violence throughout their 15-month relationship.