After the recent sixth installment in Pirates of the Caribean franchise announced, we saw there wasn’t the heart of the franchise, Johny Depp. Many of the fans worldwide were surprised to see this news as Depp has a huge role in how the franchise has grown to its current heights. Today we look at the reason: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Law Battle, Detailed Analysis.
The First Case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
The world came to know in May 2016 that Johnny Depp’s wife Amber Heard, a 30-year-old actress appealed to the Los Angeles court for a restraining order against her husband. She submitted the photos which show her face having facial bruising. According to Amber, Depp had “violently” attacked her by throwing a mobile phone with extreme force as he was in a rage.
Amber Heard had some serious allegations against Depp. She claimed that she had to face excessive emotional, verbal, and physical abuses and even angry, hostile, humiliating, and threatening assaults, all resulting in her allegation that Johny Depp was doing domestic violence against her. But when asked about this, Depp denied all of the allegations.
Another Case, Same Issue
While the court granted Amber Heard’s appeal and the restraining order was issued, and the marriage was legally ended, things didn’t end there. Four years later after the court order, Johnny Depp came seeking legal action against The Sun, a British newspaper in the London court. Johnny’s side stated that the statements which the newspaper published against him were all an “elaborate hoax”.
This time Depp even seemed to take the help of best-known libel barristers in the country to prove the claims put forward by the newspaper Sun were untrue. The court charged the case, and as Amber was part of this case as the news was about her and Depp, thus she had to visit the court again. Over the next three weeks, Heard arrived at court each day.
The raging fans believed in their hero and said that it was her who assaulted him. As the case got more and more attention, not just the fans and media who were watching carefully to these instances, but the lawyers were also observing these legal events. And the lawyers stated that if Depp wins the case, it would impact the entire women who all are coming forward with claims of domestic violence.
All of the events were taking place during the time when the world was in lockdown due to the recent pandemic. Even during this time, there were crowds, which sometimes more than 200. During the trials, everyone got to hear more about the case. Amber Heard had shocking accusations against Johnny.
Heard said that, she had been assaulted by him on more than 14 occasions, by which she had a broken nose, black eyes, and split lip. Depp did this in his Vicious, drunken tirades foam. Amber said, she is having fear for her life in danger due to the days long of violence.
Soon the case against a newspaper turned against Johnny as a criminal trial. He was accused of repeated assaults on his former partner. When looking at the common cases like these, he would have been already sent to prison. Interestingly no one from the newspaper side was called for the trails, but the case turned out to be an expanded version from the original case, the law battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
With the case, it lifted much of the personal information regarding Johnny Depp. The case lifted the lid on his privileged but aimless life, his issues with handling temper, and his history with drink and drugs.
How Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Met?
Amber Heard was 22 when she met Johnny Depp for the first time when he was 23. They both met on the set of the film The Rum Diary, back in 2009. At this time Johnny Depp was in a long-term relationship with singer and actress Vanessa Paradis. And Amber Heard was dating artist Tasya Van Ree. Two years after they met, we hear the news that Heard was living with Depp in a penthouse in downtown LA.
By that time, Depp had separated from Paradis, who was his partner for nearly 14 years. Heard and Depp married in the following February of 2015, and soon, the marriage comes to the dust just after the anniversary. And then we know what happened so far.
What is Amber & Johnny Depp doing later?
Since the case, Amber Heard can be seen as the vocal campaigner on the issue of domestic and sexual abuse. The UN Human Rights Campaign has named her the Human Rights Champion for her work in promoting women’s rights. Amber became the Ambassador for Women’s Rights for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and has given speeches.
Amber has also written in the newspapers like Washington Post and the New York Times about her experience of domestic violence. Even at the time of Me Too, Amber was the leading figure. She spoke up for women who had suffered in silence. Amber has revealed the abuse she had endured at the hands of Depp, one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
Johnny, while removed from one of the biggest movie franchises, still is in other movies, but we still do miss our Captain Jack Sparrow. Interestingly when there were allegations against Johnny Depp, he described her accusations as a hoax. Along with that, he even tried to rip away the foundations of her public profile. After all of the months of trials, the judge landed on the decision that it was true to describe Depp as a “wife-beater”.
Recent updates in Jonny Depp vs Amber Heard Law Battle
Recently, Depp’s lawyers appealed the November 2020 judgment on the grounds that Amber Heard’s pledge to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity was a manipulative lie, which influenced the original trial judge. they are using the evidence, such as the donated a total of $550,000, which she donated to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, since the couple’s divorce back in 2016.
In reply, Heard’s legal team stated that she has done nothing dishonest with her donations. To support this, Heard’s attorneys provided their own evidence. In this, they say that Amber has, in fact, donated a total of $950,000 to the ACLU. Along with that, she even donated to the Children’s Hospital through anonymous donors, which is worth around $850,000.
Heard publicly stated that she would donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity. And in which, the money would go to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Amber states that, for her, Money played no role personally and never has, except to the extent that she could donate it to the charity and, in doing so, she hopes that she could help those less able to defend themselves.