HOLLYWOOD: Amber Heard said her ex-husband, Hollywood star Johnny Depp, threatened to kill her on numerous occasions, according to a witness statement given at a UK libel trial.
Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun newspaper, over a 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife beater” and questioned whether J K Rowling should have agreed to him being cast in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise.
When he gave evidence at the beginning of the hearing Depp, 57, denied ever being violent towards Heard, 34, and claimed she was the aggressor.
Heard said: “He explicitly threatened to kill me many times, especially later in our relationship.”
She said Depp would call her “fame-hungry”, an “attention whore” and a “slut” if she wore certain revealing outfits.
Referring to Depp’s drug use, Heard said: “Even though my dad – who is an alcoholic – could never get clean and sober…I thought I could fix Johnny. I thought he could get better and that he would, and I wanted that so badly right to the end. After violent episodes, his team would try to convince me to stay with him or to come back, often telling me he was sorry and would get clean for me.”