Johnny Depp Claims ‘Aquaman’ Star Amber Heard Was Abusive In Libel Trial

Johnny Depp's libel trial began with Amber Heard in attendance at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Tuesday.

Johnny Depp has accused Aquaman star Amber Heard of assault in the libel trial that began on Tuesday in London.

The ongoing legal battles between Johnny Depp and Aquaman actress Amber Heard continued in London on Tuesday. Depp is now suing The Sun publisher News Group Newspapers along with executive editor Dan Wootton for libel, based on allegations made by ex-wife Heard that described the actor as a “wife-beater” in an article from 2018.

It was recently revealed that Amber Heard would be attending the trial as Johnny Depp testifies in court. In the opening statement made by Depp’s attorney, David Sherborne, he stated the actor:

“Is not and never has been a wife beater. Heard who was the one who started physical fights, who punched or hit him […] she was the abuser, not him.”

Later on in the trail, Johnny Depp admitted that he took various drugs over the years, stated that he tried to avoid confrontation, claimed he didn’t have an anger management problem, and made these allegations about Amber Heard in a witness statement:

“A calculating, diagnosed borderline personality; she is sociopathic; she is a narcissist; and she is completely emotionally dishonest. I am now convinced that she came into my life to take from me anything worth taking, and then destroy what remained of it.”

Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role as the villainous Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts movie. Meanwhile, Amber Heard is expected to return as Mera in the yet-to-be titled Aquaman sequel. For now, fans can see Heard as Mera in Aquaman. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Stay tuned for more updates regarding Aquaman, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp as we learn them. Also, make sure subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content!

Source: Variety

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.