In August of 2022, Johnny Depp was accused of domestic violence against his then-wife, Amber Heard. Heard testified in court that Depp had become “belligerent” and attacked her, hitting her in the face, throwing her across the room, ripping off her nightgown and grabbing her by the neck. She said he had been angry about several issues, including his suspicion that she had been having an affair with another actor.
The court heard that Depp had a history of violence and drug abuse, and Heard testified that he had been abusive towards her on multiple occasions. She also claimed that Depp had threatened to kill her on several occasions, and that he had thrown objects at her, including a phone and a bottle of wine.
Depp denied the allegations and claimed that Heard was the one who had been violent towards him. He said that Heard had attacked him on multiple occasions, and that he had only acted in self-defense. He also claimed that Heard had fabricated the story in order to gain financial and public support.
The court ultimately ruled in favor of Heard, and Depp was ordered to pay her a settlement of $7 million. The ruling was seen as a victory for victims of domestic violence, and it sent a strong message that domestic violence will not be tolerated.
Depp has since been dropped from his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and he has been replaced by another actor. He has also been dropped from other projects, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been a highly publicized one, and it has sparked a much-needed conversation about domestic violence. It has also highlighted the importance of believing victims and taking their claims seriously.