Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard punched him in the face

Published: August 5, 2018


Hollywood star Johnny Depp has said that his ex-wife Amber Heard had punched him twice in the face for arriving late to her party. According to The Mirror, the allegation came forward in legal documents as Depp filed a suit in High Court against a newspaper.

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The documents stated that in April 2016, Depp arrived two hours late to Heard’s birthday party for which she punched him in the face twice. The 55-year-old actor defended himself from Heard by “grabbing her arms to stop her from punching again” and asked her to stop.


Papers also mentioned that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was not drunk and had gone to bed when his ex-wife, who was under the influence of alcohol, “became aggressive and violent”. Depp then pushed her away and left the room saying that she should not follow him.

The next month, reports claimed that Depp threw a phone on Heard’s face when photos of her with bruises emerged. However, Depp’s team submitted depositions stating that there were no marks on her face when police arrived at the scene of the incident.

Court documents reveal that Depp’s security guards rushed into the penthouse when they heard Heard shouting. They said that Depp was standing in the kitchen – about 25 feet away from his ex-wife – as she was screaming at him to stop hitting her.


Heard’s attorney said, “These allegations are totally false. One needs only read the recent Rolling Stone article about Mr Depp and the lawsuit filed against him by a location manager, among many other recent news stories and lawsuits, to understand his state of mind.”

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Depp and Heard crossed paths in 2009 and started dating in June 2012. In August 2016, the two decided on an out-of-court divorce settlement.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Kale
    Aug 5, 2018 - 4:05PM

    Even if Depp’s claim is true, there will be no outrage because it is fine for a woman to assault a man, but the opposite is completely unacceptable. Recommend

  • Limca
    Aug 6, 2018 - 4:33PM

    No outrage over Depp’s claims? Even if this were true, there will be no reaction because the victim would be a man. Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Aug 7, 2018 - 1:32AM

    Ridiculous that such a double standard exists.Recommend

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