Amber Heard’s legal professionals have reportedly hit out at an “outrageous” interview by which Johnny Depp denied abusing her.
Depp was lately quoted in GQ journal as saying: “To hurt somebody you’re keen on? As a sort of bully? No, it did not, it could not even sound like me.”
However Heard’s lawyer advised The Hollywood Reporter: “If GQ had completed even a primary investigation into Mr Depp’s claims, it might have rapidly realised that his statements are totally unfaithful.”
The pair settled their divorce in 2016.
Depp, who will quickly be seen within the subsequent Improbable Beasts movie, stated that after the allegations of bodily abuse got here out, he initially “simply stored my mouth shut”.
He added: “I knew it was going to stay on me and it might get weirder. Preserve going, ?”
Heard’s response to the article, by her legal professionals, was: “Mr Depp has blatantly disregarded the events’ confidentiality settlement and but has refused to permit Ms Heard to answer his baseless allegations, regardless of repeated requests that she be allowed to take action.
“Mr Depp is shamefully persevering with his psychological abuse of Ms Heard, who has tried to place a really painful a part of her life firmly in her previous. One want solely have a look at the bodily proof to attract the correct conclusion.”
The GQ article’s creator Jonathan Heaf stated it was “not a chunk of investigative reporting”.
He wrote: “It’s merely a snapshot, an opportunity to take a seat down and discuss to an individual of immense curiosity and expertise, who has, it should be famous, introduced pleasure to tens of millions of movie lovers all around the world, ever since he moved from Kentucky to LA and a pal, Nicolas Cage, advised him he ought to go and see his appearing agent.”
When requested by the journal about what occurred between him and his ex-wife, Depp stated: “We in all probability should not be speaking about this, however I’m nervous.
“I fear in regards to the those who purchased it and I fear about her. It is simply not proper. I’ll by no means cease combating. I will by no means cease.”
His lawyer Adam Waldman responded to Heard’s assertion, telling The Hollywood Reporter: “In his GQ interview, Mr Depp is just defending himself towards Ms Heard’s lingering false abuse accusations.
“Johnny Depp is the abuse sufferer. In UK court docket proceedings subsequent month, we will likely be submitting clear proof of the violence dedicated serially towards him by Ms Heard and the intense accidents that he suffered.
“We may also submit overwhelming proof that Ms Heard faked the abuse allegations towards Mr Depp.”
Mr Waldman added: “The one ‘shameful psychological abuse’ stems from Ms Heard’s persevering with cynical manipulation of the vital #MeToo motion and its actual victims, that she has used to pursue her personal ends.”
There was some backlash to the GQ article.
New Statesman’s deputy tradition editor Anna Leszkiewicz wrote: “This cowl of GQ has been intentionally designed to present the accusations made towards Johnny Depp an fringe of revolt.”
However there was additionally assist for Depp on social media.
In a joint assertion after their divorce settlement, the pair acknowledged their relationship had been risky.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at occasions risky, however at all times certain by love,” they stated.
Depp has at all times denied abuse allegations made by his former spouse.
The couple, who have been married for slightly below 18 months, additionally got here to a monetary settlement as a part of their divorce.
Heard, Depp and GQ have all been contacted for remark.
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