Yet one more abuse declare has been hurled at Amber Heard amid the continuing authorized battle towards Johnny Depp.
An worker of the actor’s island dwelling has given testimony about an incident that in some way hasn’t been spoken about by both occasion, claiming Depp’s then-wife chucked a paint can at his face and advised him he’s “washed up,” “fats,” and would “die a lonely man.”
In accordance with courtroom docs obtained by The Blast, Tara Roberts, who has labored for the Oscar nominee as his Property Supervisor on his island within the Bahamas since 2008, filed a deposition in his $50 million defamation lawsuit towards Heard.
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Roberts claims on December 29, 2015, she witnessed an argument between the then-couple that precipitated her to develop into alarmed. Though she “couldn’t hear what precipitated the battle,” Roberts claimed:
“Amber repeatedly berated him with rising ferocity. She was insulting him, calling him names, and in the midst of this onslaught I heard her say particularly ‘your profession is over,’ ‘nobody goes to rent you,’ ‘you’re washed up,’ ‘fats,’ ‘you’ll die a lonely man,’ and in addition screaming issues that have been incomprehensible.”
Depp apparently solely responded to Heard’s onslaught by saying “go away” and “simply go away me alone,” Roberts alleged, including:
“Amber’s screaming and berating rose to a fever pitch, and Johnny continued to yell ‘go away’ and ‘go away me alone.’”
She claimed to see the actress “lunge” on the Crimes of Grindelwald star earlier than “clawing, tugging and aggressively pulling on him.”
Depp, in the meantime, allegedly “continued to face there yelling at her to cease and go away him alone.” Roberts insisted she “by no means noticed Johnny hit Amber, or push her again” in the course of the incident, “nor did he bodily react to the assaults.”
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At one level, Roberts claimed she stepped in between the 2 bodily and observed Depp “now had a crimson, swelling gash on the bridge of his nostril.” Afterward, Roberts mentioned the actor advised her what had precipitated the damage.
“Amber, Johnny then advised me, had thrown a quart-sized can of lacquer thinner into Johnny’s face, inflicting the gash. The following morning, the bushes round their home have been crammed with artwork provides that had been thrown together with paintbrushes, paint tubes, and the deck was stained with the thinner … Amber had additionally eliminated her wedding ceremony ring and thrown it and had requested for assist discovering it as they have been leaving that afternoon. It was discovered and returned to her.”
Roberts additionally seemingly rebuffed Heard’s claims Depp had bodily abused her, stating the Aquaman star was “makeup-free and unmarked all through this Christmas go to to the island, as she was often makeup-free when on the island. I by no means noticed her with any signal of damage on her face or physique in any respect.”
Feels like these allegations echo that of Heard’s former stylist/Depp’s present stylist, Samantha McMillen, who earlier this yr disputed the 33-year-old’s declare that Depp gave her a black eye in late 2015, testifying:
“On December 16, 2015, I spent a lot of the day and night with Amber Heard, making ready her to seem on the James Corden present. I noticed her all through the day of December 16, 2015, in good gentle, at shut vary, sporting no make-up. All through the day of December 16, 2015, I may see clearly that Amber Heard didn’t have any seen marks, bruises, cuts, or accidents to her face or every other a part of her physique. She appeared as a visitor on the James Corden present that day.”
In her deposition, Roberts additionally described the modifications she says she noticed within the actor following his 2015 marriage to Heard. Earlier than the actress got here into the image, Depp was “outgoing, pleasant and social; it was a household setting when he would go to the island,” Roberts claimed.
All through their relationship and marriage, nonetheless, she claims there was “a definite change in Johnny,” including that “the as soon as social and animated individual spent most days sleeping, turned withdrawn, and our meals collectively dwindled to non-existent.”
This new deposition comes after years of the couple making allegations of abuse towards each other. Each actors declare they have been bodily abused by one another over the course of their tumultuous marriage, and have constantly denied the opposite’s allegations.
Heard had beforehand tried to get Depp’s defamation go well with dismissed, however her request was denied by the courtroom. In her preliminary response to Depp’s defamation go well with, the actress claimed the actor kicked and slapped her — and in addition kicked a gap within the door — throughout a battle within the Bahamas in August 2014.
Roberts additionally addressed these allegations in her declaration, stating:
“I’m conscious that Amber claimed in courtroom paperwork that Johnny violently attacked Amber on the island on August 17, 2014, and that Johnny kicked and broke a door. First, there was no door damaged, or broken throughout that go to or every other. There was no damaged something. If there was, I’d know as it’s my job, on an island on which I dwell full time. There was nothing out of the odd that occurred throughout this go to.”
We’ll see what Heard’s group says about these newest claims.
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