January 2019: Depp’s legal professional tells E! Information they’ve “filed a partial listing of proof that we’ll use to disprove the fraudulent underlying allegations towards Mr. Depp.” Included within the submitting are references to dozens of video safety tapes,” in addition to “eyewitness statements, newly found sworn affidavits and deposition transcripts from 2016, and textual content messages between the Solar and their #metoo supply.”
The proof is alleged for use in Depp’s libel case towards The Solar, which ran an article wherein he was known as a “wife-beater.”
March 2019: Depp information a $50 million defamation lawsuit towards Heard over the Washington Publish op-ed. In courtroom paperwork, Depp alleges his ex’s allegations had been a part of an “elaborate hoax” to “advance her profession.” He additionally claims her allegations negatively impacted his profession and that Heard “violently abused” him. As well as, he accuses Heard of “spending time in a brand new relationship” together with her former boyfriend, Elon Musk, throughout their marriage.
Heard’s legal professional refers back to the lawsuit as a “frivolous motion” and the “newest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard.”
April 2019: Heard information a movement to dismiss the lawsuit and particulars the abuse she allegedly skilled from Depp. She claims the actor hit her, choked her and shoved her. She additionally claims Depp “would grow to be a completely totally different individual” whom she referred to as “Johnny ‘the Monster.'”
“The one manner for Amber Heard to maintain her hoax is to shift to new lies,” Depp’s lawyer says in a part of his response.
Nonetheless, Heard’s lawyer claims Depp “bodily and verbally abused” Heard.
“Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publicly harass Ms. Heard, and tried to gaslight the world by denying his abuse,” her legal professional’s assertion reads. “It’s long gone time for Mr. Depp’s despicable conduct to finish. Right now, we introduced to the courtroom irrefutable proof of Mr. Depp’s abuse. It’s regrettable that it’ll take a choose to lastly finish the persistent harassment of Ms. Heard by Mr. Depp, however Ms. Heard will take no matter motion is critical to vindicate the reality.”
Might 2019: Depp submits a prolonged declaration of help for his defamation lawsuit towards his ex. In courtroom paperwork obtained by E! Information, Depp claims Heard “painted on bruises.” He additionally accuses her of inflicting him “severely bodily harm.” Heard’s legal professional denies all allegations made towards Heard, stating “The proof on this case is obvious: Johnny Depp repeatedly beat Amber Heard.”
July 2019: Depp’s crew states its plans to subpoena James Franco over surveillance footage of the Pineapple Specific star coming into an elevator with Heard after she reportedly had a combat with Depp. Heard’s legal professional tells E! Information the video of Franco and Heard is “irrelevant.”
July 2020: Depp’s lawsuit towards The Solar‘s writer, Information Group Newspapers Ltd., goes to trial in London’s excessive courtroom.
August 2020: Heard information a $100 million defamation countersuit towards Depp in response to his 2019 submitting.
November 2020: Depp loses his libel case towards Information Group Newspapers Ltd. after Heard testifies throughout that trial, alleging the actor verbally and bodily abused her, which he denies. The choose states within the ruling, “Though he has proved the required parts of his reason for motion in libel, the defendants have proven that what they revealed within the that means which I’ve held the phrases to bear was considerably true.”
March 2021: The U.Okay. Excessive Court docket denies Depp permission to attraction the ruling, staying, “The Court docket in its judgment emphasised that an attraction towards the choice of a trial choose on questions of disputed truth confronted severe difficulties: of its judgment, and that not one of the criticisms of the Choose’s reasoning or conclusion superior on behalf of Mr. Depp had an actual prospect of success.”
April 9, 2022: Heard writes on Instagram, “Johnny is suing me for an op-ed I wrote within the Washington Publish, wherein I recounted my expertise of violence and home abuse. I by no means named him, moderately I wrote concerning the value ladies pay for talking out towards males in energy. I proceed to pay that value, however hopefully when this case concludes, I can transfer on and so can Johnny.”
She provides, “I’ve all the time maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me nice ache to need to dwell out the main points of our previous life collectively in entrance of the world. Presently, I acknowledge the continued help I have been lucky to obtain all through the years, and in these coming weeks I can be leaning on it greater than ever. With love all the time, A”
April 11, 2022: The trial over Depp’s $50 million defamation case towards Heard is about to start.
(Initially revealed on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 4:51 p.m. PT)