Depps baseless comments to GQ magazine disregard confidentiality agreements in divorce settlement, say ex-wifes lawyers
Amber Heards legal team have attacked British GQ magazine for its profile of Johnny Depp, describing it as outrageous for including quotes in which Depp denied he was responsible for alleged physical abuse.
A statement quoted by the Hollywood Reporter says: If GQ had done even a basic investigation into Mr Depps claims, it would have quickly realised that his statements are entirely untrue. Mr Depp has blatantly disregarded the parties confidentiality agreement.
The lengthy interview contains a number of comments from Depp about the fallout from his and Heards acrimonious separation in 2016, during which Heard alleged that Depp was verbally and physically abusive and for which she obtained a temporary restraining order against him. Depps lawyers claimed that Heard was attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse. (The pair reached a settlement in August 2016, and their divorce was finalised in 2017, with the restraining order lifted.)
In the GQ interview, Depp denied any physical abuse as he has done from the outset. To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didnt, it couldnt even sound like me How could someone, anyone, come out with something like that against someone, when theres no truth to it whatsoever? Im sure it wasnt easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school, you know what I mean?
Depp also said that Heards alleged injuries were questionable: Why didnt [Heard] speak to the police? I mean, they spoke to the police, but the police saw nothing and they offered her an emergency medical technician. She said no and I dont know if it was the next day or a couple of days later, but then there was a bruise. There was a red mark and then there was a brown bruise.
He added: She was at a party the next day. Her eye wasnt closed. She had her hair over her eye, but you could see the eye wasnt shut. Twenty-five feet away from her, how the fuck am I going to hit her? Which, by the way, is the last thing I wouldve done. I might look stupid, but I aint fucking stupid.
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