Actress Amber Heard has denounced recent statements by her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, in which he denied her past claims of domestic violence.
In response to an interview in the new issue of GQ's UK edition, Heard's attorneys said in a statement Wednesday, "If GQ had done even a basic investigation into Mr. Depp's claims, it would have quickly realized that his statements are entirely untrue. Mr. Depp has blatantly disregarded the parties' confidentiality agreement and yet has refused to allow Ms. Heard to respond to his baseless allegations, despite repeated requests that she be allowed to do so."
The statement went on to accuse the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film-franchise star of "shamefully continuing his psychological abuse of Ms. Heard, who has attempted to put a very painful part of her life firmly in her past. One need only look at the physical evidence to draw the proper conclusion."
The actress, who plays Mera in the upcoming "Aquaman" movie, had filed for divorce in May 2016, after 15 months of marriage. It was finalized in January 2017 after acrimonious negotiations, claims and counterclaims. In a court filing, Heard listed multiple allegations of Depp becoming violent when drunk or high, and said that among other incidents, Depp had bruised her face with a thrown iPhone days before her divorce filing. TMZ.com at the time posted an excerpt of an LAPD report stating police had arrived at the couple's home that night and that Heard did not press charges.
Depp, 55, admits in the interview he had physically threatened paparazzi on at least one occasion, but told the magazine, "To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn't [happen]. So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know? I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder. Keep going, you know? Go nuts. I ain't going to get into a pissing contest with someone about it. Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest."
Speaking of Heard in the third person, Depp asked, "Why didn't that person speak to the police?" Quickly realizing she had, he added, "I mean, they spoke to the police, but the police saw nothing and they offered her an emergency medical technician. She said no. Police see nothing on her. Police see nothing broken in the place, no marks, and then they offer her an EMT to have a look at her and she says no and I don't 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 went on to express "worry about the people that bought it and I worry about her. It's just not right."