Johnny Depp’s never-ending legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard keeps getting more interesting.
It looks like Amber Heard could be facing some time in prison for allegedly faking abuse claims.
The legal drama between the former couple is starting to look pretty bad for Heard. If you’ve been keeping up with the case, you know that Heard made numerous claims against Depp, painting him as an abusive monster. Now, as numerous claims continue to be debunked or proven false, she could be facing up to three years of jail time for manipulating evidence.
The Aquaman actress claimed that Depp gave her two black eyes during an argument in 2015. The incident supposedly occurred before she appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
However, court documents show that Heard’s celeb stylist Samantha McMillen denied those claims.
“Throughout the day of December 16, 2015, I could see clearly that Amber Heard did not have any visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries to her face or any other part of her body,” McMillen’s statement said.
This wasn’t the first time that Heard allegedly faked injuries, either.
When Heard filed for divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean star, she also obtained a restraining order against her ex. But Heard allegedly painted bruises on her face to obtain the restraining order.
The former couple and their divorce attorneys managed to reach a divorce settlement out of court in August 2016.
After that, Heard dropped her now-infamous #MeToo op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018. In it, she made plenty of allegations of abuse during their marriage.
In response, Depp has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife.
“Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator,” Depp insists. And it’s starting to look like he’s right.
Not only is the actor claiming that Heard faked her injuries, he says that she cheated on him with Elon Musk. And he has video surveillance and penthouse staff to back up his claim.
Heard’s lawyer had asked the court to dismiss Depp’s suit. Her lawyer claimed that the op-ed was not actually about allegations against Depp, but rather about Heard’s experience.
Her lawyer also claimed that Depp’s suit was barred by a 1-year statute of limitations.
The judge wasn’t convinced. In fact, Chief Judge Bruce D. White said that at least three of the claims Depp made against his ex-wife are actionable under defamation by implication.