Amber Heard is slamming the British GQ for an interview with her ex-husband Johnny Depp that ran earlier this week, in which he denies Heard’s claims that he assaulted her.
“It is outrageous that GQ never spoke to any of the multiple witnesses to Mr. Depp’s physical abuse of Ms. Heard prior to publishing its article,” Heard’s attorney said in a statement to TheWrap. “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 continued: “Mr. Depp is 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.”
Heard’s representatives and attorneys have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. TheWrap has also reached out to GQ UK for comment.
In response to Heard’s statement, Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman told TheWrap, “In his GQ interview, Mr. Depp is simply defending himself against Ms. Heard’s lingering false abuse accusations … Regarding the confidentiality agreement of which Ms. Heard’s counsel complains, Ms. Heard started violating it before the ink dried, first with a statement, and soon after with a domestic violence PSA asking ‘how is this happening to me?’ purporting to give advice to real victims. More breaches followed.
“The only ‘shameful psychological abuse’ stems from Ms. Heard’s continuing cynical manipulation of the important #MeToo movement and its real victims, that she has used to pursue her own ends,” Waldman said.
In the GQ article, Depp talked about his ex-wife and the abuse allegations against him, denying the alleged assault. Heard has accused Depp of domestic abuse, but the two have since settled out of court.
“To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me,” he said in the interview. “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. I never went out and spoke about the s–.”
He added that it was upsetting for him to know his kids were hearing of the abuse allegations as well.
“To take away future earnings that are for my kids, you know?” he said. “I do this s– for my kids, man. How could someone, anyone, come out with something like that against someone, when there’s no truth to it whatsoever? I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school, you know what I mean? With people going, ‘Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats up chicks or something?’ Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go through that?”
He added, “She was at a party the next day. Her eye wasn’t closed. She had her hair over her eye, but you could see the eye wasn’t shut. Twenty-five feet away from her, how the f– am I going to hit her? Which, by the way, is the last thing I would’ve done. I might look stupid, but I ain’t f–ing stupid.”
He also said he believes there’s a bigger conspiracy about the troubles surrounding his finances and his marriage, and called the industry “this vile f–ing circus.”
“But did it stop all the power mongers in Hollywood who were interested in shutting me up?” he said. “Big money was being thrown about. People suing me at every opportunity. I mean, it’s all so obvious. Listen, I know I was never going to be Cinderella – I know this and accept it. But it felt like within a very, very short period of time that suddenly this version – for lack of a better word – of Cinderella had been immediately turned into the beast. He’s Quasimodo.”