The Blast is reporting that things are getting a whole lot messier (if that’s even possible) in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard abuse allegations drama. Amber has accused Johnny of some pretty horrific abuse over the course of their relationship, fueled by a nasty temper and a problem with booze. He says that she hit him too, but she admits to it, claiming it was defense because she was afraid he was going to attack her sister. Well, now Johnny’s lawyers are telling us about some receipts they’re ready to show claiming that it reveals Amber created this whole abuse “hoax”.
This whole story makes me cringe with a bad case of the “yikes”. The allegations from Amber are that Johnny is a “monster” who abused her and tried to get her fired after she went public with the allegations. Johnny has been denying it all and saying it’s a “hoax”, and even went as far as to sue her for $50 million because of it.
The Blast reports that Johnny’s camp is strongly working the hoax angle and they are now presenting what they consider to be proof that Amber is making up the abuse allegations.
These alleged receipts are focusing on one specific night where the police were called after Johnny allegedly attacked Amber. Her story went that she was on the phone with her friend iO Tillet Wright when Johnny was triggered and attacked her. While still on the phone, iO heard Amber begging Johnny to stop hitting her and crying out to “Call 911”. iO said in a declaration:
“I then heard Amber crying in fear and begging Johnny to stop his attack, thereafter I heard Amber scream out ‘Call 911’ before the call got disconnected. I called 911 to save Amber’s life.”
Johnny’s lawyers are calling foul on this statement.
They say they have evidence that this call–placed on May 21, 2016–was placed at 10:00pm according to LAPD call logs. But iO and Amber were on the phone an hour and a half before that, so how could iO have called after the phone disconnected when it was an hour and a half later? They also say this shows that iO didn’t think Amber was in danger if iO waited to make the call.
They allege that Amber and iO were maybe getting their stories lined up before iO called police so they could implicate Johnny in the alleged attack. They also have footage of Johnny leaving the house at around 8:30pm… which is an hour and a half before the police call and does kind of line up with Amber’s story that she was on the phone with iO when she was attacked–so maybe not the best evidence.
Johnny’s attorney, Adam Waldman, said:
“Amber Heard’s May 21 abuse hoax officially began when her co-conspirator iO Tillett Wright dialed 911… But police logs show iO Tillett Wright didn’t call 911 in the middle of their concocted abuse charade as he testified clearly under oath ‘to save Amber’s life,’ nor at the moment Ms. Heard testified she screamed ‘call 911!’ to him in the middle of her fraud.”
The Blast has been told that Johnny’s legal team will file a “roadmap” of evidence later this month to show that Amber made this up and hope to stop her from trying to get the defamation case against her dismissed and transferred to another venue.
Whatever kind of cartography Johnny’s lawyers bring to court, they should maybe think about keeping it on the low-down. Maybe all these bold public statements about “hoaxes” and whatever should be put on the back-burner until after Johnny is done with those Fantastic Beasts movies. Warner Bros. just stopped reading about this in the news and now you need to bring it up again? Girl, I know that in Hollywood publicity is everything, but in a court of law? There’s a reason Judge Judy asks for decorum.