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Johnny Depp sues Amber Heard for defamation seeking $50 million
The toxic divorce back-and-forth between Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues with the latest legal front shifting to Depp’s reported lawsuit against his ex, seeking $50 million for allegedly defaming him with “hoax” allegations of domestic abuse.
The Blast, Deadline and People reported Depp filed the suit against Heard over an opinion column she published, but didn’t say when or where or in what court the suit was filed.
Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman of Washington D.C., did not respond to emails from USA TODAY. But he and Depp, 55, have long vigorously denied allegations Depp ever abused Heard, asserting that she faked the abuse claims in 2016 and that Depp was the real victim in their dispute.
“First she abused him physically, then she abused his reputation,” Waldman told USA TODAY in December.
Heard’s lawyer, Eric George of Los Angeles, told USA TODAY he had not yet seen the lawsuit, only the media reports about it. But he issued a statement condemning it as “frivolous” and vowed it would not stop Heard from speaking out further about domestic violence.
“This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard,” George said in a statement emailed to USA TODAY. “She will not be silenced.
“Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behavior. But while he appears hell-bent on achieving self destruction, we will prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit and ending the continued vile harassment of my client by Mr. Depp and his legal team.” – Source