Johnny Depp claims his ex-wife Amber Heard has a history of alleged domestic violence that proves he is innocent of battering the actress, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor says the actress beat her lesbian ex Tasya van Ree — and waged a nightmarish campaign of assault against him throughout their 15-month marriage.
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Depp, 55, tends to make the claims as element of the $50 million defamation lawsuit he filed against his ex-wife just after she accused him of becoming a wife-beater.
Depp says in a 40-web page document lodged at the Circuit Court of Fairfax, Virginia: “Ms. Heard Was Not A Victim Of Domestic Violence: She Was A Perpetrator.
“Long prior to Ms. Heard became a self-described ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’ primarily based on her false domestic violence allegations against Mr. Depp, Ms. Heard was in an abusive partnership,” claim the court docs. “But Ms. Heard was not the victim in that partnership. She was the abuser.”
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The court papers continue: “On September 14, 2009, police officers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport witnessed Ms. Heard physically assault her then-domestic companion, Tasya van Ree.
“Ms. Heard grabbed Ms. van Ree by the arm, hit Ms. van Ree in the arm, and yanked Ms. van Ree’s necklace off her neck. Ms. Heard was arrested.
“She was booked for misdemeanor domestic violence, a mug shot was taken of her, and she spent the evening in jail. The following day, the Seattle-primarily based prosecutor declined to press charges against Ms. Heard, but only mainly because each she and her domestic abuse victim had been California residents who had been merely passing by way of Washington state.”
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Depp adds in his court claim: “Ms. Heard’s violent domestic abuse did not finish when her partnership with Ms. van Ree ended.
“Ms. Heard committed a number of acts of domestic violence against Mr. Depp throughout their marriage. Ms. Heard’s physical abuse of Mr. Depp is documented by eyewitness accounts, photographs, and even Ms. Heard’s personal admissions below oath.”
In the filing Depp claims Heard his finger by smashing it with a vodka bottle and lied about his alleged abuse of her when they had been married.
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Heard, 32, was arrested in 2009 for misdemeanor domestic violence against painter and photographer van Ree.
The actress’ mugshot was taken and she appeared in court the following day, but was not prosecuted.
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But in 2016 van Ree, 42, spoke out in defense of Heard, saying the charge had been motivated by “homophobia”.
She mentioned: “Amber is a brilliant, truthful and stunning lady and I have the utmost respect for her. We shared 5 amazing years with each other and stay close to this day.”
Heard as soon as regarded herself married to van Ree and changed her surname to match her photographer love’s second name.
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On March in 2008 in California, the star legally changed her name to Amber Van Ree and stated the purpose to do so as they had been in a “domestic partnership”. She later changed her name back to Heard.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million more than her allegations he abused her when they had been married, saying the claims ruined his profession and reputation
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