Aquaman actress Amber Heard, 33, had repeatedly accused her former husband, Johnny Depp, 56, of domestic violence during their marriage.
The couple were married for 15 months before finalising their divorce in 2017.
Admitted she slapped Depp in leaked recording, struck him with pots & pans
However, new revelations indicate the victim might have been the abuser.
Heard was allegedly heard berating Depp and admitting to slapping him across the face, striking him with pots and pans, and throwing vases at him, in a leaked recording.
Amber Heard admits to “hitting” Johnny Depp and pelting him with pots,pans and vases in explosive audio confession.— Erika Dhami (@erikadhami) February 3, 2020
She deserves to be death!! #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #JohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/tt4j7Z9neL
In the full audio, she admitted throwing objects at him, including vases, pots, and pans.
"I'm not the one who throws pots and whatever the **** else at me," Depp was heard saying.
Heard responded: "That's different. That's different. One does not negate the other. That's irrelevant, that's a complete non sequitur. Just because I've thrown pots and pans does not mean you cannot come and knock on my door."
When Depp cut in to suggest he's also had vases hurled at him, she replied: "Just because there are vases does not mean that you come and knock on the door."
During the exchange between Heard and Depp, Heard spoke aggressively towards the latter, as well as blaming her behaviour on Depp.
In an infamous March 2015 fight in Australia, which ended with Depp lying flat on his back on a stretcher with blood around him and a wrapped finger, Heard allegedly physically assaulted her husband by throwing a glass bottle at him, which cut a chunk off his finger, and putting out a cigarette on his face.
Accused Depp of being abusive during marriage
Heard had previously claimed that Depp had physically abused her during their marriage.
In divorce documents, Heard alleged what she described was emotional and physical misconduct at the hands of Depp, Revelist reported.
"During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me," she said.
"I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him."
Depp's reputation took a hit
In 2018, Heard went on to write an op-ed for Washington Post about being a survivor of domestic abuse, which did not cite Depp's name but specified the abuser as her ex-husband.
Depp suffered heavy repercussions from the op-ed, heavily damaging his reputation and resulted in him losing his famed role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean by Disney.
In response, Depp filed a US$50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard.
When news of the couple's divorce documents broke, several friends of Depp, including his ex-wife, Lori Anne Allison, came to his defence.
"In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years," Allison shared.
His ex-long term partner, Vanessa Paradis, also wrote a letter of support for the actor, Stuff NZ reported.
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