- 1 It’s been a wild ride watching the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial play out in the tabloids
- 2 1. Johnny Depp’s alleged bruises from Amber Heard
- 3 2. Disney cut ties with him
- 4 3. Johnny Depp painted with the blood on his finger after it was cut during a fight with actress Amber Heard
- 5 4. Texts from Depp to his friend and sister were shown
- 6 5. Depp alleged Heard left fecal matter in their bed
- 7 6. Depp was asked about taking drugs with Marilyn Manson
It’s been a wild ride watching the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial play out in the tabloids
As their divorce drama unfolded in public, we were all left wondering what would happen next. Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look back at some of the most shocking moments from their messy split. From explosive fights to cheating allegations, here are six moments that had us all glued to our screens.
1. Johnny Depp’s alleged bruises from Amber Heard
One of the images in question showed a large bruise on Depp’s lower back and hip area, which Heard’s lawyers claim was caused by one of the many times that she allegedly hit him during their marriage. Depp has vehemently denied all of Heard’s domestic abuse allegations, claiming that she was the abusive one in the relationship and that Heard defamed Depp. The trial is currently ongoing, and it remains to be seen who will ultimately be believed.
2. Disney cut ties with him
Depp was fired from his role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise by Disney after he lost a libel case against The Sun.
Depp had accused the newspaper of libel after it referred to him as a “wife-beater” in an article, which stemmed from accusations made by his ex-wife Amber Heard, who was once in a troubled relationship with multi-billionaire Elon Musk, during their acrimonious divorce.
The actor claimed that he was not given an opportunity to defend himself against the allegations and that Disney “didn’t want to deal with” him anymore.
A source close to the studio said that Depp’s dismissal from Pirates was “years in the making” and that they had been unhappy with his behavior for some time.
3. Johnny Depp painted with the blood on his finger after it was cut during a fight with actress Amber Heard
Depp said that he would paint with the blood on his finger after it was cut during a fight with then-wife Amber Heard.
The story goes that the two were fighting and Heard threw a wine bottle at him, grazing his hand. Depp responded by taking his own blood and painting it on a canvas with it. “It was a slightly rebellious act to do something positive with the anger,” he said.
4. Texts from Depp to his friend and sister were shown
According to new court documents, texts from Depp to his friend and sister show that the actor was struggling with alcohol abuse in the months before his divorce from Amber Heard.
The texts were shown as part of Heard’s request for the trial. In one text from May 2014, Depp told his sister that he had “drank all day today” and felt like he was “about to die”. In another text sent the following month, Depp said he had been drinking “heavily” for three days and promised to cut down.
5. Depp alleged Heard left fecal matter in their bed
It’s no secret that actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage was tumultuous, to say the least. One of the more shocking allegations that came out during their divorce proceedings was that Heard had left fecal matter in their bed.
Depp alleged that Heard would often “squat over a magazine” and then place the soiled page in their bed, hoping that he would find it and be disgusted. He also claimed that she did this as a way to humiliate him and sabotage his career.
Needless to say, this allegation caused quite a stir when it became public, even ranking as the biggest story in the Washington Post. Some people were quick to believe Depp, while others rushed to Heard’s defense.
6. Depp was asked about taking drugs with Marilyn Manson
Depp said that he had done drugs with Marilyn Manson, but would not elaborate on what type of substance or how much they took. He also referred to him self-referentially in the third person when asked if there were any pills involved; adding only “I once gave my old friend a pill so he wouldn’t talk so much.”