Johnny Depp has reportedly filed a $50 million lawsuit for defamation against ex-wife and actress Amber Heard says Variety.
The lawsuit comes in direct response to an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post back in December detailing her alleged experiences with domestic violence, but without naming Depp.
Lawyers reportedly allege in the suit that Heard: “is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator,” denies that Depp ever abused Heard, and claims her allegations were part of an “elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity”.
Heard’s attorney responded with: “This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard.”
Heard and Depp married in 2015 but she filed for divorce a year later claiming Depp was violent towards her, and donated the $7 million settlement that resulted from the split to charity. Depp has recently been involved in two other lawsuits recently against former managers and a former attorney – one was settled, Depp won the other.