Former husband Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are rooted in another legal battle, arising from an op-ed secretary who wrote about The Washington Post last year for being a survivor of public abuse.
Although he did not mention anyone by name, Heard wrote about feeling "the full force of the wrath of our culture" after going public with allegations of physical abuse a few years before – a hidden address to those he had brought against him . husband during his messy public divorce.
On Monday, Depp reiterated his denial of the claims in a court document that resulted from a $ 50 million US defamation operation and filed in March over the option, arguing that the piece had negatively affected his career.
The subsequent post-and-out, where each party has accused the other of committing abuse, has been controversial.
Below is a timeline of the legal events.
* Johnny Depp against Amber Heard: Depp presents pictures of black eye, faeces details and prank;
* Johnny Depp could be fired after a messy divorce with ex-wife Amber Heard
* Johnny Depp is prosecuting a former wife for a sublime suit for $ 74.2 million
* Johnny Depp and Amber Heard complete a bitter divorce
* Johnny Depp insists that former Amber Heard pays his legal costs for divorce
May 23, 2016:
Hear files for divorce after 15 months of marriage, identifying differences that cannot be resolved
Four days later, a judge suspended Depp.
He played the case in public over the next few months, with thabloids publishing a number of videos and photographs relating to Heard claims.
Court documents noted, amongst others, were an example of domestic violence Heard said two days before she filed for a divorce. (Los Angeles Police Department responded to a 911 call at the actors' birthday house but told the media that there was no evidence of a crime.)
"During all our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically aggressive to me," said Heard in the documents, back Associated Press.
"I suffered excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, who has included angry, hostile, threatening and threatening attacks on me when I questioned his authority or disagreed with him."
In June, People magazine published a widely distributed picture of Heard with bruises on her eye and her lip. The Depp team denied all allegations of abuse against him.
August 16, 2016
Heard and Depp reaches a $ 7 million divorce settlement
Heard also withdrew his claims against Depp the day before a restraining order hearing began. In a joint statement, the actors described their relationship as "very passionate and sometimes volatile, but always bound to love."
"Neither party nor the other has lied or made false accusations about financial gain," they continued.
"There has never been any intention of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes Johnny the best for the future."
Hollywood Reporter He said the actors had negotiated the nondisparagement agreement as part of the divorce. Heard supposedly gave the money he received from the settlement to the Liberty Union America and Los Angeles Children's Hospital.
December 18, 2018:
Y Post publishes Heard's op-ed
The opinion article, which heard as an actress and ambassador on women's rights in the ACLU, encouraged readers to support women presenting allegations of abuse by taking them seriously and choosing politicians who will fight for " t changes to laws and rules and norms. "
Although Heard did not name Depp or any specific claims, his piece was widely interpreted as referring to it because of the media's attention to its part-time.
He referred to the threats of death, the attention of overwhelming paparazzi and hits of careers that followed his arrival.
"Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt that the depressing force of our culture was for women speaking," Heard wrote.
"Friends and advisers told me that I would never work as an actress again – I'd be registered black. T
"I had a film attached to redraw my role. I had just shot a two-year campaign as the face of a global fashion brand, and the company left me … I had the rare viewpoint, in real time, how organizations protect men accused of abuse.
March 1, 2019:
Depp filed the case of defamation in Fairfax, Virginia, the Circuit Court
Depp lawyers said that the complaint that the husband "relied on the central precedent that Ms. Heard was a victim of domestic abuse and that Mr Depp was committing domestic violence against him," a precedent described by them as "totally dubious" . "
They argued that Heard was actually the one who had abused Depp, referring to an incident that she had previously referred to as self-defense.
The complaint also blamed Heard for Disney announcing that he had dropped Depp from the Caribbean pirates franchise four days after the publication of the copyright.
Depp attorney, Adam Waldman said Y Post On Tuesday, Depp brought a defamation lawsuit because of "new evidence available" – witness testimonies and more than 80 surveillance videos that Waldman said they had been injured in the days after she said she had been hurt.
Waldman also explained that the suit was filed at Fairfax County instead of the County of Los Angeles, where Depp and Heard live, because the op-ed was printed in The Post's work in Springfield, Virginia. Heard's attorney, Eric George, has criticized this decision and has argued that the litigation to be held in California, where it happened a lot of the alleged abuse.
April 10, 2019:
Heard records a proposal to dismiss the complaint, noting alleged abuse
She said she heard in her statement that Depp had started to strike her about a year to her relative, when she began to see him "misusing drugs and alcohol or that he would notice that he was drunk or not." high. "
He gave details of more than a dozen alleged cases of abuse, ranging from the end of 2012 to the May 2016 case which preceded the direct filing of divorce. Sometimes she was referring to Depp as "the Monster."
One of the alleged changes took place in March 2015, when Depp in Australia was shooting Caribbean Pirates: Men's Legends Dead says nothing.
Heard said that Depp's attack had left him "bare and barefoot, covered with alcohol and glass." He broke his finger during this visit, closing the production temporarily. Heard said that he had written his messages around the house by mixing oil paint with his blood.
Heard remembered that she was afraid of her life the following December, when she said she was going to leave Depp, and then claimed she had hit her and pushed her face into a mattress: "For a while, we can't scream or breathe , "he wrote.
"I was worried that Johnny was in a black state out and unaware of the damage he was doing, and that he could actually kill me."
In terms of the well-publicized 911 call from May 2016, Heard wrote that she was "afraid to give the police a statement that would create an international media event."
20 May, 2019:
Depp accuses of hearing that she has falsified her injuries
On Monday, Depp filed an objection to Heard's proposal to dismiss the defamation dispute. His team argued that the litigation would have to take place in Virginia because of a law there that demanded libel claims to be resolved in the "place of publication" (Virginia) rather than & # 39; r "place of harm" (California).
Depp filed his own statement alongside the opposition, stating that Heard had forged domestic violence allegations against him and that he had arrived at court in May 2016 with "bruises having Witnesses and surveillance surveillance showed that she did not have every day from the previous week.
He also alleged that he had heard of his abuse throughout his relationship, often under the influence.
"I will continue to deny for the rest of my life," Depp said Heard's allegations about him. "I never abused Ms Heard or any other woman."
Attorney George, Heard, denied Depp's claims in a statement to the Post: "The evidence in this case is clear: Johnny Depp is beating Amber Heard time and time again.
"The desperate efforts of Mr Depp and his enablers to regenerate his career by starting an unfounded litigation against so many people once close to him – his former lawyers, former managers, and a # 39 to an ex-wife – not deceiving anyone.
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