Johnny Depp has come forward to say that he has new evidence which is likely to destroy his ex-wife, Amber Heard’s, claims against him.
The evidence is also going to be used in Depp’s libel case against The Sun which called the actor a ‘wife beater’, criticizing J.K Rowling for allowing the actor to continue to act in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
His attorney, Adam Waldman, told E!, “Today we filed a partial list of evidence that we will use to disprove the fraudulent underlying allegations against Mr. Depp.”
The filing includes “dozens of video security tapes,” and “eyewitness statements, newly discovered sworn affidavits and deposition transcripts from 2016, and text messages between the Sun and their #metoo source.” The attorney also said, “We continue to take profound witness statements in this matter.”
The lawsuit refers to a fight between Depp and Heard. It took place in 2016 during which Heard said Depp threw a cell phone at her face, injuring her eye and face. She also said that on April 21 of that year, Depp threw a “magnum size bottle of champagne at the wall and a wine glass on me and the floor—both which shattered.”
Court documents filed by Depp include witness statements that said Heard’s face had no injuries during those days. Another witness says that at the time of the fight, “there was no smashed glass that I noticed in the apartment at the time.” Further, another witness said there was no “mark” on Heard’s face until “6 days after she alleged the wife-beating.”
Depp is seeking monetary compensation from the UK publication as well as an injunction that stops them from publishing.