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Johnny Depp says he has evidence to defeat his ex-wife, Amber Heard’s, claims against him

The two are involved in a bitter legal battle

by Asfa

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.

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala at 3LABS on January 9, 2016, in Culver City, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

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.”

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard pictured on arrival to Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016, in Southport, Queensland. (Source: Getty Images)

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.”

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the “Black Mass” premiere at The Elgin on September 14, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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.”

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Johnny Depp (L) and Amber Heard attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards on February 15, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

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.”

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US actor Johnny Depp (R) and his wife Amber Heard arrive at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. (PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Depp is seeking monetary compensation from the UK publication as well as an injunction that stops them from publishing.

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