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Domestic abuse is an all too often, yet not all too often spoken about occurrence –– especially in Hollywood. However, when Amber Heard released an op-ed in 2019 alleging that her ex-husband Johnny Depp had abused her, people listened, and Depp was quickly "canceled" by social media. However, years after their 2016 divorce, new evidence has surfaced that many feel completely discredit Heard's story. 

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship was tumultuous, to say the least.

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Their very public 2016 divorce came after 15 months of marriage and was wrought with an abuse allegation. In divorce documents, Heard alleged what she described was emotional and physical misconduct at the hands of Depp. "During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him," she said. 

In 2018, Heard went on to write an op-ed about being a domestic abuse survivor, not citing Depp's name, but making it clear that her alleged abuser was her ex-husband. Depp went on to lose an array of film opportunities behind the allegations and was ultimately "canceled" by social media. 

Now, almost a year after Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex, audio has surfaced of Heard admitting to abusing her once husband. 

In the audio, Heard is allegedly heard berating Depp and admitting to slapping him across the face, striking him with pots and pans, and throwing vases at him. Following the released audio, #JusticeForJohnnyDepp has begun trending nationally, and many took to Twitter to scold Heard for exploiting women who have been abused by their partners. 

People are calling for Heard to be fired from her roles. 

"Remember when Johnny was fired WITHOUT EVIDENCE from playing one of his favorites when HE was the one abused?" someone asked. "And Amber Heard already had a history of being abusive? Why were they so quick to fire him but keep her? #JusticeForJohnnyDepp but also justice for abused men in general."

It sheds light on the not as often talked about abuse that men, too, endure at the hands of their female partners. 

"I have been in recovery circles of many kinds and stories of men receiving abuse are far too common," someone wrote, alleging that many other men who have experienced the same thing have come forward. "Johnny Depp is sadly not an isolated case. No matter your gender you deserve to be safe from abuse be it emotional or physical. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp."

Heard and her team have yet to respond.

Although her Instagram comments are inundated with critics accusing her of being a liar and bringing forth other alleged instances of abuse, the actress has not yet made a public statement. We'll post updates as this story develops.