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