Johnny Depp’s recent interview with British GQ isn’t sitting well with his ex-wife.
In this month’s edition of the men’s interest magazine, Depp denied all abuse allegations levied by his former spouse and described such accusations as heresy and an attempt to smear his good name.
“The thing that hurt me is being presented as something that you’re really as far away from as you could possibly get,” he said in the November edition. “To harm someone you love? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me.”
The two had only been married for 15 months when actress Amber Heard, 32, filed for divorce. Photos of a battered Heard made the rounds online, and Depp eventually settled for around $7 million. (RELATED: Johnny Depp Hitting Rock Bottom Involves Spending Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars On Alcohol)
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– drunken abuse against amber heard
– “a pattern of abuse” / not just one time
– tried to victimize himself pic.twitter.com/gHi4RPJPww
— kat (@xohepburn) March 3, 2017
And today, Heard’s team fought back against Depp’s denial.
“It is outrageous that GQ never spoke to any of the multiple witnesses to Mr. Depp’s physical abuse of Ms. Heard prior to publishing its article,” Heard’s attorney said in a statement. “If GQ had done even a basic investigation into Mr. Depp’s claims, it would have quickly realized that his statements are entirely untrue. Mr. Depp has blatantly disregarded the parties’ confidentiality agreement and yet has refused to allow Ms. Heard to respond to his baseless allegations, despite repeated requests that she be allowed to do so.”
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The GQ writer who conducted the interview with Depp wrote the following disclaimer in the article: “This isn’t a piece claiming to know with any authority about what happened between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in May 2016 or at any other time between the pair in private. All I wanted to do was come to Depp and ask him to give his side of the story, which up until now has not been properly heard.”