Amber Laura Heard (born April 22, 1986) is an American actress who has starred in films such as All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Never Back Down (2008), Drive Angry (2011), The Rum Diary (2011), Paranoia (2013), Machete Kills (2013), Syrup (2013), 3 Days to Kill (2014), Magic Mike XXL (2015), The Adderall Diaries (2015), London Fields (2018), and Justice League (2018). (2023). She’s also been in TV shows including Hidden Palms (2007), The Playboy Club (2011), and The Stand (2012). (2020).
From 2015 until 2017, Heard was married to actor Johnny Depp. When Heard claimed that Depp had been violent throughout their relationship and committed the benefits of her settlement to charity, their divorce gained widespread notice. Heard declared in the media and in a UK legal testimony that she had given the entire $7 million settlement to charity, however she admitted in 2022 that she had not yet done so entirely, citing legal fees but stating that she still wanted to fulfil her vow. Depp sued the publishers of the British newspaper The Sun for libel in 2018 after a story stated, “How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely thrilled’ putting Johnny Depp in the [then] upcoming Fantastic Beasts film following assault claim?”
In response to the 2018 op-ed, Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard in 2019. Heard filed a counterclaim in 2020, which included a defamation action based on remarks made by Depp and his lawyer Adam Waldman. In the Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd trial in 2020, Heard testified as a witness, and the court “ruled that the large majority of Mr Depp’s claimed assaults on Ms Heard had been proven to the civil standard.” In 2022, a jury in Fairfax County, Virginia concluded that Heard’s op-ed allusions to “sexual assault” and “domestic abuse” were false and defamed Depp, and that Waldman defamed Heard by falsely stating she “roughed up” him.
Johnny Depp has been “requested to leave” from the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts 3” after losing his high-profile libel action against the publishers of The Sun tabloid over a 2018 piece that portrayed him as a “wife-beater.” After weeks of speculation over who would take Depp’s position, Danish actor Mads Mikkelson was formally announced as Depp’s replacement in November.
Depp has strenuously rejected the allegations of abuse, but in March 2021, he was denied permission to appeal the court’s decision once again. The first hearing was “full and fair,” and the trial judge “provided substantial explanations for his judgments that have not been demonstrated even arguably to be vitiated by any error of method or mistake of law,” according to the Court of Appeal.
Winona Ryder (from 1989 to 1993), Kate Moss (1994 to 1998), and Vanessa Paradis were among Depp’s prior girlfriends (1998 to 2012). However, he began dating Heard shortly after meeting her on the production of 2009’s ‘The Rum Diary.’
Depp and Heard were dating by early 2012
Heard stated in a court document that she and Depp began dating “around the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012.” After 14 years of dating, Depp and long-time companion Vanessa Paradis formally announced their split in 2012. Depp and Paradis had two children: Lily-Rose (born in 1999) and John Christopher (born in 2004). (2002).
Heard and his partner Tasya van Ree broke up at the same time. Heard was arrested in 2009 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington on an allegation of violently abusing his then-girlfriend van Ree, according to USA Today. After Heard reportedly grabbed and struck van Ree’s arm, the two got into an argument.
However, all charges were dismissed, with van Ree claiming that Heard was “wrongfully” implicated by officers who “misinterpreted and sensationalised” the event.
Johnny Depp might not be making Amber Heard pay
The Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard trial finally came to an end recently after six weeks. The jury ruled in favour of Johnny Depp and awarded him $15 million in damages. The “financial difficulties” being faced by Amber Heard came to the fore during the trial. Recently, Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Depp’s lawyer Benjamin Chew if the actor would say yes to a settlement where Amber agrees not to appeal the case in exchange for “him waiving monetary damages. In reply, Benjamin hinted that it might happen.
Chew said on the show, “We obviously can’t disclose any attorney-client communications, but as Mr. Depp testified and as we both made clear in our respective closings, this was never about money for him. This was about restoring his reputation, and he’s done that.”