Johnny Depp Smashes Wine Glasses, Goes on Aggressive Rant in Video Shot By Amber Heard
Depp claims the disturbing video was 'set up.'
According to the site, the video was shot by Heard a couple months before the violent incident that led to her filing for both divorce and a domestic abuse restraining order. In it, Heard attempts to calm Depp down as he slams cabinets, smashes wine glasses, and goes on a somewhat bizarre rant. Toward the end, Depp can be seen discovering he'd been filmed and grabbing the phone from Heard as he advances upon her.
"Nothing happened this morning, you know that?" she says to him. "I just woke up and you were so sweet and nice – we were not even fighting this morning. All I said was sorry."
Depp responds, "You want to see crazy? I'll give you crazy," and as he pours a glass of red wine, "Here's me – all your crazy."
He then discovers the video, at which point he says, "Oh you got this going? Oh really…" and the video cuts off.
While Heard says she did not leak the video to the press, Depp's team claims the video was "edited," and that the entire scene was manipulated by the actress. The video is in fact a steady stream with no cuts.
This disturbing development comes right in the thick of the former couple's divorce case, and just a day before Heard's deposition in Los Angeles on Saturday. It will likely not be used as evidence in court given that Depp was not aware his behavior was being filmed until the end, which voids it in the state of California.
Heard filed for divorce May 23 after 15 months of marriage, going on to accuse Depp of physical abuse and releasing photo and text evidence. She requested custody of one of their two dogs and $50,000 a month in temporary spousal support to cover lawyer fees and cost of living. She rejected Depp's counter-offer of $50,000/month for eight months in exchange for not a "domestic abuse" restraining order, but a "mutual" restraining order. Her decision to reject was apparently on the basis that she hadn't been the violent party, and that a mutual restraining order would be pointless, not to mention an obvious bid from Depp's camp to extend blame under public scrutiny.
Days later, the actress retracted her request for that temporary spousal support entirely, stating that she'd realized it was being "used against me to distract and divert the public away from the very serious real issue of domestic violence."
While the estranged couple's domestic violence hearing was originally scheduled for an earlier date, that hearing was pushed to August 15 and 16 after a request from Depp's attorney Laura Wasser. Heard's deposition was subsequently scheduled to take place August 6, but for reasons unknown, Depp's camp did not question her at that time.
A new deposition was scheduled for Saturday, August 13.