Johnny Depp's Former Managers Corroborate That He Was Abusive Toward Amber Heard
Heard's divorce from Depp was finalized in January. They were married for 15 months.
In new documents published by People, Johnny Depp's former business managers corroborate that Depp was abusive toward ex-wife Amber Heard throughout the course of their 15-month marriage. While the former couple's divorce finalized in January 2017, details on their troubled relationship continue to arise as Depp sues The Management Group for claims that they mismanaged his money.
“[Joel Mandel, one of the managers,] was informed well after the fact through communications with various house staff and security that Depp had been extremely volatile and had sometimes 'gotten physical' with Heard," state legal docs filed by The Management Group (TMG). "Mandel was also later informed that Depp had violently kicked Heard during an incident that took place in or around 2014."
In June 2016, text messages between Heard and Depp's personal assistant, Stephen Deuters, were released to People. The conversation shed light on the aforementioned abuse.
"I'm sad that he doesn't have a better way to really know the severity of his actions yesterday," Heard wrote to Deuters. "Unfortunately for me, I remember in full detail everything that happened."
"He was appalled," Deuters responded. "When I told him he kicked you, he cried. It was disgusting. And he knows it."
According to TMG, Deuters went on to claim the text messages were fake after Depp threatened him.
"TMG is informed and believes that Depp knew full well that the text messages were genuine, but pressured and berated his assistant to falsely challenge the texts publicly," the legal docs state.
Depp is currently suing TMG for $25 million, while TMG has counter-sued. The case took off in February.