The Real Reason Amber Heard Could End Up Behind Bars
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp separated in 2016, and at the time, the actress shocked the world by accusing the Pirates of the Caribbean actor of physical abuse.
Since then, things have gotten messier and messier for the exes, and as it turns out, Heard could end up in prison.
An April 2020 report by the International Business Times reveals that the Aquaman actress could face up to three years behind bars if she’s found guilty of manipulating evidence against Depp. This comes after he sued her for defamation over the abuse claims.
Though Heard filed a document of more than 300 pages including photos of herself covered in scratches and bruises when she initially accused Depp of abuse, new details suggest she may have faked some of that “evidence.”
In her lawsuit against Depp, Heard alleged that she suffered two black eyes the night before appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2015, but in a court document obtained by The Blast, Heard’s stylist, Samantha McMillen, testified that the actress at the time, quote, “did not have any visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries to her face or any other part of her body.”
Evidence supplied by Heard and Depp in their explosive legal war includes recordings of the former couple’s violent fights, texts alluding to the physical violence, and post-fight photos of broken objects in their former home. In court documents, Heard has referred to Depp as a “monster.”
While Heard has not blatantly denied that she was also violent with Depp during their marriage, she has long painted herself as a victim of his abuse and claimed that he beat her before and during their 18-month marriage. She even wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post about the alleged abuse.
In March 2019, Depp fired back by filing a civil lawsuit against his ex-wife, seeking $50 million and accusing her of defaming him. Two months later, in May 2019, he stated in his lawsuit that not only was Heard violent with him, but that once, allegedly under the influence of alcohol and prescribed amphetamines, she physically attacked him. Additionally, he stated,
“She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.”
In one instance, Depp alleged, broken glass from bottles thrown by Heard injured him to the point that his fingertip was severed, resulting in multiple infections. At the time, Heard claimed Depp had done this to himself.
As evidence of Amber Heard’s alleged abuse, Johnny Depp submitted photos of broken glass, which Heard allegedly threw at him one month after their wedding, and photos of himself with black eyes and scratches on his face and body, following an alleged attack by Heard.
Since then, people close to Depp have taken his side, including Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his children, with whom he spent 14 years in a romantic relationship.
In a statement, the actress, musician, and model said:
“I am aware of the allegations which Amber Heard has publicly accused Johnny of for more than 4 years now. This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me.”
According to The Blast, she even called Heard a liar, saying:
“I have seen that these outrageous statements have been really distressing, and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately, people have gone on believing these false facts.”
Depp’s loved ones aren’t the only people who have defended him against the abuse allegations. Some of Heard’s connections have taken his side as well.
Laura Divenere, Heard’s former interior decorator and friend, stated in a court document obtained by The Blast that she never saw any injuries on the actress even during a time when Heard claimed to have been visibly hurt. After Heard alleged she’d been abused on May 21, 2016, Heard’s friend stated,
“On none of those days immediately following the abuse claims did I observe any signs of physical abuse or injury, including redness, swelling, cuts, bruising, or damage of any kind. I never saw Amber injured in any way, although I am now aware that she has had many different abuse claims.”
She also stated that she had witnessed Heard herself being verbally abusive toward her own staff.
Depp’s legal team alleged in his defamation lawsuit that Heard painted on her bruises to look like a victim and to get a temporary restraining order from him.
Both actors continue to maintain their innocence. Whatever happens going forward, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date. Watch the video to learn The Real Reason Amber Heard Could End Up Behind Bars.
What was the outcome of the legal case against Amber Heard and Johnny Depp?
The recent legal battles between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been making headlines around the world. The couple’s tumultuous relationship has been the source of much gossip and speculation, but now, for the first time, there is the possibility that one of them could end up behind bars.
The reason that Amber Heard is facing the prospect of going to jail is not related to the allegations of domestic abuse that she has made against Johnny Depp, but rather to her own actions. In 2015, Heard smuggled her two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia on a private jet, without the necessary paperwork or permits. The incident caused outrage in Australia, not least because of the potential risk to the country’s fragile ecosystem posed by the introduction of foreign animals.
Heard and Depp were charged with illegally importing animals and falsifying documents, but the case against Depp was dropped after Heard withdrew her allegations of domestic abuse against him. The trial against Heard went ahead, however, and in April 2016, she pleaded guilty to making a false customs declaration and was given a one-month good behavior bond.
Now, after failing to meet the conditions of the bond, Heard is facing the prospect of up to 10 years in prison for perjury. The charge arises from the fact that, in court, Heard claimed that she did not know that it was illegal to bring her dogs into Australia without the correct documentation. However, it has emerged that she was in fact aware of the regulations, as she had been given a warning by her assistant before leaving the United States. In addition, evidence has been presented that suggests that she instructed her staff to make false statements to Border Force officials when they arrived in Australia.
Heard’s fans and supporters have been quick to criticize the Australian authorities for pursuing the case against her, arguing that it is a trivial matter compared to the serious allegations of abuse that she has made against Depp. However, it is important to remember that the charges against Heard are not related to the domestic violence claims, and that she has already been found guilty of breaking Australian laws. The perjury charge, if proven, is a serious offense and one for which she could face a lengthy prison sentence.
The case should serve as a reminder that, no matter how famous or glamorous you are, the law applies to everyone equally. Heard’s actions, whether intentional or not, broke the law and endangered Australia’s ecosystem in the process. The perjury charge is a serious matter and one that she will have to face up to. Regardless of the outcome, it is clear that the incident has damaged her reputation and that of her partner Johnny Depp, and serves as a warning to all celebrities to be aware of the laws and regulations of the countries they visit.