Drunk Johnny Depp would not remember his violent conduct after he got sober, Amber Heard claims in court papers
"Johnny often would not remember his delusional and violent conduct after he came out of his drunk or medicated states," Heard claimed in the counter lawsuit to dismiss Depp's $50 million defamation case against her
In the counter lawsuit to dismiss ex-husband Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation case against her, Amber Heard has alleged that the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor had memory lapses due to his alcohol and substance abuse that made him forget about his actions, including being physically abusive towards her.
"About a year into our relationship, I began to witness Johnny abusing drugs and alcohol or would notice that he was drunk or high. He frequently went in and out of drug and alcohol dependency medical care, including 24-hour live-in medical aid for the last three years of our relationship... Whenever he was using, I was worried for both of us. He would become a totally different person, often delusional and violent. We called that version of Johnny, 'the Monster,'" the declaration filed in the circuit court of Fairfax County, Virginia stated.
The 'Aquaman' actress went on to claim that when Depp sobered down and got back to his senses, he did not remember anything he did prior to that moment.
"Johnny often would not remember his delusional and violent conduct after he came out of his drunk or medicated states. Eventually, as his abuse continued, I began to document the injuries and destruction with photographs or videos so that I could show Johnny what he had done when he was in his altered state," she said.
She added: "Because I loved Johnny, I had believed his multiple promises that he could and would get better. I was wrong."
A filing by the actresses' lawyers stated at the beginning that the actor had "physically and emotionally" abused their client throughout their relationship when he "was drunk or high or both." "After the ensuing media frenzy - in which Mr. Depp distorted the truth for public consumption - Ms. Heard resolved to fight for the victims of domestic violence, and to do everything in her power to fight back against the silencing of abuse victims," the lawyers said.