Amber Heard a classic bully while Johnny Depp is shy and thoughtful, says her ex-assistant
In her declaration submitted to the court as part of Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation case against his former wife Amber Heard, the 'Aquaman' actress' former personal assistant pointed out the stark difference between her ex-boss and the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor.
Heard was dating Depp at the time.
Kate James, who in the past was employed by Heard, described the latter as a "classic bully" who "enjoyed making her feel stupid" and that working with her was nothing short of a "nightmare". The declaration has been obtained by the Blast.
"Amber was regularly verbally and mentally abusive and would often scream at me over the smallest things. She would fly into blind rages where no one could reason with her, and even if I was trying to offer an explanation, I didn’t think that she could hear me as she was so angry. It was like she thought regular things that can go wrong in any person’s life on any given day didn’t apply to her. Everything that went wrong was always my fault," James said.
At the same time, she mentioned that Depp's personality was opposite to that of Heard. “In contrast, Johnny was calm and quite shy in all of my experiences of him. He was always thoughtful and kind, and a genuinely decent person," James said.
As an example of his personality, she recalled an incident where Depp helped keep her son company while she was working.
"I remember on more than one occasion where I had to bring my son back to work with me after picking him up from school. Johnny would be there and would hang out with him, teaching him how to play the guitar. He would be patient and kind with him. I would never have left my son with Johnny while I was working if I had any concerns about him whatsoever," she said.
Furthermore, she claimed in the declaration that Heard did not prefer her having conversations with Depp when she was not around.
"Amber hated me talking to Johnny, even if it was just polite small talk. She would give me an evil eye if she found me having a conversation with him. She was very controlling and paranoid about anyone else being in his space and also about being observed by his security," she added.