Amber Heard had nicknamed ex-husband Johnny Depp's abusive alter ego 'the monster'
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have blamed each other for being abusive and violent over their two years of marriage
Actress Amber Heard has claimed that she and her former husband Johnny Depp used to have a name for his "abusive alter ego" which they termed "the monster" when the couple was together.
Heard made the claims as part of a 471-page long deposition which referred to their marriage between 2015-2017. She also said that during their two year marriage the abuse left her feeling battered and exhausted.
As reported by Hollywood Reporter, Heard submitted that he threw a phone at her face and also delivered blows to her while they were in their California home. According to a transcript, Depp denied the allegations and submitted that Heard was actually the abusive one.
During a divorce deposition, Heard told Depp's attorney Blair Berk in 2016, "Johnny and I refer to his other personality, the part of him that is present when he beats me up — we call that the monster and have called [that] the monster for many years," she stated. "I was petrified of the monster."
Her claims came after the alleged phone-throwing incident where Heard says Depp grabbed her by the hair and "broke a lot of glass things that left glass on the floor."
However, Depp claims that Heard was "aggressive and violent" and also hit him in the face as he was late for her birthday celebration. Depp shared that he has photographic evidence as well as witness statements which will support his claims during a hearing scheduled to take place on February 22.
It has been reported that Amber wants to testify in the case but won't be allowed to due to a disclosure agreement.
In the deposition, an incident stated how years ago Depp allegedly brought two security guards with him to the apartment as he was "concerned about what Ms. Heard might do."
Depp has admitedt to throwing a phone at Heard but maintained that he never hit her. According to Depp's legal team, "hardcopy photographs were put in evidence, but neither the original images nor the associated metadata were produced," to prove timings.
Earlier last year, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star's legal representative shared with THR, "Ms. Heard repeatedly violently attacked and severely injured Mr. Depp, and then faked abuse allegations against him."
Heard's lawyer Eric George shared, "Mr. Depp’s ongoing defamation and violation of the parties’ confidentiality agreement is already the subject of a pending arbitration. We won’t dignify his comments with any further response."