Amber Heard started copying Johnny Depp's style after they started dating, says ex-assistant: 'She wore hats'
Amber Heard's former personal assistant Kate James claimed that she witnessed her ex-boss morph into a female version of Johnny Depp after she started dating him.
James, who worked with Heard from 2012 to 2015 and described the experience as nothing short of a nightmare in her court declaration submitted to the circuit court of Fairfax County, Virginia, as part of Depp's $50M defamation lawsuit against Heard. The declaration was obtained by the Blast. In the papers, she claimed her former employer went through "bizarre" transformations in her lifestyle after meeting Depp.
“When I first visited Johnny’s home, I couldn’t believe how similar it was to what Amber was in the process of trying to create. It was almost identical,” James stated.
She added that the 'Aquaman' actress began buying antique, expensive and often exclusive items that either Depp already possessed or fit his personality more than they fit hers.
"She went on and had Laura (Divenere, former interior designer of Depp and Heard) purchase an old-fashioned typewriter after she saw that Johnny had one. She threw away all paperback books and began curating an extensive collection of First Edition hardcover books (which I believe Johnny purchased for her at great expense). I found all this behavior to be quite bizarre," she said in the declaration.
James added that Heard even started copying Depp's style of dressing, which was quite noticeable because it was drastically different from that of the actor.
"When I first met Amber, her clothing style was what I would call preppy. Very soon, that also drastically changed, almost overnight, as she tried to morph into a bohemian way of dressing, wearing more and more silver jewelry, eventually adding a repertoire of hats, which also appeared to me to be mimicking Johnny’s style," she said.
All in all, James concluded that "Amber relished the fame that came with dating Johnny" and that she quickly realized that one of the perks of being his girlfriend was that she could ask for “free designer clothing" and get it.
“She would spend hours handpicking the requests she would then send to me so I could reach out. If the brand offered a discount rather than completely for free, she would refuse," James' declaration read.