Amber Heard's stylist disputes actress' claims of facial injuries caused by Johnny Depp: 'She did not have any black eyes'
Johnny Depp seems to have found a new ally in his battle for redemption against ex-wife Amber Heard. Reports say that the 'Aquaman' actress' own personal stylist Samantha McMillen has said that Heard told her that she had two black eyes while going on a talk show, when the fashionista claims that she saw her that same day and her face was uninjured.
According to the legal documents obtained by Hollywood Life, McMillen detailed her working relationship with the actress and revealed that she was working with Heard on the day of an appearance on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'. However, as per her account, she did not see any visible injuries on the actress.
McMillen said: “On December 16, 2015, I spent much of the day and evening with Amber Heard, preparing her to appear on the James Corden show. I saw her throughout the day of December 16, 2015, in good light, at close range, wearing no makeup. Throughout the day of December 16, 2015, I could see clearly that Amber Heard did not have any visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries to her face or any other part of her body. She appeared as a guest on the James Corden show that day.”
The professional stylist, who worked with Amber starting in 2014, continued, “After the show, Ms. Heard said to me ‘can you believe I just did that show with two black eyes?’ Ms. Heard did not have any black eyes and had been visibly uninjured throughout the day and at that moment. I later learned that Ms. Heard had accused Johnny Depp, in court filings and the media, of violently abusing her the previous night, December 15, 2015.”
McMillen is a huge name in Hollywood when it comes to stylists, for in the past, she has dressed stars like Brie Larson for her 'Avengers: Endgame' press tour and premieres, as well as her co-star Chris Hemsworth. She has also been a longtime stylist for Elle Fanning, whom she calls her “Magical Unicorn Muse!!!”, as per an Instagram post on April 9.
As fans following this drama would recall, Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife after she penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, where she, without taking Depp's name directly, referred to the timeline of their 2016 split when she accused the actor of domestic abuse. “Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,” Heard wrote on December 18, 2018.
Depp's lawsuit, which was filed on March 2 in Virginia, has his attorneys state that Heard “purported to write from the perspective of ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse’ and claimed that she ‘felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out’ when she ‘spoke up against sexual violence’.”
The lawsuit continued, “The op-ed depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her.” On this, Heard's attorneys said that the case is “frivolous.”