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Amber Heard faces 4 years in jail as LAPD probes perjury in Johnny Depp domestic violence case: 'Lock her up'

'Amber Heard and her friend Rocky Pennington staged the May 21 crime scene to prove the abuse allegation against Johnny Depp,' Depp's lawyer friend said
Amber Heard is being probed by LAPD for perjury in Johnny Depp domestic violence case (Getty Images)
Amber Heard is being probed by LAPD for perjury in Johnny Depp domestic violence case (Getty Images)

The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard saga continues as the actress is now being investigated for perjury in her domestic violence case against the Hollywood actor. Heard had accused her then-husband of physical abuse during their marriage, which UK publication The Sun had reported by calling Depp a "wife-beater".

Depp subsequently filed a libel suit against the publication, which he ultimately lost a year later in 2020. But now, the Los Angeles Police Department is taking another look at Heard's alleged 2016 explosive fight with Depp that had happened in their downtown penthouse in LA.


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Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala presented by Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler at 3LABS on January 9, 2016, in Culver City, California (Getty Images)

According to German outlet BILD, the 'Aquaman' actress is facing allegations that she faked information about the big fight between her and her former husband that dragged their marriage to its downfall. Adam Waldman, who is a longtime lawyer friend of Depp's, has also allegedly confirmed that the investigation against Heard is underway. Waldman, a noted attorney, believes the crime scene was staged by the actress. He told the German outlet, "Amber Heard and her friend Rocky Pennington staged the May 21 crime scene to prove the abuse allegation against Johnny Depp."

Did Amber Heard lie about fight with Johnny Depp? 

Never seen before body camera footage from LAPD's responding officers at the scene has also spurred speculations surrounding Heard's innocence in the matter. This footage and brand new police testimony were introduced recently to the still ongoing domestic violence legal battle between the couple. Pointing to new evidence, Waldman claimed: "The crime scene was an enormous lie." Waldman believes the new evidence "proves" that the explosive fight that Heard claims happened between the two, never really took place. Reportedly, the two cops who first responded to the scene also said in their individual depositions that they didn't see any evidence of a crime at all.

Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend 'The Danish Girl' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on September 12, 2015, in Toronto, Canada (Getty Images)

Apart from the libel case that Depp lost, he had also filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard in the wake of her alleging that she endured domestic violence during their marriage. Heard had made the revelations without naming names in an op-ed she had written for The Washington Post in December 2018. There, she had detailed her experience in an abusive relationship, which spurred Depp to sue her after he lost movie roles in the wake of the scandal. Heard had also sued Depp back alleging that the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star had organized "a harassment campaign via Twitter and (by) orchestrating online petitions in an effort to get her fired from 'Aquaman' and L'Oreal."

'She should be in jail'

Heard was last seen appearing in 'Justice League: Snyder's Cut' after she was fired from 'Aquaman' as evidence of her own abuse towards Depp resurfaced. But now she reportedly wants to grill Depp's attorney friend Waldman in court about these alleged tabloid leaks. Heard claims that the attorney was behind feeding private information and stories to the media that portrayed her in bad light, in an attempt to tarnish and discredit her allegations against Depp. BILD also notes that if proven guilty in the perjury allegations, Heard could face up to four years in prison. 

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014, in New York City (Getty Images)

The internet too is lobbying against Heard once again in this social media war that had left people divided. One Twitter user shared a screenshot of a news article reporting on the new developments in the case, writing, "LAPD has entered the chat of investigating Amber Heard for perjury." To that, many replied along the lines of "She should be in jail", and "Lock her up and throw away the key." The latter was a common sentiment as another user also tweeted, "This crazy witch needs locked up. Seriously."

Another claimed, "She looks like an abuser to me, nothing beautiful about her, she is a vile nasty person for abusing her ex husband for years, yet people only see a beautiful face and won't look past that to what she has really done and is really capable of." One user simply celebrated the possibility that "Amber Heard could face 3 years of jail I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER."