Amber Heard dares Johnny Depp to 'tell the world' he was victim of domestic abuse: 'See who believes you'
'I have never been able to overpower you ... and there’s a jury and there’s a judge will see that there’s a very big difference between me and you,' she is heard saying
Just days after leaked audiotapes proved that it was Amber Heard who subjected Johnny Depp to domestic abuse during their marriage, in another 30-minute phone recording between the former couple from 2016 released on February 4, the 'Aquaman' actress is heard daring her ex-husband to “tell the world" that he was a victim of physical assault "and see how many people believe you”.
The phone conversation in question, published by Daily Mail, was recorded by Depp, 56, after Heard, 33, filed for divorce and applied for a restraining order against the “abusive” 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star.
The actor is heard arguing with his the-then estranged wife, pleading with him to settle their dispute out of court as airing their dirty laundry in public was ruining his professional reputation. “You are f***ing killing me,” the father-of-two says. “You’ve turned me into a … my boy goes to school and has kids go, ‘So your f***ing dad’s a wife beater?’ You don’t think about that, Amber.”
Heard in turn counter argues that she was the one who feared for her life after receiving threats from Depp's bodyguards and not the other way around. They then begin discussing an instance in Australia a month into their marriage when the top of Depp’s finger was severed. While she maintained that he did it to himself while “drunk and high on ecstasy," he claimed that the injury was caused by Heard throwing a vodka bottle at him.
“I’m sorry because the last time it got crazy between us I really did think I was gonna lose my life,” she said. “And I thought you would do it on accident. And I told you that.”
He replied, "Amber, I lost a f***ing finger man, c’mon. I had a f***ing, I had a f***ing mineral can, a jar, a can of mineral spirits thrown at my nose.”
That was when she resorted to threatening Depp with playing the victim card. “You can please tell people that it was a fair fight, and see what the jury and judge thinks. Tell the world Johnny, tell them Johnny Depp, I, Johnny Depp, a man, I’m a victim too of domestic violence. And I, you know, it’s a fair fight. And see how many people believe or side with you," she said.
When Depp said, “It doesn’t matter – fair fight my a**," she replied, “Exactly, because you’re big, you’re bigger and you’re stronger. And so when I say that I thought that you could kill me, that doesn’t mean you counter with you also lost your own finger. I, I’m not trying to attack you here, I’m just trying to point out the fact of why I said call 911."
"Because I was, you had your hands on me after you threw a phone at my face. And it’s got crazy in the past, and I truly thought I need to stop this madness before I get hurt," she added.
A thoroughly shocked Depp then reminded Heard that if they drag their case to court, she will have to repeat everything she believed in under oath. “Do you believe you’re an abuser? Do you believe you abused me physically?” he asked.
To this she replied, “Do you know I’m a 115, well not anymore, but I was an 115-pound, almost 115-pound woman. Have I ever been able to knock you off of your feet? Or knock you off balance? You’re going to get up on the stand, Johnny, and say, ‘She started it’? Really? I have never been able to overpower you that’s the difference between me and you … and that’s a difference, that’s a whole world, and there’s a jury and there’s a judge will see that there’s a very big difference between me and you.”
The couple eventually ended up settling their case out of court to the tune of $7 million.