Was Amber Heard's mother on Johnny Depp's side? Paige Heard's texts reveal bond with son-in-law

The screenshots of the text exchanges between Heard's mother and Depp seem to point at lawyers who made matters worse


                            Was Amber Heard's mother on Johnny Depp's side? Paige Heard's texts reveal bond with son-in-law
Amber Heard's mom Paige Heard referred to Depp as ‘son’ in texts and expressed her affection for him, casting doubt on Amber's accusations (Photo by @amberheard/Instagram & Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
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After Amber Heard testified last week that Johnny Depp had done drugs with her father, Depp's past conversation with Heard's late mother has become a talking point. On May 5, Heard testified in Virginia's Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse about Depp using drugs with her father David Heard during the couple's engagement party in 2014. Depp and Heard married the next year. Heard filed for divorce in 2016 and the marriage legally ended in 2017.

Following the conclusion of the fourth week of the trial on May 5, some Twitter users claimed that evidence indicated Amber Heard's parents, Paige and David Heard, blamed their daughter's attorneys for the domestic violence charges. According to Koimoi, alleged screenshots were first posted from a Twitter handle called Papaya showing text conversations in which Heard’s parents seemingly admitted their daughter wasn't being completely honest. In the texts Heard's mom sent to Depp, she claimed that a restraining order filed by their daughter a few years ago was not done ‘willingly or happily’ but that the actress' attorneys felt it essential to submit legal paperwork.

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Heard obtained the restraining order after Depp requested the eviction of the couple's luxurious condominium following an altercation. In one of the texts, Heard's mother refers to Depp as ‘son’ and expresses her affection for him, casting doubt on Amber's accusations. The texts, which included images of Amber Heard's face with purported injuries caused by her then-husband, were sent to Depp on May 27, 2016, only hours after Heard filed for the restraining order. Paige Heard first messaged Depp, and according to the viral Twitter post, she wrote, "It's the lawyers on both sides doing this not Amber. I heard the whole story very teary - if I could just talk to Johnny. She didn't want this. Friggin lawyers on BOTH sides!! This was not her idea, not her wishes. She was told she would be evicted and out in 30days if she did not do this.” 

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"Her dumb lawyer possibly as the only way she would have a place to live in 30 days. She DID NOT want to do this I swear to you. The lawyers are frigging things up,” she added. The same day, Depp replied, "If she didn't want to file a restraining order against me and send a message to the world that I am some kind of violent wife beater ...then why would she go to the courthouse with a photo of her that looks like she's been abused??? this is my life too, what are my children and my children's friends supposed to think??? I do not deserve this, and they do not deserve this... especially not from her.” 

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Paige Heard responded, "Her lawyer told her she had to and she had to today. That's why she wanted to talk to you. We didn't talk so please never bring this up. But I'll swear to you this was not her idea nor did she do it willingly or happily. She was told it was her ONLY option to not being kicked out. I'm not making excuses but that is what she believed. She did not want to do it. She felt she was betraying her only love but the lawyers said so.” "Please don't pass this on if you ever talk to Amber again. I love you, son," she concluded. 

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Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend the "Black Mass" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 14, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

 

While the text exchanges reveal that Heard’s parents had a good relationship with Depp, It would be premature to claim that they are on Depp’s side and abandoned their daughter for him, considering there is nothing negative about her in the conversations. Meanwhile, Depp is engaged in a high-profile legal fight with Heard, 36, after filing a $50 million defamation lawsuit against her for an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in which she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse. Although Heard did not specifically mention Depp in the piece, his attorneys maintained that it was clear that she was talking about the actor. Heard is suing Depp for $100 million in retaliation.


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