Is Johnny Depp BLIND? Actor revealed being abused by mom because of his condition

'Everything is just very, very blurry. I've never had proper vision,' the 58-year-old had said in 2013


                            Is Johnny Depp BLIND? Actor revealed being abused by mom because of his condition
Johnny Depp steps outside court during the 8th day of his civil trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 19, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
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Though Johnny Depp’s testimony at a Virginia court against Amber Heard has ended, the talks around are not. While testifying in mid-April, the 58-year-old actor had told the court that he is “​​legally blind” in one of his eyes and also claimed that his mother Betty Sue Palmer used to call him names because of his condition.

He accused late Palmer of using terms like, “cock eye, one eye, anything she could get to demean and humiliate” him. According to a report in LADbible, Depp said: “The verbal abuse, the psychological abuse was almost worse than the beatings. The beatings were just physical pain, and physical pain you learn to deal with, you learn to accept it, you learn to deal with it,” before adding: “But the psychological and emotional abuse, that's what tore us up.”

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Actor Johnny Depp (center), mother Betty Sue Palmer (left), and girlfriend Vanessa Paradis attend the 76th Annual Academy Awards on February 29, 2004, at the Kodak Theater, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

But the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ star praised his father during the testimony, saying: “He amazingly remained very, very stoic. He stood there and just looked at her while she delivered the pain. And he swallowed it. He took it. There was never one moment, never a moment when my father lost control and attacked my mother or hit my mother or even said a bad thing to my mother. The things I witnessed were a couple of times where it got too far, I could see his eyes welling up, him staring at her saying nothing. The most that he would do is he would punch a wall."

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Is Johnny Depp BLIND in one eye?

This was not the first time Depp mentioned his blindness. He had talked about it earlier as well. In 2013, while speaking with Rolling Stone, the father-of-two had said he’s “basically blind as a bat” in his left eye and suffers from nearsightedness in his right eye. “Everything is just very, very blurry. I've never had proper vision,” he added at the time, which reportedly made it hard for him to play characters, like Edward Scissorhands, Tonto, and Jack Sparrow as for them he had to remove his glasses.

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: Actor Johnny Depp waves to the fans after meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in on October 19, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. Johnny Depp is visiting Belgrade to promote the animated series "Puffins" which has been produced in Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

 

At the time, Depp also gave his insight into relationships and talked about his separation from Vanessa Paradis, with whom he was for 14 years, and shares two children — Lily-Rose Depp and Jack Depp. The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ star had commented: “The last couple years have been a bit bumpy. At times, certainly unpleasant, but that's the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved.”

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Actor Johnny Depp and partner Vanessa Paradis arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

 

“Relationships are very difficult. Especially in the racket that I'm in because you're constantly away or they're away and so it's hard. It wasn't easy on her. It wasn't easy on me. It wasn't easy on the kids. So, yeah. The trajectory of that relationship - you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another. So for whatever reason that ­ceases, it doesn't stop the fact that you care for that person, and they're the mother of your kids, and you'll always know each other, and you're always gonna be in each other's lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it,” Depp had added.

The A-lister had also claimed himself to be sober at the time as he noted: “In terms of the breakup, I definitely wasn't going to rely on the drink to ease things or cushion the blow or cushion the situation. Cause that could have been fatal. I felt it was my duty to be real clear throughout that. I had something pretty serious to focus on, really, which was making sure that my kids were gonna be cool.”

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