Johnny Depp reveals why he thinks Ellen Barkin holds a GRUDGE against him

Barkin claimed in her statement that Depp, on one occasion, had thrown a bottle of wine across a hotel room and became jealous and angry.


                            Johnny Depp reveals why he thinks Ellen Barkin holds a GRUDGE against him
Ellen Barkin (L) is a key witness for Amber Heard in her defamation trial against Johnny Depp (R). (Neilsen Barnard & Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Johnny Depp reportedly believes that actress Ellen Barkin — one of Amber Heard's key witnesses in the ongoing defamation trial between the exes — holds a grudge against him.

Heard, 36, is battling a defamation lawsuit brought on by Depp, 58, who is seeking more than $50 million in damages over a 2018 op-ed in which the actress claimed to be a domestic abuse survivor. While Depp was not mentioned in the article, his lawyers have argued the implications were obvious and damaged their client's career prospects. Heard has countersued for $100 million.

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There have been numerous accusations throughout the trial that Depp has hurled bottles of liquor at Heard as both testified against each other, with both claiming to be a victim of domestic abuse in their marriage. According to Heard's press team, Barkin is to be a key witness for the 'Aquaman' actress in the trial. The 68-year-old, who co-starred with Depp in the 1998 cult classic, 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', has previously accused the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star of throwing a bottle of wine at her in 1998.

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Actress Ellen Barkin arrives at the premiere of the HBO documentary "His Way" at Paramount Studios on March 22, 2011, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Barkin has claimed she dated Depp for a while, but the latter considered their relationship more casual. When Depp filed a libel lawsuit against the British tabloid The Sun for calling him a "wife-beater" in a 2018 article, Heard's then-lawyer Sarah Wass recounted a statement from Barkin. It's worth noting that Barkin has previously commented on Depp's character, as stated in case notes for the 2020 trial. "There is always an air of violence around him," she reportedly said.

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Barkin claimed in her statement that Depp, on one occasion, had thrown a bottle of wine across a hotel room and became jealous and angry. Depp, however, denied the accusation, claiming the 'Sea of Love' actress held a grudge against him after he did not agree to embark on a "proper relationship" with her. "She wanted a proper relationship with me and I did not want that," Depp said when asked about their relationship in court. "I didn't feel the same about her as she did me and I suppose from that moment on she became very, very angry." He added at the time, "I do not have an anger management problem."

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Johnny Depp arrives at The Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 8, 2020, in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Barkin's deposition highlighted in the 2020 trial stated, "Yes, Mr. Depp threw a wine bottle across the room, the hotel room, in one instance, in Las Vegas, while we were shooting Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." She said the bottle did not hit her and clarified that Depp had never hit her or assaulted her in any way. However, a video recently played at the ongoing trial in Fairfax, Virginia, showed the actor agitated as he kicked kitchen cabinets and threw a wine glass. On the other hand, Depp has testified that Heard threw a large bottle of vodka at him during an argument, severing the tip of his left middle finger in the process. The widely-discussed trial continues as closing arguments are scheduled on May 27, Newsweek reported.

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