Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard 'put a cigarette out' on his right cheek in a fight after marriage

Depp claims that the incident occurred in a March 2015 argument in Australia, a month after their wedding.


                            Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard 'put a cigarette out' on his right cheek in a fight after marriage
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New allegations are being made public about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's infamous fight with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor claiming that after his ex-wife threw a bottle at him that severed his finger, she "put a cigarette out" on his right cheek. 

According to Blast, Depp filed an amended response as a part of his libel lawsuit against News Group Newspapers Limited and columnist Dan Wootton over a 2018 article that labeled him a "wife-beater". 

Depp claims that the incident occurred in a March 2015 argument in Australia, a month after their wedding. "On March 8, 2015, after learning of the existence of a post-nuptial agreement, Amber Heard committed one of her countless violent attacks against Johnny Depp," said Adam Waldman, his lawyer, in an emailed statement on Friday. 

Waldman said Heard threw a "bottle that severed the last third of (Depp's) finger" and burned "his face with a cigarette," which required the actor to be hospitalized. 

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)

The lawyer continued that Depp was instead a victim of Heard's "abuse hoaxes" and "several vicious acts". He adds that Depp has dozens of witnesses to corroborate his claims. 

"Ms Heard, who has a prior arrest and incarceration for violent domestic abuse, has one witness to her now-obliterated fraudulent claims – herself," Waldman said.

The couple is divorced but is fighting in court. Their divorce, which happened less than two years after they tied the knot, was an extremely messy affair – allegations of physical abuse, restraining orders, leaked texts and cellphone pictures of facial bruises were featured. 

Eventually, the divorce was settled out of court in August 2016 ending their roughly 15 months of marriage. Heard donated her entire $7 million settlement to a charity that is focused on fighting domestic abuse of women. 

Depp filed a civil lawsuit against Heard in March, to the tune of $50  million and accusing her of defaming him by setting herself up as a "domestic abuse" victim in an opinion column she wrote. 

The 'Aquaman' actress, however, denied putting out the cigarette on Depp's face calling the allegation "absurd, offensive and categorically untrue."

Heard's lawyer, Eric George, is denying allegations from her ex-husband. “This allegation is absurd, offensive and categorically untrue,” George said. “This photograph proves nothing - apart from the fact that Johnny Depp is desperate to throw out any outlandish allegation to deflect attention from his physical and ongoing psychological abuse of Amber Heard," he said in a statement.

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