Amber Heard assaulted Johnny Depp when his children were in the house, says estate manager
In her declaration filed before the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, Tara Roberts — Johnny Depps's estate manager — has claimed that his children bore witness to the aftermath of at least one instance of Amber Heard physically abusing the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor.
In her declaration, Roberts, who managed Depp's island in the Bahamas, spoke of an incident that took place on December 19, 2015, when a fight between the actor and his then-wife turned physically abusive.
She accused the 'Aquaman' actress of using a number of demeaning names to body shame Depp during their argument. Heard reportedly said, "Your career is over", "no one’s going to hire you," "you’re washed up," "fat," "you’ll die a lonely man.” At some point during their fight, both of them were standing in the parking lot of their house on the island and Heard started assaulting Depp, Roberts claimed.
"I saw Amber lunge at Johnny, clawing, tugging and aggressively pulling him. He continued to stand there yelling at her to stop and leave him alone. When he stepped back to leave, her onslaught would start again. During this entire incident, I never saw Johnny hit Amber, or push her back, nor did he physically react to the attacks," the deposition read.
At the end of the incident, Depp was left with a red, swelling gash on the bridge of his nose, which Roberts claimed that Heard later admitted to causing by throwing a "quart-sized can of lacquer thinner" at his face.
Roberts added that Depp's children, Lily-Rose Depp and John "Jack" Christopher Depp III, were present on the island.
"Also present on the island during this late 2015 visit was Johnny's son, daughter, and his daughter's friend. Johnny children did witness the aftermath of the night before as I got then that morning, explained to them what had happened, and took them to their father," she said.
It is unclear from the declaration if the children actually witnessed the abuse.