Johnny Depp compared Amber Heard to Anna Nicole Smith after she accused him of violating restraining order

The actor was angry over the fact that they had mutually agreed to the meeting, and when it didn't pan out as Heard thought, she accused him of violating the temporary restraining order


                            Johnny Depp compared Amber Heard to Anna Nicole Smith after she accused him of violating restraining order
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In a fit of rage following the filing of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against him in May 2016, Johnny Depp went on a rant against his then-estranged wife, Amber Heard, comparing the 'Aquaman' actress to the late model-turned-actress Anna Nicole Smith. 

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor sent a bunch of texts to his talent agent and Lady Gaga's ex-fiance, Christian Carino, two months after Heard filed a TRO against him after reportedly sitting down for a face-to-face meeting in San Francisco in July of the same year that the agent had organized. 

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Tensions between the couple were already running high, especially after Heard accused Depp of throwing a cell phone at her face, days before filing the TRO.

Since the TRO was granted on May 27, Depp and Heard were not supposed to be in the same room with each other. However, they did meet, and after none of them or their legal team could find a way to resolve the differences between them, Depp claimed that Heard's team started accusing him of violating the conditions of the TRO, in texts obtained by the Blast

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"Also, apparently, she filed papers to say that I have broken the restraining order by texting, speaking to her, seeing her in San Francisco...with all the bullshit I'm going through with this??? send me to county for breaking the restraining order...some of which, as you can guess, that she was more than complicit with!!! I couldn't give a f***in' fat rat's ass!! as she wants her name cleared, which can no longer happen in terms of the public's opinion and more than likely the people who run her profession, a product of choice by people...in the public's eye, she's no f***in' better than Anna Nicole Smith!!!" he texted to Carino following the meeting. 

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Model Anna Nicole Smith arrives to the VH1 Big in 04 at the Shrine Auditorium on December 1, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Smith was branded a gold-digger back in the day when she married 88-year old petroleum tycoon J. Howard Marshall in 1994. Although she battled the rumors by insisting that she loved Marshall and that age did not matter to her, after his death at the age of 90, Smith refused to believe the fact that her husband had not left her anything in his will. 

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She claimed that Marshall orally promised her half of his estate, which primarily consisted of a 16 percent interest in Koch Industries, then worth $1.6 billion. In September 2000, Smith was awarded $449,754,134, by an L.A. bankruptcy judge. However, Smith's stepson E. Pierce Marshall disputed the claim and in July 2001, a Houston judge ruled that Smith was entitled to nothing and instead had to pay $1 million to cover the legal costs and expenses of E. Pierce Marshall.

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Sine the Texas probate court and California bankruptcy court could not reach a conclusive decision, it forced the matter into federal court, which issued a new ruling that reduced the award to $88 million.

Actors Amber Heard (L) 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)

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However, in December 2004, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed that decision. Although the ultimate decision was in favor of Smith, the verdict did not give her a portion of her husband's estate but instead, affirmed her right to pursue a share of it in federal court.

Depp further accused Heard of deliberately making him violate the TRO just so that she could redeem her public reputation by meeting him in San Francisco. 

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"Her trip to San Fran was a ruse to clear her reputation...and I fell for it, yet another lie...tell me I'm wrong!!! she's never brought up the notion of clearing my name as a f***ing wife-beating c***?? she don't want me fuckin' mad... I've tried d to get her away from her monkey ass lawyers!!! sorry for the rant, but... I am flabbergasted by the truth she gives me and the truth she actually applies when it's time to save herself from being caught in a legal fib...yeah, man...she really loved me the other day," he wrote. 

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