"It hurts": Johnny Depp opens up on Amber Heard's abuse allegations, and slams Hollywood as a "vile f*****g circus"
Amber and Depp eventually reached an out-of-court settlement for their divorce, and she also dropped all the allegations that she had previously made against him.
Two years ago, actress Amber Heard had accused her ex-husband Johnny Depp of hitting her on more than one occasion and claimed that he was violent towards her. However, now, Depp has called out the comments from his ex-wife, claiming them to be extremely rubbish, while also revealing that he was extremely "hurt" by the allegations, as were his family, reports Metro.
The whole industry was left shocked and speechless when accusations of Depp throwing an iPhone at Amber's face, along with other violence against her surfaced. At the time, Amber had shared pictures of herself covered in bruises after an alleged altercation with the actor.
The actress was later granted a restraining order against the now 55-year-old, and a year later, the couple got divorced, and Amber was seen reportedly donating her $5.5 million (£4.9million) to charity. But now Depp has decided to come forward and face those allegations head-on, explaining why he chose to stay mum on the topic for so long.
In a recent GQ interview, he said, "It hurts. The thing that hurt me is being presented as something that you’re really as far away from as you could possibly get, you know? But to…To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me."
"So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know? I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder. Keep going, you know? Go nuts. I ain’t going to get into a pissing contest with someone about it. Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest. I never went out and spoke about the shit."
The 'Alice in Wonderland' actor added that as the allegations against him spread like wildfire out in the world, his reputation slowly shifted from "Cinderella to Quasimodo."
"But it felt like within a very, very short period of time that suddenly this version – for lack of a better word – of Cinderella had been immediately turned into the beast. He’s Quasimodo. I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you," he said. "And then people start putting things in magazines: 'He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…' You know, ludicrous stuff. But the only thing that I could do was know what I still know."
Depp further revealed that his entire family, along with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, stood by him at the time of his difficult divorce with Amber. According to reports, during the divorce battle, Depp was also hit by a lawsuit filed against him by his own management, according to which he owed them $18million (£13.8million) after allegedly blowing a whole heap of cash on his luxury lifestyle.
The management claimed that Depp spent all his money on the many properties that he owns around the world, private jets and a £23,000-a-month expenditure on wine. The also said that they were aware of Amber's claims of getting allegedly violated by the actor. "This vile fucking circus," he said, with reference to Hollywood. "But did it stop all the power mongers in Hollywood who were interested in shutting me up? Big money was being thrown about. People suing me at every opportunity. I mean, it’s all so obvious."
As per reports, Amber and Depp eventually reached an out-of-court settlement for their divorce, and she also dropped all the allegations that she had previously made against him. "I know the truth, and if I had to walk away from all of it today, the job, the career, all of it, and go toodle-oo, then fine," he said.