'Ruined his life': Johnny Depp's former bandmate slams Amber Heard
Bill 'Beano' Hanti, Johnny Depp's old bandmate, has stepped out to express his thoughts on the on-going legal battle between Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard. In the new two-part documentary 'Johnny vs Amber,' which will premiere on December 18 on Discovery+, Bill 'Beano' Hanti, who was in a band called 'The Kids' with Depp in the 1980s, expressed his animosity towards Heard in his interview.
He'd known Johnny since he was 17 years old, and had joined the band as a guitarist immediately before he decided to pursue acting. “He had something special with Vanessa and he f****d it up," he claimed, decribing Depp's first partner, Vanessa Paradis, as a "beautiful soul". In sharp contrast, he described Amber Heard as someone who drove Depp insane. When it came to Amber and her first film with Johnny, Bill said, “She just saw him coming. She got the opportunity to be a part of that film and she worked it. Ruined his life, it really did. Look at it, it totally f****d his career over. Cost him his friends. Part of his family. She got inside John's head and made him absolutely crazy to the point where he was drinking and drugging, to the point of insanity."
According to to LAD Bible, which has posted a clip of his interview, Hanti describes Heard as the one responsible for Depp's sudden downfall. The actor was riding the high of playing the famed character of Jack Sparrow from 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' when he met and became acquainted with Heard on the sets of 'The Rum Diary' in 2009. He began dating Amber Heard in early 2012. After 14 years of dating and two children, Johnny Depp and long-time partner Vanessa Paradis formally announced their split after 14 years of togetherness and after having two children Lily-Rose and John Christopher.
Johnny and Amber were engaged in 2014, and they married in a private ceremony in 2015. But problems began to simmer in paradise just a year later. Amber Heard filed for divorce and even secured a temporary restraining order against him, saying that he had physically assaulted her throughout their relationship.
Both actors hurled accusations against one other, and the two finally struck a $7 million settlement in 2016, which Heard supposedly gave to charity. However, in 2018, the actress went on to allege that Depp had assaulted her in an article, leading to yet another legal tussle between the two. Fans are still wondering who is speaking the truth as their case is still ongoing.