Johnny Depp's ex Vanessa Paradis calls Amber Heard's abuse allegations 'false facts' as she defends him
Paradis filed a court declaration in connection to the lawsuit where she denied any rumors that Depp was a violent man
As Johnny Depp prepares to face-off with his ex-wife Amber Heard in a $50 million defamation lawsuit, Vanessa Paradis, his former partner and the mother of his children, has reiterated her defense of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor.
Paradis, 47, filed a court declaration in connection to the lawsuit, obtained by the Blast, where she denied any rumors that Depp was a violent man.
"I work as a musician, singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion model. I have known Johnny Depp for more than 25 years. We’ve been partners for 14 years and we raised our two children together. Through all these years I’ve known Johnny to be a kind, attentive, generous, and non-violent person and father," she said.
She added that the 56-year-old actor had always maintained utmost professional decorum while on sets and she had never witnessed him be disrespectful to anyone. "On movie sets the actors, directors and entire crews adore him because he is humble and respectful to everyone, as well as being one of the best actors we’ve seen," Paradis stated.
The French actress said that the allegations of domestic abuse made by the 'Aquaman' actress, 33, against her ex-partner were "false facts."
"I am aware of the allegations which Amber Heard has publicly accused Johnny of for more than 4 years now,” Paradis wrote. "This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me. I have seen that these outrageous statements have been really distressing, and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately, people have gone on believing these false facts. This is so upsetting as he has helped so many persons in his personal and professional life, with kindness and generosity."
This was not the first time that Paradis had spoken out in favor of her husband. Paradis penned a handwritten letter years back, which was obtained by TMZ. In the letter, she insisted that her ex-husband never hurt anyone and was a gentle and loving person.
"Johnny Depp is the father of my two children. He is a sensitive, loving, and loved person. I believe with all my heart that the recent allegations being made against him are outrageous. In all the years I have known him, he has never been abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years," she wrote in the letter.
Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, said that the outpouring of support for his client did not surprise him, even as celebrities like Winona Ryder and Penelope Cruz came out and defended the actor in recent days.
“Amber Heard attempted to project her own history of abusing others onto Johnny Depp. A groundswell of sworn statements rejecting Heard’s bogus characterization from those who have known and loved Johnny for decades should surprise no one. In contrast, Amber Heard’s confederates and erstwhile witnesses are now crumbling like cookies, recanting their testimony and pulling away from her hoax," he said.