Photos of Amber Heard’s destroyed closet show Johnny Depp’s alleged destruction
The text message screenshot from 2015, is said to be a conversation between Heard’s sister Whitney and a house manager named Kevin, which reveals multiple racks of clothes and shoes ransacked
Pictures released by Amber Heard and her attorneys in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife reveal how violently a closet was destroyed by her then-husband, who allegedly went on a rampage. From broken clothing racks to scattered designer clothes, shoes and purses are seen on the floor. The images were shared in text messages with a worker in the building.
"Good morning sir... So ... Um ... Johnny destroyed Amber's closet. And there's some other damage to PH5," the message read. The same person asked; "You're the lucky person I should talk to about that, correct?" Page Six stated that the conversation is between Heard’s sister Whitney and a house manager named Kevin.
Kevin responded saying he will deal with the situation, to which Whitney texted back; "Insanity. Just f***ing insanity."
This happened on March 23, 2015, a month after Heard and Depp tied the knot on a private island in the Bahamas and when the couple was living in the $3 million Los Angeles penthouse which was one of the five connected penthouses formerly owned by the actor in the Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles.
"After becoming enraged, he began to destroy personal property all over the house, including my belongings in my closet," read Heard’s declaration of the incident according to Page Six. "My sister Whitney was there, so when Johnny lunged to hit me, Whitney placed herself between us. Johnny turned his attention to Whitney, who was standing on the top of a flight of stairs, and moved on her. Acting in defense of my sister, as I was scared for her physical safety, I punched Johnny in the face to draw his attention away from her. That was the only time I ever hit Johnny. At that point, house security intervened and separated us," her statement elaborated.
In December 2018, Heard penned an op-ed for The Washington Post about being a survivor of abuse. She did not mention Depp by name. On Thursday, Heard's lawyer Eric George said in a statement: "Johnny Depp physically and verbally abused Amber Heard. Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publicly harass Ms. Heard, and attempted to gaslight the world by denying his abuse."
"It is long past time for Mr. Depp’s despicable conduct to end. Today, we presented to the court irrefutable evidence of Mr. Depp’s abuse," the statement added.
Heard is asking a judge to dismiss the $50 million defamation lawsuit filed by Depp in response to an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post. However, as mentioned earlier, the piece never mentioned Depp by name. "I spoke up against sexual violence - and faced our culture's wrath."
Depp and his legal team responded by saying Heard caused further damage to his already declining career. Depp accused his ex-wife of derailing his career when she first accused him of abuse in her 2016 divorce filing. Heard filed those papers just 15 months after the couple was married after dating for five years.