Johnny Depp is continuing to deny the domestic abuse allegations filed by his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
In new court documents obtained by The Blast, Depp submitted a new statement to support the $50 million defamation lawsuit he filed against Heard in March of this year. Not only is Depp denying all claims, but he is accusing Heard of abusing and harming him.
“I have denied Ms. Heard’s allegations vehemently since she first made them in May 2016 when she walked into court to obtain a temporary restraining order with painted-on bruises that witnesses and surveillance footage show she did not possess each day of the preceding week,” Depp said in the documents.
The actor continued, “I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life. I never abused Ms. Heard or any other woman.”
Depp explained that he decided to file the lawsuit “not only to clear my name and restore my reputation, but to attempt to bring clarity to the women and men whose lives have been harmed by abuse and who have been repeatedly lied to by Ms. Heard purporting to be their spokesperson.”
He said that the “appearance of new evidence not previously in my possession” is what caused him to file the new lawsuit.
“She was the perpetrator, and I was the victim,” he alleged. “While mixing prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol, Ms. Heard committed innumerable acts of domestic violence against me, often in the presence of a third-party witness, which in some instances caused me serious bodily harm.”