Johnny Depp denies abusing Amber Heard, says bruises were 'painted-on': Report

Speaking his piece. Johnny Deppaddressed ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations of domestic abuse in new court documents.

According to paperwork obtained by The Blast, the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star, 55, submitted a lengthy statement to support the $50 million defamation lawsuit he filed against the Aquaman actress, 33, in March.

“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,” he said in the documents, according to The Blast. “I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life. I never abused Ms. Heard or any other woman.”

The three-time Oscar nominee stated that his purpose for the suit was not purely self-serving, as he hoped “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.”

Additionally, Depp made his own allegations of abuse against the Texas native, who he wed in February 2015 and split from in May 2016. “There was actual, documented domestic violence in our relationship: She was the perpetrator, and I was the victim,” he claimed. “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 third party witnesses, which in some instances caused me serious bodily injury.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Actors Johnny Depp (L) and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
US actor Johnny Depp (L), accompanied by his fiancee US actress and model Amber Heard (R), arrive at Tokyo International Airport on January 26, 2015 for the Japan premiere of his latest movie 'Mortdecai'. The action comedy movie will be screened in Japan from February 6. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress and model Amber Heard, accompanied by her fiance US actor Johnny Depp (unseen), arrives at Tokyo International Airport on January 26, 2015 for the Japan premiere of his latest movie 'Mortdecai'. The action comedy movie will be screened in Japan from February 6. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #461785548 with alternate crop.) Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
US actor Johnny Depp (L) jokes with fiancee US actress and model Amber Heard (R) as they arrive for the UK premiere of the film 'Mortdecai' in London on January 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of 'Mortdecai' at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard arrive at The Art Of Elysium 8th Annual Heaven Gala at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy Marina Abramovic's HEAVEN Gala at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Honoree Amber Heard (L) and actor Johnny Depp attend the 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 26: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are seen upon arrival at Haneda Airport on January 26, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 26: Amber Heard is seen upon arrival at Haneda Airport on January 26, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Johnny Depp (L) and Amber Heard attend the The Art Of Elysium 8th Annual Heaven Gala at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard arrive at The Art Of Elysium 8th Annual Heaven Gala at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Honoree Amber Heard (L) and actor Johnny Depp attend the 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
Actor Johnny Depp attends the cast of 'Benny & Joon' present Planet Hollywood with memorabilias from the film on March 22, 1993 at Planet Hollywood, California.
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SHERMAN OAKS,CA - DECEMBER 13: Actor Dustin Nguyen, actor Johnny Depp and actor Peter DeLuise attend the FOX Television Stars Feed the Homeless on December 13, 1987 at Sherman Oaks Galleria in Sherman Oaks, California. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
POMPANO BEACH, FL - AUGUST 29: Johnny Depp greets fans after performing as part of the Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert at Club Cinema on August 29, 2008 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Franklin/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 22: Matthew Perry and Johnny Depp in New York to promote their first network series on the Fox Network in 1987 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
LONDON - JANUARY 10: Johnny Depp attends the Sweeney Todd film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at The Art Of Elysium's 8th Annual Heaven Gala at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Honoree Amber Heard (L) and actor Johnny Depp attend the 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at The Art Of Elysium's 8th Annual Heaven Gala at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Honoree Amber Heard (L) and actor Johnny Depp attend the 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Johnny Depp (L) presents the Spirit of Elysium award to honoree Amber Heard during the 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Johnny Depp (L) and his fiancee actress Amber Heard arrive at the premiere of Relativity Media's '3 Days To Kill' at the Arclight Theatre on February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrives at the '3 Days To Kill' at ArcLight Cinemas on February 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actor Johnny Depp kisses actress Amber Heard as they attend the US premiere of '3 Days To Kill,' at Arclight Cinemas, February 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard attend the US premiere of '3 Days To Kill,' at Arclight Cinemas, February 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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He continued: “She hit, punched, and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls, and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.”

Depp included photos, also obtained by The Blast, with his deposition.

According to the Pirates of the Caribbean star, he made up his mind to divorce Heard after she or a friend defecated in his bed “as some sort of a sick prank before they left for Coachella together.”

Depp claims his former love later admitted the stunt to the estate manager.

“As a result of the years of domestic abuse I had suffered at the hands of Ms. Heard — most recently the April 21 physical attack and defecation on my bed sometime before she and her friends left the next morning — I resolved to divorce Ms. Heard,” he said.

The Hollywood Vampires guitarist previously spoke about Heard’s allegations toGQ in October 2018. “To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me,” he said at the time. “Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will be too.”

He added: “I worry about the people that bought it and I worry about her. It’s just not right. I will never stop fighting. I’ll never stop. They’d have to f—king shoot me.”

Heard’s lawyer gave a statement to Us Weekly following the publication of the article, calling Depp’s denials “entirely untrue.” “Mr. Depp is shamefully continuing his psychological abuse of Ms. Heard, who has attempted to put a very painful part of her life firmly in her past,” the attorney said. “One need only look at the physical evidence to draw the proper conclusion.”

Depp filed a suit in March over a Washington Post op-ed she penned in December 2018 in which Heard spoke about her experiences after coming forward as an alleged domestic abuse survivor. “I write this as a woman who had to change my phone number weekly because I was getting death threats,” she wrote in the piece, which didn’t name her ex-husband. “For months, I rarely left my apartment, and when I did, I was pursued by camera drones and photographers on foot, on motorcycles and in cars. Tabloid outlets that posted pictures of me spun them in a negative light. I felt as though I was on trial in the court of public opinion — and my life and livelihood depended on myriad judgments far beyond my control.”

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Depp’s team took issue with the article as they claim it “depends on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Amber Heard attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Justice League' on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 06: Amber Heard attends The Art Of Elysium's 11th Annual Celebration with John Legend at Barker Hangar on January 6, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for The Art Of Elysium )
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Amber Heard attends the GQ Men Of The Year Awards at The Star on November 15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Amber Heard arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Justice League' at Dolby Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Amber Heard attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Justice League' at Dolby Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 07: Actress Amber Heard attends the 4th annual unite4:humanity Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Actress Amber Heard speaks on stage during the 2nd Annual Pride & Prejudice Summit at 10 on The Park on March 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Model/actress Amber Heard attends Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Amber Heard attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12: Actress Amber Heard arrives at A24/DIRECTV's 'The Adderall Diaires' premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood on April 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09: Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend Art of Elysium's 9th Annual Heaven Gala at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Actress Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp arrive at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 02, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21:Amber Heard attends the premiere of Focus Features' 'The Danish Girl' at Westwood Village Theatre on November 21, 2015 in Westwood, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Actress Amber Heard poses in the press room during the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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BROOKLINE, MA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the Boston premiere of 'Black Mass' at Coolidge Corner Theater on September 15, 2015 in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp arrive at the 'Black Mass' premiere during 2015 Toronto International Film Festival held at The Elgin Theatre on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)
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The Her Smell actress’ rep did not respond to a request for comment at the time.

Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016, four days before filing a restraining order against her then-spouse and accusing him of domestic violence.

The couple’s divorce was finalized in January 2017, with Heard being given a $7 million settlement that she donated to charity.

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