Johnny Depp sent text messages to a friend in 2013 suggesting that he would like to "burn" and "drown" Amber Heard, his now ex-wife. This was announced on Wednesday during a hearing in London, in a case that Depp brought against the publisher of the British boulevard magazine The Sun.
Depp sent the message to his good friend and colleague Paul Bettany. Other text messages he shared with him indicate that Depp's behavior was influenced by alcohol consumption and was carried forward during the hearing.
"I drank all night before I went to pick up Amber to fly to Los Angeles," Depp wrote. "It was intense, man. I hadn't eaten for days, drank half a bottle of whiskey, dozens of vodkas with Red Bull, swallowed two bottles of champagne and pills. What do you get when you board a plane? An evil bastard who insults everyone who comes close. I'm done with it. "
Engaged in a legal battle
In 2016 Depp's ex-wife, Amber Heard, filed a lawsuit against the actor for mistreatment. Two years later she told in an interview with The Washington Post about the violence that the actor would have used against her.
In the same year, The Sun headed an article with Depp: a wife beater . Not only did the actor bring a lawsuit against Heard, he also sued The Sun for defamation.
According to Reuters , The Sun, which must prove not to be guilty of defamation, will in all likelihood use the argument "that the article is not defamatory because it is true." The Sun can add text messages as proof of a violent relationship.
Depp (55) and Heard (33) have been engaged since 2017 in a legal battle over mutual allegations of domestic violence.
The most recent development here is that Depp accuses his ex of punching him in the face. In February an audio recording came out in which the actress admits that she had beaten her husband. The actor then sued Heard for libel.
This case is being dealt with in August.