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Here Are the Latest Details in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Tumultuous Divorce — From Her Mouth

In a deposition transcript, Heard is quoted as saying of her ex-husband: "I was petrified of the monster."

By Jenny Berg

After a tumultuous marriage that lasted for 15 months, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard went through an equally tumultuous divorce in 2016. But even after reaching a multi-million dollar joint settlement in August of that year, the couple won't be able to put their dramatic story to bed just yet.

The Hollywood Reporter has just obtained documents that detail previously undisclosed details of the couple's relationship — and, to put it frankly, the details are pretty harrowing. In a deposition transcript, for example, Heard is quoted as saying: "Johnny and I refer to his other personality, the part of him that is present when he beats me up — we call that the monster and have called [that] the monster for many years. I was petrified of the monster."

The documents surfaced just as Depp is about to enter into court battle over a defamation lawsuit aimed at U.K. tabloid The Sun, which called him a "wife-beater" in a 2018 headline that seems to have been changed. The article also mentioned Heard's application for a restraining order against Depp, after a May 2016 fight that caused police to come to the couple's Los Angeles home.

The deposition transcripts obtained by THR have more alleged details on that night in May. Heard claimed, for example, that Depp threw a phone at her face "as hard as he could," grabbed her by the hair, and smashed glass objects into the floor. 

Depp has conflicting accounts of the evening, and has alleged that Heard herself was violent with him. In one instance, he claimed that she punched him twice in the face after he was late to her birthday dinner.

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