Johnny Depp accused his ex-wife, Amber Heard, of cheating on him with at least eight well-known Hollywood actors. They include Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Kevin Costner, and Channing Tatum. He also suspects an affair with Leonardo DiCaprio after an audition. These claims were made by the actress during his testimony before a London court. Her ex-husband is suing The Sun for defamation.
The actress also claimed that Depp nicknamed DiCaprio “pumpkin head” and called Tatum “potato head” during his fits of anger and jealousy against any male co-stars she had that he considered a threat. According to Heard, Depp exploded in fury particularly when she had to kiss or participate in sensual scenes, telling her that people paid to see her “have sex on camera.”
In her witness statement, Heard related that Depp repeatedly threatened to kill and rape her. She also gave details of the actor’s jealousy attacks and how he controlled her: “I had to justify why I was making a movie, and it was much worse if there was kissing or sex. He would try to catch me by picking up my phone or telling me that someone had told him that I was having an affair and would act as if he had information to prove it, which wasn’t true. ”
He made fun of her, especially when he was drunk or high, and had derogatory nicknames for each of her male co-stars that he considered a sexual threat. For example, Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘pumpkin head’, Channing Tatum was ‘potato head’, said Heard, who was married to the protagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean between 2015 and 2017.
Depp also accused her of having sex with Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Liam Hemsworth, Billy-Bob Thornton, and Kelli Garner. She claimed that her then-husband obtained copies of the scripts to review and see if she had intimate scenes with her cast partners.
Depp rules were tightened every year about what nudes or scenes were acceptable. He asked for descriptions of every detail, every aspect of the scenes, and how they were filmed, imposing increasing restrictions on what his then-wife could and could not do. She found herself making concessions and rejecting jobs. She also added that because of Depp, she lost many jobs, and her salary reduced every year she was with him.
Heard remarked that Depp was “very jealous” and that he was “obsessed” with knowing who he had slept with and who he had dated before him. He also controlled her when it came to dressing. If she was wearing a low-cut dress, he would say things like ‘My girl isn’t going to dress like a whore.’ Over time, Heard stopped wearing revealing dresses for red carpet events: verbal and psychological abuse just wasn’t worth it. Depp humiliated Heard every time she tried to wear something that could look sexy, calling her ‘bitch’ and ‘starved for fame’. Everything got worse over time. On one occasion, according to Heard, he said, “I’m going to have to see how they rape you.”
The Aquaman protagonist said Depp also called her “fat ass,” and that sometimes she would respond by calling him “old” or “jerk. Heard pointed out a particular situation in which he wanted to reveal the control he had over her. Heard said Depp once took her car, a Mustang, without asking, explaining that he would fix it for her as a gift and never return it to her. Once the car disappeared, Depp insisted that his drivers and bodyguards took his ex-wife everywhere. She had no car and could not drive during her years with him.
Over time, it became clear that this was one of the ways that he would know and control where she was. The same happened with the security guards. He insisted that Heard had personal security, and sent his own men, who would inform him of where she was at all times.
According to Heard, Depp told her that the only way to escape her marriage was dead and repeatedly threatened her. Supposedly, he also told her on one occasion: “I will cut your face so that no one wants you again.”
Allegedly, during the years they were together, it was commented that the actor beat and verbally abused her on nearly 14 occasions under the influence of alcohol and drugs. That includes an opportunity in Australia, where Heard claimed that she was beaten, strangled, and spit upon by Depp, who held her for three days as a hostage.