Johnny Depp has broken his silence on former wife Amber Heard, after a lengthy court battle following her allegations of domestic abuse. The 55-year-old actor was accused of lashing out at 32-year-old Amber, whom he met on the set of The Rum Diary, when she filed for divorce in May 2016 after 15 months of marriage, allegedly hitting her with an iPhone. While the case was eventually settled, Johnny, who is father to Lily-Rose, 19, and Jack, 16, with former partner Vanessa Paradis, insisted the allegations against him ‘couldn’t even sound’ like something he’d do.
He’s keen to share his side Seemingly more than happy to chat about the incident and the details – which were made public during the court battle – Johnny added there was no way he would have been able to hit her. He added: ‘Twenty-five feet away from her, how the f*** am I going to hit her? Which, by the way, is the last thing I would’ve done. I might look stupid, but I ain’t f****** stupid.’
However, he lamented the effect it had on his teenage kids, with Lily-Rose previously coming to the defense of her father during the height of heat. ‘I do this shit for my kids, man. How could someone, anyone, come out with something like that against someone, when there’s no truth to it whatsoever?’ Johnny said.
‘I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school, you know what I mean? With people going, “Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats up chicks or something?” Lily-Rose stood up for her father ‘Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go through that?’ Lily-Rose took to Instagram following the allegations to heap sweet praise on her father, alongside a shot of them together from when she was a wee baby.
She wrote: ‘My dad is the sweetest, most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same.’ After the allegations emerged, many took to the star with their proverbial pitchforks – which wasn’t lost on the actor, who said he ‘could feel people looking at him differently’. ‘I know I was never going to be Cinderella,’ he said in an interview with British GQ. ‘But it felt like within a very, very short period of time that suddenly this version — for lack of a better word — of Cinderella had been immediately turned into the beast. He’s Quasimodo.
’ But Johnny is confident the ‘truth’ will come out eventually, as he added he’ll ‘be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids’