The divorce announcement between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard took a seriously disturbing turn when it became apparent that domestic violence allegedly committed by Depp was the root cause of their breakup.
Proofs provided by Heard were considered enough to grant heard a temporary restraining order against Depp. Depp maintained his silence for two years since Heard made allegations but finally, he has spoken out to rubbish the claims made against him and reveals that he was ‘hurt’ by the allegations, as were his family.
In an interview with GQ, he said: ‘It hurts. The thing that hurt me is being presented as something that you’re really as far away from as you could possibly get, you know? But to… To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me.
‘So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know? I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder. Keep going, you know? Go nuts. I ain’t going to get into a pissing contest with someone about it. Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest. I never went out and spoke about the shit.’
The actor said that his reputation damaged, he turned ‘from Cinderella to Quasimodo’.
‘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. I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you,’ he said. ‘And then people start putting things in magazines: “He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…” You know, ludicrous stuff. But the only thing that I could do was know what I still know.’
‘This vile fucking circus’, he said, referring to Hollywood. ‘But did it stop all the power mongers in Hollywood who were interested in shutting me up? ‘Big money was being thrown about.
People suing me at every opportunity. I mean, it’s all so obvious.’
He and Heard, 32, eventually reached an out-of-court settlement and she withdrew her allegations. ‘I know the truth and if I had to walk away from all of it today, the job, the career, all of it, and go toodle-oo, then ﬁne,’ he said.
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