Depp’s ex recorded saying nobody will believe she hit him because she’s a woman

Hashtags are lighting up in support of actor Johnny Depp as new abuse allegations emerged, apparently supported by a verified recording of ex-wife Amber Heard admitting she hit him.

The newly released audio seems to corroborate Depp’s account of an abusive marriage perpetrated by Heard, who divorced the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in 2016. It’s a recording of a discussion they had over a fight that got physical, as USA Today reported.

“I did start a physical fight,” she says at one point.

“Yeah you did… so I had to get the f–k out of there,” Depp replies.

She also calls him a “baby” for saying he was punched, when she was just slapping him.

“Babe, you’re not punched,” Heard tells Depp. “I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you’re fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.”

Depp tells her at another point in the discussion, “I do not want to leave you,” according to USA Today. “I do not want a divorce, I do not want you out of my life. I just want peace. If things get physical, we have to separate.”

Heard says she can’t promise perfection but will try.

“I can’t promise you I won’t get physical again,” she says on the tape, according to USA Today. “God, I (expletive) sometimes get so mad I lose it. I can (expletive) promise you I can do everything to change.”

This is proof that she was the abuser, Depp’s lawyer told USA Today.

“The first confessional tape she made reveals a conversation any real abuse victim will recognize all too well,” lawyer Adam Waldman said. “It exposes that Ms. Heard perpetrated serial violence against Mr. Depp, and then concocted an elaborate abuse hoax to cover it up. Ms. Heard gives a motive for her violence: Mr. Depp was always trying to ‘split’ to escape her abuse.”

In March 2019, Depp filed a $50 million lawsuit against Heard, alleging that her abuse allegations were false and saying they had cost him money and career opportunities. Her accounts have long had their detractors, under the hashtags “Justice For Johnny Depp” and even “Amber Heard Is An Abuser.”

Both hashtags are exploding with the latest allegations, including a copy of the audio.

Despite being barred from talking to each other through the courts following a 2016 divorce petition by Heard, the couple continued to fight over the phone.

In footage obtained by the Daily Mail, Heard was recorded mocking Depp for complaining about the situation and claiming he would speak up about her alleged instigation of violence.

“You are f**king killing me. Your f**king people are trying to kill me,” Depp said on the tape. “You’ve turned me into a… my boy goes to school and has kids go, so your f**king dad’s a wife beater?”

“Do you know I’m a 115, well not anymore, but I was a 115lb, almost 115lb woman,” Heard said in a mocking tone. You’re going to get up on the stand, Johnny, and say, ‘She started it?’ Really?”

Depp’s $50 million defamation suit claims that his career was railroaded by her abuse allegations, despite her being the aggressor.

“Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse; she is a perpetrator,” the suit states.

In a separate recording obtained by the British tabloid, Heard confessed to hitting Depp and throwing household objects at him.

“I’m sorry that I didn’t, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched,” she said.

Heard has accused her now ex-spouse by turns as abusing drugs and alcohol, roughing her up and screaming at her, among other abuses she allegedly suffered throughout their 15-month marriage — and the whole of their four-year relationship.

Depp’s camp for his part have said that at the best of times it was a constant drama dilemma with Heard, and that the two struggled to keep their relationship on an even keel.

“During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me,” Heard alleged in 2016 court documents obtained by People and the Associated Press. “He has a short fuse. He is often paranoid, and his temper is extremely scary for me, as it has proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life-threatening to me.”

Her attorney continues to allege that he was the aggressor and said the tapes don’t prove anything.

“The fact that a woman fights or talks back does not mean that she has not been the subject of repeated domestic violence and abuse,” attorney Roberta Kaplan told USA Today. “It’s a myth to say, as Mr. Depp apparently is implying, that if Ms. Heard slapped him, then she can’t also be a victim. That is just not true.”


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