This is so sad to hear confirmed — ugh.
Johnny Depp‘s former business managers have confirmed in legal documents put out to public light this weekend that the actor apparently DID physically abuse his ex-wife Amber Heard on several occasions, and tried to cover it up at least once.
In legal docs first filed back in May and coming to light now amid Depp’s myriad legal troubles, The Management Group (TMG), who formerly represented Depp, wrote of the domestic violence (below):
“[Joel Mandel, one of the managers,] was informed well after the fact through communications with various house staff and security that Depp had been extremely volatile and had sometimes ├óΓé¼╦£gotten physical’ with Heard. Mandel was also later informed that Depp had violently kicked Heard during an incident that took place in or around 2014.”
Of course, Depp has always denied domestic abuse allegations, calling them “salacious false stories,” but TMG is now explicitly claiming that Depp was well aware that the allegations were true.
It centers now on text messages that were initially released and published last year amid Depp and Heard’s divorce proceedings that showed a conversation between Depp’s longtime assistant and Heard.
While Depp’s assistant came out at the time to say those damning texts were false, it turns out that was a lie.
According to TMG (below):
“Depp and his longtime assistant publicly denied the messages and outrageously accused Heard of manufacturing them … but TMG is informed and believes that Depp knew full well that the text messages were genuine, but pressured and berated his assistant to falsely challenge the texts publicly.”
Truly, truly awful, despicable behavior.
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