Amber Heard is getting back at her ex-husband Johnny Depp and counter suing him for $100 million, accusing him of using fake social media accounts and trolls to run a “smear campaign” aimed at ruining her life.
The 34-year-old Heard filed court documents to get her ex’s lawsuit tossed out from the Virginia court, seeking twice the compensation amount he had originally sought from her.
The actress revealed that she was making a point to fight back through her filing made on Aug. 9. The developments come at a time when the two are still going through their legal battle in the UK.
The Aquaman star claims in her lawsuit shared by Page Six that Depp’s allegations on her are a mere attempt at continuing his “abuse and harassment”. She went on to accuse the actor of “rampant physical violence” while calling her “horrendous of names” that included “c–t,” “whore,” “disgusting pig” and “inhuman scum filled suckfish.”
“Not content to let the jury decide this lawsuit, Mr. Depp and/or his agents acting on his behalf have orchestrated a false and defamatory smear campaign,” the counterclaim filed by Heard alleged.
The filing also stated that Depp was in control of “dozens if not hundreds” of bots along with social media accounts that were created just to target her. She suggested that some of the accounts were even targeted to Russia.
“These accounts are designed to damage Ms. Heard and her livelihood without being directly traceable to Mr. Depp,” the court papers said.
It was said that Depp had even “initiated, coordinated, overseen and/or supported and amplified” two petitions on change.org to get her out of the Aquaman movie and from being a L’Oréal spokeswoman.
The filing claims: “This stream of false and defamatory accusations against Ms. Heard is all an attempt to ruin her life and career, simply because she was a victim of domestic abuse and violence at the hands of Mr. Depp, and had the audacity and temerity to finally come forward to end it.
“Through this Counterclaim, Ms. Heard is finally, after all these years, fighting back.”
The lawsuit that Depp filed against her sees emergence from her op-ed for The Washington Post where she called herself a victim of domestic abuse. She even argued that the lawsuit be dismissed because the op-ed didn't name the actor as her abuser.
The counter-lawsuit by Heard accuses The Pirates of the Carribean star of suing her to “remain relevant as his star otherwise wanes.”
The lawsuit filed by Depp in the Virginia court was due to start in January. However, Depp requested the court to push the trial back so he could film Fantastic Beasts 3.
The marriage between the two, and the abusive details of it, were described in great detail in the court proceedings. In July, Depp even sued The Sun as they wrote a 2018 article, calling the actor a “wife beater.”