"Ms. Heard despised Mr. Bettany mainly because we had become close friends, and he was a threat and would take me away from her with regard to if Paul Bettany was getting the attention from me, that was a showstopper, it would cause all kinds of unpleasantries to the point of when we were on the island with Mr. Bettany, his wife, and his four children, Ms. Heard and Mr. Bettany got into some debate over lunch and I just remember that whenever Mr. Bettany tried to make a point, she would talk over heard and then it started to get quite rude. She got mean and she got loud and then I believe it was his 18-year-old boy who was getting ready to go to ... he entered the conversation because something to do with what he studied in school and he knew quite a lot about it, he voiced his opinion and Ms. Heard demeaned that young man to the point where he burst into tears and walked away, and it was at that point that I had spoken to Ms. Heard and said that is just unacceptable, that behavior is unacceptable, you have no right to demean that boy, you cannot always be right, you should try being wrong sometimes because you could learn something. I thought it would be best if she left the island," he shared.
Additionally, Depp and Heard's fight was heard via audio recordings.
“Walking away is necessary — is necessary, especially between you and I. It is of utmost importance, because the next move, if I don’t walk away — or just go out for a little while — it’s just going to be a bloodbath,” Depp said in the recordings. “It’s just not worth it.”
Last week, Depp, 58, was asked if Bettany was a "good friend you've done drugs with," the Pirates of the Caribbean star replied, "Yes ... at times ... That's a strange question. Paul Bettany is a good friend, yes."
"I didn't like being dependent on these pills, I didn't like being dependent on a drug that you would take only so you wouldn't get withdrawals," Depp added of his addiction. "That's what it becomes — a junkie, the reason why so many, well, now there is a huge fentanyl problem ... The reason why junkies end up overdosing is because they're looking for the first high again, and you don't get your first high again."