Amber Heard plants a kiss on new beau Andy Muschietti after repeating allegations of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp
Amber Heard was spotted kissing her new beau Andy Muschietti outside her car in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The 32-year-old actress looked happy and healthy as she got closer to her director boyfriend before heading out for the day.
And the outing comes as the Aquaman star repeated her allegations of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp in a new court filing in response to his $50million defamation lawsuit.
Loved up: Amber Heard, 32, was spotted kissing her new beau Andy Muschietti, 45, in Los Angeles on Saturday
Heard looked springtime chic in a green floral dress as she swept her trademark platinum tresses up in a loose bun.
Argentina-born Muschietti- who helmed the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It – cut a casual figure in a black v-neck sweater.
They were first seen together in mid-March when they were photographed sharing a kiss, supporting rumors Heard split from art gallery owner Vito Schnabel, the son of Julian Schnabel and ex of Heidi Klum.
The filmmaker is the latest high-profile man to step out with Heard who has also dated Tesla founder Elon Musk.
Springtime chic: Heard looked springtime chic in a green floral dress as she swept her trademark platinum tresses up in a loose bun
Casual figure: Argentina-born Muschietti- who helmed the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It – cut a casual figure in a black v-neck sweater
Heard was famously married to actor Depp from 2015 to 2017 whom she had met on the set of their movie Rum Diary.
Heard describes a number of incidents when Depp alleged beat and choked her while he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol during their four-year relationship in the complaint obtained by The New York Post on Thursday.
Depp sued Heard last month over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in which she described being a victim of domestic abuse but did not mention the actor, whom she divorced after 15 months of marriage in May 2016.
Happy and healthy: The actress looked happy and healthy as she got closer to her director boyfriend before heading out for the day
Beginnings: They were first seen together in mid-March when they were photographed sharing a kiss
The defamation suit accused Heard of implying that Depp was abusive toward her and labeled her claims ‘an elaborate hoax’.
Heard responded to Depp’s suit by laying out the actor’s alleged abuse in vivid detail.
She claims that her then-husband became ‘a totally different person, often delusional and violent’ when he was abusing drugs and alcohol.
‘We called that version of Johnny, “the Monster”,’ she wrote.
High profile: The filmmaker is the latest high-profile man to step out with Heard who has also dated Tesla founder Elon Musk
Exes: Heard was famously married to actor Johnny Depp from 2015 to 2017 whom she had met on the set of their movie Rum Diary
She said she first witnessed his alleged substance abuse about a year into their relationship, which began in 2012.
‘On some occasions, when Johnny simultaneously used both illegal narcotics and prescription medications I have had to get him medical attention,’ she wrote, according to The Post.
‘Whenever he was using, I worried for both of us.’
Addressing Depp’s repeated denials of her allegations, Heard wrote: ‘Johnny often would not remember his delusional and violent conduct after he came out of his drunk or medicated states.’
She added: ‘Because I loved Johnny, I had believed his multiple promises that he could and would get better. I was wrong.’
Heard has renewed her allegations of domestic abuse against Depp in a new court filing in response to his $50million defamation lawsuit. The couple, who divorced in May 2016 after 15 months of marriage, are seen above in January 2016
Heard claims in the filing that Depp became ‘a totally different person’ when he was abusing drugs and alcohol. The actress is pictured on Sunday in Los Angeles
Heard specifically describes one morning in May 2014 when she and a visibly intoxicated Depp clutching a bottle of champagne boarded a private jet from Boston to Los Angeles.
She said that once they were on the flight, Depp ordered the flight attendants to give him an oxygen tank and continued to drink heavily.
‘Johnny’s handlers told me that he was upset that I was filming a movie with a romantic scene with James Franco the day before,’ wrote Heard, who was filming The Adderall Diaries with Franco at the time.
‘Soon, Johnny began to throw objects at me. Instead of reacting to his behavior, I simply moved seats. That didn’t stop him. He provocatively pushed a chair at me as I walked by, yelled at me, and taunted me by yelling out the name “James Franco”.’
She continued: ‘At some point, I stood up, and Johnny kicked me in the back, causing me to fall over. Johnny threw his boot at me while I was on the ground.
‘Johnny continued to scream obscenities until he went into the plane bathroom and passed out locked in the bathroom for the remainder of the flight.’
Heard claimed that Depp later apologized to her over text message, writing: ‘Once again, I find myself in a place of shame and regret. Of course, I am sorry. I really don’t know why or what happened. But I will never do it again.
‘My illness somehow crept up and grabbed me … I must get better . . . Again, I am so sorry, so sorry. … I love you and I feel so bad for letting you down.’
Heard also claimed that Depp’s assistant Stephen Deuters messaged her and claimed that the actor didn’t remember what he’d done, saying he was ‘appalled’ when he learned about the incident.
Deuters allegedly said: ‘When I told him he kicked you, he cried. He’s a little lost boy. And needs all the help he can get.’
Heard and Depp began dating in early 2012 and were married in February 2015. The actress filed for divorce 15 months later in May 2016. The couple are pictured together in May 2014
The next fight described by Heard via The Post took place over three days in March 2015, just one month after Heard and Depp tied the knot.
Heard claims that Depp was supposed to be clean when he went on a three-day ecstasy bender in Australia.
He later said that he didn’t believe he broke his sobriety because his new wife hadn’t ‘explicitly forbidden’ him from taking ecstasy.
‘The argument heated up, and Johnny pushed me, slapped me, and shoved me to the ground before I retreated to a locked bedroom,’ Heard wrote.
The following morning Heard allegedly found that her new husband hadn’t slept at all because he’d taken ‘about eight MDMA pills’ and was drinking again.
‘We got into a fight that Johnny made physical, and I barricaded myself in one of the rooms. That didn’t stop Johnny from busting through the door of the room I was in.’
‘By nightfall, Johnny had hit me multiple times, shoved and pushed me to the ground, choked me, and spit in my face.
‘Johnny then handed me a liquor bottle that he was drinking from, and asked me: “What are you going to do?” I threw the bottle on the floor. Johnny responded by starting to throw cans and unopened glass bottles at me.’
Heard continued: ‘That night, Johnny shoved me into a ping pong table that collapsed underneath me. Johnny threw bottles through the window panels of a glass door, breaking two panes, and leaving glass everywhere.
‘Johnny then grabbed me, gripping my body and nightgown. He tore the nightgown off, and at some point, I was naked and barefoot, covered in alcohol and glass.
‘Johnny grabbed me by my hair and choked me against the refrigerator in the kitchen. I tried to stand myself up but I was sliding around the glass-strewn floor and countertop. Johnny threw me away from him, and I tried to run away as Johnny continued to throw objects and alcohol at me.
‘In one of the most horrific and scariest moments of this three-day ordeal, Johnny grabbed me by the neck and collarbone and slammed me against the countertop. I struggled to stand up as he strangled me, but my arms and feet kept slipping and sliding on to the spilled alcohol and were dragged against the broken glass on the countertop and floor, which repeatedly slashed my feet and arms. Scared for my life, I told Johnny: “You are hurting me and cutting me.”
‘Johnny ignored me, continuing to hit me with the back of one closed hand, and slamming a hard plastic phone against a wall with his other until it was smashed into smithereens. While he was smashing the phone, Johnny severely injured his finger, cutting off the tip of it. Once I was able to get away, I barricaded myself in an upstairs bedroom.
The next morning, which marked the third day Depp had gone without sleep, Heard stated: ‘I came downstairs to find numerous messages Johnny had written to me around the house, on the walls and on my clothes, written in a combination of oil paint and the blood from his broken and severed finger. Johnny also urinated all over the house.’
Heard said Depp was hospitalized after the incident and she walked away with ‘a busted lip, a swollen nose, and cuts all over my body’. She said many of those scars still haven’t healed four years later.
Heard said she hit back at Depp during another incident in March 2015 that was witnessed by her younger sister Whitney at his home in Los Angeles.
She said Depp had been destroying all of her personal property throughout the house when he suddenly ‘lunged’ at her and Whitney stepped in between them.
‘Johnny turned his attention to Whitney, who was standing on the top of a flight of stairs, and moved on her,’ Heard stated.
‘Acting in defense of my sister, as I was scared for her physical safety, I punched Johnny in the face to draw his attention away from her. That was the only time I ever hit Johnny.’
Depp has long denied the allegations and has instead claimed that his ex-wife repeatedly violently attacked and severely injured him. The pair are seen together in October 2015
‘The Monster’ reared his ugly head again in August 2015 when the couple were traveling through Thailand and Malaysia and Depp allegedly chocked Heard for so long that she thought he might kill her.
Then in December of that year, Depp ‘picked a fight’ with Heard and began destroying their Los Angeles apartment before he dragged her across the house.
‘In the process, he pulled large chunks of hair and scalp out of my head,’ the filing claims.
Describing what transpired next, Heard wrote: ‘Hoping to avoid the violence, I tried to calm Johnny down, and then went upstairs to try to remove myself from the situation. Johnny followed me, hit me in the back of my head, grabbed me by my hair again, got in front of me on the steps, and then dragged me by my hair up the last few steps.
‘At the top of stairs, Johnny shoved me twice, which made me fear I would fall. I told Johnny that he had broken my wrist in an attempt to get him to stop.
‘Johnny kept hitting me, and each time he knocked me down, I chose to react by simply standing up and looking him in the eye. Johnny responded by yelling: “Oh, you think you’re a f***ing tough guy?”
The Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles where Johnny Depp is reported to have paid $2million for a penthouse apartment is pictured above
‘He reeled back and head-butted me in my face, bashing my nose, which immediately began bleeding, sending searing pain through my face. I instantly started tearing up, and I thought that I would have to go to the hospital.
‘I told Johnny I wanted to leave him, and that I would call the police if he ever touched me again. When I began to walk away toward the guest apartment, he responded by pushing me, then grabbed me and pulled me from one room to the next, gripping me by my hair.
‘By the time Johnny had dragged me into the upstairs office, I told Johnny that I was leaving him, since I could not put up with his behavior any longer. Johnny reacted by grabbing me by my throat, pushing me down to the ground, and punching me in the back of my head. He grabbed me by my hair, slapping me in the face, and screaming at me something like: “I f***ing will kill you — I’ll f***ing kill you, you hear me?” There were chunks of my hair everywhere and indentations in the carpet where I was dragged.
Heard said the fight continued on a bed, where Depp ‘got on top of me with his knee on my back and the other foot on the bedframe, while repeatedly punching me in my head, and he screamed—as loudly as I’ve ever heard him scream— “I f***ing hate you” over and over again.
‘The bedframe splintered under the weight of the pressure of his boot. Johnny hit me with his closed fists, and I remember being unable to hear myself screaming because he had pushed my face into the mattress. I screamed as loudly as I could, hoping Johnny would realize he was severely hurting me.
‘For a while, I could not scream or breathe. I worried that Johnny was in a blacked-out state and unaware of the damage he was doing, and that he could actually kill me.’
It wasn’t until several months later in May 2016 that Heard finally decided to end the relationship for good after he grabbed her phone and ‘wound up like a baseball pitcher and threw the phone in my face, as hard as he could’.
Heard said she screamed and cried as Depp continued to attack her before a neighbor heard the commotion and intervened.
She also filed for a restraining order from Depp at the same time as the divorce.
Heard was spotted leaving a California court in 2016 with facial bruising (above) after she was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp just days after claiming he attacked her
In the latest filing Heard also addressed rumors that she faked her injuries, writing: ‘Many people called me a liar (without ever hearing my story). I was dropped from a global fashion brand’s upcoming campaign. I lost a part for a movie in which I had already been cast. People I have never met or spoken to threatened me with violence. I received so many death threats I had to change my phone number on a near-weekly basis.
‘People accused me of having abused Johnny. That simply is not true. I never attacked Johnny other than in self-defense (and in defense of my little sister). I have never physically abused anyone. I know what that does to people.’
She continued: ‘Instead, I have attempted to promote good in the world and to advocate an end to domestic violence. I have sought to use my public persona to speak out on an issue that was extremely meaningful to me and millions of other women and men every year.
‘I have spoken out about violence in public, but I have always avoided specifically referencing Johnny, or recounting his violence against me, not only because I wanted to move past that phase of my life but also because I was constrained by the terms of a strict confidentiality agreement that Johnny had insisted upon as part of our divorce settlement.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Heard’s attorney for comment.
Depp has long denied the allegations and has instead claimed that his ex-wife repeatedly violently attacked and severely injured him.
In the defamation lawsuit, Depp claims Heard threw a glass vodka bottle at him and caused the bones in the tip of his right middle finger to shatter.
He claims the incident occurred one month into their marriage and resulted in him having to have his finger ‘surgically reattached’.
‘Ms Heard then disseminated false accounts of this incident, casting Mr Depp as the perpetrator of his own injury’.
Depp claims in the lawsuit that he was dropped from Pirates of the Caribbean just four days after Heard’s op-ed was published in the Washington Post.
‘Ms Heard also knew that her elaborate hoax worked: as a result of her false allegations against Mr Depp, Ms Heard became a darling of the #MeToo movement, was the first actress named a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office, was appointed ambassador on women’s rights at the American Civil Liberties Union, and was hired by L’Oreal Paris as its global spokesperson.’
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