Amber Heard is claiming that Johnny Depp beat her up multiple times throughout their 15-month marriage, but some of his longtime friends and co-stars are speaking out to defend him.
Mickey Rourke, 63, Laurie Holden, 46, and more are standing by Johnny Depp, 52. The actors took to Twitter to speak out against allegations made by Amber Heard, 30, that Johnny allegedly beat up Amber more than once during their marriage. But Mickey, Laurie and even Paul Bettany, 45, say that this could not possibly be true.
“He’s a very low key guy, he’s always been really low key and a gentleman and not violent,” Mickey told TMZ. Johnny’s ex, Vanessa Paradis, also slammed Amber’s claims of abuse as “outrageous” in a handwritten letter.
Laurie, best known for her role as Andrea on The Walking Dead, tweeted: “I, for one, am going to see Johnny Depp’s new movie. His personal life is just that. Personal. No one knows the real truth so just zip it.”
Paul also took to Twitter to defend Johnny. “He’s the sweetest, kindest, gentlest man that I’ve ever known. Just saying,” he tweeted.
known Johnny Depp for years and through several relationships. He's the sweetest, kindest, gentlest man that I've ever known. Just saying.
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) May 28, 2016
I, for one, am going to see Johnny Depp's new movie. His personal life is just that. Personal. No one knows the real truth so just zip it.
— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) May 28, 2016
We told you that Amber arrived in court on May 27 with her attorney, Samantha Spector, with photos of various bruises from alleged incidents of domestic abuse at the hands of Johnny. The one photo that we obtained is from an alleged altercation that took place on May 21.
Amber claims that she was on the phone with a friend when Johnny grabbed the phone and smashed it into the side of her face and began breaking things around their apartment. That’s when she screamed into the phone for her friend to call the police. Authorities arrived on the scene and Johnny had since fled. They asked Amber to give a statement and she refused because they said they were going to arrest him.
Johnny reportedly begged Amber not to tell the police about him and instead offered to pay her hush money. She has since had a change of heart because she appeared in court to file an immediate restraining order against Johnny. Meanwhile, Johnny has been promoting his movie, Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Johnny has yet to release a statement regarding the alleged abuse but did put this out hours before this shocking news became public: “Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by these claims of physical abuse?