The legal proceedings between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard will form the basis of the plot of three documentaries, Western media write.
It is reported that work on the films is underway in the United States and the United Kingdom since last summer. The production is handled by the production company Optomen and the British TV channel ITV. Presumably, one of the films will be called “Depp vs Heard”.
“Depp probably would like this story to sink into oblivion, it has already hit his reputation so hard,” the insider said. “But the story of how a multi-millionaire and one of Hollywood’s most successful actors are rapidly losing everything is too sensational not to film it.”
Recall that in November last year, Depp lost a libel case against the British tabloid The Sun, which is one of its publications called the actor “a man who beats his wife.” We are talking about the allegations of domestic violence that Amber Heard brought against Depp after the divorce. The actor demanded a review of the decision and appealed, but the London court did not reopen the case.
Depp intends to continue the legal battle on May 17, this time in the United States. He has already filed a lawsuit demanding to pay him $50 million in compensation for defamation. It is reported that Depp also sent a subpoena to Elon Musk, the former lover of Heard, with whom the actress began dating shortly after breaking up with Depp, in the spring of 2016. The actor also claims that their relationship began when he and Heard were still together. Musk will have to testify about the violent actions that the ex-spouses committed against each other.
According to media estimates, Depp spent about $1 million on legal fees alone. In addition, this story affected his career: Depp will no longer star in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, he also had to give up the role of the wizard Grindelwald in the series of films “Fantastic Beasts and Where They Live”.
Recall that 57-year-old Johnny Depp and 34-year-old Amber Heard were married for a little more than a year, from February 2015 to May 2016. According to the actor, he and Heard parted on a positive note. The problems started when the actress asked Depp for money. “When I refused her compensation after the divorce, Amber publicly accused me of domestic violence,” says the actor. “She faked a beating and appeared in court with bruises on her face, claiming that I beat her with a mobile phone.”
The actor denies domestic violence and insists that in his relationship with Heard, he was a victim, not a rapist. So, Depp said that during the quarrels, Heard behaved inappropriately, rushed at him with fists, and once threw a bottle at him, which severely damaged his finger. Hurd claims otherwise. According to her, in a state of alcohol and drug intoxication, Depp could not control himself. “I was afraid that he would kill me intentionally or just by losing control and going too far. He openly threatened to kill me many times, “ Hurd said in court. “He can be very violent.”
On the side of Depp stood his former civil wife Vanessa Paradis, the former lover of the actor Winona Ryder, his close friend Penelope Cruz and singer Sia. They described Depp as a kind, generous and generous man who would not lay a hand on the woman he loved.