Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial: Summary and Timeline

Johnny Depp, the beloved Pirates of the Caribbean, the favorite character from the movie of the same name, has gone through many vicissitudes in his life in recent years. He lost hundreds of millions of dollars, faced the death of his mother, divorced Amber Heard after she accused him of domestic violence, and is now going through several lawsuits. The popular actor and the favorite character of many, spoke about family and financial problems in an interview with the renowned Rolling Stone magazine. The author of the story is Stephen Rodrick, who testified after the interview that during the interview Johnny Depp smoked hashish and consumed alcohol. Depp began the conversation by addressing the journalist: “Well, are you here to hear the truth? “It is full of betrayal.”

Financial problems

Johnny Depp’s acting career is worth almost 650 million dollars. During his career, his fortune skyrocketed. The shocking news is that almost all of that money is gone by Johnny Depp. What is astonishing is that Depp himself claims that he was not aware of the financial crisis in which he found himself, and what is most interesting, he is suing The Management Group (TMG), which was in charge of managing his, for fraud and negligence. finance.


Johnny Depp in the lawsuit states that his sister Christie received 7 million from his fortune, and his assistant received 750,000 dollars. Depp explains that he has complete confidence in his management and that he almost never paid attention to what he signed. Depp accuses TMG of using his money for his own purposes, for which he demands compensation in the amount of 25 million dollars. TMG in their defense say that there were no mistakes and frauds on their part, and as a reason for Depp’s financial problems they cite Depp’s luxurious lifestyle which, as they say, he spent compulsively 2 million dollars per month. TMG attached the documents that bear part of Depp’s expenses:

  • Purchase of 70 guitars, 200 works of art and 45 luxury vehicles.
  • $ 3 million to fire a cannonball at the ashes of his friend Hunter Thompson, who committed suicide;
  • $ 7,000 to buy his daughter a couch from the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” set;
  • $ 75 million for 14 properties;
  • $ 200,000 per month for private jet transportation;
  • $ 1.8 million in security for him and his mother;
  • $ 1.2 million for an on – call doctor.
  • Isolation, divorce, domestic violence, depression

Depp’s problems in private life began after his marriage to Amber Heard. Johnny and Amber met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011. The couple got married in 2015. Amber and Depp had a wedding on Depp’s private island that cost a million dollars. Depp’s friends were against his relationship from the very beginning, and even advised him not to marry her without signing a prenuptial agreement. However, Depp did not listen to them and they did not sign a prenuptial agreement with Amber de facto. In 2016, Amber filed for divorce and accused Johnny of domestic violence. All the media published photos of Amber’s facial injuries. After the divorce between Depp and Amber reached its end, Johnny paid her $ 7 million, which she donated to charity.
Just three days before Amber filed for divorce, Johnny Depp’s mother died. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said that his mother physically abused him as a child and said at her funeral: “My mother was perhaps the most vicious human being I have ever met.” Despite this, Depp adored his mother and stated that he spent his first earnings in his career to buy her a house.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star also spoke about depression and his attempt to write a memoir on an old machine. He described the emotions he was experiencing and the pain he was experiencing. He simply could not understand why everything he was going through was happening to him.
At a time when more and more media are writing about the collapse of his life, sources close to the actor claim that he is determined to rise from the ashes like a phoenix.

Will their relationship end?

These days, all the media are writing the news about the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber and all the dirty laundry that comes from their statements. This strange relationship was really toxic, from physical fights to retaliatory moves. It is difficult to prove who is telling the truth and who is lying, because they both have the right evidence and the right witness. It remains to be seen how their toxic relationship will end and what the court will decide in the end.