Erectile Dysfunction Claims And More: The Intense Number Of Unseen Pages Released In The Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Trial This Week

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continue making headlines as their long legal battle drags on. While a verdict for Heard and Depp's defamation trial came down months ago, neither legal team has slowed down, resulting in a number of appeals. This week was particularly explosive thanks to documents being unsealed in the case. There were bombshells including erectile dysfunction claims and more in the documents, but I was interested to hear just the insane number of pages released related to the trial. 

While Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s team are still at work related to the aforementioned appeals, the public’s heads were collectively spinning regarding the sheer amount of information that wasn’t allowed to be mentioned during their time in court. A whopping 6,000 pages of this data was just unsealed, and the new information has been explosive. This includes some allegations about erectile dysfunction on Depp’s part.

These myriad documents (via Vulture) reveal the various subjects that Judge Penny Azcarate barred from being mentioned in the Depp/Heard defamation trial. This includes allegations the Pirates of the Caribbean actor is suffering from ED. In these unsealed docs, Amber Heard’s team had alleged this was an important aspect of the case, as it might relate to her allegations of sexual assault. The excerpt reads:

Though Mr. Depp would rather not disclose his erectile dysfunction condition, such condition absolutely is relevant to sexual violence, including Mr. Depp’s anger and use of a bottle to rape Amber Heard. Mr. Depp’s erectile dysfunction makes it more probable that Mr. Depp would be angry or agitated in encounters with Amber Heard, and that he would resort to a bottle.

While it wasn't able to be used in court, it is quite an explosive revelation, as is the connection that Amber Heard’s lawyers attempted to make between the alleged ED and his reported anger toward her. While this ultimately didn’t make it into their defamation trial, the documents have now been released to the public. I have to wonder how much, if any, effect this might have on the actors’ appeals. 

It remains to be seen if Johnny Depp or his famous legal team, including Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew, respond to this new claim, or any of the other revelations that have come from the unsealed documents related to the defamation case. As previously mentioned, the erectile dysfunction claim isn’t the only explosive new bit of information. For instance, another claim from Amber Heard’s lawyers accused him of editing photos of his injuries that were submitted into evidence. Depp’s texts with Marilyn Manson were also part of the 6,000-page lot of unsealed documents.

Of course, there was potentially damaging information barred from court surrounding Amber Heard as well. Specifically claims that she was an exotic dancer and an escort before breaking big in Hollywood. What’s more, there was a deposition from a former employer of Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez, who claimed she had admitted Heard was at fault in the infamous Johnny Depp finger incident. This was also not able to be mentioned in court as the defamation case was playing out.

Professionally, Johnny Depp has already signed on for his first post-trial movie. As for Amber Heard, she’ll appear (in some capacity) in Aquaman 2 on March 17th, 2023. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience. 

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.