Johnny Depp Landed Potential Win In Lawsuit Against Amber Heard Regarding Bruised Photos

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been making headlines for years due to their ongoing divorce proceedings. The former couple have been battling in court, with each of them alleging abuse against the other. But Depp landed a potential win in his lawsuit against Heard, specifically regarding those bruised photos of the Aquaman star. 

Johnny Depp is currently in the midst of a $50 million libel lawsuit against Amber Heard, claiming the various abuse allegations aren’t true. Depp’s team specifically claims that photos showing Heard with two black eyes were doctored. And since these were used in the ongoing suit, Depp was able to request access to Heard’s phone.

This latest update comes to us from Page Six, and is only the latest development in an already long and shocking legal battle. Johnny Depp’s libel case against Amber Heard originates from a piece she wrote about domestic violence for the Washington Post back in 2019. The photos in question have been circulating online for some time now, with Depp and his team hoping to prove his innocence through the possibility of photo doctoring.

The libel case against Amber Heard is only one small part of the conversation surrounding Johnny Depp and Heard’s litigation. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor previously sued U.K. publication The Sun for referring to him as a “wife beater,” a case he ultimately lost across the pond. While that seemed like a major win for Heard, the situation is ongoing in the U.S.. 

As a result of Johnny Depp’s previous loss in court, Warner Bros. asked the actor to step down from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. He was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen, but will reportedly still receive his full paycheck for the role. As for Amber Heard, she’s currently working on James Wan’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, reprising her role as Mera. Although Depp’s fans have been petitioning for her to be similarly dismissed.

Johnny Depp’s legal team definitely seems happy about this latest development, in hopes of discrediting the famous photos of Amber Heard. Lawyer Benjamin Chew alleged in the latest filling:

Ms. Heard and her friends then fabricated photos that she used to obtain an ex parte TRO [temporary restraining order] and a $7 million divorce settlement which Ms. Heard falsely testified in London she gave to the ACLU and, more scandalously, to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; sick children with cancer.

Of course, it remains to be seen if any sort of proof is on Amber Heard’s phone that those infamous photos were tampered with. If they’re not, they might have even more weight in court. It’s clearly a constantly changing situation, one that’ll continue making headlines for the foreseeable future.

As previously mentioned, Amber Heard will appear in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom which is expected to hit theaters on December 16th, 2022. Johnny Depp recently appeared in City of Lies. In the meantime, check out the 2021 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.