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Is Johnny Depp Really Blind in One Eye?

Though the testimony of Johnny Depp against Amber Heard in a Virginia court has concluded, the speculation continues. During his testimony in mid-April, the 58-year-old actor said that he is “legally blind” in one of his eyes and that his mother Betty Sue Palmer used to call him names because of his disability.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp during the trial
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp during the trial

Johnny Depp has previously stated that he is blind like Batman when alluding to his disability. In 2013, the actor informed Rolling Stone that his left eye is completely blind. His right eye, on the other hand, has nearsightedness. Depp has stated that he has never been able to see well and that everything appears blurry to him. “I have never had a proper vision.” In such a condition, the actor stated that he has had a lot of professional difficulties.

Johnny Depp said that he is legally blind in one eye

Johnny with his mother Betty Sue
Johnny with his mother Betty Sue Palmer

Depp revealed in front of the court that he is legally blind in one eye and carried on to detail how his late mother Betty Sue Palmer used to call him names like “cock eye, one eye, anything she could get to demean and humiliate” him. He then said how the emotional abuse caused him much more pain than the physical one did.

“The verbal abuse, the psychological abuse was almost worse than the beatings. The beatings were just physical pain, and physical pain you learn to deal with, you learn to accept it, you learn to deal with it. But the psychological and emotional abuse, that’s what tore us up.”

Johnny Depp with his father John Christopher Depp
Johnny Depp with his father John Christopher Depp

However, talking about his father in the Virginia Court, we could literally see that gratefulness in his eyes. He said: “He amazingly remained very, very stoic. He stood there and just looked at her while she delivered the pain. And he swallowed it. He took it. There was never one moment, never a moment when my father lost control and attacked my mother or hit my mother, or even said a bad thing to my mother. The things I witnessed were a couple of times where it got too far, I could see his eyes welling up, him staring at her saying nothing. The most that he would do is he would punch a wall.” 

Written by Varshit Sharma

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