Real Reason Johnny Depp Never Left Amber Heard Despite The Horrible Abuse

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The $50 million defamation lawsuit is the news of the town these days with everyone’s eye on the estranged couple of Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard

The lawsuit which unveiled the bitter reality between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is expected to close on 27 May. With the outcome so close, Johnny Depp revealed the real reason that made him stay in his hectic relationship in April 2022 during his testimony.

Johnny revealed his reason for not leaving Heard despite the horrible abuse

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Johnny Depp in his witness testimony in Fairfax, Virginia, said that his ex-wife Amber Heard, 35, would “strike out” at him in “her frustration and in her rage.” “It could begin with a slap, it could begin with a shove, it could begin with throwing a TV remote at my head…,” he told, accusing Heard’s behaviour became “constant” during their arguments.


Depp added, “There was no need for it. Too many lines were crossed; you couldn’t see the lines anymore.

Why did I stay? I suppose because my father stayed [in his abusive marriage]. … And I didn’t want to fail. I wanted to try to make it work. I thought maybe I could help her. I thought maybe I could bring her around. Because the Amber Heard that I knew for the first year, year and a half was not this, suddenly this opponent. It wasn’t my girl, she had become my opponent,” Depp answered when he was asked about why he stayed with Heard even after alleged for abuse.

How did Johnny’s past affect his future?

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp during the Trial

Depp told that his childhood is the very factor he never left Heard. Depp’s late mother was abusive in his childhood, including toward their father, who did not fight back.


By calling his father a “very kind,” “quiet” and “shy” man, he told, “And when Betty Sue, my mother, would go off on a tangent toward my father and of course, in front of the kids, it [didn’t] matter to her he, amazingly, remained very stoic and never, as she was rationing him with horrible things, he stood there and just looked at her while she delivered the pain, and he swallowed it. He took it.

Depp also testified, “Never did I myself reach the point of striking Amber Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.

The actor has sued Heard for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post about surviving domestic violence, though she never mentioned Depp by name in the article. Depp originally filed the $50 million legal lawsuit in March 2019.




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