It seems that everyone has been fascinated with the ongoing drama and legal issues between stars Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. If you aren’t already familiar with the story, the two were previously married for two years before divorcing due to allegations of domestic abuse. What’s interesting with this case, however, is that both partners are blaming the other for abuse. And so far evidence is continuing to point towards Amber Heard as the abuser. After several audio recordings leaked featuring Amber Heard going so far as to seemingly taunt Johnny Depp, both of their respective lawyers have now responded.
After the first audio recording was leaked, both parties had their lawyers provide their respective statements through USA Today. Here’s what Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, has to say about the leaked audio recording:
“The first confessional tape she made reveals a conversation any real abuse victim will recognize all too well. It exposes that Ms. Heard perpetrated serial violence against Mr. Depp, and then concocted an elaborate abuse hoax to cover it up. Ms. Heard gives a motive for her violence: Mr. Depp was always trying to ‘split’ to escape her abuse.”
Meanwhile the head of Amber Heard’s legal team, Roberta Kaplan, chose not to mention the recordings or allegations of abuse. Instead she simply stated:
“The fact that a woman fights or talks back does not mean that she has not been the subject of repeated domestic violence and abuse. It’s a myth to say, as Mr. Depp apparently is implying, that if Ms. Heard slapped him, then she can’t also be a victim. That is just not true.”
As of this writing, however, both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and their lawyers have yet to comment on the second set of leaked recordings. It is interesting to note however that Amber Heard’s legal attorney Roberta Kaplan chose not to acknowledge the audio recording or the abuse allegations. Things continue to look more interesting as the case develops, so perhaps some more details will come to light soon.