Household feud. Johnny Depp revealed that his daughter Lily-Rose Depp didn’t attend his 2015 marriage ceremony to Amber Heard — and he claims her absence was on account of battle allegedly brought on by his ex-wife.
“My daughter Lily-Rose didn’t come to the marriage,” the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 58, mentioned of his now-22-year-old daughter whereas testifying in courtroom on Wednesday, April 20. “She and Ms. Heard weren’t on notably nice phrases, for a number of causes.”
The actor is suing Heard, 35, for defamation in Fairfax, Virginia, over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Publish. She mentioned surviving a number of cases of abuse all through her life, although she by no means named her ex-husband. Nevertheless, the Golden Globe winner claims he misplaced his jobs with main franchises, together with Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them, on account of her claims of abuse.
Johnny has accused Heard of mendacity about struggling home violence throughout their marriage. The pair met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and married in 2015. Johnny recalled their marriage ceremony throughout the testimony, claiming that medicine had been being handed round on the Texas native’s request.
“[Heard] was at all times fairly keen on MDMA, which is ecstasy, and mushrooms. She had some medicines she was on already,” he alleged in courtroom. He went on to assert that their entire marriage ceremony plan was “dinner, dancing and medicines.” The Edward Scissorhands star mentioned he smoked marijuana to have a good time.
Johnny additionally alleged that the Aquaman star monopolized his time, driving a wedge between him and his youngsters. He shares Lily-Rose and Jack, now 20, with ex Vanessa Paradis, who he dated from 1998 to 2012. “[Amber] needed to have me there always for her personal wants,” he mentioned.
He additionally alleged that Heard “would inform me what a nasty father I used to be and that I had no concept the right way to guardian.”
Amid Heard’s preliminary allegations that Depp abused her, Lily-Rose defended her father by way of Instagram in Could 2016. “My dad is the sweetest, most loving particular person I do know, he’s been nothing however a beautiful father to my little brother and I, and everybody who is aware of him would say the identical,” she posted alongside a photograph together with her father taken years earlier.
Paradis, now 49, additionally supported her ex. “In all of the years I’ve recognized Johnny, he has by no means been bodily abusive with me and this appears nothing like the person that I lived with for 14 fantastic years,” she wrote in a Could 2016 letter defending Johnny’s character.
Heard and Depp’s divorce reached a settlement in 2016, and their divorce was finalized in early 2017.