Yep, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship may be one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
Incase you haven’t heard by now, Depp has made a number of claims that he suffered from domestic violence at the hands of his ex-wife, Heard, and is suing her for three counts of defamation.
Throughout this trial thus far, we’ve heard everything from Heard admitting to hitting Depp while being recorded, to Depp recalling a picture sent to him of a shit his ex-wife took on his side of the bed.
And to add to the nightmare fuel, some violent (to say the least) text messages sent by Depp resurfaced at the trial, and they’re pretty gnarly.
According to Vice, in 2013, he texted friend and fellow actor Paul Bettany:
“Lets burn Amber!!! Let’s drown her before we burn her!!!”
Heard’s attorney J. Benjamin Rottenborn told the actor:
“You said, ‘I will f*ck her her (sic) burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she is dead’… and you wrote that about the woman who would later become your wife.”
Depp admitted to the texts.
In 2015, he also texted someone by the name of “sis,” who may be Heard’s sister:
“I’m alright. Though, I never ever want to lay eyes on that filthy whore Amber.”
The actor admitted to the text as well.
Rottenborn also read a text from 2014:
“I’ll smack the ugly cunt around before I let her in.”
Many of the texts come from the time period where Depp was struggling with serious substance abuse, and he referenced that in the trial, sighting heavy use of drugs, powders and pills, and alcohol.
“They’ve always been a medicine for me. A numbing agent.”
Rottenborn brought up another text from 2014, where he apologized to Heard and recognized his issues:
“We/I tend to do that. I don’t want to be conditioned to continue that behavior. Therefore I’ll put in heavy work with drink. I’m sorry for being less… I’m a fucking savage.
I’ve got to lose that… Know that you are right I am well aware that I should have been bigger than the moment, and that it’ll never again manifest in negative experiences. It can be done.”
Depp prefaced his testimony by saying that he’s “not proud of any of the language” that he “used in these anger.”