Ex-partners Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis defend Johnny Depp in opposition to Amber Heard's home violence claims

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Winona Ryder defends Johnny Depp in court docket& 

Key Highlights

  • Johnny Depp’s former associate and actress Winona Ryder has supported the actor in opposition to Amber Heard’s home violence allegations
  • Vanessa Paradis, whom Depp was married to up to now, has additionally defended the Pirates of Caribbean star in court docket by way of a press release
  • Johnny Depp had sued British tabloid The Sun for calling him a “wife beater”

Johnny Depp sued British tabloid The Sun for libel after he was referred to as “wife beater” in one among their editorials. The extremely talked about and globally coated case has been occurring for weeks now. Recently, Johnny’s former companions Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis offered statements in court docket. The similar have been launched to the media on Thursday by the UK High Court. 

Winon Ryder, who was engaged to Johnny Depp in 1990s, said, as reported by Deadline, “I understand that it is very important that I speak from my own experience, as I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused and upset when I heard the accusations against him. The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations. He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen. I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man – an incredibly loving, extremely caring guy who was so very protective of me and the people that he loves, and I felt so very, very safe with him. I do not want to call anyone a liar but from my experience of Johnny, it is impossible to believe that such horrific allegations are true. I find it extremely upsetting, knowing him as I do.”

Vanessa Paradis, who was married to Depp for over 14 years, said, “This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me. I have seen that these outrageous statements have been really distressing, and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately people have gone on believing these false facts. This is so upsetting as he has helped so many persons in his personal and professional life, with kindness and generosity.” 

An image of Johnny Depp was proven within the court docket the place he had a darkish mark underneath his eye. His head of safety Sean Bett said, “Mr Depp told me that Ms Heard had slapped him on the face a few times.” He additional added that he noticed the couple frequently once they have been collectively however not as soon as “saw any cuts, bruises or other injuries on Ms Heard.” 

He continued, “On the contrary, throughout the course of Mr Depp and Ms Heard’s relationship, Ms Heard was verbally and physically abusive towards Mr Depp. On many occasions, I witnessed her shout at Mr Depp. I was also told by Mr Depp on multiple occasions that Ms Heard had physically abused him.”


Further including, Bett stated, “A very common occurrence throughout the relationship would be that Mr Depp would have me, and other members of his security team, take him away from Ms Heard, due to her behaviour. He would then stay somewhere else. This happened on so many occasions that it is not possible for me to remember them all in detail. However, I would describe it as a recurring cycle that Ms Heard would abuse Mr Depp, who would then remove himself from the situation.”

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