People think Johnny Depp is a wife-beating "beast” — at least that’s what the handsome actor assumes after being accused of battering model ex-wife Amber Heard.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, the Pirates Of The Caribbean star was accused of lashing out at Heard, 32, when she filed for divorce in May 2016 after 15 months of marriage. But Depp, 55, insists the allegations against him "couldn't even sound" like him.
"The thing that hurt me is being presented as something that you're really as far away from as you could possibly get,” he told GQ Britain. "To harm someone you love? No, it didn't, it couldn't even sound like me.”
He insisted that, morality aside, he would never be so "stupid” as to attack Heard.
Speaking of the restraining order Heard filed against him after their messy split Depp said it would not have even been physically possible for him to hit his gorgeous ex.
"Twenty-five feet away from her, how the f**k am I going to hit her? Which, by the way, is the last thing I would've done. I might look stupid, but I ain't f***ing stupid,” he told the magazine.
Now, Depp believes people look at him very differently, and think of him as a violent enemy.
"I could feel people look at me differently. I know I was never going to be Cinderella ... but it felt like within a very, very short period of time that suddenly this version — for lack of a better word — of Cinderella had been immediately turned into the beast. He's Quasimodo,” he said.
Apart from his own pain over the scandal, the Edward Scissorhands actor detests the effect the accusations have had on his children, Lily-Rose, 19, and Jack, 16.
"I do this s**t for my kids, man. How could someone, anyone, come out with something like that against someone, when there's no truth to it whatsoever?” the actor said of Heard’s allegedly untrue allegations.
"I'm sure it wasn't easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school, you know what I mean? With people going, 'Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats up chicks or something?' Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go through that?" Depp continued.
Radar readers recall Depp’s ex-wife and baby mama, Vanessa Paradis, came forward to defend him after Heard’s claims, saying her story was "outrageous” and the actor was nothing but a "sensitive, loving and loved person.”
While Heard has stuck to her allegations, Depp is confident the "truth” will come out eventually.
"Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will be too. I know the truth and if I had to walk away from all of it today, the job, the career, all of it, and go toodle-oo, then fine,” Johnny Depp concluded.
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