As The Blast reported, Depp filed an amended response to his lawsuit against News Group Newspapers Limited and columnist Dan Wooton who described him as a “wife beater” in a 2018 article.
In the court documents obtained the publication, Depp said the star “put a cigarette out on his on his cheek” and threw a vodka bottle at him, resulting in his cut finger.
As stated by Depp, in March 2015, he and Heard got into an argument after she overheard him conversing with his attorneys about his “intention to enter into postnuptial agreement.”
He sought a drink in the downstairs bar to avoid Heard, but she reportedly "followed him, screaming at him abusively."
Depp claimed he poured and drank two separate bottles of vodka. Heard then threw each bottle at him, the second of which severed his finger. He also allegedly “put a cigarette out on Depp's right cheek. A photo of his injuries after the reported incident was obtained by The Blast.
Though he admitted to writing “on a mirror and walls in blood and oil paint" and not drinking in the year before that day, he denies taking ecstasy or urinating in the house.
As readers know, the Pirates Of The Caribbean star was accused of lashing out at Heard when she filed for divorce in May 2016 after 15 months of marriage. He denied ever hitting or threatening her with objects and claimed her details of an alleged attack was “an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for her to advance her career.”
He filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex wife.
“Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse; she is a perpetrator,” the court documents read.
Depp has also claimed Heard’s history of domestic violence backs his argument that he was innocent, but she maintains she suffered abuse at his hands during their marriage, especially when he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
“Johnny often would not remember his delusional and violent conduct after he came out of his drunk or medicated states. … Because I loved Johnny, I had believed his multiple promises that he could and would get better. I was wrong,” claimed Heard.