Share this Story

Amber Heard's extramarital affairs — or lack thereof — really shouldn't matter

Mckenna is the girl you want on your trivia team for her vast knowledge of early 2000s pop culture. She's an avid YouTube subscriber and loves all things Content Marketing. On occasion she's been known to spontaneously move to a differen...

Really? Amber Heard's accused Johnny Depp of abuse and people are talking about her sex life?

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s divorce continues to get messier and messier. Now, Depp’s camp is accusing Heard of having an affair with actor Billy Bob Thornton while she was married to Depp.

Recently, it was revealed that during one heated argument between Depp and Heard, things got so out of hand that Depp severed his finger. According to People, back in March 2015, Depp accused Heard of cheating on him with Thornton and was so angry during the fight that he lashed out violently enough to mangle his finger.

More: Johnny Depp reportedly abused Amber Heard days before divorce

After that, Depp allegedly dipped the damaged finger into a can of paint and wrote “Billy Bob” and “Easy Amber” on the mirror in their home in Australia.

Not only has Heard adamantly denied the cheating accusations, but a source told People, "Billy Bob definitely, absolutely did not have an affair with Amber.”

There are a few things wrong with this story, so we’re just going to take it one by one.

First of all, Depp is accused of cheating and there are multiple pictures that show a bruised Heard — not to mention, calling your wife “easy” is its own form of mental abuse. And yet, despite the actual evidence, people are still searching for a reason to blame Heard for Depp's actions.

More: Johnny Depp hides on private island after Amber Heard granted restraining order

There’s no way the problems in this marriage are any one person’s fault completely, but based on the evidence we have, Heard is the victim here. We need to stop looking for reasons she “made” Depp act the way he did. The victim is never the reason they got attacked. Ever.

Secondly, it’s completely ridiculous that people demand answers from Thornton and his camp before they entertain the thought of believing Heard. It’s as if a woman can’t possibly know what happened in her own sex life — anything she says had to be validated by the man. It's a habit we all need to break. Immediately.

But most importantly, even if Heard did have an affair, it still doesn’t excuse Depp’s behavior. No matter how hurt or embarrassed or angry a person is, it’s never OK to abuse another person, physically or mentally.

It’s time to change the conversation and the way Heard is being treated by everyone. She doesn’t deserve any of it.

More: Apparently, spies are watching Amber Heard and her new billionaire "friend"

Before you go, check out our slideshow below!
Really? Amber Heard's accused Johnny Depp of abuse and people are talking about her sex life?
Image: WENN
Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Entertainment

New in Entertainment

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started