A new video obtained and released by TMZ shows Johnny Depp screaming at Amber Heard in a fit of rage while slamming kitchen cabinets, filling his glass with red wine and, ultimately, throwing Heard’s cellphone when he realized she was recording the incident.
Heard, who obtained a restraining order against Depp in May after alleging domestic abuse as the reason for their divorce, secretly recorded her ex in what appears to be a state of extreme anger. It’s unknown what happened before this scary kitchen scene, which reportedly took place months before the actress claimed he had been abusing her and had struck her in the face.
Heard apologizes to Depp as he storms around the kitchen: “I just woke up and you were still asleep,” she tells him. “We were not even fighting this morning. All I did was say sorry.”
Depp asks Heard if she wants to see “crazy” and then says, “I’ll show you crazy. Here’s fucking crazy,” before filling his glass with red wine and slamming the bottle of wine down on a table. Heard asks Depp if he drank the entire bottle of wine that morning. The actor then notices Heard is recording the entire thing and says, “You’ve got this going?” The video gets fuzzy as Depp grabs her phone and hurls it across the room.
It’s difficult to watch this video clip and not think that Heard must have planned to record it because this probably wasn’t the first time an incident like this happened. Was she frightened and attempting to gather evidence in case something even more serious took place that would force her hand in demanding a divorce? If her goal was to provide proof that could be used in court, she may have thwarted those efforts by recording Depp without his permission.
Sources connected with Depp also told TMZ that the video is heavily edited and that Heard can be seen “egging on” her ex-husband and even smiling in some portions of the video. Yet again, we have a classic case of he said/she said, with Depp’s folks insisting that Heard attempted to set him up with this video.
One thing is certain: This video is only going to make Heard and Depp’s divorce proceedings even messier, if that’s possible. Since day one, Depp has denied abusing Heard and has fought tooth and nail to have the restraining order removed because he fears it can hurt his career. After a 15-month marriage, the couple announced their divorce in May, when Heard accused Depp of attacking her and hitting her in the face with a phone. Heard’s legal team is now fighting to force Depp to provide the court with financial records needed to resolve their divorce, while Depp’s people have made it clear they’ll only oblige if Heard quits talking to the press about their relationship (and agrees to pay a $100,000 fine if she does reveal more info).
Heard and Depp are due back in court on Aug. 14 and 15. Things can’t possibly get any worse for them, can they?