Although months has passed since the judge closed the divorce case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, his controversial separation from his now ex-wife continues to be a talking point. Amber's case against her then-husband included various accusations of abuse, which the actor has subsequently denied. It at first seemed that the matter was over after the agreement of 7 million dollars in compensation was signed by both parties. On receiving this money, Heard then donated it to various charities.
However, despite the case being legally closed, some recent statements made by Depp have threatened to disturb the apparent peace once again; in a recent interview with British GQ, Depp completely denied the accusations of abuse which were made against him. Although, in doing so, the actor has now also broken the agreement which was made in the divorce settlement, which both parties had signed.
In response, Heard's lawyers have stated: "If GQ had done even a basic investigation into Mr. Depp's claims, it would have quickly realized that his statements are entirely untrue. Mr. Depp has blatantly disregarded the parties' confidentiality agreement and yet has refused to allow Ms. Heard to respond to his baseless allegations, despite repeated requests that she be allowed to do so."
"Mr. Depp is shamefully continuing his psychological abuse of Ms. Heard, who has attempted to put a very painful part of her life firmly in her past. One need only look at the physical evidence to draw the proper conclusion."
A Delicate Matter
In addition to the drama generated by the separation (including the disastrous handling of the affair by both, as well as the destruction of Depp's public image) it is important to remember the seriousness of the accusations, which include Depp physically and psychologically abusing Heard.
It seems that this case is far from closed. The controversy continues and has been following both since. One of the most polemical matters was the casting of Johnny Depp in the new installment of the J.K. Rowling saga, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in which the actor and accused abuser is to play the part of Grindelwald.