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Surprise (But Not Really) — Johnny Depp Likes To Beat Women!

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This week, we learned that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard‘s marriage, which lasted a little more than a year, is O-V-E-R. No one was surprised about that because no one really expected it to last even that long. However, it seems like this breakup is about way more than just celebrities being flaky — Amber is saying that Johnny hit her throughout their relationship, and the incident last Saturday was the final straw.

According to TMZ, Amber turned up to court today with her lawyer and a bunch of photos showing various bruises on her, allegedly inflicted by Johnny (above is one such image, which was said to be taken on Saturday after Depp “smashed his iPhone into her face”).

Here are some more details:

Amber claims during the alleged attack, Johnny shattered various objects in the apartment. She says she was on the phone with a friend during the fight, and when Johnny grabbed her phone she screamed to her friend, “Call the cops!” The friend called 911 and cops came to the residence.

Amber says when cops arrived Johnny had already fled, so they took a report.

We’re told cops told Amber they would find Johnny and arrest him if she gave a statement about the alleged violence, but she refused. Officers told her if she changed her mind she could call them.

Cops gave Amber this business card and told her to call if she wants to press charges. As far as we know, she has not gone back to the cops.

Heard claims after he allegedly hit her he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning.

Amber says she has video of one of the beatings.

I guess Amber was in court to request a temporary restraining order, though Depp is currently said to be out of town. I know “innocent until proven guilty” and all of that — and certainly in the eyes of the law, that’s definitely the case — but when a woman says she’s been physically, sexually or emotionally abused, my default reaction is to believe her, and this is no exception. Especially since Johnny looks like a bloated drunk who would get off on hitting women. This whole thing is so fucked up, but if this becomes undeniably true, I wonder which Hollywood figures will speak out against him?

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  • If a woman stays with a man after the first beating, she’s practically asking for more.

  • What happened to you advice to for Wendell Pierce to “keep it classy” Jennifer not feeling it with Johnny?

    @ Rensar you inbred back woods idiot Nobody asks for or deserves to be beaten Not even you.

    • Johnny Depp has never been classy. You can’t remain something you never were. (And yes, I’m being facetious, just like you.)

  • At the moment i dont think its true, she could have filed a report but didnt? Just seems suspicious that she’s accuse someone but not want to go all the way, like she wants sympathy but no one to get blamed. Nah, i call bullsh*t on this one im afraid.

  • The police’s version of events does not exactly jibe with Ms. Heard’s. The police stated that when they visited the residence, Ms. Heard evidenced no injuries to her person, which was the reason they gave her a business card and left. Had Ms. Heard appeared to have been physically assaulted they would have conducted themselves differently. One must also realize that this is a bunch of actors. Vanessa Paradis, the mother of Depp’s children, just came forward to defend him. She may be telling the truth or she may have been paid for her statement. Who knows at this point? One can also be sure that there are going to be conflicting reports offered up by the hired help. On another front, just because Depp is weird, old, bloated and “looks like” he gets off beating women does not mean that such is the case. It also does not mean that he is innocent either. Consistent with their getting married at all, this whole thing has a very surreal, bizarre quality to it, and picking sides at this point does neither party any service. The only thing that one can definitely say is that it’s time to start popping the corn and melting the butter, because this is going to be a very nasty, public, messy business.

  • It doesn’t strike anyone as odd that this alleged abuse only became an issue once Amber learned Johnny was going to fight against having to pay spousal support?

  • “when a woman says she’s been physically, sexually or emotionally abused, my default reaction is to believe her”

    Then you are as idiotic as they come. Women lie about this kind of crap every day, and sadly, a lot of other idiots believe it as well. This is how innocent people end up in jail or prison, possibly ruining their lives, because of shitty vindictive women who know they can get away with it. No one deserves to be abused, but if you are found to be lying, your should get the same sentence as the people who do the abuse.

  • “Especially since Johnny looks like a bloated drunk who would get off on hitting women.”

    Reasonably well thought-out column suddenly sabotaged by stupidity.

  • “Especially since Johnny looks like a bloated drunk who would get off on hitting women.”

    Um, no he doesn’t. He’s never beat a woman before.