It's crucial to mention that both individuals recorded each other at the advice of their therapist. These recordings were made within the last year of their relationship and served as significant pieces of evidence for Depp because he had no photos or documentation to support his claims of abuse. However, it is important to note that some of the audio recordings were not only taken out of context but were also deliberately edited, further complicating their interpretation.
During this period, Amber was still fighting for the marriage but had endured years of abuse and had started to fight back physically. It is not uncommon for victims of abuse to exhibit such behavior. Victims may resort to physical retaliation due to self-defense, survival instincts, emotional buildup, or learned behavior from living in a violent and unstable environment.
Unfortunately, the fact that victims initiate physical fights can be used against them, whether by their abuser, the legal system, or public opinion. However, it is important to recognize that victims of abuse can reach a breaking point, and their decision to fight back does not diminish their status as victims. Understanding the complexities of abusive dynamics requires empathy and support for all individuals involved.
Amber confronts Johnny about how he beat the shit out of her in December 2015.
Johnny Depp angry and arguing with Amber because she asked a friend to call the police. He's not upset that she accused him of assault nor does he deny it didn't happen. He's angry that she got the police involved when she was scared for her life.
During an after fight discussion Amber lists all the injuries she sustained in December 2015 fight. The bruises, black eyes, split lip, and missing chunks of hair.
Amber says to Johnny that his security guards had told her multiple times that she was going to get killed.
Johnny Depp asking Amber to remind him every morning to not hurt her or get crazy.
Amber discusses how different drugs and alcohol changes Johnny's personality and how no matter what she tries to do they can never talk without him blowing up.
Johnny admits to headbutting Amber in the forehead. In the UK he vehemently denied it until presented with this audio.
Johnny justifies always leaving during fights because if he doesn't there will be a blood bath.
Amber yells at him to put his cigarettes out on someone else and Depp responds by telling her to shut up and calling her a fat ass.
Johnny questions Amber if she really believes he's abusive. She answers yes and lists 3 specific incidents including the December 2015 assault and the phone throwing assault in May 2016.
Amber is crying and saying she thought she could help him get clean sober and that it would help their relationship and he tells her he'll never be clean and sober.
She's trying to keep the abuse accusations discreet but Depp's team is leaking stories to discredit her which is causing her to respond to protect her integrity. Depp accuses her of trying to throw him under the bus.
Johnny and Amber arguing about Australia when he sexually assaulted her and cut off his finger and painted messages in paint and blood everywhere.
Amber cries to Depp over the phone because of the stories being leaked about her to tabloids after the separation.
Johnny Depp asking Amber Heard to cut him and offering to cut her.
In a meeting after the TRO filing, Depp holds a knife to his skin and asks Amber to cut him and offers to cut her.
A BPD diagnosis was used to discredit Amber and in this audio Depp uses it as an insult when she's trying to have a rational discussion and he throws his ring at her.