Johnny Depp sues ex-wife Amber Heard for $50million over abuse claims

Johnny Depp sues ex-wife Amber Heard for $50million in defamation lawsuit for 'falsely' calling herself a victim of domestic abuse

By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:24 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 20:24 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Johnny Depp has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard after she accused him of domestic violence. 

The 55-year-old actor described Heard's 2016 abuse allegations as 'an elaborate hoax', according to the lawsuit obtained by The Blast. 

The lawsuit references an article Heard, 32, wrote for the Washington Post in December last year in which she said she had received death threats and lost out on work after accusing Depp of domestic abuse. 

'The op-ed's clear implication that Mr Depp is a domestic abuser is categorically and demonstrably false,' Depp's lawsuit states. 

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