Petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 reaches over 100,000 signatures

Carla Harmon
February 4, 2020

This has all come out as the petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 nears 45,000 signatures, so we'll just have to wait and see if Warner Bros. decides to fire the actress amid these new allegations.

In a recently released audio recording from 2015, Amber Heard admitted beating her then-husband Johnny Depp.

Amber Heard, left, and Johnny Depp in 2016.

Heard, 33, is locked in a complex legal battle with Depp, 56, who a year ago launched a US$50 million defamation suit against her for implying in a Washington Post opinion piece that he had abused her during their toxic 18-month marriage. "This must be recognised, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry", the petition to sack Heard states.

In the audio, shared by the Daily Mail, Depp and Heard debate an incident in which she allegedly punched and injured him. At one point, Heard tells Depp she was hitting him: "Babe, you're not punched". I don't know what the movement of my real hand was, but you're fine, I didn't hurt you, I didn't hit you, I hit you. "I f-ing was hitting you", Heard tells Depp. Depp said the conversation resulted in the severing of his fingertip from a shattered glass bottle thrown by his then-wife.

During the conversation, Heard admits to "hitting" Depp in a fight the previous night, mocks him as a "baby" and warns that "I can't promise you I won't get physical again", likening herself to an "animal" being poked and lashing out. But I did not punch you.

Heard replied she couldn't promise that she would "be ideal, I can't promise you I won't get physical again". You didn't get f-ing decked.

A spokeswoman for Heard accused Depp of "vindictively" leaking the tape.

"Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him", she said.

Among the atrocities Depp suffered by Amber Heard is the amputation of his finger (recovered through surgery), multiple blows to his face, hiding his medication, a burn with a cigarette on his cheek, and even an occasion where Heard defecated on Depp's bed. Heard published an op-ed piece in the Washington Post in December 2018, where she approached her alleged abuse.

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