LOS ANGELES, CA> (THECOUNT) — Actor Johnny Depp is reportedly suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in defamation lawsuit for ‘falsely’ calling herself a victim of domestic abuse
According to DailyMail, 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.
‘Mr Depp never abused Ms Heard. Her allegations against him were false when they were made in 2016.