Author: Just Jared
Amber Heard‘s private text messages that she sent to her mother in 2013 have been released in court amid Johnny Depp‘s trial against a UK tabloid for calling him a “wife beater.” Johnny has denied all claims of domestic abuse in his relationship with Amber.
In a witness statement, Amber said that she and Johnny got into a violent fight in March of 2013 over a painting by her ex-partner Tasya van Ree that was in her home.
A text to her late mom read, “It’s terrible, mum. I don’t know what to do.” Another text to her mom read, “He’s nuts, mum. Violent and crazy. I’m heartbroken that this is who I love.”
Another text was read aloud which said, “I feel like I’m on a very fast train that’s about to explode, but I don’t want to jump off and leave my love behind. So I stay on the train, even though I know it’s about to explode.”
About these texts, Amber told the court, “I was so in love with Johnny at that time. We had had a wonderful year together where he was sober and clean and that is how I got to know him. And Johnny, when he was like that, (is) generous, loving, he is a remarkable man when he is like that. I loved him and I didn’t want to lose that… the other side of him was a monster, but I always held out hope that he would get clean and sober.”
In another message, Amber‘s mom suggested she tell her father about the alleged abuse, to which Amber responded, “I can’t tell dad.”
Amber continued, “I felt safe to tell my mother, but I didn’t know how my dad would react. I had never been in this situation before and I didn’t know if he would react violently… to Johnny. I didn’t want to make it worse.”
Another text was also read aloud between Amber and Johnny‘s former assistant, who said he was coming to get Johnny at noon. At 6pm, Amber said she was able to get Johnny to come down.
“What was going on between noon… and about 6 o’clock that evening?” Amber was asked, to which she responded, “Johnny refused to leave… (he was) snorting lines of cocaine, drinking whisky and he was saying we really need to work this out, he wanted to get to the bottom of it. He wanted me to admit that I was having an affair with, not only Tasya van Ree, my ex-partner, but also a gentleman I hardly knew… he had just gotten it in his mind that I had these affairs and he wouldn’t leave until I admitted it.”
Amber also gave testimony earlier in the week about nicknames Johnny Depp had for some fellow actors.