Actor Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, in a $50m defamation lawsuit, citing a piece she wrote for The Washington Post about domestic abuse.
The lawsuit called her ongoing allegations of domestic abuse “categorically and demonstrably false.” “They were part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career,” the lawsuit said, claiming that “she is the perpetrator.” The suit said Depp, 55, has suffered financial losses because of the accusations, including being dropped from his role as Capt. Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
According to E! News, the lawsuit further accuses Heard of “spending time in a new relationship” with Elon Musk a month after she and Depp tied the knot. A rep for Musk has however denied the allegations, stating: “Elon and Amber didn’t start seeing each other until May 2016, and even then it was infrequent. Their relationship didn’t become romantic until some time later.”