Family feud. Johnny Depp revealed that his daughter Lily-Rose Depp didn’t attend his 2015 marriage ceremony to Amber Heard — and he claims her absence was due to battle allegedly brought on by his ex-wife.
“My daughter Lily-Rose did not come to the wedding,” the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 58, mentioned of his now-22-year-old daughter while testifying in court on Wednesday, April 20. “She and Ms. Heard were not on particularly great terms, for several reasons.”
The actor is suing Heard, 35, for defamation in Fairfax, Virginia, over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post. She mentioned surviving a number of cases of abuse all through her life, although she by no means named her ex-husband. However, the Golden Globe winner claims he lost his jobs with main franchises, together with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, due to her claims of abuse.
Johnny has accused Heard of mendacity about struggling home violence throughout their marriage. The pair met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and married in 2015. Johnny recalled their marriage ceremony through the testimony, claiming that medication had been being handed round on the Texas native’s request.
“[Heard] was always quite fond of MDMA, which is ecstasy, and mushrooms. She had some medications she was on already,” he alleged in courtroom. He went on to declare that their complete marriage ceremony plan was “dinner, dancing and drugs.” The Edward Scissorhands star mentioned he smoked marijuana to have a good time.
Johnny additionally alleged that the Aquaman star monopolized his time, driving a wedge between him and his kids. He shares Lily-Rose and Jack, now 20, with ex Vanessa Paradis, who he dated from 1998 to 2012. “[Amber] had to have me there at all times for her own needs,” he mentioned.
He additionally alleged that Heard “would tell me what a bad father I was and that I had no idea how to parent.”
Amid Heard’s preliminary allegations that Depp abused her, Lily-Rose defended her father by way of Instagram in May 2016. “My dad is the sweetest, most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same,” she posted alongside a photograph together with her father taken years earlier.
Paradis, now 49, additionally supported her ex. “In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man that I lived with for 14 wonderful years,” she wrote in a May 2016 letter defending Johnny’s character.