Johnny Depp Alleges Abuse By Amber Heard: She Burned My Face With a Cigarette!

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Way back in January of 2017, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalized their divorce by signing a non-disclosure agreement that prevented either side from talking about the split publicly.

One of the goals of the agreement was to prevent messy court battles over statements made to the press.

Heard and Depp

It seems the plan backfired in spectacular fashion, however, as Depp is currently suing Heard for $50 million, alleging that she violated the agreement by writing a Washington Post op-ed about her experiences as an abuse victim.

Heard never referred to Depp by name, but given the high profile nature of their brief marriage and ugly divorce, there was little doubt whom she was talking about.

Thus far, the court battle has been a nightmare for both parties, as new allegations of appalling behavior have been hurled in both directions.

In written statements, Heard has called Depp an alcoholic "monster" who repeatedly assaulted her and tried to have her blacklisted in Hollywood following their divorce.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in Black and White

Depp has countered by accusing Heard of painting bruises on her face and body in order to frame him for divorce.

He claims that Heard tried to cut off his finger during one of the then-couple's infamous 2015 meltdown in Australia.

This week, in an amended filing, Depp made a new claim about that ugly altercation, claiming that when he tried to distance himself from Heard, the actress shoved a lit cigarette in his face.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Depp claims that Heard flew "into a rage" after she learned of his "intention to enter into a post-nuptial agreement."

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in Palm Springs

Depp claims that at that point he had not had a drink in over a year, but retreated to a basement bar in the residence where the couple was staying in order to avoid Heard.

"She followed him, screaming at him abusively," Depp's legal team writes.

The filing goes on to claim that Heard became further enraged when she encountered Depp drinking vodka.

At that point, she began hurling bottles.

Amber Heard Facial Bruises

One of them shattered, resulting in Depp's infamous severed finger.

Allegedly not content with the damage she had done "Ms. Heard then put a cigarette out on [Depp's] right cheek," claims Johnny's legal team.

Heard's lawyers have already fired back in a statement denying the accusation.

“This allegation is absurd, offensive and categorically untrue,” the attorneys write. 

Johnny Depp: Drunk With Amber Heard!

This photograph proves nothing - apart from the fact that Johnny Depp is desperate to throw out any outlandish allegation to deflect attention from his physical and ongoing psychological abuse of Amber Heard.”

While it's unclear how this latest allegation will be received by the judge, Depp's legal team already scored a minor victory this week.

The actor's lawyers have been arguing that since Heard's piece was published in D.C., the trial should take place in nearby Virginia, and not in California, as Heard's attorneys wanted.

We'll continue to keep you updated on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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