The domestic violence controversy between Pirates of Caribbean star Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been going on for quite a while now. The 30-year-old American actress filed a case against 53-year-old Johnny charging him for physcial abuse less than a week after she filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. For sure, there is so much more to the story.
Amber and Johnny’s relationship Timeline
2009: Depp and Heard met on the sets of Rum Diary and began their relationship a few years later.
2012: After Johnny separated with his wife and the mother of two children Lori Anne Allison, he started his relationship with Heard.
January 2014: According to People’s magazine, it was confirmed on January 2014 that Depp and Heard were engaged and looking forward to getting married.
May 2014: ET exclusively got hold of text message conversation which happens to be between Johnny’s ex-wife Heard and someone who is known to be his assistant. The messages can be traced back to May 2014, even before their wedding.
February 2015: Depp and Heard officially get married on a private island in the Bahamas
April 2016: Heard, who turned 30 on April 22, 2016 claimed that Johnny was “high” at her birthday party and jostled her to the floor while supposedly grabbing her by the hair.
May 21, 2016 : During a heated up argument, Depp caused a bruise near Heard’s eye. Amber explained that the bruise was caused as a result of Depp throwing a cell phone at her face. (Heard has made these claims in her official court documents)
May 22 – 23 2016: According to court documents, it was revealed that Depp and Heard parted their own ways. Heard officially filed for divorce on May 23.
May 28, 2016: With every divorce people definitely choose their own sides depending on the fairness of the case. Various fan followers and celebrities started to take sides with the help of a “trial by Twitter”. It was quite obvious when Depp’s daughter Lily Rose defended her father; however, it was rather surprising when Depp’s ex-partners – Vanessa Paradis and Lori Anne Allison were also in support of Johnny.
I don't care how fucking famous you are, abuse is abuse #ImWithAmber— ✨lady j✨ (@jbellecake) May 27, 2016
Johnny Depp and Lorie Anne Allison's relationship history
Their marriage dates back to the 1980’s when the media was not so speculative regarding any general happenings in the entertainment industry. The former couple got married in 1983 in Miami, Florida. Unfortunately,the now 58-year-old Lorie Anne Allison and Depp’s compatibility came into question when the pair decided to file for divorce after 2 years of their marriage. Make-up artist Lorie and The Lone Ranger star don't have any children together.
Jhonny Depp and his first ex-wife Lori Allison
Lorie Anne Allison to his rescue regarding Depp's divorce and violence case
In May 2016, The Danish Girl actress Heard was granted with a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming that he had abused her physically. Pictures were exposed all over the internet for the world to know what had happened between the two. According to a story covered by TMZ, Lorie called Depp a “soft-hearted person” and that he would never put down a hand on any woman. Lorie, who had a two year marriage term with Depp, expresses to her friends that she does not quite believe what Amber has revealed to the court.Hollywood make-up artist Lori mentions that she never experienced any physical abuse from Depp’s side and that he never even raised his voice around her! The former couple are still in very good terms and she provided her heartfelt condolences over the multi-talented actor Depp’s mother.
Upcoming movie Justice League’s actress Amber’s claims aren’t sound with Lori since she had a hassle free and content relationship with Depp.
Physical abuse a way out for Amber from her marriage to Depp?
There is no doubt regarding the fact that Johnny was a perfect gentleman during their marriage tenure in the 1980’s.But what comes into questions is - it’s been around 31 years since the former couple was separated; and people definitely do change during that long time period. Lori and Amber are two different people and have their own way of living their love life. Amber has concrete evidences for the allegations she has made regarding her abuse. Furthermore, according to Daily Mail, Amber explains that it was cocaine and his drinking that turned her former partner into an abuser and also cites in the legal documents that she has been a regular victim of physical violence during their 15 month marriage.