Johnny Depp ‘blamed’ Amber Heard after her naked photos were leaked
Amber Heard has claimed Johnny Depp blamed her for own nude photos leaking when she was one of the victims of the 2014 hacking of celebrity iCloud accounts
Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp blamed her for the leak of her own naked photos, a court has heard.
The actress, 34, was one of the victims of the 2014 hacking of celebrity iCloud accounts, with nude pictures of her being shared on the internet as a result.
Heard said “naked and intimate” photographs were stolen and the hackers release “hundreds of images to the world without my consent”.
She was giving her testimony in the first day of week three of Depp’s libel trial against NGN over a 2018 article in The Sun in which he was called a “wife beater” – which he strenuously denies.
Heard’s pictures were stolen the year before she married Depp, who she claimed blamed her for the leak.
“They went everywhere,” she said. “Johnny blamed me for that. I was to blame.
“I understand that I suppose he saw it like that.
“I was extremely distressed.
“It wasn’t just my privacy had been breached. I felt my human rights had been.”
In her witness statement Heard claimed Depp threw a phone at her before yanking her by the hair and slapping her.
The alleged row, which she said took place in May 2016, happened after Depp found poo in the bed, which she denies being responsible for.
Heard also described an alleged attack in Australia in 2015, which she called a “three day hostage situation” when she was stuck in their house with no way to leave.
She claimed she feared Depp would kill her before threatening to “f**k her corpse”.
Lawyers for NGN are defending their case based on Heard’s 14 allegations of abuse, which include claims of bust-ups between 2013 and 2016.