The Jaw-Dropping Arrangement Amber Heard Made With Johnny Depp In Exchange For Her Silence

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's court battle just got a whole lot more complicated, with each new revelation somehow wilder than the last. 

Weeks into the proceedings, as Sky News notes, Heard's infamous Washington Post editorial about domestic abuse has finally come under scrutiny. Depp's lawyer argued that, despite the fact that he wasn't named in the piece, its release was timed to create as much harm to the actor as possible. 


Likewise, the severed finger incident has come under closer examination, too, as both parties are positioned as the cause of Depp's injury. 

Per The Guardian, the entire courtroom was left speechless (or laughing) after watching a doorman's pre-recorded testimony, which was apparently filmed while he was driving around, vaping, and complaining about being involved in the case. Moreover, the Independent reports that Depp laughed after his bodyguard was asked whether he'd witnessed him urinating in the foyer of his home. (He replied in the negative.)

The case has been surreal, to say the least. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, alleging that she defamed him by describing the actor as an abuser during their tumultuous relationship. 


Each star is working hard to paint the other as the real villain, with this latest revelation muddying the waters even further. 

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources, and support at their website.

Amber Heard made this request in exchange for not filing a protective order

According to the New York Post, actress Amber Heard agreed to keep quiet about her explosive relationship with Johnny Depp — provided he paid handsomely for the privilege. 

A new court filing details how Heard requested the use of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star's Range Rover, which she was already driving at the time, and access to three luxury penthouse apartments in exchange for not filing an order of protection against him. Depp would have to agree to pay for their usage, too.


The 2016 letter from Heard's lawyer, Samantha Spector, emphasized the need to "do everything possible to keep this personal matter out of the media spotlight." Alongside the car and properties, the "Aquaman" star also requested $100,000 in legal fees and an additional $25,000 for other miscellaneous costs. 

Deadline reports that Heard herself is set to take the stand next week as the first witness for the defense, so she'll have an opportunity to explain what happened with the alleged payoff.

Depp's legal team is expected to wrap up their case during the first week of May, at which point his former wife will be called to give her side of the story. The trial continues to dominate headlines, with a stunning conversation between Heard and Depp just revealed in court confusing the matter even more. 


The actress has tried on multiple occasions to have the suit thrown out, to no avail.