- Johnny Depp’s lawyers have accused Amber Heard of having “two extra-marital affairs” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and actor James Franco while she was still together with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
- Referring to the Tesla CEO, Depp wrote in a string of texts to his agent: “Sorry, man…But, NOW, I will stop at nothing!!! Let’s see if mollusk has a pair…”
- The texts were read out in a London court during Depp’s ongoing libel case against News Group Newspapers over a 2018 article published by The Sun, which described him as a “wife beater.”
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Amber Heard had “two extra-marital affairs” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and actor James Franco while she was still with Johnny Depp, his lawyers told a London court.
In a string of texts sent by Depp to his agent which were read out to the High Court in London on Friday, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor branded his ex-wife a “50-cent stripper” and accused her of having an affair with “Mollusk,” assumed to be a nickname for Musk.
“Sorry, man…But, NOW, I will stop at nothing!!! Let’s see if mollusk has a pair…”, one of the texts read, according to the Mirror.
“I’m so f***ing happy she [Heard] wants to go to fight this out!!! She will hit the wall hard!!!” the actor continued. “I can only hope that karma kicks in and takes the gift of breath from her…”
The texts were read out on the fourth day of Depp’s libel case against News Group Newspapers over a 2018 article published by The Sun, which labeled him a “wife beater.”
According to Depp’s lawyers, the evidence of the “multiple affairs” has been brought up in court because it would prove “false motive” for the alleged abuse Heard says she suffered due to Depp having a “supposed paranoia and mistaken belief” that she was cheating on him, Sky News reported.
Depp’s legal team also referred to CCTV footage taken at the elevator of the former couple’s Los Angeles penthouse in May 2016, which allegedly shows Heard with a man believed to be Franco. They have asked for the “disclosure of all communications” in a period of time in 2016 between Heard, Franco, and Musk.
Heard’s lawyers fired back by arguing that the CCTV footage had “been widely available online for some time,” while also stating that Depp’s allegations of extra-marital affairs were not “not a contested issue” in the case, as the Mirror reported.
The Tesla CEO dated Heard on-and-off for a year, after she left Depp, before the pair split up in February 2018. The actress told The Hollywood Reporter shortly after that they now enjoy a “beautiful friendship” based on “intellectual curiosity, ideas, and conversation, a shared love for science.”
Musk was first dragged into the dispute between Depp and Heard last year when the Pirates of the Caribbean actor issued a subpoena against the Tesla CEO. This was part of a separate legal battle between the former couple in the US.
Depp and Heard first met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011 and were later married in 2015. One year later, Heard obtained a restraining order against the Oscar-nominated actor after accusing him of abuse, which he denied. The couple filed for divorce in 2017.
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