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Amber Heard Wants Johnny Depp To Get A Mental Evaluation

The dark fallout between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp took a turn for the worse this week. (Yup, apparently that was possible.)

Amber has now legally requested that Johnny Depp undergo a mental health evaluation. Here's what happened.

NOTE: This article discusses (and shows) incidents involving alleged domestic violence. Read with caution.

Just to catch you up:

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were married from 2014 to 2016.

So much happened in those two years that led up to their split, and none of it is for the faint of heart.

Amber cited a December 2015 incident in their divorce.

That incident was revealed to be this cover story.

Amber wrote in the filing that "there was one severe incident in December 2015 when I truly feared for my life."

She also cited a night in 2016.

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Not long after Depp's mother died, he and Amber were discussing her passing.

Depp apparently "began obsessing about something that was untrue and his demeanor changed dramatically."

Amber claimed she was struck in the face by a cell phone that he threw at her.

Things got even uglier after they filed for divorce.

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Firstly, Depp denied Amber's request to pay for all of her legal costs.

Then, Amber filed a restraining order against him, citing the cell phone incident and an injury over her eye as proof. She was granted her request.

And a video leaked showing Johnny losing it.


In the video, Johnny can be seen throwing a wine bottle and glass, as well as shouting at Amber.

Amber denied leaking the video. Depp's team said it was heavily edited.

Their divorce was seemingly settled.

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In late 2016, things seemed to calm down. The divorce was settled, and Amber withdrew her restraining order against him.

They issued a joint statement: "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love."

Amber then donated her settlement.

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She was rewarded $7 million in their divorce settlement.

She donated that entire amount to two places: the ACLU (with a focus on domestic violence against women), and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

In 2019, she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post.

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In that op-ed, she talked at length about being a survivor of abuse and her experiences with it.

She never once names Depp in the article, but people assumed it was him.

Depp then filed a defamation lawsuit against her.


And claimed that he was the one that was a victim of abuse — not Amber.

"Ms. Heard violently abused Mr. Depp, just as she was caught and arrested for violently abusing her former domestic partner," his lawsuit claimed.

And now, we're here.

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We're in the middle of Johnny vs Amber court proceedings once more.

Amber requested the evaluation due to, "mental conditions in combination with his rampant use of alcohol and drugs were inextricably intertwined with the abuse she suffered at his hands."

She spared no detail.

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"Johnny's relationship with reality oscillates, depending upon his interaction with alcohol and drugs," she said in the filing.

She and her team claim that his mental health was crucial to why he allegedly abused her.

She said things haven't gotten better.

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"As Johnny's paranoia, delusions, and aggression increases throughout our relationship so has my awareness of his continued substance abuse."

Basically, she claims that he hasn't stopped drinking or using drugs, even while in the middle of a court case.

Johnny's team shot back immediately.


"This is a defamation case in which Mr. Depp does not allege that he suffers from any mental disorder or condition," they said.

They claim his current mental health has no reflection on his past mental health.

And they had some sharp words for Amber.

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"It is preposterous notion that an IME now would shed light on Mr. Depp's mental state at the time of Ms. Heard's abuse hoax back in 2016."

IME stands for "Independent Medical Examination," just FYI.

They didn't hold anything back.


"Ms. Heard's effort treads a well-worn path of victim blaming using the pretext of mental health. By Ms. Heard's tortured credibility logic, current IME's would also be warranted for all the dozens of eyewitnesses who have attested to the various facets of the hoaxes they witnessed years ago."

This is one court battle that may never end...or see a "winner."