Depp's Ex: His Wife Is Making This Up

Vanessa Paradis says he's a lover, not a fighter
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2016 2:00 PM CDT
Depp's Ex: His Wife Is Making This Up
Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight May 21, striking her cheek and eye.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Johnny Depp, wife-beater? Not according to his French ex Vanessa Paradis, who wrote a hand-written letter saying she believes "with all my heart" that domestic-violence allegations by Depp's wife, Amber Heard, are "outrageous," per TMZ. "In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years," writes Paradis, who has two children with Depp and was with him from 1998 to 2012. This jibes with how Depp's first wife, Lori Anne Allison, describes him to friends—as a "soft person" who's gentle with animals and loved his dog more than many parents love their own children, TMZ reports.

But allegations by 30-year-old Heard—who filed for divorce on Monday and got a restraining order against Depp, 52—describe a slightly different man. "Johnny's relationship with reality oscillates depending upon his interaction with alcohol and drugs," the actress says in a sworn deposition, per the Telegraph. She also details his alleged May 21 assault, saying she was trying to console him about his deceased mother when he grabbed her by the hair, struck her, grabbed her face, and wildly swung around a magnum of champagne. On the tabloid-ier side, the Sun reports that bi-sexual Heard's alleged fling with supermodel Cara Delevingne created a rift in the marriage and drove Depp "insane." (Or maybe it was a family drama?)

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