Amber Heard says her doctor kept contemporary notes of the physical abuse she suffered while married to Johnny Depp.
During a television interview with Savannah Guthrie for NBC, Heard explained that she had reported physical abuse within her relationship since 2011. The couple married in 2015.
“There’s a binder of years of notes dating back to 2011, from the very beginning of my relationship, that were taken by my doctor who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard said.
Guthrie and her reporting team at NBC reviewed the notes to confirm what Heard had been telling her therapist since 2012.
According to Guthrie, in January 2012, Heard told her therapist that Depp “hit her, threw her on the floor.”
The therapist’s 2013 notes read, “He threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her,” according to Guthrie.
This is the first time Heard’s legal team has shared the therapist’s notes publicly.
“His notes represented years of real-time explanations of what was going on,” the Aquaman actor explained in the interview, which aired on Peacock Thursday, June 16.
According to Guthrie, the judge ruled on the hearsay notes and refused to make them available to the jury in the defamation lawsuit between Heard and Depp.
Depp’s team released a statement to NBC regarding Heard’s claims without mentioning her by name:
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“It is unfortunate that as Johnny seeks to move on with his life, the defendant and her team are beginning to repeat, re-imagine and challenge issues that have already been decided by the Court and a verdict that has been decided in unanimously and unequivocally by a jury in favor of Johnny.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has sued his former partner Amber Heard for allegedly implying he assaulted her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed on domestic violence. Heard countersuit and a jury trial on the defamation allegations concluded this month (June 2), with a verdict mostly in favor of Depp.
The jury found that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.
Elsewhere in the interview with Guthrie, Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury for the outcome.