The Amber Heard saga continues. Her years-long legal battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp has been the topic of discussion for many months now. From Depp losing a libel suit last year to rumors of Heard being fired from Aquaman 2, the fallout between the two has seen some wildly unpredictable developments. Today, though, we caught word that the actress has gotten herself into a serious legal situation, one that may result in jail time for her.
According to Inside the Magic, Amber Heard was reportedly probed by the LAPD and now faces some significant legal troubles. The Los Angeles Police Department has not confirmed anything regarding the investigation, but reports are continuing to come in regardless. And they are pretty serious.
As for what Amber Heard is reportedly in trouble for, the current word is that she is suspected of perjury. Recent bodycam footage appears to cast doubt on some of Heard’s domestic violence claims against Johnny Depp, some of which originally alleged that their penthouse was in “disarray” following a dispute. If convicted of perjury, Amber Heard could end up facing four years in jail.
Amber Heard’s allegations have been disputed by many stars associated with Johnny Depp, including Winona Ryder and Vanessa Pardis. That does not mean we should discount what she is saying, but it does mean that the authorities need to look at this from every possible angle. Only with a clear picture can they reach a clear, fair conclusion. Say what you will about who is right and who is wrong here, but both parties deserve fairness here.
The accusations Amber Heard has leveled against Johnny Depp have lost the actor dearly. Late last year, Depp was fired from his role as the villainous Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3 film and replaced by Mads Mikkelsen. He has also reportedly been ousted from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise-a franchise he had a direct hand in popularizing-and replaced by Margot Robbie, who will function as the new lead of the series.
Additionally, Amber Heard’s abuse allegations resulted in Johnny Depp attempting to sue The Sun for calling him “a wife beater.” He lost the case in November of last year, and since then, the hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp has circulated the internet on several occasions. The popular actor has more than his fair share of supporters, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s probe of Heard may add a new dimension to this case, one that could completely change how we perceive what happened between the two.
As for what is actually happening with Amber Heard, we have heard very little in the way of concrete information. But if this report is true and she is being probed by local police, then the entire situation just got even more complicated. Only time will tell, and it will probably tell us soon. This is one of those stories that, if confirmed, could make its way into the trades within days.
For a complete timeline of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal and marital troubles, go here.