Amber Heard is allegedly being investigated for perjury by the LAPD in the latest development in the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp domestic violence saga.
According to German outlet BILD, Amber Heard lied and faked evidence about the big fight she had in 2016 with Johnny Depp that led to their divorce. If proven guilty of perjury, Heard could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.
Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman has also allegedly confirmed the investigation. Waldman believes the domestic violence scene was staged by Heard, telling BILD, "Amber Heard and her friend Rocky Pennington staged the May 21 crime scene to prove the abuse allegation against Johnny Depp."
For the 2016 divorce case, Heard’s lawyers provided the court with “time-stamped 'crime scene' images, including smashed photo frames, broken glass and wine spilled across hardwood floor and carpets.” Additionally, Heard and her best friend Rocky Pennington, who claims to be an eyewitness to the fight and alleged assault, gave depositions of the incident.
Heard claims that Depp hurled a phone in her face and ripped out clumps of her hair.
Pennington said, “'They have a big kitchen island in the middle of the kitchen and on there, there's candles and like fruit and, you know, glass, like jars and vases and things like that. And he just was hitting everything with the wine bottle, just smashing it all off. So there was fruit on the floor and baskets and, you know, glass bottles and flowers.”
Heard said, “We have huge heavy silver candlesticks, candelabra sticks. Those were on the floor broken. Baskets of fruit that we had on the kitchen island. There … fruit everywhere. Baskets on the ground. The containers holding the spoons and forks, kitchen utensils, those were spilled.”
She added in her deposition, “He broke a lot of glass things that left glass on the floor … when he walked out into the hallway, you could see wine spilled all over the ground and wine on the walls and … and so I knew that at least he had gone through there and was like sloshing wine anywhere.”
Heard also claims that Depp hurled a phone in her face and ripped out clumps of her hair.
However, never before released body camera footage from the LAPD officers who responded to two separate 911 calls that night throws suspicion on Heard’s veracity.
The first two officers to respond to the alleged assault were Tyler Hadden and Melissa Saenz, a domestic violence specialist. While neither was wearing a body cam, both have given sworn testimony on three occasions that they didn’t see any injuries to Heard’s face or see evidence of vandalism in the home.
“'I did not identify her as a victim of domestic violence. We met with the victim, we checked the location, the husband wasn't there, and that the victim advised us she wasn't going to give us further information,” Saenz said.
The responding domestic violence specialist officer didn't identify Amber Heard as a domestic violence victim.
The other two officers (whose names haven't been released) arrived about two hours after the alleged fight, and they were wearing body cameras. The officers walked through the hallway, kitchen, and into the living room. In the footage, tables and sideboards are decorated with picture frames, ornaments, and stacks of books. The kitchen island bears candles, candelabras, and a vase of flowers. Nothing appears damaged, and there are no visible wine stains on the carpets or walls.
Waldman says, “You can see clearly in the police bodycam videos that all the items Ms. Heard and her friends claimed Mr. Depp smashed to smithereens with a wine bottle off the island in his penthouse kitchen – glass, fruit, baskets, vases and candelabras – are in perfect condition and tidily in their place. Nor does the red wine they claimed that Mr. Depp splashed all over the light-colored hallway carpets and walls exist. These videos prove unambiguously that the first two police officers on the scene told the truth about no damage. It is not complicated: Ms. Heard and her confederates lied.”
If it’s proven that Amber Heard staged the crime scene and lied about being abused by Johnny Depp, his many fans and supporters will be justified. However, it won’t undo the damage done to his career and his removal from multiple movie franchises.