In the middle of a media trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Jennifer Gray recalled her stormy romance with the actorwhom she was engaged to in the late 1980s. In her new memoir, “Out of the Corner”The actress assured that Depp was very jealous and that the courtship ended up taking a dark turn over time.
Their romance began after her rep arranged a date with Depp in 1989.
“We ate, we talked, we drank Jack Daniel’s, we laughed out loud, we took cigarette breaks halfway… He was ridiculously handsome, surprisingly open, funny, quirky and kind.Gray called back.
Just two weeks after that meeting, the actor proposed to her.
Over time, according to the actress’ account, Depp’s behavior became erratic. “Johnny was traveling every week from Vancouver, but he was getting into more and more trouble: fights in a bar, arguments with the police…”.
“He started missing his flights to Los Angeles because he was falling asleep or when he got home he was going crazy jealous and paranoid about what I had been doing while he was gone”, he continues to tell in his book. “I attributed his bad temper and unhappiness to feeling miserable and helpless that he couldn’t leave the 21 Jump Street series.” he explained.
“As its growing status as heart BreakerHe felt exploited and trapped in this teen idol machine, chased by paparazzi and crazed fans.”
Jennifer Gray with her ex-boyfriend, Mathew Broderick
The actress decided to end the engagement after nine months.
According to Grey, life after Depp was fine until she discovered that winona ryder I was with him. “That was until I found out my dear neighbor was fucking my ex”he pointed.
The actress said her angst was overwhelming, but noted much of it had nothing to do with her ex’s newfound love. “It was just the face of pain at the time,” he said.
Depp’s agent says Heard’s article was ‘catastrophic’
Johnny Depp during the trial (Steve Helber/REUTERS)
the agent of Johnny Depp testified Monday that the column of his ex-wife published in 2018 by the Washington Postin which she described herself as a victim of domestic violence, was “catastrophic” for the actor’s career and coincided with the loss of a $23 million contract for a “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel.
Amber Heard’s lawyers vehemently rejected such a claim, suggesting the article was inconsequential amid a flood of bad publicity for Depp caused by his own misconduct.
Depp is suing Heard for defamation in a court in Fairfax, Va., arguing that his article defamed him when the actress described herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” The article never mentions Depp by name, but Depp’s lawyers say he defamed him anyway because it was a clear reference to the abuse allegations Heard made against him in 2016.
In his Monday statement, agent Jack Whigham said Depp was still able to work after those initial allegations. He received $8 million for “City Of Lies”, $10 million for “Murder on the Orient Express” and 13.5 million for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), all shot in 2017, albeit under contracts made before the charges.
But the article of Washington Posthe said, was particularly detrimental to his career: “It was an extremely impressive first-person narrative.Whigham said.
After that, he said Depp was having trouble finding a job. He had to take a pay cut — to $3 million — to direct the independent film ‘Minimata,’ and a $22.5 million verbal deal he had with Disney for a sixth ‘Pirates’ movie was dropped. canceled, Whigham said. .
However, during cross-examination, Heard’s attorneys questioned whether the “Pirates” deal had already gone downhill by the time Heard’s article was published. Whigham acknowledged that he never had a written agreement for Depp to appear in a sixth installment. And while he said the film’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, spoke favorably throughout 2018 about Depp’s return to the franchise, Disney executives were coy at best.
In early 2019, weeks after Heard’s article was published, Whigham said it was clear Depp’s role in any “Pirates” movie had been thwarted and producers were instead looking to move forward with it. Margot Robbie in a lead role.
Amber Heard (Jim Watson/REUTERS)
Heard’s attorneys cited a variety of factors, including reports of drug and alcohol abuse, a lawsuit from a crew member in July 2018 that Depp beat him on set, and a trial in libel that Depp filed against a British newspaper in 2018, as things that have damaged Depp’s image more than the article in the Publish.
For Depp’s trial in Virginia to succeed, the actor must not only prove that he was falsely accused, but that the op-ed, not Heard’s abuse allegations in 2016 when he filed for divorce and obtained a temporary restraining order, is what caused the damage.
Depp’s lawyers also presented testimony from an intellectual property expert who testified about the negative turn on Depp’s reputation. But its own data, which included Google search trends, they showed negative spikes after the 2016 abuse allegations, but negligible or no changes after the article was published.
The trial entered its fourth week on Monday.. Much of the testimony during the first three focused on the volatile relationship between Depp and Heard. The actor says he never punched Heard; his lawyers, that Depp physically and sexually abused the actress on several occasions.
Heard is expected to testify later this week.
(With AP information)