Johnny Depp has accused ex-Amber Heard of having affairs with stars like “pumpkin-head” Leonardo DiCaprio and “potato-head” Channing Tatum — nicknames hew would use to “taunt” the 34-year-old actress.
Heard revealed how the “very jealous” actor would consider almost all of her male co-stars as a “sexual threat” in a statement filed as part of his explosive libel case in London.
“He accused me of having affairs with each of my co-stars, movie after movie: Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Costner, Liam Hemsworth, Billy-Bob Thornton, Channing Tatum; even women co-stars like Kelli Garner,” she said.
She then claimed that Depp, 57, also accused her of cheating on him with DiCaprio who she had auditioned with for a role.
“He would taunt me about it — especially when he was drunk or high — and had derogatory nicknames for every one of my male co-stars he considered a sexual threat,” she said in the statement.
“For example, Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘pumpkin-head,’ [‘Magic Mike XXL’ co-star] Channing Tatum was ‘potato-head’ and ‘Jim Turd Sturgess.’”
Previously, the court heart how Depp mocked Heard in text messages to his agent over an alleged affair with someone nicknamed “Mollusk,” believed to be Tesla founder, Elon Musk. Heard then said Monday that Depp would tell her that he had previously spoken to people who “knew all about” her alleged extramarital flings.
“He would try and catch me out by taking my phone or telling me someone had told him I was having an affair and act as if he had information proving it — when I really hadn’t,” she said in the statement.
Depp also would “demand” to know about romantic scenes in films and often made a fuss “about how people can watch me get f–ked on camera,” Heard claimed.
“He would even get himself copies of the scripts I was looking at, without asking me, to review them for himself,” Heard said.
“His rules got tighter every year we were together about what nudity or scenes were acceptable, wanting descriptions of every detail, every aspect of scenes and how they were covered, placing increasing restrictions on what I could and couldn’t do.”
Ultimately, Heard found herself turning down roles and said her earning power plummeted every year she was with him.
“I found myself making concessions and turning down work,” she said, according to the Daily Mail.
Heard accused her ex-husband of subjecting her to physical abuse as well as “extremely controlling and intimidating behavior.”
On Monday, Heard appeared in court for her first day of testimony in Depp’s libel case against The Sun over allegations of domestic violence during the pair’s volatile relationship.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.