A former classmate of Johnny Depp blames the actor’s slowdown in career and alleged drug abuse issues on his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
In a clip for the new Discovery + Johnny Vs Amber documentary shared by LADbible, musician Bill ‘Beano’ Hanti claims Heard ‘just watched’ [Depp] Coming ‘and inserting herself in his life.
Hanti played Depp, 58, in the ’80s in the band The Kids, before turning his primary focus to acting after his huge hit in 1984’s A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Blame it: Former Johnny Depp bandmate Bill Hanty on the Discovery + documentary series Johnny vs. Amber claims Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard ruined his career and pushed him into drug and alcohol abuse; They were seen together in 2011
In the excerpt, Hantey appears to suggest that Heard used the starring role with Depp in 2011’s Rum Diaries to get close to him.
“She had the opportunity to be a part of that movie and she made it,” he says, though he admits elsewhere that he never met the actress.
He expressed concerns about the age gap between Depp and Heard, 35, and blamed her for ‘ruining’ the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s life.
I understand it’s half his age. Understood. Well, John, she’s 25 years old. Understood. Don’t marry her. You don’t need to marry her. Hanty says: You’re Johnny Depp.
Plot: Hanty has expressed concerns about the age gap, as Heard was more than 20 years younger than Depp, and hinted that she used her star role with Depp in 2011’s Rum Diaries to get closer to him; seen in october in serbia
He continued, “It ruined his life, I really did… His career was completely over, costing him his friends, and a part of his family.”
“You got John’s head in and made him so crazy that he was getting drunk and drugged, to the point of insane.”
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Depp and Heard for comment.
Hantey also threw his weight on Depp’s ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, who he was with from 1998 until their 2012 split.
“He had something special with Vanessa and he screwed it up,” he said, adding that she was a “beautiful soul” and a “beautiful lady.”
The couple share two children, 22-year-old Lily-Rose Depp and 19-year-old Jack Depp.
He points the finger: “You got into John’s head and made him so completely insane that he was drinking and drugged, to the point of insanity,” said Hantey; Was seen with ex Bianca Buti in July 2020 in London
Exes: Hanti also weighed heavily on Depp’s ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, who he was with from 1998 until the 2012 split. He said, “He had something special with Vanessa and he fixed it. Pictured in 1999
The two-part series Johnny Vs Amber is split in half, with each actor exploring their point of view in an episode.
Claire Leacock, Senior Vice President of Planning & Insights and Head of Entertainment at #JusticeforJohnnyDepp, explained that the series offers an in-depth look at the epic battle of #JusticeforJohnnyDepp, #IStandWithYouAmberHeard and the general Supreme Court case that has gripped us all. Discovery, in a statement to Variety.
The series will include home videos filmed by Heard and Depp that give an intimate portrait of their turbulent final days as a married couple.
The Edward Scissorhands star began dating Heard after his 2012 split from Paradis, and the two married in 2015 before their separation was confirmed in May 2016. Their divorce ended in 2017.
The union botched Heard’s accusations of domestic violence, and Depp later sued The Sun in 2018 after the newspaper called him a ‘wife beater’ in response to Heard’s allegations.
He called the Aquaman star’s allegations false, but she repeated those allegations in court during the libel trial.
Legal loss: In October 2020, Depp lost a defamation lawsuit against The Sun when a judge declared that the newspaper’s description of him as a “wife-beater” was “largely correct”; Spotted with Heard in 2016 in Los Angeles
He would demean me any time I tried to wear anything that could be considered sexy, calling me a ‘bitch’, ‘slut’, ‘fame-starved’ and ‘attention whore,’ and it only got worse over time on his court.’ He started saying things like , “Okay, I’ll watch you get raped” and “I hope you get attacked by a bunch of guys. Sometimes he used racist nicknames about men I might have assaulted – or deserve to be – before.
“Some accidents were so severe that I was afraid he would kill me, either on purpose, or just by losing control and going too far.”
In October 2020, a judge ruled that the Suns’ description of Depp as a ‘wife-beater’ was ‘largely true’, although the actor has filed an appeal against the ruling.
Depp also claimed that Heard was abusive in the relationship in a separate defamation lawsuit he brought against her.
She hit me, punched me, and kicked me. It also repeatedly threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, TV remote controls, and paint cans, seriously injuring me.
His side: Depp also claimed Heard was abusive in the relationship in a separate defamation suit he brought against her; Pictured in February 2020 in Berlin