Amber Heard says she received death threats and was 'blacklisted' in Hollywood after coming forward about Johnny Depp's domestic abuse

Amber Heard says she received death threats and was ‘blacklisted’ in Hollywood after coming forward about Johnny Depp’s domestic abuse

Amber Heard said she received death threats and lost work after accusing ex-husband Johnny Depp of domestic abuse.

The 32-year-old Aquaman actress filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016 stating that he had been ‘verbally and physically’ abusive towards her –

52-year-old Depp denies the allegations. 

Their divorce was finalised in January 2017, with Amber later donating a portion of her $7 million divorce settlement to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Amber said that after she made the allegations, she constantly felt threatened and received death threats, and her career also suffered as she lost roles and campaigns.

Writing for the Washington Post, Heard wrote: ‘I write this as a woman who had to change my phone number weekly because I was getting death threats.”

Heard also said she rarely left her apartment for fear of being hounded, she added: ‘I felt as though I was on trial in the court of public opinion – and my life and livelihood depended on myriad judgments far beyond my control.’

She also said she was ‘blacklisted’ by Hollywood, revealing: ‘I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse.’

The 32-year-old actress added that in light of her abuse allegations she was recast in a movie role, dropped as the face of a fashion brand and questions were raised to whether she could still star in Aquaman.

Despite her treatment, Amber believes the industry is changing for the better in light of the #MeToo movement, and encouraged other victims of abuse to speak out.

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