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Actress Heard opens up about aftermath of domestic abuse allegations

Hollywood
ANI


Washington: Actor Amber Heard opened up about the aftermath of her domestic abuse allegations against ex-husband Johnny Depp.

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, the "Aquaman" star wrote she "felt the full force of our culture's wrath for women who speak out against domestic abuse."

Speaking about how things changed for her when she finally spoke about Depp, the 32-year-old actor revealed, "Friends and advisers told me I would never again work as an actress - that I would be blacklisted. A movie I was attached to recast my role. I had just shot a two-year campaign as the face of a global fashion brand, and the company dropped me."

Heard continued talking about how her professional life suffered due to talking about the domestic violence she faced.

"Questions arose as to whether I would be able to keep my role of Mera in the movies Justice League and Aquaman," Heard shared.

The "Justice League" actor also stated that she received death threats after coming forward with her claims against her ex-beau.

"I write this as a woman who had to change my phone number weekly because I was getting death threats. For months, I rarely left my apartment, and when I did, I was pursued by camera drones and photographers on foot, on motorcycles and in cars," she explained.

"Tabloid outlets that posted pictures of me spun them in a negative light. 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 continued.

Her purpose to address the issue and write the op-ed piece was to push women to talk about their struggles.

"Ensure that women who come forward to talk about violence receive more support," she wrote.

"We are electing representatives who know how deeply we care about these issues. We can work together to demand changes to laws and rules and social norms - and to right the imbalances that have shaped our lives," Heard added.

Depp, however, has denied all allegations levelled against him, calling the claims, "salacious false stories, gossip, and lies," reported People.

Depp and Heard got married in 2015 and finalised their divorce in early 2017.

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