Domestic violence is a serious issue, something even famous people in Hollywood get mixed up in with their spouses or romantic partners. The latest Hollywood star to be accused of physically abusing his lover happens to be none other than beloved “21 Jump Street” television series heartthrob Johnny Depp. His soon to be ex-wife Amber Heard, a woman suspected of having married him for his money and plotting to smear campaign and extort his money from the start, claims that he is a seriously abusive, physically violent and controlling man who hit her in the face with an iPhone hard enough to leave a bruise on her face during an argument.
But here’s the thing. Despite Heard having been awarded a temporary restraining order against the actor for the alleged assault, police who were called to the celebrity couple’s home after what appeared to be a verbal altercation between the two say there was no sign of a crime having been committed, no sign of Heard having been touched, and certainly no impression dent from her cell phone on her face at the time they made a wellness check call at the luxury estate. As such, one thing is pretty clear — Johnny Depp might be a lot of things (oddball, introvert, social recluse), but an “O.J. Simpson” personality type does not seem to be one of them.
What is known for sure are the following facts:
- Amber Heard filed for a divorce three days after Johnny Depp’s mother died; thirty-year-old Heard filed for divorce from Depp, 52, on or about May 22nd, citing “irreconcilable differences,” CNN reported.
- Heard was incensed that she got bad publicity for doing so and was enraged at how many people voiced that the stunt was emotionally abusive.
- TMZ ran a story about Johnny Depp’s family hating Amber Heard, saying that the ailing mother had at least two sit down interventions with Heard before she died; the outcome of the discussions was Depp’s mom revealed concern Amber only married the star for money, to better her career, and that she was verbally abusing her son on a regular basis.
- Heard’s publicity team immediately denied the story, praised Heard for scheduling nursing care for Depp’s mother herself (poor baby), and claiming there are photos of her “snuggling” with Depp’s teenage son [implying they might be parted with for money]
- Heard then showed up to file for a restraining order (sobbing, looking upset, and brandishing photos of her face bruised in the shape of an iPhone); her claim was that Depp had thrown the phone or hit her in the face with a phone before the police had arrived at the house for the Domestic Violence housecall
- A judge issues a preliminary restraining order against Depp [probably not realizing that multiple officers had already attested there was no evidence to support her assault claim], but he denied her request for alimony, the couple’s Range Rover, or access to Depp’s estate holdings
Depp’s law firm is wising up, hopefully reading all they can about people with Cluster B personality disorders, how to spot the warning signs and patterns, but most importantly they seem to be noting that filing frivolous lawsuits and blackmailing people for money are common activities of men and women who possess characteristics of both Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Anti-Social Personality Disorder coupled with a Machiavellian streak to their nature.
Such individuals are known in pop psychology self-help social circles as Dark Triads or Dark Tetrads — meaning they are prone to exhibiting some of the darkest personality traits of any human’s most egocentric behaviors. But we digress, motivated solely because of our love of TRUTH — not the arguably narcissistic Depp (who might be an Empath but who has always been drawn to entering romantic unions with women like Amber Heard, his ex Vanessa Pardis (known for most likely having Narcissistic Personality Disorder), or his OTHER ex Kate Moss (known for her wild cocaine binges, Psychopathic behaviors, and Somatic Narcissism inspired Anorexic eating disorder).
But Depp’s case may, in fact, be unusual — noting that in many police reports there actually is or was credible evidence suggesting that an actor lifted a hand to their mate.
Regarding being accused of Domestic Violence, Depp is not the first man in Hollywood to be accused of physically harming a spouse or lover once a relationship was already on the rocks with their partner. A handful of other big name male celebrities have kept their careers going in spite of legal claims made against them by angry and estranged romantic partners.
Heard isn’t the first celebrity woman whose relationship has put a spotlight on the problem of domestic violence — although, as the Huffington Post pointed out in 2015, there is an “ongoing trend in the celebrity landscape” of “famous men who consistently get away with violence and abuse.” The publication named Sean Penn, Bill Murray, Josh Brolin and Nicolas Cage as some of the male celebrities who have been either accused of or charged with domestic violence and gone on to have successful careers, seemingly unhindered by their pasts.
Other famous star celebs accused over the years of Domestic Violence against their mates includes but is not limited to the following celebrity men’s names:
- Charlie Sheen (actor)
- Michael Lohan (father of Lindsay Lohan, reality television star)
- Mel Gibson (actor)
- Chris Brown (singer)
- Stephen Segal (actor, martial arts expert)
- Tommy Lee (drummer)
- Ozzy Osbourne (singer)
- Mickey Rourke (actor)
- James Brown (singer)
- Garey Busey (actor)
- Slash (guitar player)
- Dennis Rodman (basketball star, cameo actor)
- Tom Sizemore (actor)
- Christian Slater (actor)
All the men’s names listed were accused of Domestic Violence by romantic partners or they were actually arrested for physically aggressing other persons. Regardless of their charm, charisma, or talent as actors, many are likely to show extreme traits of Narcissism (as it relates to Narcissistic Personality Disorder) as well as have a propensity for Anti-Social behavior.
As such, their cases provide teachable moments about case law and case history of what it takes to have a person arrested for a domestic abuse or domestic violence incident as well as what the civil penalties for such crimes actually are in real life.
Despite their celebrity status, judges routinely order star celebs to attend anger management workshops, court order them into rehab for things like drug or alcohol abuse, court order them to pay fines and court costs for their victims, and grant restraining orders or orders of protection. They also assign Guardian Ad Litems in cases where celebrity couples have children in common with their accusers or victims.