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Ex-Employee Of Amber Heard Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Details: "Ms. Heard Was The Antagonizer"

Ex-Employee Of Amber Heard Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Details: "Ms. Heard Was The Antagonizer"
July 15, 2020 - 17:34 / Amanda Stanford

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are currently battling in court over allegations of abuse. As more witnesses come forward with their experiences, it would seem that not all is what it seems.

Johnny Depp was first accused of domestic abuse by now ex-wife Amber Heard in 2016. Depp has vehemently denied these accusations, and is in the process of suing The Sun for libel after they released an article calling him a "wife-beater." Since then, more evidence is coming to light of the incredibly messy court battle, proving perhaps things are not as they seem.

Ex-employee reveals Amber Heard's drinking habits

The libel case has been a wild up and down ride, as allegation after allegation continues to come to light. Now, Ben King, a former employee of both Depp and Heard, is coming forward about what he saw while looking after the dysfunctional couple's many properties.

Amber Heard arrives at The Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 8, 2020 in London, England. 

Between 2014 and 2016, King looked after their Vancouver, Australia, and London homes, and said that the Pirates of the Caribbean star was "always polite."

King claimed that he never witnessed Depp drinking alcohol, despite knowing Depp partook in cannabis. 

"He seemed to smoke cannabis sometimes around the house," King revealed, before saying the alcohol bottles around the property belonged to Heard.

"I frequently witnessed Ms. Heard goading and attempting to provoke Mr. Depp. I never witnessed Mr. Depp be violent or unkind towards Ms. Heard or indeed anyone else," he said.

"It was Ms. Heard who was drinking the wine," King said, before making it clear he wasn't claiming Heard was guilty of anything.

"I believe she would regularly drink at least one or two bottles a night," he continued. "I made a tally of the bottles of wine left on the counter or in the bins when I arrived each morning. I was usually the first one there. I would often see Ms. Heard drinking wine."

Johnny Depp provoked and antagonized, according to Ben King

"In hindsight," he added, "During the month in London, and thereafter during my time in Australia, I saw Ms. Heard as the antagonizer. Mr. Depp seemed keen to walk out of, or away from, arguments. It appeared it was Ms. Heard who would want to continue them and pursue him to do so."

Johnny Depp arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 15, 2020 in London, England. 

He also revealed his perspective of that famous fight in Australia in which Depp accused Heard of severing his finger with a vodka bottle.

King said that Heard would, "harangue Mr. Depp during the arguments, which seemed worse than they had been in London."

"I did notice on one arm that she had a couple of marks which… looked like cuts in fairly uniform lines at a sort of diagonal angle downwards," he said.

King added, "I recall saying to her when we landed [in Los Angeles] that she may want to put her sleeve down as there might be paparazzi in the airport. She did not refuse but she chose not to."

During that same flight, King recalled an uncomfortable question Heard asked.

"Have you ever been so angry with someone that you just lost it?" she allegedly said to him.

He insisted that he had not, and the conversation was dropped.

The case continues to progress, and neither Heard nor Depp are yet found guilty of any violence.