The 2022 headlines from April to June were filled with the infamous defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Depp sued Amber for writing an op-ed in The Washington Post and accusing him of domestic violence for $50 million. The trial took an ugly turn when the internet got involved. In the end, Johnny Depp won the lawsuit, and the jury awarded him $15 million.
In August 2023, Netflix released a documentary about the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial titled ‘Depp v. Heard.’ The documentary not only chronicles the drama that unfolded in the courtroom, but it goes beyond and explores the emotional exhaustion that the two actors faced and the parallel trial that the dedicated fans ran on the internet. One of the things that the documentary encapsulated was the relationship between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp.
Johnny Depp Was Upset With Amber Heard’s Involvement In Matters Relating To Lily-Rose Depp
During an interview, Amber Heard confessed that she feels protective of Lily-Rose Depp even though the two do not know each other well. However, Johnny Depp did not like her involvement in his child’s life. The ‘Aquaman’ actress, during the 2020 The Sun libel lawsuit, talked about her concern over Lily-Rose Depp.
Amber Heard said, “I felt protective over Lily-Rose and concerned and naturally they were not my children, It’s not my place and I understand that, I know it’s a sensitive subject, so I understand why Johnny got so upset with me.” Johnny Depp talked about the concern Amber Heard raised, saying,“My daughter was 13 years old and, as we all know, at 11, 12, 13 years old, when you go to high school parties you are approached by people who will want to give you drink because they’re drinking.”
The Actor Was Concerned With Lily’s Possible Experimentation With Drugs
In 2020, during the libel trial, Johnny Depp confessed that he gave cannabis to his 13-year-old daughter with Vanessa Paradis’ consultation. He was asked in court why he was consuming cannabis during his marriage. The actor did not want his daughter to be addicted to it, but he wanted her to be honest and open about her inquisitiveness towards drugs.
Johnny Depo told Lily-Rose Depp, “Listen, sweetheart, if you are at a party and someone hands you the joint, take the joint from that person and pass it to the next person… don’t experiment with drugs with people you don’t know.”
He continued, “Please do me the honor of coming to me when you are ready when you really feel you are ready. Because I don’t want your first experience in this world to be with people you don’t know, taking things you don’t know that I can’t trust, so it’s a safety issue.”