New Picture Shows Amber Heard's Face After Johnny Depp 'Threw Phone at Her' During Argument | 22 Words

Amid the ongoing court case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, new photos have been presented that show Heard's face following an alleged attack from her ex-husband...

It's been a turbulent couple of years for Johnny Depp.

The Kentucky born actor, who has been renowned in Hollywood since the 1990s, has been embroiled in a highly publicized domestic abuse scandal with his ex-girlfriend, Amber Heard, for the last 4 years.

It wasn't always this way for the couple.

After meeting on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011, the actor started dating Texan actress and model, Amber Heard, shortly after calling it quits with his long-term partner, Vanessa Paradis.

At first, the pair seemed perfect for each other.

Johnny and Amber enjoyed a happy couple of years together, and would regularly attend red-carpet events as a couple, arm-in-arm and seemingly madly in love.

They announced their engagement in 2014...

And, not ones to waste any time, hastily tied the knot just one year later in February 2015.

However, it was here when things started to go a little ship-shaped.

Their honeymoon period was rather short-lived as, just months after their marriage, Johnny reportedly suffered a hand injury as a result of "smashing bottles and windows" during a heated argument with his wife.

For the next year, various reports of abuse between the pair continued to surface...

So it came as no shock when Amber filed for divorce in March 2016, just fifteen months after the couple had initially exchanged their "I do"s.

At first, the divorce seemed unsuspicious...

With many news outlets reporting that Amber had cited "irreconcilable differences" while filing the divorce petition.

But, only a few months into their separation...

Amber filed a restraining order against Johnny, claiming that he had previously assaulted her.

It was a big allegation to make...

So people were confused when Amber retracted her allegations just one day before the hearing was due to be held.

But this didn't stop the world from turning against Johnny.

Amber had alleged that the actor had hit her on several occasions, and even provided video footage of him flinging a glass of wine across the room in a fit of rage.

She claimed that this would happen every time he'd lose his temper...

And that he would frequently lash out at her, both verbally and physically.

In 2018, the actress then penned an article for The Washington Post where she opened up about her experience with domestic abuse and violence.

Though she didn't explicitly name Johnny in her op-ed, she did allude to the time period when, “two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out."

There was an outpour of support for Amber...

Who was even made the American Civil Liberties Union's "Ambassador for Women's Issues".

And, despite profusely denying all the allegations against him...

Johnny found his career taking a hit as a result of the on-going scandal.

Fewer and fewer directors were hiring Johnny for roles...

And his appearance in J.K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, was heavily criticized.

But then, there was a sudden twist to the tale.

Last year, Johnny filed a $50-million defamation case against Amber and presented evidence that he was the one on the receiving end of the abuse, not the other way around.

Shockingly, the actor alleged that he was the victim all along.

Johnny's defamation lawsuit read: “The op-ed [Amber's article] depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her."

The lawsuit also states that all of Amber’s claims were “categorically and demonstrably false"...

And listed down incidents of Amber’s alleged abuse since the start of their marriage, including punching and kicking, as well as staging her attacks.

The allegations are difficult to read.

"She hit, punched and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me." His lawsuit read.

And, to tarnish the actress' reputation and credibility even further...

Audio obtained by the Daily Mail was released that heard her admitting to attacking Johnny.

As per the audio clip, she could also be heard taunting him...

"You are such a baby. Grow the f*** up, Johnny. You poke an animal enough, it is eventually, it doesn't matter how friendly it is, it's not cool," Amber can be heard saying.

The case is still ongoing.

And Johnny has been in court over the past week for his libel case against The Sun newspaper - whom he is suing over a 2018 article in which he was described as a "wife-beater."

The turbulent pair are in court as part of the 3-week long trial...

And, while in court yesterday, a photograph of Depp with ice cream spilled on his legs during a private flight was shown.

Amber allegedly showed Johnny the photo, which was taken in 2014, the day after it was taken.

At the time, she reportedly told him: "Look at what you've become... look at you, it's pathetic," when showing him the snap.

When the snap was taken, the actor is alleged to have been drinking heavily and consuming a cocktail of drugs.

Johnny spoke about the picture while giving evidence in the trial at the High Court today, claiming he had been working seventeen-hour days at the time and had already agreed he was going to go to the Bahamas to detox.

Here's what he had to say:

"I was obviously on the nod and very tired, falling asleep, and the ice cream then spilled all over my leg and then she took that ... and showed me the next day and said 'Look at what you've become ... look at you, it's pathetic'."

Depp then claimed Heard "began to harangue him" as he was sketching in a notebook, and when then tried to "playfully tap her on the bottom with his foot," she took "great offense" and "continued to verbally berate" him.

Amber says otherwise, however.

She claimed that during the flight, Johnny had been drinking heavily and threw objects at her, pushed a chair at her, slapped her, and kicked her in the back before passing out in the toilet.

Here's the picture in question:

Amber's diary entries were then brought up in court.

The entries were read aloud in the courtroom.

In them, Amber describes a "terrible" fight she claimed she had with Johnny on a train journey during their 2015 honeymoon in Southeast Asia.

As per Press Association, Amber had written:

“Our fight was terrible. Johnny… at one point found himself with his shirt wrapped around my neck. Amazing to think about (the) precision, co-ordination that required considering the close circumstances… I don’t even know how I wound up with this huge, rather annoying knot on the back of my head. F*ck, I hate that."

She continued:

"We finally fell asleep with one another smashed together in desperate, childlike anger, fear, and love."

It's needless to say that there was a lot take in there...

People have remained divided over the legitimacy of Amber's claims, and have been questioning just how reliable these outlandish diary entries really are.

But today, fresh evidence was presented.

A photo was today revealed in court that allegedly show Amber's injured face after Johnny had "thrown a phone at her."

The photo, which shows Amber with a reddened and swollen cheek, was instantly dismissed by Johnny's defense team...

And his lifelong friend, Isaac Baruch, slammed the photo as "phoney baloney" at the High Court today.

Here's the photograph in question.

Amber's face is visibly inflamed and swollen, but as to whether it was caused by Johnny, only the court can decide.

The trial continues.

We will be posting updates accordingly.