Johnny Depp Allegedly Severed Fingertip Amid Fight with Amber Heard over Claim She Cheated with Billy Bob Thornton
The incident reportedly occurred in March 2015 while Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were living in Australia
In the gruesome photos, which were obtained by TMZ, a doctor is seen holding what the site claims is Depp’s hand as the actor’s butchered finger is examined.
Depp, 53, reportedly suffered the injury in March 2015 while he and Heard, 30, were living in Australia during his shoot for Pirates of the Caribbean – just one month after the couple got married.
According to TMZ, Depp sliced off the tip his finger on a piece of glass when he allegedly smashed several bottles and windows during an argument with Heard. After the injury, the actor allegedly dipped his severed finger in a jar of blue paint Heard had in their home and wrote various words on a mirror including “Billy Bob” and “Easy Amber.”
Depp allegedly accused the actress of cheating on him with Billy Bob Thornton, something she adamantly denied. Heard and Thornton starred together in the still-unreleased thriller London Fields.
A Thornton source tells PEOPLE: “Billy Bob definitely, absolutely did not have an affair with Amber.”
Reps for Depp and Heard could not be immediately reached for comment.
In March 2015, according to multiple news outlets, Depp injured his hand while in Australia filming Pirates and traveled back stateside for surgery.
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The photos, which are reportedly part of Heard’s domestic violence case against Depp, come just days after a video emerged apparently showing the actor yelling, drinking and slamming cabinets in a kitchen during a fight with Heard, while the actress videotaped the argument. The reason for the outburst is unclear.
In court documents responding to Heard’s initial request for a restraining order, Depp’s attorney, Laura Wasser, alleged that Heard “is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”