Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are currently spending their days in a Fairfax, Virginia courthouse.
Depp, who concluded his testimony last week, is suing his ex-wife for US$50 million (approx. $70 million) over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote.
How they landed there, 13 years after they first met, is a story of an on-set spark turned brief marriage gone wrong.
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Depp and Heard first meet on the set of the film The Rum Diary.
Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s book of the same name, the movie stars Depp as a journalist named Paul Kemp who takes a job in Puerto Rico. Heard played Chenault, who Kemp falls for at first sight.
On the witness stand in the defamation trial in 2022, Depp describes the connection he felt with Heard when a scene called for their characters to kiss in a shower.
“That moment, was, it was, it felt like something, it felt like something I should not be feeling,” Depp says, explaining they were each in other relationships at the time. “I think there was something in the kiss in the shower that was real.”
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Depp testifies the two next saw each other two years later on a promotional tour for the film.
Depp and his longtime partner Vanessa Paradis, who share two children, Lily-Rose and John Christopher, part ways. Heard and Depp begin dating.
Depp and Heard get engaged, according to a report by People magazine.
Depp and Heard marry in a private ceremony in Los Angeles.
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Depp spends a month off the Australian set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to recover from an injury. He is flown back to LA for medical treatment after hurting his hand.
Sources say his injury is due to him hitting a glass door during a heated phone conversation with his Heard.
Heard smuggles her and Depp’s dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia while Depp is filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Queensland.
Heard faces criminal proceedings in Australia for taking the couple’s two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country illegally.
The illegal entry of the dogs makes headlines in Australia after Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce publicly says the dogs would be put down unless Depp removes them from the country.
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“It’s time that Pistol and Boo bugger off back to the United States. After that I don’t expect to be invited to the opening of the Pirates of the Caribbean,” Joyce says.
Heard and Depp apologise in a video for illegally bringing their dogs to Australia.
In the video, Heard describes “a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people.” Depp says that “Australians are just as unique, both warm and direct. If you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly” – seeming to refer to Barnaby Joyce’s past comments.
Heard files for divorce after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition. They don’t have a prenup.
The filing comes just three days after Depp’s mother dies.
Heard obtains a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming he abused her while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Heard calls the police on Johnny Depp, claiming he breached a temporary restraining order. TMZ reports that his staff “raided” their LA apartment, loading clothing, furniture and other items into a moving van.
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Depp denies the accusations and a US$7 million (approx. $9.6 million) settlement was reached out of court. Heard pledges to donate the money to charity.
The actors release a joint statement stating, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.”
Heard pens an op-ed for The Washington Post in December of 2018 about the treatment of women in domestic abuse cases. She does not mention Depp by name.
Depp sues Heard for US$50 million (approx. $70 million) for defamation over her Washington Post piece, claiming it cost him lucrative acting work.
Heard is unsuccessful in her effort to get the lawsuit dismissed. Her US$100 million (approx. $140 million) countersuit case is ongoing.
Depp brings the publisher of The Sun to court for libel in the UK over a 2018 article that claimed he was violent against Heard.
Depp denies all claims of abuse.
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Heard testifies in that case, claiming at one point that Depp threatened to kill her “many times.”
The UK court finds the paper’s claims to be “substantially true,” and Depp is denied an appeal.
The trial for Depp’s defamation case against Heard begins in Virginia on April 12.
Heard’s lawyer says in an opening statement that Depp is “going to try to turn this case into a soap opera.”
Depp testifies about his experiences growing up with an abusive mother, his struggles with substance abuse and his tumultuous relationship with Heard.
Depp acknowledges in his testimony that he and Heard had arguments during their relationship but said, “Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.”
At the conclusion of his testimony, he is questioned by his lawyer, Jessica Meyers, about a piece of audio that was played for the court.
“What did you say in response when Ms. Heard said, ‘Tell the world, Johnny. Tell them, Johnny Depp, I, Johnny Depp, a man, I’m a victim, too, of domestic violence’?” Meyers asks Depp.
“I said, ‘Yes. I am,'” Depp responds.
Heard takes the stand, which is expected to last six weeks. On her first day, Heard accuses Depp of physical and emotional abuse and testifies that Depp threatened to kill her.
“He slams me up by my neck and holds me there for a second and tells me that he could f–king kill me and that I was an embarrassment,” Heard tells the jury.
Heard also tells the Virginia jury that Depp slapped her when she laughed at the writing of “wino” on one of his faded tattoos, saying she thought it was a joke, and claiming that was Depp’s first physical outburst towards her.
“I’ll never forget it, it changed my life,” she says.
“He slapped me across the face,” Heard says on the stand. “I didn’t know what was going on. I just stared at him.”
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She says Depp then slapped her again twice, saying to her, “You think it’s funny, b—h?” as she was laughing after he allegedly struck her as she “didn’t know what else to do.”
On her second day, Heard testifies Depp kicked her in the back and injured her nose when he felt jealous. In one case, she says Depp became upset when he learned she had kissed actor James Franco for a scene in the 2015 movie The Adderall Diaries.
“He called me a slut,” Heard recalls of Depp regarding the love scenes she shared with Franco in The Adderall Diaries.
Heard also alleges Depp cheated on her with an old flame: “He was texting this woman that he had a relationship on and off… The date was right after our wedding. I had seen that he had gone to her house after our wedding.”
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Title: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s complete relationship timeline
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Published Date: Fri, 06 May 2022 04:05:00 GMT
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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.
Deontay Wilder Net Worth
Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.
The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.
As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).
Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.
Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.
Deontay Wilder Career Earnings
After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.
Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.
Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.
See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.
Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):
|Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius
|Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3
|Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2
|Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2
|Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale
|Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
|Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz
|Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2
|Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington
|Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola
Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News
Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship
Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.
The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.
Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.
All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.
Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.
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By: Paul Kelly
Title: Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’
Sourced From: sportslens.com/news/deontay-wilder-net-worth-career-earnings-endorsements/
Published Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 10:59:17 +0000
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