Johnny Depp 'Hated' James Franco, According To Amber Heard

When Amber Heard and James Franco worked together throughout their relationship, she alleges Johnny Depp’s hatred towards him caused conflicts.

Heard, 36, first starred alongside Franco in the 2008 comedy Pineapple Express. While still engaged to Depp, Heard reunited with Franco in the 2015 crime film The Adderall Diaries. She shot the latter film in New York in May 2014, while Depp was in Boston filming Black Mass. During her second day of testimony, Heard described the “nightmare” of arguments she and Depp had over her famous costar.

“He was upset that I took the job with James Franco,” she said. He disliked James Franco and was already accusing me of having a past covert relationship with him due to our collaboration on Pineapple Express.”

Heard recalled, “He had already been unhappy with me in numerous arguments and accused me of not telling him about scenes that I had, whether I had a kissing moment.” “I was accused of withholding information and keeping it from him if I wasn’t explicit about what I was going to do in a romantic circumstance.” So, while I didn’t want to quarrel or dispute, I needed to be cautious about how to tell him in that situation.”

When Heard told Depp over the phone about her scenes with Franco, he was furious and “screamed” at her, almost as if “I had told him I had had an affair; he was that angry at me,” she added. Heard admitted that she was “nervous” about seeing Depp again because she was planning to fly to Boston with him to celebrate his daughter Lily’s birthday. When Depp boarded the private plane, he “immediately knew something was wrong in every cell of my body.”

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She stated, “I could tell that this was going to be a lose-lose situation.”

When Heard questioned her about recording a love scene with Franco, including whether he “slipped a tongue” during the kissing, she stated she tried not to “engage.” “About how I loved it, how I responded,” she added, “they were saying incredibly nasty things about my body.” Depp was a well-known actor. Then he began directly taunting me. He called me a ‘go-getter,’ and said, ‘I know you liked it.’

She claimed he “embarrassed” her by calling her a “slut” and other nasty terms in front of the plane’s security and attendants. Heard claimed she rose up “so slowly” to get out of the conversation and not “annoy” him any more, and he began throwing objects at her, including ice cubes and spoons.

Heard stated Depp struck her across the face when she stopped responding to him. She stated, “It was the first time something like that had happened in front of anyone.” She claimed she felt his boot on her back when he kicked her, causing her to tumble to the floor as she attempted to walk away and change seats again.

“There was a pause. Nobody intervened,” she stated through tears, “you could hear a pin drop on that plane.” The nervousness was apparent. However, no one took action…. Because I was so embarrassed, he could kick me to the ground in front of others.”

The alleged 2014 Boston-to-L.A. flight incident was cited previously in the trial by Depp, who has sworn under oath that he has never struck Heard or any other woman. He admitted that they “fought the night before” and that Heard was “actively hunting” for a fight.

He said he was “not feeling any discomfort” when he boarded the plane and that he was on opiates at the time, denying he was drunk. “ I was typing on my notepad on the plane, knowing she was ready for a battle. He claimed that until he opted to “hide,” she would “verbally heckle, harass, accuse, poke, prod physically, psychologically, and emotionally.” After shutting himself inside the plane restroom, he fell asleep.

During cross-examination, Depp stated that they had a falling out over Franco, and that he accused Heard of having an affair with the actor.

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In 2011, Heard and Depp met on the set of The Rum Diary and married in 2015. In May 2016, Heard filed a domestic violence restraining order against him, stating that he had beaten her. The former couple settled out of court in August 2016 after Depp denied the allegations.

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Despite the fact that she never mentioned Depp by name, Depp is suing Heard for defamation over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 about surviving domestic violence. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor originally filed the $50 million lawsuit in March 2019.

In November 2020, Depp lost his high-profile libel case against the British newspaper The Sun for calling him a “wife-beater.” The court judged the outlet’s allegations to be “essentially true,” and Heard testified to back up the charges. In March 2021, his appeal to overturn the decision was denied.

By Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott is an award-winning journalist and momma to Debbe Scott. She is passionate about quality reporting and writing, as well as servicing women readers. She is most passionate about and likes to learn about new cultures as and when she can.  Stephanie, her daughter, and her husband, Eric Scott, live in New York City.