This is just a reminder: Johnny Depp still has high-profile people on his “side.” The Hollywood Vampires’ Instagram posted the above photo of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp hanging out together during the band’s tour through Romania. According to People Mag, “Johnny was so in his element. His backing vocals were good. And he was interacting with the audience a lot. He seemed to be having a great time.” A Romanian blogger who was at the Bucharest show also said that Depp “seemed really happy all the time, he smiled a lot, and threw guitar picks and his scarves into the crowd.” Ew. I would not want to catch Depp’s scarves.
Anyway, the Daily Mirror had an interesting/horrifying story about Depp being abusive to Amber Heard way back in 2013. Depp, Heard and his kids flew to Japan on a private plane so that Depp could do some promotional work for The Lone Ranger. During the flight, Depp got drunk and aggressive, and it got so bad that Amber hid in the bathroom for much of the flight.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reportedly had an explosive bust-up on board a private jet that left the actress cowering in the bathroom. Johnny is said to have downed booze and smoked weed while on board en route to Japan for a promotional trip for the Lone Ranger in 2013, shortly after it opened to disappointing sales in the US box office. A source described the trip as a ‘nightmare’, with Johnny’s erratic behaviour frightening Amber.
The source told the Mirror: “Johnny took his family with him on the trip, on a private jet paid for by the studio. During the flight, Johnny was drinking and smoking loads. His behaviour became unpredictable, and Amber didn’t want to be around him. But there was nowhere to go on the jet except the bathroom, so she hid in there. She only rejoined him once the plane had landed. The rest of the trip was a completely disaster – Johnny continued boozing throughout. The film had tanked at the box office, so it was a difficult trip anyway. He had brought his family along for support, but ended up pushing them away.”
I found some photos of Amber, Johnny and his kids at Narita Airport in Tokyo in 2013, which would have been this trip. Amber and the kids didn’t walk on any carpets with Johnny in Japan, they just came out for moral support, I guess. In the group photos, Amber does seem uncomfortable, and like she’s more interested in engaging with Depp’s kids. This would be consistent with the timeline of abuse Amber has given so far, and I wonder how much worse it got for Amber in particular during this Japan trip.
What’s also sort of interesting is that Depp looked so much better in 2013. Nowadays, he looks like he spent the last three years drowning in a vat of alcohol.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Instagram.