A Los Angeles court has heard that the Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has 87 videos that allegedly show his ex-wife Amber Heard attacking him.
His team are believed to have submitted 87 surveillance videos for his defamation case against Heard, who previously claimed that she, too, had been abused.
In one instance, Depp claims the Magic Mike XXL actress attacked him with a bottle of vodka which 'severed (his) middle finger on his right hand and shattered the bones, causing him to require surgery'.
The Pirates of the Carribean star maintains that the domestic abuse allegations made against him are part of a "hoax."
The former lovers met on the set of the critically panned 2011 movie The Rum Diary and got married in 2015. However, the marriage only lasted one year, and what followed was a series of shocking claims and revelations that has gripped Hollywood ever since.
Whilst Depp has always denied the accusations, he did settle out of court for the tune of $7m, all of which Heard gave to charity. Both then signed non-disclosure agreements that forbid one another of talking about the marriage in public only for an op-ed piece in the Washington Post to reveal yet more details of Depp's supposed domestic abuse in a wide-ranging interview with Heard.
Whilst the piece does not identify Depp as the abuser, the document states that the accusations 'Have been conclusively refuted by two separate responding police officers, a litany of neutral third-party witnesses, and 87 newly obtained surveillance camera videos."
Depp then made the bold claim that Heard had fabricated everything to further her career following the #MeToo movement.
The court document adds: "Ms. Heard also knew that her elaborate hoax worked: As a result of her false allegations against Mr. Depp, Ms. Heard became a darling of the #MeToo movement, was the first actress named a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office, was appointed ambassador on women's rights at the American Civil Liberties Union, and was hired by L'Oréal Paris as its global spokesperson."
However, Amber Heard's attorney, Eric M. George, wasn't having any of it: "This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp's repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard.
"She will not be silenced."
George finished by saying: "Mr. Depp's actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behavior [...] But while he appears hell-bent on achieving self-destruction, we will prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit and ending the continued vile harassment of my client by Mr. Depp and his legal team."