Johnny Depp has been in the media attention for several weeks now. The star and his estranged wife, Amber Heard, are separating and it seems that Amber had a series of things to say about the famous actor. She actually accused Johnny Depp of abuse and obtained a restraining order against the popular actor.
The divorce proceedings remain ongoing, as well as the abuse allegations that Amber has made against her estranged husband. Well, while the allegations remain to be proven, actress Winona Ryder decided to defend the popular actor during a recent interview with Time.
Winona and Johnny Depp have previously dated, so she knows the actor very well. Winona dismissed Amber’s claims about Johnny’s alleged abusive behavior and claimed that the star has never been violent during the time when they were dating.
Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp dated for no less than four years. The actress claimed that she was actually surprised when Amber claimed that Johnny had physically and emotionally abused her. “I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said. He was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves,” Winona said during her interview.
The actress clarified that what she wanted to say is that she has not known Johnny this way, but this does not mean that she claimed Amber lied in her allegations. “I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened,” Winona said. “I’m not calling anyone a liar. I’m just saying, it’s difficult and upsetting for me to wrap my head around it.”
The star also revealed that the relationship she had with Johnny was a “big relationship” for her. Finding out that someone has accused him of such abusive behavior was shocking for Winona, as “I have never seen him be violent toward a person before.” The accusations against Johnny Depp are yet to be proven, as the legal proceedings filed by Amanda Heard remain ongoing.