Amber Heard posted an Instagram video on Thursday expressing her gratitude to all of her well-wishers.
‘I just wanna say thank you so much to all of my online supporters and my fans,’ said the Aquaman star while on a beach before apologizing ‘for the death threats.’ The star does not go into detail about the threats.
The 34-year-old is locked in a years-long feud with her ex-husband Johnny Depp in which they have denied each other’s explosive allegations of domestic abuse. In 2018 she she claimed to have received death threats and lost out on work after accusing Depp of abuse and in November 2020 Depp’s fans hurled abuse at her on Twitter.
Giving thanks: Amber Heard posted an Instagram video this Thursday expressing her gratitude to all of her well-wishers and apologizing ‘for the death threats’
Five months ago Amber faced savage attacks from online trolls after Depp lost his High Court libel battle.
Fans of the Hollywood star targeted his ex-wife after a judge ruled that Depp was violent during their relationship.
They bombarded Heard with messages telling her that they wish her dead. One tweet said: ‘#AmberHeardisAnAbuser you big b**** I hope you burn in hell for everything you’ve done… #JusticeForJohnnyDepp Johnny is an amazing guy that deserves more. AMBER HEARD YOU’RE GONNA PAY FOR THIS!’
Heard’s new clip showed her sitting at the beach and striking a cheerful tone as she told her followers: ‘Thank you so much for everything that you do to support me. I know it ain’t easy sometimes but I appreciate it.’
In another shot she told her fans: ‘But also, sorry for the death threats,’ dropping into a stage whisper for the apology. ‘Thank you, I love you!’
Depp, 57, and Heard have been waging a legal battle through various lawsuits since she filed for divorce in May 2016 after just 15 months of marriage.
Days after she made her divorce filing she accused him of domestic abuse and secured a temporary restraining order against him.
Recognition: In her new video she said: ‘I just wanna say thank you so much to all of my online supporters, online supporters and my fans’
High spirits: The clip showed her sitting at the beach and striking a cheerful tone
Depp has staunchly denied the allegations but was dealt a major blow last year when he lost a libel action he had filed against The Sun for calling him a ‘wife beater.’
Judge Mr Justice Nicol of the High Court of England and Wales ruled that The Sun’s allegation was ‘substantially true.’
Depp has had to pay had to pay £628,000 ($861,000) in legal fees – and although he attempted to appeal the High Court ruling he was turned down this March.
Meanwhile Depp is also suing Heard for libel in Virginia over a Washington Post op-ed in which she said she was a victim of domestic violence.
‘Thank you so much for everything that you do to support me’: She said: ‘I know it ain’t easy sometimes but I appreciate it’
Heard made a $100 million counterclaim against him after his former lawyer Adam Waldman dismissed her allegations as part of a ‘sexual violence hoax.’
Part of her counterclaim – in which she accused Depp of trying to hurt her career by setting social media bots after her – has been thrown out.
However both Depp’s $35 million suit against Heard in Virginia and her $100 million countersuit are currently ongoing.
During their feud she has included photos of herself with bruises and scars and he has provided photos of himself with facial injuries.
‘Thank you, I love you!’: In another shot she told her fans: ‘But also, sorry for the death threats,’ dropping into a stage whisper for the apology
Early last year DailyMail.com exclusively obtained audio recordings of Heard admitting to ‘hitting’ Depp and hurling ‘pots and pans’ at him.
She is heard saying that she ‘hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched.’
On the recording – which was made on her phone consensually during an informal two-hour ‘therapy’ session – she also mocked him for fleeing their altercation, calling him ‘such a baby’ and taunting him: ‘Grow the f*** up.’
As seen in 2015: The 34-year-old is locked in a years-long feud with her ex-husband Johnny Depp in which they have denied each other’s explosive allegations of domestic abuse
Rumors spread in late February this year that Amber had been fired from reprising her Aquaman role of Mara in the sequel.
However a Hollywood Reporter journalist tweeted: ‘Told by a reliable source that reports of Amber Heard being fired off “Aquaman 2” are inaccurate.’
Heard got in a war of words with Waldman last week when he tweeted pictures of her at a photo-shoot after she says Depp gave her ‘black eyes.’
Embattled: Depp was dealt a major blow last year when he lost a libel action he had filed against The Sun for calling him a ‘wife beater’; he is pictured on the final day of the trial
’12/15/15 allegation ‘I had bruised ribs. Bruises all over my body, bruises on my forearms from trying to defend the blows. I had 2 black eyes. I had a broken nose. I had a broken lip,’ he wrote. ‘Justice Nichols – I believe her. UK Appeals Court – we believe him. But oops … PHOTO SHOOT! [sic]’.
Heard retorted on Twitter: ‘Yes Mr Waldman, I may be wearing makeup on this occasion but on every occasion you will still be short.’
Also last week she posted to social media that she was the ‘vaccine queen’ after being inoculated against the coronavirus.
Overseas: Heard is pictured arriving for the 13th day of the trial of Depp’s unsuccessful UK libel action in July 2020