The acting pair’s relationship crumbled in 2016 after allegations of abuse levelled at Johnny Depp by his former partner – including throwing an iPhone at her face in May 2016 – but now Depp has claimed that his ex-wife punched him twice in a new court filing.

Depp filed the documents in the UK, where he is currently based, as part of his latest libel case against outlets who claimed that he was violent towards Heard.

According to People, he said that she assaulted him after he arrived two hours late to her 30th birthday party in April 2016, saying that when he eventually arrived she was allegedly “cold” towards him and “criticised” him. Later that night, while in bed, he alleges that Heard – who he claimed had been drinking – became “aggressive and violent, punching him twice in the face.”

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