Johnny Depp’s sister has claimed that their mother would give them cruel nicknames when they were kids.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor launched a defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post.
In response to this, Heard filed a counterclaim for defamation, with a judge ruling that the star could use a defence where her lawyers will argue she is deserving of immunity.
Depp’s sister, Christi Dembrowski, has revealed the nicknames that their mother used on them both as kids.
According to The Independent:
“She called us names, we each had our own set of special names. Mine was Violet, that is my father’s mother and my mom hated my father’s mother.”
“She had a few for Johnny, her favourite was ‘one eye’ and she called him that as when he was young the doctors thought he had a lazy eye and would put a patch on his good eye to strengthen the other one.”
“He did not respond in any negative way. They were a way of life, we got used to them. We accepted all of it.”
Depp’s sister was the first witness called by Depp’s legal team in the continuing case.
Watch her take the stand below:
The couple were married between 2015 and 2017. In November 2021, Depp lost a libel case against News Group Newspapers after The Sun labeled him a “wife beater”.