Johnny Depp has accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of cheating on him. Picture: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Johnny Depp has accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of cheating on him. Picture: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Johnny Depp’s bombshell ‘affair’ claim

Johnny Depp claims ex-wife Amber Heard had a secret fling with Tesla founder Elon Musk that started just one month into their marriage, according to a lawsuit obtained by .

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is suing Heard for defamation after Heard publicly accused him of abusing her during their marriage, which lasted from February 2015 to May 2016.

Heard and Depp’s divorce played out very publicly. Picture: Alison Buck/Getty Images
Heard and Depp’s divorce played out very publicly. Picture: Alison Buck/Getty Images

According to the magazine, his $US50 million ($A70 million) suit claims Musk often visited Heard in the middle of the night while Depp was away from home travelling, including the day Heard shared her battered face online and claimed Depp had caused the injuries.

Musk's representative has refuted the claim saying the tech giant and actor did not begin their relationship until her marriage with Depp ended, and it did not become romantic for some time after.

Heard and Musk were first linked in 2016. Picture: Instagram
Heard and Musk were first linked in 2016. Picture: Instagram

Heard, who has become a public face of domestic abuse issues, denies Depp's claims.

"This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp's repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard," said her lawyer, Eric M. George, to People.

"She will not be silenced. Mr Depp's actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behaviour," the statement continued. "But while he appears hellbent 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."

Heard and Depp's divorce was finalised in 2017.

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission



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