“I just want him to know that I love him and that I’m sorry.” Heard reportedly wrote to talent agent Christian Carino after Depp’s split
After a year apart, Amber Heard wanted to get back together with her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The pre-taped statement from Christian Carino, a talent agent who once represented both Heard and Depp for Creative Artists Agency, provided details of Heard’s alleged desire to reunite with Depp a year after their rough breakup.
Carino was asked about text conversations he had with Heard in August 2017 and indicated that he was a close friend and confidant of the actress at the time. Heard filed for divorce in May 2016, and less than a week later she obtained a domestic violence restraining order against Depp. Depp’s legal team read Carino and Heard’s communications out loud. Regarding Depp, Heard wrote to Carino: “I wrote so many notes. can you give him one I don’t know how or where to start many. After all, I’m single, clear in my heart and mind. I just want him to know that I love him and that I’m sorry.”
At the time, Carino “believed” that Heard wanted to reconcile with Depp, according to him. In August 2017, the ‘Aquaman’ star was dating Elon Musk at the time, or “filling the room” with the Tesla founder, as she reportedly told her then-girlfriend. “God, I miss him,” Heard said in a September 2017 text message to Carino, referring to Depp. “Sending him a happy birthday,” she said in a June 2018 message. Carino has had a close personal relationship with the actors throughout their relationship, even dating them with a couple’s counselor in 2015. He said he never witnessed any abuse and Heard never told him she was physically assaulted by Depp. Carino is no longer friends with Depp or Heard.
Heard, who filed for divorce and received a restraining order in May 2016, apparently assured Carino that she would “never accuse” Depp of violating the TRO as a result of the meeting. In fact it was “[Amber] wanted me to arrange a face-to-face meeting,” Carino explained. “I spoke to Johnny about it … he was reluctant at first and then agreed.”
Heard, who is yet to comment at the trial, said in a statement before the trial began, “Hopefully when this case closes I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always retained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to act out the details of our past lives together in front of the world.”
Heard’s attorney, Ben Rottenborn, said during opening remarks that evidence would show she was subjected to domestic abuse at Depp’s hands, which “took many forms,” including physical, emotional, mental, and psychological abuse, as well as “sexual violence at Depp’s hands.” .” The claim was “fictitious,” said a Depp spokeswoman. Depp, who has repeatedly stated under oath that he never hit Heard or a woman, claimed earlier this week that Heard’s claims against him made him “nothing less than lost everything.
Depp lost his widely publicized British defamation lawsuit against British newspaper The Sun for calling him a “wife beater” in November 2020. The outlet’s allegations were found “substantially true” by the court, and Heard testified to support the claims. His appeal to overturn the sentence was dismissed in March 2021.