More than a month after winning the libel suit against his ex-wife and actor Amber Heard, actor Johnny Depp has seemingly criticized her in his new album. The actor wrote two songs for his upcoming album with musician Jeff Beck. The album, titled 18, will be released on Friday. Johnny’s songs are the only two original songs and the rest of the album features covers of songs by Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground and The Beach Boys. (Read also | Johnny Depp was ‘deliberately’ slandered, Amber Heard’s insurance company says†
Johnny and Jeff released their cover of Caroline, No by The Beach Boys last month, along with an accompanying music video. Johnny has already released three songs out of 18: a cover of Venus in Furs by The Velvet Underground, the original of Johnny This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr, and a cover of John Lennon’s Isolation. The rest of the 13-track album will be released on July 15.
In a The Sunday Times review of the record, as reported by The Independent, the lyrics to one of Johnny’s songs read: “I think you’ve said enough for one motherf***ing night.” In another song entitled Sad Motherf***ing Parade, he sings, “You sit there like a dog with a seven-year itch,” adding, “If I had a dime, it wouldn’t reach your hand.” Johnny and Amber married in February 2015 and filed for divorce in May 2016. The divorce was finalized in January 2017.
Last month, he won $15 million in a libel suit against… Amber heard, which was also awarded $2 million. The jury found Amber defamed Johnny by describing herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence” in a 2018 op-ed published in The Washington Post, though she did not name the actor. Johnny claimed he suffered reputational damage after its publication.
Amber was awarded $2 million in damages because the jury found that one of Johnny’s lawyers had defamed her. The bombastic trial lasted six weeks and the verdict fell on June 1 this year. Recently, an attorney for Amber claimed that one of the jurors in the defamation trial misrepresented and asked Virginia’s Fairfax Circuit Court to declare a mistrial and order a new trial.