Evan Rachel Wood hits out at tabloid coverage of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s divorce
Evan Rachel Wood hit out at tabloid coverage of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce, which suggested that Heard’s sexuality was partly to blame for the breakdown of their relationship.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard announced this week that they are set to end their short marriage.
Heard cited irreconcilable differences in formally filing for divorce from her Rum Diary co-star on Monday (May 23).
And Friday in court, Heard alleged that Depp had thrown a mobile phone at her during an argument on Saturday.
Bisexual actor Evan Rachel-Wood, in a tweet now deleted, wrote: “Amber Heard‘s sexuality is only relevant in that bi women are at far greater risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. Bisexuality however is not a reason for violence. It doesn’t mean Heard is somehow immoral or deserving of abuse.”
According to the Independent, she also retweeted a message from a follower, reading: “What does amber being bisexual and having lesbian friends have to do with anything? F*** the media seriously..”
On Friday, the judge said Depp should refrain from contacting Heard after she showed a photo of her own bruised eye and cheek at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Now the Sun cited “sources” in saying Heard’s friendship with model and actor Cara Delevingne led to the breakdown of their marriage.
“Amber’s friendship with Cara, which grew closer and closer over time, brought about the beginning of the end for her marriage to Johnny,” claimed the unnamed source.
The source added: “Amber always made her bisexual tendencies quite obvious. But that would spark furious rows with Johnny, who hated how indiscreet she was being. On one occasion he even screamed at her, ‘You’re making a fool of me!'”
As well as her “bisexual tendencies”, her “constant partying” contributed to their filing for divorce.
The A-List couple tied the knot back in February 2015, in a low-key Los Angeles civil ceremony.
The pair met and fell in love while working together The Rum Diary – an adaptation of a novel by legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Earlier this year, Heard – who is bisexual – spoke out about her sexual orientation, saying it was not defined by her marriage to Depp.
The actress, who stars in the Danish Girl, came out in 2010 as she dated photographer Tasya van Ree.
She later married Depp – who last year said all of his characters are gay – and adopted his two children, but says marrying a man does not define her sexual orientation.
The actress has previously claimed that she has had to “fight” for movie roles since she coming out as bisexual.
She also says that she thinks celebrities who stay in the closet are “inadvertently admitting it’s wrong” to be gay or bisexual.
“I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong,” she said.
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“I hate the idea of a label just as much as anyone else but I’m with who I’m with.
“I’m not a better actress than I was yesterday and my personal life should have no effect on that.”
Speaking last year, Wood explained that she remained bisexual, even if she was with a man.
The True Blood actress previously revealed that she “cried so hard” when she came out as bisexual to her mother.
Wood, who came out as bisexual in 2011, said she was “terrified” of her bisexuality as a child because no one had explained or discussed it with her.