The former couple is locked in a bitter legal battle against one another, with Depp suing the Aquaman actress after she penned an article for The Washington Post, claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse and alluding to allegations she made against Depp in their explosive 2016 divorce.
However, in the leaked audio conversation obtained by Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, the pair can be heard discussing their marital problems and the physical violence in their marriage, and when the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor accused her of punching him, and she said she merely "hit" him.
"I'm sorry that I didn't, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you're not punched," Amber can be heard saying. "I don't know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you're fine, I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you."
"You are such a baby. Grow the f**k up Johnny," Amber added. She also admitted to starting the fight.
While Amber claims she was abused throughout their relationship, Johnny has maintained that he was the one on the receiving end, with his lawyer Adam Waldman telling Deadline, "For the avoidance of doubt, the only person in this case who beat a woman is the self-appointed #MeToo spokesperson Amber Heard, and she was arrested and incarcerated for it. And she savagely beat others, as will be shown at trial."
In November 2019, the trial was given a six-month postponement by judicial officials at Fairfax County, Virginia, after Depp didn't meet the 15 November deadline to produce the relevant paperwork.
The case continues.