AceShowbiz - Marilyn Manson once likened his now-wife Lindsay Usich to Amber Heard. In newly unsealed court documents from Johnny Depp's defamation trial against the "Aquaman" actress, it's revealed that "The Beautiful People" crooner texted the actor that he got married to "amber 2.0."
Back in 2016, the 53-year-old musician apparently texted Depp about how he felt his relationship at the time mirrored the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star's marriage with Heard. According to the paperwork, the "Sweet Dreams" singer wrote at the time, "I got an amber 2.0."
In another message, Manson told Depp, "Lindsay just puled an amber on me…please delete." In response, Depp told Manson he should "stay calm" and "not to give her what she wants which is TO MAKE YOU SCREAM, FLIP OUT AND FLIP OUT AND FEED HER NARCISSISM!!!'"
In a follow-up text, Depp went on to characterize Usich's behavior as "sociopathic behavior." He continued, "It is f**king real, my brother!!" Alluding to Heard, Depp added, "My ex-c**t is god -- TEXTBOOK!!"
Manson again referred to Heard in subsequent messages. "I got a serious police amber type scenario with L's family," he wrote. "I'm f**king stressing. I don't know if you are back but I need asylum somewhere because I think the cops might be headed my way."
"Lindsay pulled an amber and she filed a police report," Manson said in a separate message to Depp. "She is pulling an amber and the cops are gonna show up to serve me a restraining order. This is f**ked. [Usich] said I beat her up."
Manson later told Depp that Usich "gave the cops [his] address" and told them that he had drugs in his possession. Seemingly feeling scared, the "Killing Strangers" crooner added, "I am ready to book outta here." Depp then urged his friend to "keep a distance and speak as little as possible to her!!!"
The unsealed documents also include Heard's team had tried to suggest Depp took medication for "erectile dysfunction," which she believed "might somehow be a motivation for abuse." The 36-year-old actress' lawyers also claimed Depp tried to "inappropriately" submit nude photos into evidence.
Following a televised trial in Virginia that concluded in late May, the jury ruled largely in Depp's favor on June 1, awarding him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages while, Heard, who had countersued for $100 million for nuisance, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages by the jury. The punitive damages against Heard were later reduced from $5 million to $350,000 under a Virginia law that caps such damages.