The acrimonious relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will be revisited in a new book by journalist Nick Wallis.
“Depp v Heard: The Unreal Story,” due out May 17, covers the two jaw-dropping trials that unfolded in the wake of the couple’s stunning 2016 split.
“I thought they were two troubled, but fascinating human beings, trying to find their way in the world,” Wallis told the Daily Mail.
“They went through an extraordinary process, played out on a global stage. I never thought it was sordid or grim.”
The Post reached out to Wallis for comment.
A freelance journalist and broadcaster who has worked for the BBC, Private Eye, and ITN, Wallis says he is the only journalist to cover both trials extensively.
Wallis claims to have attended London court nearly every day in 2020 to watch Depp lose his libel case against The Sun, which had called him a “wife-beater.”
He reported attending every day of last year’s Virginia trial, where the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star won his defamation case against the “Aquaman” actress over a 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for the Washington Post, claiming to be “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”
“The Unreal Story” is said to provide insight into the sexual politics, culture wars, and intense social media attention surrounding the trials.
Chapter titles are a nod to some of the Virginia trial’s biggest headlines, including “The Tattoo Incident,” “The Disco Bloodbath,” “The Plane Kick,” “The Bottle Rape,” and “The Closed Fist Punch.”
A rep for Depp declined to comment when contacted by The Post on Friday.
The Post also reached out to a rep for Heard.
The former lovers met in 2009 on the set of the Bruce Robinson-directed film “The Rum Diary.”
After two years of dating, they got engaged in 2014 and married on Depp’s private island in 2015.
Heard filed for divorce just 15 months later, and it was finalized in 2016.
In 2018, Heard penned her op-ed — which resulted in Depp filing a $50 million defamation lawsuit against her.
Heard filed her own $100 million countersuit in 2020.
In 2022, Virginia jurors awarded Depp $5 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages.
The jury also awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages in her counterclaim, but no punitive damages.
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