Johnny Depp sues ex-wife Amber Heard for $50M, claiming defamation, affair with Elon Musk

Actor Johnny Depp has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, accusing her of making allegations of domestic abuse in order to advance her career.

In the lawsuit, which was filed in Virginia on Friday, Depp cites an article that Heard wrote for the Washington Post about domestic abuse.

The lawsuit also contains Depp's allegation that Heard began an affair with Tesla founder Elon Musk just one month after Depp and Heard got married in 2015.

Heard's attorney, Eric M. George, responded to the lawsuit in a statement to People magazine.

"This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp's repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard," George said. "She will not be silenced.

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