Jennifer Gray has revealed that her ex-fiancé Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit with Amber Heard is “heartbreaking” and “wants” it to be resolved.
The actress, 62, who was briefly engaged to the Hollywood icon, 58, in 1989, added that she ‘thinks it’s sad’ and ‘wishes everyone’.
However, she recently claimed he was ‘crazy jealous’ and ‘paranoid’, adding that he had a ‘bad temper’ and regularly got into fights in bars.
Under the bus! Jennifer Gray (pictured on The View earlier this week) has revealed her ex-fiancé Johnny Depp’s lawsuit with Amber Head is ‘breaking her heart’
The Dirty Dancing star told Entertainment Tonight: “All I can say about this lawsuit is that it breaks my heart for everyone involved.
“I just think it’s sad and I’d like it to be resolved. I just wish everyone good luck.
Jennifer, who published her memoir Out Of The Corner last week, wrote that Johnny was “paranoid about what she did while he was away”.
It comes after his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, recently testified that he physically and verbally abused her on a private plane trip from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014 out of jealousy that she was working with James Franco on The Adderall Diaries.
Exes: The actress, 62, who was briefly engaged to the icon, 58, in 1989, claimed he had a ‘bad temper’ in her memoir Out Of The Corner, which was published in May (pictured in 1989)
The ’80s movie star wrote in his book about their long-distance relationship: “Johnny commuted weekly from Vancouver, but began to get into more and more regular trouble: fights in bars, skirmishes with the cops” .
According to The Independent, she continued: ‘He had started missing his flights back to Los Angeles after oversleeping or when he got home he would be mad with jealousy and paranoid about what I had done during his absence.
“I attributed his bad temper and unhappiness to the fact that he felt miserable and helpless to get out of it. [the TV series] 21 Jump St.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Johnny for comment.
On the fence: The Dirty Dancing star said: ‘All I can say about this lawsuit is that it breaks my heart for everyone involved. I just think it’s sad and I wish it was resolved. I just wish everyone good luck’ (photo from May 2022)
Amber said in testimony at Thursday’s hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., that James was a source of animosity between her and the Pirates of the Caribbean star over the course of their tumultuous relationship.
She testified that Johnny physically and verbally assaulted her on a private plane trip from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014, out of jealousy that she was working with Franco on the 2015 crime drama The Adderall Diaries, People reported. .
Amber, who previously worked alongside James in 2008’s Pineapple Express, said Johnny gave her a “nightmare” when he clashed with her to accept the acting job alongside her in the film.
Johnny “was mad at me for taking the job with James Franco,” she told the court. “He hated, hated James Franco and was already accusing me of secretly having a thing with him in my past, ever since we did Pineapple Express together.”
Bombshell: The 80s movie star wrote in his book that he ‘started getting into trouble more and more regularly: bar fights, skirmishes with cops’ during their relationship
She said he controlled scenes she filmed that involved “all kinds of romantic interactions.”
“He had been mad at me before and accused me in many arguments of not telling him about the scenes I had, if I had a kiss scene,” Amber said. “I wasn’t explicit about what I was going to do, and then I was accused of withholding information and hiding it from him.
“So I didn’t want the fight, of course I didn’t want the argument, but I had to kind of eggshell on my tiptoes to tell him when I had a scene like that.”
Amber said Johnny “screamed” when she told him about her scenes with James in the film, reacting as if she told him she “had an affair”.
Explosive: Jennifer continued: “I attributed his bad temper and unhappiness to him feeling miserable and helpless to come down [the TV series] 21 Jump Street’ (pictured May 2022)
“He was so mad at me,” she said, adding that she was “nervous” before the trip to Los Angeles and knew “something was wrong” when Johnny got on. board the plane.
She said: “I just knew something was wrong in every cell of my body,” noting that she tried to avoid Depp’s probing questions about her romantic scene with James for the film.
Amber told the court that Johnny asked her if she had “slipped her tongue” at James during the scene and asked him “how [she] liked” and “responded” to that, and “started taunting her right away.”
She testified that Johnny said “really disgusting things about [her] body”, and humiliated her by calling her a “bitch” in the presence of security guards and assistants also on the plane.
Emotional: Amber said in testimony at Thursday’s hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Virginia, that James was a source of animosity between her Johnny
Johnny began throwing objects such as ice cubes and cooking utensils at her, she told the court, then slapped her and kicked her in the back.
“It was the first time something like this had happened in front of someone,” she said. ‘No one said anything. Nobody did anything. You could hear a pin drop in that plane. You could feel the tension. But nobody did anything… I felt so embarrassed that he could kick me on the ground in front of people.
The Edward Scissorhands actor admitted in his testimony that the couple had clashed over Franco and said he thought she might have an affair with him during their marriage.
The Kentucky-born actor had spoken about the exchange on the plane earlier in the trial, denying he had ever hit Amber or a woman.
Angry: Johnny is suing her for defamation related to a 2018 article she wrote for the Washington Post in which she called herself a ‘public figure representing domestic violence’.
Amber had “actively sought” an argument after the couple “had a fight the night before”, Johnny told the court, adding that he was not drunk but had taken painkillers before the flight.
“I knew she was ready for some kind of fight, and I sat on the plane sketching in my notebook,” he said. “She would verbally heckle, harass, accuse, push, physically, psychologically and emotionally push.”
Johnny is suing his ex-wife for defamation related to a 2018 article she wrote for The Washington Post in which the Aquaman actress called herself a “public figure representing domestic violence.”
The actress’ attorneys had requested that the trial be moved to California, where Johnny and Amber live, but a judge ruled the case was properly located in Virginia, where the newspaper’s online servers are based.
Johnny in 2020 lost a libel case against outlet The Sun for reporting the split, calling him a “wife beater”; his efforts last year to overturn the decision were reversed.
The couple first met while filming the 2011 film The Rum Diary and exchanged vows in 2015.
They split in May 2016, when Amber sought a restraining order against the actor amid domestic abuse allegations, which Johnny denied. The former couple reached an amicable divorce agreement in August 2016
For information and help on domestic violence, women can call the free national domestic violence helpline on 0808 2000 247, while men can call the men’s advice line on 0808 8010 327.
Oh my God: Johnny ‘was mad at me for taking the job with James Franco’, she told court (pictured in 2015)