As his response to Amber Heard's accusation of domestic violence against him, Johnny Depp slaps a 50 million dollars defamation lawsuit on his ex-wife. The couple's divorce was finalised in 2017.

According to leading online portal, Johnny Depp, 55, has filed the lawsuit in response to Amber Heard's Washington Post in which she has claimed to be a victim of abuse.

In the post, which Amber Heard, 32, had revealed that she lost out on a number of film roles and had also claimed that she received death threats after she accused Jhonny Depp of domestic violence.

In the lawsuit, Jhonny Depp's lawyers insisted that he never abused his ex-wife and alleged that she used the claims in order to further her career in Hollywood.

Johnny Depp also claimed he was dropped from a Pirates Of The Caribbean film after the op-ed was published, causing him financial damage. He is seeking 50 million dollars in damages.

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard divorce, after less than two years of marriage, was one of Hollywood's most toxic in 2016, an ugly affair featuring allegations of physical abuse, restraining orders, media-mobbed court hearings, leaked texts and cellphone pictures of facial bruises.

Amber Heard had claimed the Los Angeles police went to their downtown loft the night of an alleged beating and documented the abuse. But the cops instead told reporters they found no evidence of a crime when they arrived.

Amber had received about 07 million dollars as her share of the divorce settlement, which she eventually donated to a charity focused on fighting domestic abuse of women. In addition to her thriving acting career, she is now an ambassador on women's rights for the American Civil Liberties Union.

On the other hand, Johnny Depp has been enmeshed in several lawsuits in recent years, including one against his former managers and another against his former attorneys. He's also pursuing a libel case against The Sun tabloid in London, where libel suits are easier for plaintiffs to win, for calling him a wife-beater based on Amber Heard's allegations.