Johnny Depp's disturbing exchanges with Marilyn Manson revealed in explosive court docs

Fairfax, Virginia - Over 6,000 pages of pretrial court documents from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial have been unsealed, revealing damning new details about the dramatic legal battle between the two.

Unsealed pretrial documents for the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial were released over the weekend, revealing new, damning details.
Unsealed pretrial documents for the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial were released over the weekend, revealing new, damning details.  © Collage: KEVIN LAMARQUE / POOL / AFP & KEVIN LAMARQUE / POOL / AFP

It's been two months since the Fairfax court decided to rule in Depp's favor, but new documents show a side of the trial that has been kept under wraps.

Lawyer Andrea Burkhart, along with many Depp fans, raised over $3,300 to have the docs unsealed, and she immediately shared them on her website. Fans flocked to the files, in hopes it would further prove Heard's guilt, but they may have been surprised at what they got in return.

For starters, Depp attempted to introduce evidence that was deemed "Irrelevant Personal Matters," such as nude photos of Heard, details about her and her sister Whitney's previous relationships, and Whitney's "reality show video" which details a physical altercation she apparently had with her sibling.

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The Pirates of the Caribbean star also wanted to bring up Heard's short stint as an exotic dancer, which took place long before they met, in what her legal team said was an effort to paint her as a former "escort."

Depp's team also seemed to work hard to suppress information that could have hurt the actor, such as presenting photos and audio during that trial that had "modified" and manipulated metadata.

But no other information revealed in the docs are quite as damaging as 59-year-old's private interactions with close friend Marilyn Manson, who is currently facing a slew of sexual abuse allegations.

Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson's relationship revisited

Johnny Depp and friend Marilyn Manson at the premiere of Depp's film From Hell in Los Angeles, October 2001.
Johnny Depp and friend Marilyn Manson at the premiere of Depp's film From Hell in Los Angeles, October 2001.  © LUCY NICHOLSON / AFP

A conversation, shared on Reddit in a series of screenshots, outlines some bizarre conversations between Depp and Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner.

In one exchange from 2016, Manson says "I got an amber 2.0" referring to his wife, Lindsay Usich.

"Lindsay just pulled an amber on me," the musician texted at one point, adding that Usich had filed a restraining order against him and was claimed he had assaulted her.

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Depp responded, advising him to "don't take no s**t," while also writing: "Sociopathic behavior... it is f***ing real, my brother!! My ex-c*** is godd**n TEXTBOOK!!"

In another interaction, Manson makes another telling comparison: "I got a serious police amber type scenarios with L's family. I'm f***ing stressing. I don't know if you are back but I need asylum somewhere because I think the cops might be headed my way."

The texts, which date from 2017, were excluded from Depp's trial against Amber Heard after the Lone Ranger actor's lawyers argued that Manson's legal troubles could have a "guilt by association" effect.

Overall, their conversations show a very close relationship, with Depp at one point saying the two "shall exchange precious bodily fluids."

Amber Heard and her team have vowed to fight the final verdict, which fell largely in favor of Depp by awarding him $10 million in damages.

Cover photo: LUCY NICHOLSON / AFP

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