KEY POINTS

  • Amber Heard replied to a tweet posted back in November that included the recording of her allegedly admitting to "hitting" Johnny Depp
  • Heard insisted she was "trying to save her life" from someone who was "attacking" her 
  • The actress received flak from other Twitter users over her response

Amber Heard recently addressed the audio recording that went viral last year in which she allegedly "admits" to "hitting" ex-husband Johnny Depp, but some social media users are not buying her explanation.

On Thursday, the "Aquaman" star replied to a tweet posted back in November that included the recording of her and Depp arguing about physical altercations back in 2015. In the audio clip, which Depp's lawyer Adam Waldman confirmed last year to be real to USA Today, Heard allegedly admitted to starting a "physical fight."

"Friendly reminder that Amber Heard admitted on tape to attacking Johnny Depp and also mocked him for escaping her violence and not fighting back. @wbpictures chose the wrong side," Twitter user @Marussia15 wrote, adding the hashtags #JusticeForJohnnyDepp and #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser.

Months later, Heard has fired back at the Twitter user, insisting it was self-defense.

"If u were being strangled, lets say, would u or would u not try 2 save ur life NEway u could? Ask urself if u would encourage ur daughters-or sisters- 2 Not try 2 keep their lives when someone was attacking them (yet) again. If u havent had 2 do this, shut up," Heard responded to the tweet.

The Twitter user who made the post also didn't mince her words in her reply to the actress.

"You have no idea what I've experienced and what I've had to do! But I know that I didn't attack anyone & didn't whine that they didn't fight back. I also didn't steal anyone rape story like you did. And I didn't lie about donating millions to sick kids. So yes, shut up!" @Marussia15 replied.

Heard's statement drew criticism from other Twitter users as well, with some slamming her for being rude and accusing her of lying.

"His ex-wife, admits: 'I did mean, I meant to hit you' Instigating physical fights is not self-defense," @LauraBockov commented.

"In deliberately stalking other accounts & replying (rudely & aggressively) to someone's old tweet, I think she's completely destroyed her own arguments about bullying & smear campaigns. & bots. Outrageous behavior. Especially when litigation is ongoing," @redlikejungle wrote.

"Imagine Amber Heard telling people to shut up when she’s the one who needs to shut up from spewing so much lies," another netizen wrote.

Amid the backlash, many fans remain supportive of Heard and stood by the actress.

"Amber, I'm with you. Those men should get what they deserve," one commented.

"You tell them Amber!! I’m so sorry you had to go through this. And still have to relive it. You don’t owe anyone an explanation. I’m sorry you have to explain it to strangers (and strangers with an agenda). All my love and positivity your way," another wrote.

"I’m so sorry people make you relieve this awful time of your life every single day, but thank you so much for staying strong for us. WE LOVE YOU. Insanely so," a third user added.

Meanwhile, a judge recently granted Depp and his legal team an oral hearing as they seek to appeal a ruling that British tabloid The Sun did not libel the actor by branding him a “wife-beater” in a 2018 article, Deadline reported. The hearing will take place sometime between March 15 and 31 at which “further evidence” can be adduced. 

Amber Heard, Johnny Depp “London Fields,” the movie that supposedly ended Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage, is set to be released before the end of the year. Photo: Getty Images/Ian Gavan