This Monday, May 9, Mickey Rourke decided to speak about the case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, claiming to have been the victim of similar facts.
A (a little too) public trial. After a London trial in 2020, it is in the United States that Amber Heard and Johnny Depp clash. The actor filed a complaint against his ex-wife for defamation, the latter claiming to be the victim of domestic violence. If for many days Johnny Depp was able to give his version of the facts, it is now Amber Heard’s turn to tell his truth. And the least we can say is that it is chilling. As this trial is broadcast live daily, this obviously gives everyone’s right to have a definite opinion on the issue and to get involved. Mickey Rourke is no exception. This Monday, May 9, the 69-year-old spoke on Instagram through four publications.
If he shares images of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, in legend, he tells his own story. “I didn’t watch the trial but over 20 years ago I was charged with very similar charges“, he says at first. Mickey Rourke was then in Florida where he was training for a boxing match when his lawyer gave him “48 hours to get thereto the LAPD. The man explains that he fell from the clouds and when he asked his lawyer the reason for this summons, the latter simply replied “Come on Mickey, you know why“.”I had no idea but I flew back and they put me in jail for a few days“, he explains. He was then accused of having “bit a woman I was living with“.
Charges against Mickey Rourke were eventually dropped
“Their accusations were horrible, chaotic, terrible, but what hurt the most was that everyone believed in it“, he laments when he never ceased to affirm that these “accusations were all lies“. He claims to have had no “problems” than with men, to understand that he has never beaten a woman. And this, even though he prides himself on having “learned to [se] to beat very young, and to have learned to do it so well“. In view of the photographs of this woman “beaten from the ankles to the top of the skull“, Mickey Rourke’s lawyer had advised him to accept the following deal: plead guilty, do 4000 hours of community service and go for six months to training to fight against domestic violence. Reaction of the interested? bang his fist on the table and retort to his lawyer: “Fuck you, I’m not pleading guilty to something I didn’t do.“. He therefore risked four years in prison.
But what he mostly remembers is “live in such shame“. Finally, about six months later, “my dirty lawyer who wanted me to plead guilty called me and told me that all the charges against me had been dropped“. He then believes that the prosecutor had “discovered on his own prejudicial information about” his accuser which according to Mickey Rourke was “heroin addict“. If Mickey Rourke sees a situation comparable to the case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, it is difficult to make the connection. The charges are absolutely not analogous. Only the judge, after having heard the different parties, will be able to whether or not to rule on the veracity of Amber Heard’s remarks.
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Johnny Depp against Amber Heard: Mickey Rourke, accused of the same facts 20 years ago, gets involved