Amber Heard called Elon Musk her ‘Rocketman’ in texts


Amber Heard called Elon Musk her ‘Rocketman’ while texting the SpaceX billionaire when she was still married to Johnny Depp, it has been claimed. 

The messages seen by the Mirror were allegedly sent on May 22, 2016, a day before Heard filed for divorce from Depp – and a month before Musk says they started dating.  

Heard allegedly had Musk’s number saved in her phone under the name ‘Rocketman’ and revealed to him that she was about to divorce Depp. 

The Tesla supremo reportedly offered to arrange ’24/7 security’ for her after she claimed that Depp had attacked her.    

Depp denies this and is suing Heard over a Washington Post article in which she portrayed herself as a victim of domestic violence, and the texts have been passed to Depp’s legal team as part of the case.   

Amber Heard and Elon Musk are seen together in Sydney in May 2017, a month after they revealed they were dating 

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp - whose divorce was finalised in January 2017 - are seen together in Culver City, California the previous year

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp – whose divorce was finalised in January 2017 – are seen together in Culver City, California the previous year 

Musk, 48, last week told Page Six that ‘Amber and I only started going out about a month after her divorce filing’ on May 23, 2016. 

‘I don’t think I was ever even in the vicinity of Amber during their marriage,’ Musk said. 

Depp’s lawyer has challenged this after the ‘Rocketman’ texts emerged, telling the Mirror that they ‘profoundly contradict’ Musk’s timeline of events. Heard did not comment. 

Depp’s legal team has previously accused Heard and Musk in legal papers of beginning an affair as early as March 2015. 

In a legal filing in 2019 Depp’s lawyers claimed that Heard, 34, had received Musk ‘late at night’ at Depp’s penthouse while he was out of the country.   

A judge formally ended Depp and Heard’s marriage in January 2017. The pair had met on the set of 2011 comedy ‘The Rum Diary’ and married in Los Angeles in 2015. 

Musk and Heard subsequently made their relationship public in April 2017, but they announced they had separated four months later. 

Musk has also denied the claim that he and Heard were involved in a threesome with Cara Delevingne, after the story emerged in a legal deposition. 

‘Cara and I are friends, but we’ve never been intimate. She would confirm this,’ Musk said in response to the claim. 

Musk has also denied the claim that he and Heard (right) were involved in a threesome with Cara Delevingne (left), after the story emerged in a legal deposition

Musk has also denied the claim that he and Heard (right) were involved in a threesome with Cara Delevingne (left), after the story emerged in a legal deposition  

The Oscar nominee, 57, has already filed papers demanding that Musk and actor James Franco turn over any messages, emails or conversations they had with Heard around the time of their May 2016 split

The Oscar nominee, 57, has already filed papers demanding that Musk and actor James Franco turn over any messages, emails or conversations they had with Heard around the time of their May 2016 split

Depp’s lawyers have taken depositions from dozens of former friends and associates, including Josh Drew, who was previously married to Heard’s best friend, Raquel ‘Rocky’ Pennington.

In excerpts seen by DailyMail.com, Depp’s legal team asked Drew, who lived in one of the multiple neighboring apartments that Depp owned, what he knew of the alleged threesome. 

‘Did Rocky tell you Amber Heard was having an affair with Cara Delevingne while she was still married to Johnny Depp?’ attorney Benjamin Chew asks.

‘Yes,’ says Drew, who has since split from Pennington but says elsewhere in the deposition that he socialized with Heard as recently as last year and that she is paying for his attorney.

‘Did she ever tell you in words or substance while Amber was still married to Johnny Depp that the three of them, Amber Heard, Elon Musk and Cara Delevingne spent the night together?’ Chew goes on.

‘Yes,’ replies Drew. ‘To the specific date, I can’t say.’ 

Chew further asks: ‘So they were having a three-way affair, correct?’

‘My understanding, yes,’ Drew replies.

Depp's lawyers have taken depositions from dozens of former friends and associates, including Josh Drew (pictured), who was previously married to Heard's best friend, Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington

Depp’s lawyers have taken depositions from dozens of former friends and associates, including Josh Drew (pictured), who was previously married to Heard’s best friend, Raquel ‘Rocky’ Pennington

Depp claims in court filings that staff at the Eastern Columbia Building (pictured) in LA recall Musk visiting Heard late at night while Depp was away filming in 2015

Depp claims in court filings that staff at the Eastern Columbia Building (pictured) in LA recall Musk visiting Heard late at night while Depp was away filming in 2015 

Heard’s Washington Post piece in December 2018 does not mention Depp by name, but Depp’s lawsuit says it was clear she was talking about him. 

Depp’s lawyers called her ongoing allegations of domestic abuse ‘categorically and demonstrably false.’ 

The lawsuit has linked the allegations to Depp being dropped from the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

The Oscar nominee, 57, has already filed papers demanding that Musk and actor James Franco turn over any messages, emails or conversations they had with Heard around the time of their May 2016 split 

Depp is also suing The Sun in a UK court over an article referring to him as a ‘wife-beater’. That case has been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic. 

EXCLUSIVE: MeToo activist Amanda de Cadenet drops support for close friend Amber Heard and will no longer testify after listening to her ‘verbally abusing’ Johnny Depp in bombshell tapes, as she feels ‘used and misled’ by actress

By Ben Ashford for DailyMail.com 

Prominent MeToo supporter Amanda de Cadenet has dropped her support for Amber Heard after listening to her ‘verbally abusing’ Johnny Depp in bombshell audio tapes published exclusively by DailyMail.com.

The 34-year-old actress was expecting de Cadenet, a close friend and longtime women’s rights activist, to testify against Depp in a series of looming defamation cases.

But the British-born TV host, 48, reveals in a new legal declaration that she changed her mind because she was ‘appalled and shocked to hear how Amber was speaking to Johnny’.

Her dramatic about-turn came after DailyMail.com released a series of bombshell audio tapes in which the couple were overheard discussing their marriage problems and frequent fights.

The Aquaman beauty admitted ‘clocking’ her Oscar nominated husband in the jaw and pelting him with pots, pans and vases in various recordings made prior to the couple’s May 2016 split.

She also appeared to be goading 57-year-old Depp, predicting that nobody would believe his accounts of the violence and telling him: ‘You are such a baby. Grow the f**k up Johnny.’ 

Amanda de Cadenet dropped her support for Amber Heard after listening to her 'verbally abusing' Johnny Depp in audio tapes published by DailyMail.com.  The 34-year-old actress was expecting de Cadenet, a close friend and longtime women's rights activist, to testify against Depp in a series of looming defamation cases.

Amanda de Cadenet dropped her support for Amber Heard after listening to her ‘verbally abusing’ Johnny Depp in audio tapes published by DailyMail.com.  The 34-year-old actress was expecting de Cadenet, a close friend and longtime women’s rights activist, to testify against Depp in a series of looming defamation cases.

Her dramatic about-turn came after DailyMail.com released a series of bombshell audio tapes in which the couple were overheard discussing their marriage problems and frequent fights. The Aquaman beauty admitted ¿clocking' her Oscar nominated husband in the jaw and pelting him with pots, pans and vases in various recordings made prior to the couple's May 2016 split

Her dramatic about-turn came after DailyMail.com released a series of bombshell audio tapes in which the couple were overheard discussing their marriage problems and frequent fights. The Aquaman beauty admitted ‘clocking’ her Oscar nominated husband in the jaw and pelting him with pots, pans and vases in various recordings made prior to the couple’s May 2016 split

De Cadenet is the second prominent MeToo figure to part company with Heard in the space of a week after high-profile Time’s Up attorney Roberta Kaplan confirmed her firm is no longer representing her. 

A source close to de Cadenet said she was a survivor herself and remained a steadfast advocate of women’s rights.

‘Amanda feels she was used and misled by Amber and hopes Amber receives the help she needs,’ the source added.

‘Amanda believes in the power of redemption and reconciliation and hopes both parties are able to achieve that.’ 

Heard’s historical claims of domestic abuse will come under the microscope in defamation cases either side of the Atlantic, beginning next month when Depp takes the UK’s Sun newspaper to court in London for calling him a ‘wife-beater’.

The former lovebirds will square up again next January in Virginia where Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post about surviving domestic violence.

Heard turned to close pal de Cadenet for support after her marriage ended in a May 21, 2016 blowout fight, attending a party at her house the very next day where she was pictured smiling but with hair covering one side of her face.

The photographer and founder of non-binary digital jobs platform, Girlgaze, became a staunch ally, publicly indicating that she believed Heard’s claims that she was abused and beaten by Depp.

‘As a long time womxn’s rights activist and survivor, it is my fundamental position to believe womxn who speak up about domestic or sexual assault,’ de Cadenet states in her June 18 declaration, using an alternative spelling for women favored by some feminists and trans activists.

A source close to de Cadenet said she was a survivor herself and remained a steadfast advocate of women¿s rights. ¿Amanda feels she was used and misled by Amber and hopes Amber receives the help she needs,¿ the source added. ¿Amanda believes in the power of redemption and reconciliation and hopes both parties are able to achieve that'

A source close to de Cadenet said she was a survivor herself and remained a steadfast advocate of women’s rights. ‘Amanda feels she was used and misled by Amber and hopes Amber receives the help she needs,’ the source added. ‘Amanda believes in the power of redemption and reconciliation and hopes both parties are able to achieve that’

Heard turned to close pal de Cadenet for support after her marriage ended in a May 21, 2016 blowout fight, attending a party at her house the very next day where she was pictured smiling but with hair covering one side of her face (pictured)

Heard turned to close pal de Cadenet for support after her marriage ended in a May 21, 2016 blowout fight, attending a party at her house the very next day where she was pictured smiling but with hair covering one side of her face (pictured) 

‘Historically womxn’s rights in this area have been chronically undermined and womxn have had their voices silenced.

‘This is one of the reasons why, when Amber told me her version of the conflict between her and Johnny, it was my inclination to believe her and support her.’

However de Cadenet, who divorced Duran Duran bassist John Taylor in 1997 and is now married to Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, goes to reveal her abrupt change of heart.

‘I recently acknowledged that I will not testifying (sic) in Johnny Depp’s upcoming defamation case against the Sun. I also acknowledged that new facts have come to my attention which has changed my perspective on this matter,’ she writes in her declaration, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

‘When the first audio tape was released, and I heard Amber being verbally abusive to Johnny, I was horrified,’ she writes in the statement, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

‘I texted Robbie Kaplan, Amber’s attorney, and let her know I needed to speak with her urgently. When we spoke, I told her I was appalled and shocked to hear how Amber was speaking to Johnny and that it was not ok with me.

‘When I confronted Amber concerning the recording, she informed me it was edited by Johnny’s team. I had hoped Amber would take accountability for her behavior but she did not.

‘I have not spoken with Amber since this exchange and have come to the very painful realization that someone who I advocated for and believed so wholeheartedly, was not entirely forthcoming with me.’ 

Heard cataloged the 'horrific' abuse she claims to have suffered at Depp's hands, describing him as 'the monster' and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce. The filing included photos of bruises

Heard with bruises

Heard cataloged the ‘horrific’ abuse she claims to have suffered at Depp’s hands, describing him as ‘the monster’ and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce. The filing included photos of bruises and scars (left and right)

The estranged couple managed to agree to a $7 million divorce settlement in August of that year, however their feud reignited when Heard's op-ed was published in December 2018. It didn¿t mention Depp by name but he nonetheless sued her the following March, saying it led to speculation that he was the abuser and caused him to lose the role of Captain Jack Sparrow

The estranged couple managed to agree to a $7 million divorce settlement in August of that year, however their feud reignited when Heard’s op-ed was published in December 2018. It didn’t mention Depp by name but he nonetheless sued her the following March, saying it led to speculation that he was the abuser and caused him to lose the role of Captain Jack Sparrow

LA-based de Cadenet adds: ‘I want to emphasize that I have no further personal knowledge of what happened between Johnny and Amber, and no knowledge of the truth of her accusations against him.

‘I have made this statement in support of due process and upholding the truth.’

Depp and Heard met on the set of The Rum Diary back in 2011 and married four years later before their May 2016 fight proved the final nail in their chaotic relationship.

The estranged couple managed to agree to a $7 million divorce settlement in August of that year, however their feud reignited when Heard’s op-ed was published in December 2018.

It didn’t mention Depp by name but he nonetheless sued her the following March, saying it led to speculation that he was the abuser and caused him to lose the role of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Depp has always argued he was the victim of an ‘elaborate hoax’ instigated by his ex-wife, who ‘faked’ her injuries with makeup and falsified accounts of abuse.

‘Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse; she is the perpetrator,’ his suit alleges.

‘She hit, punched and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.’

Heard responded with a 300-page filing of her own, cataloging the years of alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of ‘the monster’ and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce.

These included a blood-curdling account of how Depp cut off his own finger after a booze and ecstasy bender one month into their marriage, an accusation he denies.

Heard responded with a 300-page filing of her own, cataloging the years of alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of ¿the monster¿ and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce. These included a blood-curdling account of how Depp cut off his own finger after a booze and ecstasy bender one month into their marriage, an accusation he denies

Heard responded with a 300-page filing of her own, cataloging the years of alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of ‘the monster’ and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce. These included a blood-curdling account of how Depp cut off his own finger after a booze and ecstasy bender one month into their marriage, an accusation he denies. 

The violent incident took place a month after the pair were married and while Depp was filming the fifth installment of the Pirates of Caribbean movie franchise in Australia. The Captain Jack Sparrow actor, 56, chuckles on camera as he reveals how he nicknamed the permanently-damaged digit 'Little Richard.' Pictured: Depp's finger after surgery

The violent incident took place a month after the pair were married and while Depp was filming the fifth installment of the Pirates of Caribbean movie franchise in Australia. The Captain Jack Sparrow actor, 56, chuckles on camera as he reveals how he nicknamed the permanently-damaged digit ‘Little Richard.’ Pictured: Depp’s finger after surgery 

As part of Depp's $50m defamation case against Heard, he included images of his own bruised and battered face (pictured ) following Heard's alleged attacks

Depp bruised

As part of Depp’s $50m defamation case against Heard, he included images of his own bruised and battered face (pictured ) following Heard’s alleged attacks

DailyMail.com revealed in January that the couple had a habit of recording their arguments so they could listen back to them later as a form of DIY marriage guidance.

Depp’s supporters say they amount to a series of bombshell confessions, with Heard admitting she hit the Pirates of Caribbean actor and telling him on tape: ‘See how many people believe you.’

Kaplan, co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and Heard’s attorney until two weeks ago, claimed the tapes had been ‘doctored’.

She argued it was completely legitimate for victims of repeated physical and emotional abuse to defend themselves.

‘We believe Amber and we believe in Amber,’ Kaplan’s firm insisted last week, despite announcing it was no longer representing her.

‘In the strange and unexpected circumstances of today’s world, as travel and logistics have become more costly in light of the pandemic, we understand the decision to move the case to local, Virginia-based trial counsel.’

Heard’s rep declined to comment on the latest legal development.

Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman said: ‘When Amanda de Cadenet, Amber Heard’s best friend and #MeToo activist recants her support for Ms Heard and testifies against her, you know we have reached the beginning of the end of Ms. Heard’s abuse hoax against Johnny Depp.

‘But Ms Heard did not execute her hoax without help from her other powerful friends and the media; we will expose their various roles at the trial Mr Depp and I have arrived in the UK to prepare for.’

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