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Johnny Depp’s decision to allow his teen daughter to consume weed concerned Amber Heard

May 6, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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“She was so young, I felt protective.”

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Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial this week saw the 36-year-old actress testifying she felt protective of Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose when the Oscar-nominated actor allowed the then-teen to consume cannabis.

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The pot permission, which Depp revealed to a High Court in June 2020 during a separate defamation case involving a U.K. paper, certainly raised some eyebrows and possibly concerns at the time about his parenting choices.

Depp said he believed he was acting as a “responsible parent’ in allowing weed for his 13-year-old daughter, who is now 22. Although he emphasized that he never encouraged her to use weed, the decision was made with his former partner and Lily-Rose’s mother, Vanessa Paradis.

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The decision didn’t sit comfortably with Heard. “The introduction of the weed with his daughter, she was so young, I felt protective,” she told the court, per People.

According to Insider, Heard characterized the father-daughter interaction somewhat differently, telling the court that he “introduced” his daughter to cannabis (at about 2:40 of the YouTube clip below) and bailed on her birthday after becoming too sick from a bender he had been on.

But that was not the only issue that caused Heard some unease about his parenting, Heard suggested during her second day of testimony. The actress claimed that she and Depp, 58, fought in 2013 over Lily-Rose and the fact that a musician over 18 was staying at their home.

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“I felt protective over Lily-Rose and concerned and, naturally, they were not my children, it’s not my place and I understand that. I know it’s a sensitive subject, so I understand why Johnny got so upset with me,” she reportedly testified.

The Daily Mail reports the teen had a crush on the musician, who was well over the age of 18.

“I started to feel very protective. Johnny’s sobriety meant that he was there and then he wasn’t,” Heard told the court. “The nature of our lives with the travel and the work meant he was there and then he wasn’t,” the publication quotes her as testifying.

Actor Amber Heard testifies about the first time her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp hit her during a defamation case against her by Depp. /
Actor Amber Heard testifies about the first time her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp hit her during a defamation case against her by Depp. /

The trial is part of a $64 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard for allegedly libelling him in a 2018 opinion piece in The Washington Post, in which she wrote about domestic abuse, although she did not cite Depp by name.

Heard launched a $128 million countersuit claiming that the actor had assaulted her several times after he had consumed drugs or alcohol.

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