- Courtney Love shared and deleted a post about her personal history with Johnny Depp.
- In the since-deleted post, she said he saved her from a 1995 overdose, People reported.
- Love posted an apparent follow-up on Saturday, saying she wanted to “show neutral support.”
Courtney Love posted and deleted a video about Johnny Depp saving her from a 1995 overdose, in which she also appeared to suggest that Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard was using a “movement” for her “own personal gain” amid the former couple’s ongoing defamation trial, People reported.
The actress and Hole frontwoman issued what appeared to be a follow-up post on Saturday on Instagram. While she did not name Depp nor Heard in the new post, she expressed regret for engaging in “expressing thoughts online.”
“I want to show neutral support for a friend,” Love wrote in the post, which was accompanied by a video of her walking her dog. “I don’t want to bully. I’ve been bullied enough. I did not want to express my own bias / internalized misoginy.”
“I want nothing to do with contributing more online bullying to someone enduring being bullied like noone ever has been online. Ever,” she continued, seemingly referring to Heard, who has been heavily criticized online.
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Depp and Heard are currently engaged in an ongoing lawsuit, which came about after Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard in 2019, saying that an op-ed she wrote about domestic violence had “devastated” his career, despite not naming him in it, Insider previously reported. He also said that Heard had abused him.
In response, Heard accused Depp of abusing her over the course of their relationship. She filed a $100 million countersuit in August 2020, and the trial began in Virginia in April.
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Love shared her previous history with Depp in a since-deleted post
In her since-deleted post, Love said that Depp gave her CPR in 1995 when she “overdosed outside the Viper Room,” according to People.
Love also said that Depp wrote her daughter Frances Bean Cobain a letter for her 13th birthday, during a period when Love was “on crack” and her daughter was “having to suffer through that with all these social workers,” People reported. Love reportedly said that Depp “sent limos” to her daughter’s school to transport her and her friends to see the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.
She also commented on Heard’s involvement in the lawsuit, insinuating that Heard was playing into the #MeToo movement for her own benefit.
“I’ve been the most hated woman in America, and I have a lot of empathy for what that must feel like for Amber,” she said in the since-deleted video, according to The Cut. “But if you use a movement for your own personal gain and you inhabit queer, feminist, intersectional spaces and you abuse that moment, then I hope justice gets served — whatever it is.”
In the follow-up post Saturday, Love said that she “certainly [doesn’t] always do the right thing,” and said that she was “wrong.”
“The only important takeaway, of what was posted, is that I expressed that we should all stop having ‘fun with shadenfraude,'” she wrote.
“If I hurt anyone, please accept my amends,” Love said.