Just over a month after a jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his defamation trail with Amber Heard, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor is seemingly referencing his ex-wife on his new collaborative album with Jeff Beck.
According to a review published in the Sunday Times, the 13-track record titled 18 is set to drop this Friday and includes a song in which Depp appears to call Heard a “dog.”
“You’re sitting there like a dog with a seven-year itch,” he sings on “Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade.” “If I had a dime, it wouldn’t reach your hand.”
Complex reached out to a rep for Depp, who declined to comment on the lyrics.
“It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff,” Depp said about the album in June. “One of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother.”
The news comes on the heels of Depp’s lawyers issuing a statement in response to Heard’s legal team requesting that Depp’s $10.35 million defamation verdict be tossed out, alleging the decision was not supported by sufficient evidence.
In a court filing on Monday, Depp’s lawyers urged the Virginia court to “reject Ms. Heard’s baseless contention,” as reported by Variety.
“Following a six-week jury trial, a jury of Ms. Heard’s peers rendered a verdict against her in virtually all respects,” the memorandum states. “Though understandably displeased with the outcome of trial, Ms. Heard has identified no legitimate basis to set aside in any respect the jury’s decision.”
Depp’s lawyers went on to respond to Heard’s claims that a wrong juror showed up for the trial, as one of the seven jurors in the case never received a summons.
“Unsurprisingly, Ms. Heard cites to no case law to support her argument that the service of Juror 15 if he is not the same individual that the Court assigned as Juror 15 somehow compromised her due process and would warrant the drastic remedy of ‘setting aside the verdict and ordering a new trial.’ Ms. Heard makes no showing of any prejudice, and accordingly her speculative arguments fail,” Depp’s lawyers wrote.