Forgive me if my details are off on this. I only just heard about this today, but it's a pretty crazy story. Long story short, Johnny Depp was accused of domestic violence against his (now ex) wife Amber Heard. Turns out, she's the abusive one. He supposedly lost his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the newest Pirates movie because of these false accusations, and is now suing Amber for defamation. This is long, but honestly an incredibly eye-opening audio recording of one if their arguments. (Don't ask me why they record their arguments... I have no idea. But apparently Amber submitted this so evidence against him, which is rather hilarious, because it only serves to prove that she is the abuser.) There are so many classic signs of domestic violence and emotional abuse in this recording. To name a few: - Gaslighting - The ever-so-classic "yes, I hit you, but it's your fault, because you make me mad and I just can't control myself" - Putting all the blame of her bad actions onto him - Demeaning and mocking him for reaching out for help, like he is a coward for wanting the abuse to stop (I think this is a tactic more common among female perpetrators. They attack the man's masculinity and make him feel like he's not a man anymore if he can't handle being abused by a woman, or wants the abuse to stop. Which is pretty rich, considering the reason he reaches out for help is so the situation will be mediated calmly, instead of ending with him finally snapping and knocking her the eff out. His reaching out for help, or walking away, is not because he's too weak to fight back. It's because he's a good man who doesn't want to fight back, and he's taking necessary steps to make sure that doesn't happen.) - Constantly twisting the conversation back to what he's done, and never accepting her own blame - BS apologies such as "I can't defend my actions on that day, BUT, I also can't fully blame myself, because YOU provoked me." It's actually a fascinating clip to listen to in its entirety. And honestly, despite how insane she is and how much I think he is completely justified in leaving her, it's actually kind of awesome to see them come to a somewhat fruitful conclusion in the end. And the reason is because of his humility throughout the whole thing. He really handles this entire argument like a champ, and I think everyone could learn a lot from how Johnny handled this. Even when your spouse is being ridiuclous, if you remain calm and humble, you will come out not only as the bigger person, but you will also likely be able to resolve the situation. I actually learned a lot from listening to this, and I want to apply some of this to my own marriage. There were some small aspects of Amber's responses that I, unfortunately, could see myself in, and I definitely don't want that. I think Johnny set an awesome example of being a good spouse in this, and I think everyone can learn something. Or if you're not married, at the very least, it's an interesting psychological roller coaster to listen to. Anyway, I hope the guy gets justice. After listening to this, he seems like a class act to me.