Amber Heard is being accused of attempting to damage Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa’s career, after her therapy notes were released online.
Written on a legal pad, copies of the handwritten notes were shared to Reddit in September. The documents are allegedly session records written by Dr. Dawn Hughes, a clinical psychologist who testified in the 2022 defamation trial between the actress and her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Hughes conducted a forensic evaluation of Heard, diagnosing the 37-year-old with post-traumatic stress disorder due to “intimate partner violence.”
The therapy notes were subpoenaed by Depp’s legal team during the highly publicized trial and they discuss the actress’ experiences while filming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Heard played Mera, Momoa’s love interest in the first film and the upcoming sequel, which for five years has suffered delays amid rumors of on-set tensions.
“Jason drunk—late on set,” the notes read. “Dressing like Johnny. Has all the rings too.”
Heard also suspected that the 44-year-old wanted her cut from the film, telling her therapist: “Jason said he wanted me fired.”
Newsweek has reached out to Amber Heard and Jason Momoa for comment.
A DC spokesperson defended Momoa, telling Variety: “Jason Momoa conducted himself in a professional manner at all times on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
However, an insider told the publication that the therapy notes were legitimate and referred to a session in December 2021. Another source said that Heard’s legal team fought the documents’ release, with the pages not used in the Depp defamation trial.
According to Variety, Momoa also unfollowed his co-star on Instagram this summer, with one insider claiming that the actor had blocked Heard from following him on the platform.
The therapy notes were revealed after fans of Depp raised thousands of dollars to have the case’s records unsealed. Although Heard doesn’t appear to have been involved in the documents’ release, social media users accused the actress of “trying to ruin Jason’s career.”
“Pay attention! Amber Heard is now attempting to do to Jason Momoa what she did to Johnny Depp, and he’s her latest victim,” wrote Taylor. “Yet, the media continues to run the victim narrative, that absolutely no one is buying.”
“The woman is a compulsive liar and gets off on destroying people!!!” said X user elisa felisa.
“Amber Heard is really reaching, if it’s true about what’s in her therapist’s notes,” commented @Anie_Wall. “[Jason Momoa] dresses in Bohemian outfits & stays true to his origin.”
Other users supported the actress, with emily commenting: “Amber heard deserves so much better.”
“Amber heard said he was wearing rings like Johnny and he was drunk too, he reminded her of Johnny in many ways, that’s it,” said @lauraslayed. “She never said that Jason dressed up in a Johnny cosplay to taunt her.”
Wonder agreed, writing: “The many parallels were bringing her back to the old memories.”
“Discussing with Hughes that it was probably triggering for her NOT that he did it on purpose,” said Mami, while Kylie Cheung commented: “All the time we see how survivors are punished quite literally *for* surviving.”
During the trial, Heard confirmed that the publicity surrounding the legal battle had led to her role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to be significantly reduced.
“They released me from my contract,” she said. “And I fought to stay in it, and they kept me in it. I just don’t know how much I’m in, actually, of the final cut.”