Johnny Depp filed a petition late Friday to quash a subpoena filed by his ex-wife Amber Heard — which seeks to get the Weinstein Company to turn over details on the actor’s dealings with Harvey Weinstein.
Heard’s subpoena aims to seek discovery relating to Depp’s ongoing $50 million defamation lawsuit against her.
Depp’s Manhattan Supreme Court petition says the subpoena “is overbroad and seeks the production of documents that are not properly subject to discovery” in the Virginia defamation suit.
The subpoena requests a number of documents, including all “communications between Mr. Depp and Harvey Weinstein.”
It also seeks documents “concerning any act of violence committed by Mr. Depp during the production or promotion of ‘The Libertine,’” a 2004 Weinstein Company-produced flick starring Depp.
Depp filed the defamation suit after Heard – his wife for just over a year until they separated in May 2016 – penned a Washington Post op-ed about her experience as a victim of domestic violence.
While Depp was not named in the piece, he insisted it was strongly inferred he was the perpetrator. Heard responded by detailing the “horrific” abuse she allegedly suffered at his hands.
Attorneys for Depp and Heard didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.