US actress Amber Heard stands and watches the jury leave as a lunch break starts at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 18, 2022. - US actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. (Photo by Steve Helber / POOL / AFP) (Photo by STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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The Car Amber Heard Demanded From Johnny Depp
Although the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial recently concluded, the former couple’s legal squabbles stretch back much further than that. In 2016, when lines were being drawn for their divorce, Heard's list of demands included money, real estate rights, and one of the couple's vehicles in particular.
The Daily Mail reported that Heard wanted the couple's 2015 Range Rover, $100,000 in cash, and use of three of Depp's West Hollywood penthouses. A self-professed car lover, Heard is most closely associated with her 1968 Ford Mustang, which she bought while she was an up-and-coming actress in California, so what’s so special about a Range Rover?
It's not a particularly rare car — over 17,000 Range Rovers were sold in the U.S. alone in 2015 — especially when compared to some of the vehicles in the couple's collection like a Rolls Royce Wraith and a Ferrari 488 Spyder. Of course, the Range Rover is a high-end luxury vehicle with specifications like air suspension, an excellent safety rating, and four-wheel drive.
Certain 2015 Range Rovers like the one Depp and Heard fought over also came with an "unintended feature”: A software bug would randomly make the doors fly open and around 655,000 of the vehicles were recalled as a result. Interestingly enough, both Heard and Depp currently own a Range Rover.