Johnny Depp: Amber Heard “Scum” Tattoo

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Johnny Depp Scum Tattoo Amber Heard

By Shari Weiss |

Johnny Depp Scum Tattoo Amber Heard

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Johnny Depp has apparently changed his Amber Heard tattoo to say “scum.”

On his right hand, Depp previously had “SLIM” spelled out on his fingers. The “S” was on the pinky, “L” on the ring finger, “I” on the middle one,” and the “M” on his pointer. It was said that the phrase was an affectionate nickname for Heard.

But recent photos and video show that the “L” is now a “C” and the “I” is now a “U.” That now spells “SCUM.” It can’t be said with any certainty that it’s intended to be a Heard diss, versus being a word Depp wanted for some other reason, but that’s surely the way people are taking it in the wake of their nasty breakup.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Heard filed for divorce in late May, and then won a temporary restraining order against Depp after alleging he was verbally and physically abusive throughout their 15-month marriage. She submitted court declarations about the alleged domestic violence, as well as photos of injuries she said were the result of Depp’s assaults. His team countered that the actress was merely making the claims in an attempt to get a “premature” financial settlement.

A mid-June hearing in the case was postponed until August, with the stay-away order remaining in effect. Depp has not commented, but may be letting his tattoo do the speaking for him. Check out other stars who have covered up or removed tattoos after a split in the gallery below.


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