London - Johnny Depp has denied being a "violent man" in his first interview about accusations he beat his ex-wife, describing his "hurt" at the "perverse situation inflicted on me".
Actress Amber Heard, 32, said the Pirates of the Caribbean star was abusive throughout their two-year marriage and applied for a domestic violence restraining order in 2016.
But 55-year-old Depp blamed his fall from grace on "Hollywood power-mongers" trying to "shut him up".
The actor, who is said to have lost almost all of his £500-million fortune, bemoaned the "ludicrous" claims about his turbulent personal life.
"The last three or four years has felt like a perverse situation that was inflicted on me," he told GQ magazine. "It hurts. The thing that hurt me is being presented as something that you’re really as far away from as you could possibly get, you know?"