Notes from her therapist Dr. Dawn Hughes—which were used during the high-profile trial with Depp—resurfaced online on the heels of the trailer release of Aquaman 2. According to Variety, Depp's fans paid court fees for the release of the notes, which included several of Heard's claims involving Momoa.
“Jason said he wanted me fired,” read the notes. “Jason drunk—late on set. Dressing like Johnny. Has all the rings too.”
Momoa's representatives declined to comment, but a spokesperson for DC Studios, the producer of Aquaman, told Variety that Momoa conducted himself in a professional manner at all times on set.
An anonymous source, who was part of the set in 2021, also said he "works his ass off, likes to have a beer once in a while like everyone, but doesn’t show up drunk to set" even as Momoa and Heard "got along and were seen joking together."
“And he isn’t dressing like Johnny Depp. He has always dressed in that bohemian style," the source said.
The notes also had claims about Aquaman director James Wan's attitude toward Heard.
“He raised his voice @ me—‘I can’t even post about Aquaman’—made it like it was my fault–I said ‘I’m sorry,’” the notes read. “Nobody could take selfies with me on set given blackout.”
The DC Studios spokesperson said Wan is "known for treating members of his cast and crew with the utmost respect and for fostering a positive, collaborative environment on set," with the Aquaman films being "no exception.”
Yet according to Variety, citing sources, Warner Bros. and Wan nearly fired Heard from the franchise after the first movie in 2018 due to "lack of chemistry" with Momoa. The sources said the decision had nothing to do with Depp. Momoa also wasn't involved in the decision-making.
Ultimately, Heard was never fired after her rumored ex-boyfriend Elon Musk, the world's richest man, via his lawyer reportedly sent a “scorched-earth letter to Warner Bros. threatening to burn the house down” if she won't be part of the sequel, according to Variety. Musk's representatives didn't respond to a request for comment.
Nevertheless, Variety reported that at least two Heard scenes were cut from the movie, including an action sequence and her love scene with Momoa. Momoa also reportedly unfollowed Heard on Instagram, even blocking her.
Heard's representatives declined to comment on the issue.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit United States theaters on Dec. 20.