To me, this has always seemed to be a case of a once beautiful man in the throes of a mid-life crisis (and let's be honest. Depp didn't age well) and a much younger woman smelling an opportunity. How things got so ugly between them, who knows? Did it start out that way, who knows? But I think it's worth noting that all of his exes have insisted that being violent with women is just not in his DNA.