Johnny Depp is adamantly denying he abused ex-wife Amber Heard in a new interview.

The “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” actor spoke with British GQ in a story published Tuesday and addressed the accusations and resulting fallout. “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?” he told the magazine. Heard claimed Depp, whom she divorced in 2017, abused her. She filed for a restraining order against him while providing evidence of harm, including a bruise on her cheek, claiming the actor had recently thrown a cellphone at her face. The Los Angeles police who went to their downtown loft the night of the alleged abuse have said they found no evidence of a crime when they arrived.

“To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me,” Depp insists in the new profile. “So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know? I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder… Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest.” But for Depp, the claims did not come without consequences. “I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you,” he shared. “And then people start putting things in magazines: ‘He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…’ You know, ludicrous stuff.”

“I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school, you know what I mean?” the 55-year-old Academy Award nominee said. “With people going, ‘Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats up chicks or something?’ Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go through that?” Still, Depp feels his name will one day be cleared. “Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids,” he said. “I know the truth and if I had to walk away from all of it today, the job, the career, all of it, and go toodle-oo, then fine.” As for whether or not he gives thought to finding love again, Depp simply replied “No.”