Actress Amber Heard has officially deleted her Twitter account after billionaire Elon Musk—whom she dated for several months in 2017—acquired the platform and speculation is running rampant that she didn't want her ex-boyfriend to have access to her private messages.
The news that Heard had deleted her Twitter account became known after YouTuber Matthew Lewis—better known on on the social media platform as "ThatUmbrellaGuy"—shared a screenshot of a black screen under Heard's Twitter handle @RealAmberHeard, which said that Heard's account "doesn't exist."
You can see the post below.
Shortly afterward, former TMZ employee Morgan Tremaine, who covered Heard's defamation trial against her ex, actor Johnny Depp, suggested that Heard did not want her ex to have access to either her account of her direct message history.
Twitter users and fans openly wondered if that was in fact the reason why Heard deleted her account.
A few pointed out that deactivating her account would not necessarily stop Twitter's current chief executive from gaining access.
However, several suggested that Tremaine was looking to smear Heard further after she contended with profoundly negative publicity and attacks online during the aforementioned defamation trial.
Musk's takeover of Twitter became official last week.
Shortly before the acquisition deal was completed, he posted a bizarre video of himself carrying a porcelain sink into the company's headquarters. He also changed his Twitter bio to read "Chief Twit," a sign that he would be moving ahead as the company's official owner.
Musk had for months complained about Twitter's moderation rules and argued the social media company needs to go private if it wants to become a platform for free speech.
However, Musk came under heavy criticism after he announced he was abandoning his deal to purchase Twitter for $44 billion.
Musk accused Twitter of misrepresenting user data, saying the company failed to respond to multiple requests for information on fake or spam accounts. He added he was terminating his bid due to a “material breach of multiple provisions” of the agreement.
Twitter sued Musk in an effort to get a court to enforce the deal, and after much back-and-forth, Musk agreed to buy the company for the initially agreed upon price.