May 28, 2016


Amber Heard Reportedly Filing for Domestic Abuse Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp

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UPDATE (5/28, 5:00 PM): Depp’s attorney Laura Wasser filed a memorandum that suggests Heard is “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.” The memo also stated that Heard’s restraining order is in response to the recent press coverage of their divorce (via The Wrap): 

“Her current application for a temporary restraining order along with her financial requests appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce,” the memo reads. “Amber filed her Petition three days after the death of Johnny’s mother. There has been significant commentary in the media as to this timing given that Johnny was very close to his mother. Yet Johnny cannot protect himself or Amber from media scrutiny, and Amber’s anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding.”

Original story (5/27, 2:00 PM): Amber Heard has filed a domestic violence restraining order against Johnny Depp, less than a week after she filed for divorce from the 52-year-old actor for "irreconcilable differences."

A photo of Heard with a bruise on her cheekbone and eye has surfaced online, and according to reports, Heard had submitted it to the court as evidence. A source tells People "this was not an isolated event."

Depp had shared a statement about the divorce on Thursday, saying:

"Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."

Heard and Depp were married for 15 months.