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In a sad twist to the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce, Amber has filed a domestic abuse restraining order against Johnny. People Magazine has been running stories from Amber’s camp and they have the insider details along with the photo (above) submitted with the restraining order. Amber previously alluded to issues with her safety when a source told People “Amber did what she had to do to take care of herself.” In his statement in response to Amber’s divorce filing, Johnny seemed to shoot down that speculation, stating that he would “not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life.” Here’s People’s report:
Amber Heard has filed a domestic violence restraining order against Johnny Depp, as a source tells PEOPLE “this was not an isolated event.”
“This was only the latest incident,” says the source.
The restraining order comes less than a week after the actress filed for divorce.
A photo that Heard, 30, submitted as evidence in the claim shows the actress with what appears to be a bruise on her right eye.
TMZ is reporting that Amber’s filing alleges Johnny hit her in the eye with his iPhone the day before she filed for divorce. (Update: Depp allegedly threw the phone.) What’s more is that she still had a visible bruise on her eye when she showed up to court. Her restraining order was granted. Here’s more:
Amber Heard just showed up in court with a bruise on her face claiming Johnny Depp physically assaulted her and she’s the victim of repeated domestic violence … TMZ has learned, but sources connected to Johnny are calling BS, saying Amber “is an affront to real victims of domestic violence.”
Heard showed up with her lawyer, Samantha Spector, armed with photos showing various bruises … she claims Depp inflicted various times during their marriage.
We obtained this pic … showing Amber with a bruise around her eye, which she says Depp inflicted Saturday night. Heard claims the pic was taken shortly after she was allegedly struck.
She claims Depp smashed his iPhone on her face.
Amber claims during the alleged attack, Johnny shattered various objects in the apartment. She says she was on the phone with a friend during the fight, and when Johnny grabbed her phone she screamed to her friend, “Call the cops!” The friend called 911 and cops came to the residence.
Amber says when cops arrived Johnny had already fled, so they took a report.
We’re told cops told Amber they would find Johnny and arrest him if she gave a statement about the alleged violence, but she refused. Officers told her if she changed her mind she could call them.
TMZ just updated with the news that Amber’s temporary restraining order was granted and that Johnny must stay 100 yards away from her for 30 days. Amber will be allowed to stay in the home, however her request for attorney’s fees and spousal support was denied. What’s more is that Amber requested that the restraining order be extended to one of their dogs (thanks Shannon) but the judge denied that part.
I hope she’s ok now, I hope she feels safe and has friends around her. This definitely changes the whole narrative around Amber divorcing Johnny right after his mom died. If he hit her the day before she filed, his mom’s death may not have had anything to do with her timing. It may have been a catalyst for why Johnny was enraged, but that’s no excuse. It sounds like he may have had that problem throughout their marriage and like Amber suffered for it. We’ll have to see what additional information comes out over the next few days and weeks.
The Daily Mail has photos of Amber leaving court, she looks incredibly upset, you can see the bruise around her eye, and she broke down crying in the car afterwards.
Update 2: Like TMZ, which has updates from Johnny’s side (below), People has another follow-up from Amber’s side claiming that Johnny offered her money to keep quiet about the abuse and that “prior incidents were worse.” Amber also refused to press charges against Johnny when the cops came to her home on Saturday, and was “too shaken” to make a statement. This would explain why TMZ claims that she did not tell police about Johnny allegedly hitting her with his iPhone.
Update 1: TMZ has updated their story with sources from Depp’s team. They claim that LAPD sources told them Amber “had no evidence of any injuries when cops came to her home Saturday night.” They also state that sources close to Johnny “say Amber is lying … making up the domestic violence story. One of the things Johnny points to is Instagram … Amber was tagged in a pic showing she was partying with friends Sunday, the day after the alleged attack.” Their sources also claim that Amber did not tell the cops that Johnny hit her with his iPhone at the time and that they were only called for an argument.
Johnny’s side points to this Instagram photo which Amanda de Cadenet posted Sunday, where Amber’s eye is totally covered with her hair. How is that evidence that she’s lying? Her eye is covered up.
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