Update: A judge has granted Heard a temporary restraining order until another hearing is held, a Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson told Variety.
In the latest turn of events following the filing of divorce between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, Heard appears to have now submitted a domestic violence restraining order. According to reports from both TMZ and People Heard filed the order at a court with her lawyer, Samantha Spector, along with photos of various bruises which she claims Depp inflicted at various times during their marriage.
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In the declaration, Heard wrote:
“During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.”
“I live in fear that Johnny will return to (our house) unannounced to terrorize me, physically and emotionally.”
TMZ, who broke the story, wrote:
“Amber claims during the alleged attack [last weekend], 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.”
“Heard claims after he allegedly hit her he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning.”
Law enforcement officials told Variety, however, that responding officers found no evidence of an assault when they arrived.
According to TMZ, Heard claims to have a video of “one of the beatings.” They tweeted this photo after Heard left court.
While a source told People:
“This was not an isolated event. This was only the latest incident. Amber did what she had to do to take care of herself.”
On Wednesday, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp after just 15 months of marriage. The documents cited irreconcilable differences. On the same day, it had emerged that Depp’s mother had died from illness only a few days prior.
On Thursday, Depp broke his silence about the divorce filling:
“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,” a rep for the actor told People.
TMZ claims that the temporary restraining order is because Heard feels that there is an “immediate threat of harm.”