Amber Heard granted restraining order against Johnny Depp

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in January 2016In court on Friday, Amber Heard, who showed up with a slight bruise on one cheek, alleged she suffered abuse at the hands of her husband, Johnny Depp, when he threw a cell phone at her a week ago. The argument was supposedly about his mother, who was on her deathbed.

Amber went public with her abuse claim after Depp’s lawyers rejected her request for $50,000 a month in support, $125,000 for her legal fees, ownership of their Los Angeles penthouse and his Range Rover and custody of their Yorkshire terriers.

A judge granted her a temporary restraining order against Depp and temporary possession of the penthouse.

Police officers came to their home when called by Amber the day before she filed for divorce, but LAPD Sgt. Marlon Marrache told people.com: “On May 21, 2016, officers responded to a domestic incident radio call… The person reporting the crime [Heard] did not insist on a report and no report was warranted. There was no evidence of any crime. A crime did not occur so the officers left the scene and left a business card.”

Because there was no prenup, Amber is entitled to half of what Johnny earned during their marriage, which lasted a little over one year. That amount has been estimated to be $40 million, of which Amber would get $20 million.

However, divorce lawyer Suzanne Bracker told the New York Post that expenses during their marriage will be deducted from the income. She explained, “If he made $30 million and he spent $30 million, you’re SOL.”

Another divorce attorney, Laurence Greenberg said, “It’s highly unlikely she’ll make much, based on the brevity of the marriage. However, the allegations of domestic abuse might encourage a quick and possibly lucrative settlement.”

Depp’s family has come to his defense. His ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children, released a letter yesterday stating: “He is a sensitive, loving and loved person, and I believe with all my heart that these recent allegations being made are outrageous.” His daughter Lily-Rose has also spoken out, calling the allegations nonsense.

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  1. Hal Jenner • May 30, 2016 @ 10:39 AM

    It sounds like a cash grab by her since the police have stated that when they visited the family home on the previous Saturday night there was no sign of physical domestic abuse and that he was no longer on the property. She knows she is not going to get much in the settlement so is trying to force his hand to settle our of court.

  2. LambofJob • May 30, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

    WHO TO BELIEVE???!!!

  3. Jacob • May 30, 2016 @ 1:07 PM

    Just when we think celebrities have perfect lives.

  4. Jude • June 2, 2016 @ 1:05 PM

    I thinks she’s always been about the money and the fame and now her true colours are flying high

  5. Kelly • June 9, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

    There is no possible way Amber ever loved Johnny if she is willing to make sure outrageous false allegations against him…
    Especially if his ex-common law wife whom he has children with so willing jumped to his defense saying no way he’d hit anyone..

    Amber is not a good person seems like she is trying to get some money which she never made honestly…In this world that’s called a whore…if she is pregnant, then she was obviously willing to have sex with him & that tells you in no way was she being abused!!!

    Johnny Depp is a very gentle person according to so many of his personal friends & family…he certainly seems lovable…Hopefully she gets out of his life for good without further hurting him…

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