BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
The past few days have been very dramatic for Hollywood actor, Johnny Depp and soon to be ex-wife, Amber Heard. Or maybe more dramatic for Heard because Johnny has been away in Portugal on a charity tour with his band and said through his rep that he hopes the dissolution of the short marriage will be resolved quickly.
Latest in the plot is an allegation of domestic violence levelled against Johnny by Amber. Heard alleged in court papers filed on Friday that she was abused by her husband throughout their 15-month marriage and that the last time, on May 21, Johnny had hit her with his iPhone. She came into the courtroom, hair tucked behind her ears, chin up displaying the bruise with a sullen look on her face. (I can imagine Olivia Pope telling her to do this). She was able to get a temporary restraining order requiring Depp to stay at least 100 yards from her.
Citing his alcohol and drug abuse, Amber said in her declaration, “Johnny has a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse. He is often paranoid and his temper is extremely scary for me as it has proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life-threatening to me.”
However, Depp’s divorce attorney Wasser said Heard’s domestic abuse claims are financially motivated. He said, “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse. 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. Yet Johnny cannot protect himself or Amber from media scrutiny, and Amber’s anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding.”
The policemen that came to the embattled couple’s house after Amber called 911 said they saw no evidence of a crime, Amber did not file a report and Johnny already left the apartment. However sources claim Amber was too shaken to file a report and that Depp had offered her money to keep quiet.
Sigh…all this drama ehn!