On Monday, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp after 15 months together. A day later, the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s representative said in a statement, “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.” It won’t.
TMZ reported on Friday that Heard, with her lawyer Samantha Spector, “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”:
Heard claims after he allegedly hit her he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning… She’s asking for a temporary restraining order claiming there’s an immediate threat of harm, but Depp has been out of town since Wednesday promoting his new movie. Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, appeared on his behalf. (Via TMZ)
TMZ also obtained the photo Heard submitted in court, taken after she was allegedly struck by Depp.
A source told People that “this was not an isolated event.”