Another day, another dose of Hollywood drama.
On Friday (27th May), a Los Angeles judge granted “Magic Mike” actress Amber Heard a temporary restraining order against ex-hubby Johnny Depp. She showed up in court with a bruised face and claimed that she was a repeated victim of domestic abuse.
But the actor’s daughter, former lover, and best friend say otherwise.
Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, took to Instagram to comment about her father’s abuse allegations.
She posted a childhood photo of her and her father, writing, “My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same”.
Vanessa Paradis, the actor’s long-term partner and mother to his 2 children, wrote a letter stating that Depp is a loving man who has never been physically abusive to women.
The handwritten letter, obtained by TMZ, reads:
“To whom it may concerned,
Johnny Depp is the father of my 2 children, he is a sensitive, loving, and loved person. And I believe with all my heart that these recent allegations being made are outrageous.
In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive to me and this looks nothing like the man that I lived with for 14 wonderful years.
In a guest column for The Wrap, comic Doug Stanhope penned an article, titled “Johnny Depp Is Being Blackmailed by Amber Heard – Here’s How I Know”, claiming that Heard is threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms (USD 50,000 spousal support). The article was published on Sunday (29th May).
The comedian, who is close friends with Depp, wrote, “We have watched Amber Heard f— with him at his weakest — or watched him at his weakest from being f—ed with — for the entire time we’ve known him”.
So far, Depp has yet to comment on these allegations.
“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,” said the actor’s representative in a statement recently.
According to TMZ, the actor has been out of town to promote Disney’s latest fantasy feature film, “Alice Through The Looking Glass”, for the whole week. It’s quite impossible for the actor to hit Heard in the face while they’re miles apart, don’t you think?
The restraining order came after after she filed for divorce from the star last Monday (23rd May). The estranged couple met while filming 2011’s “The Rum Diary”, and the 2 tied the knot on 3rd February 2015.
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