This week, we learned that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard‘s marriage, which lasted a little more than a year, is O-V-E-R. No one was surprised about that because no one really expected it to last even that long. However, it seems like this breakup is about way more than just celebrities being flaky — Amber is saying that Johnny hit her throughout their relationship, and the incident last Saturday was the final straw.
According to TMZ, Amber turned up to court today with her lawyer and a bunch of photos showing various bruises on her, allegedly inflicted by Johnny (above is one such image, which was said to be taken on Saturday after Depp “smashed his iPhone into her face”).
Here are some more details:
Amber claims during the alleged attack, 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.
We’re told cops told Amber they would find Johnny and arrest him if she gave a statement about the alleged violence, but she refused. Officers told her if she changed her mind she could call them.
Cops gave Amber this business card and told her to call if she wants to press charges. As far as we know, she has not gone back to the cops.
Heard claims after he allegedly hit her he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning.
Amber says she has video of one of the beatings.
I guess Amber was in court to request a temporary restraining order, though Depp is currently said to be out of town. I know “innocent until proven guilty” and all of that — and certainly in the eyes of the law, that’s definitely the case — but when a woman says she’s been physically, sexually or emotionally abused, my default reaction is to believe her, and this is no exception. Especially since Johnny looks like a bloated drunk who would get off on hitting women. This whole thing is so fucked up, but if this becomes undeniably true, I wonder which Hollywood figures will speak out against him?