Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of domestic violence

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's split took a startling turn on Friday when the actress was granted a domestic violence restraining order against her former husband. Following the proceedings, the 30-year-old was seen leaving a Los Angeles courthouse with some apparent bruising under her eye, much like the markings visible in a photograph that Amber provided as evidence in her claim. Johnny was not present in court as he is overseas promoting his new film Alice Through the Looking Glass.


Amber requested a restraining order against her former husband on May 27.

Amber's accusation comes a few days after she filed for divorce from Johnny after 15-months of marriage. The star cited irreconcilable differences as the reason behind their split and listed the date of separation as May 22.

A source told People that the alleged abuse is "not an isolated event."


Both parties have yet to comment on the newest legal action, but prior to Amber's allegations of abuse, the Pirates of the Caribbean star broke his silence on the divorce by releasing a statement via a representative which read: "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."

The couple's marriage lasted 15-months.

The two Hollywood stars met while filming the 2011 movie The Rum Diary, and started dated following Johnny's split from his partner of 14 years,Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack. They were married in February 2015 in an intimate ceremony on Johnny's private island in the Bahamas.

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