This divorce is getting VERY messy!
Last week, Amber Heard filed for a temporary restraining order from soon-to-be ex-husband, Johnny Depp. She claims that over the course of their 15 month marriage, she faced multiple instances of domestic violence.
Depp’s family and exes (including Vanessa Paradis, who he was with for over 10 years) say those claims are false, and allege that Heard is seeking financial gain and that she is only trying to gain the upper hand in their divorce (wherein she is also seeking spousal support).
On Sunday, The Wrap published a guest column from comedian and Depp friend Doug Stanhope in which he alleged that Depp told him and Stanhope’s girlfriend, Bingo, that “Amber was now going to leave him, threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms.”
“Blackmail is what I would imagine other people might put it, including the manner in which he is now being vilified,” Stanhope wrote.
The Wrap also reported on Tuesday that a lawyer for Heard, Peter Sample, has sent a letter to the publication saying “allegations against Ms. Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false” and that the blackmail claim “has no basis in reality and is nothing but the typical celebrity muckraking for profit.”
Heard, who recently filed for divorce from Depp after 15 months of marriage, was granted a temporary restraining order on Friday.
In her complaint filed with the court, Heard said this:
“During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me… Johnny has had a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse.”
She also included photos which appear to show her with a bruised face to support her claims.
But Depp filed a memorandum with the court in which he rejected those claims of domestic violence, saying, “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”
We’ll keep you posted on how this all plays out. But one thing is for sure…. this is getting VERY dramatic!