Johnny Depp’s lawyer slams Amber’s allegations
Johnny Depp’s lawyer claims Amber Heard’s abuse allegations are a response to negative media attention.
Laura Wasser appeared in court in Los Angeles on Johnny’s behalf on Friday (05.27.16) as his estranged wife requested a temporary restraining order against him amid claims that the 52-year-old actor physically assaulted her but his lawyer hit out at the allegations.
In a written response to the court, she said the request for a restraining order "appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week".
Amber filed for divorce just three days after Johnny’s mother Betty Sue Palmer passed away but she says the move was prompted by Johnny physically attacking her with an iPhone, leaving her with a bruised eye.
And in response to Amber’s request for spousal support, Laura added: "Amber is a successful model and actress who earns her own income and is capable of supporting herself."
She also revealed that Johnny is working in Spain "for the next several weeks and will not return before June 7".
Amber, 30, said in a written declaration that she had "endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse" during their 15-month marriage.
Variety reports that Amber wrote: "During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.
"I live in fear that Johnny will return to (our house) unannounced to terrorize me, physically and emotionally."
Despite granting the temporary order, which instructs Johnny to remain 100 yards away from his wife at all times, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl H. Moor rejected her request for Johnny to attend one year of anger management classes.
He also did not accept her request for the restraining order to extend to keeping the actor away from her Yorkshire terrier.
The pair are not thought to have put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before they wed in February 2015 in Los Angeles, followed by another ceremony in the Bahamas.
The former couple met on the set of 2011 film ‘The Rum Diary’.
Johnny previously divorced his first wife, make-up artist Lori Anne Allison, in 1985 after just two years of marriage and he split from French actress partner Vanessa Paradis – who he has daughter Lily-Rose, 16, and 13-year-old son Jack with – in 2012 after 14 years together.
Amber was in a three-year relationship with girlfriend Tasya van Ree until 2011.