Amber Heard said she has been the victim of at least three domestic abuse incidents in the past six months at the hands of Johnny Depp.
In court documents, where she details the alleged violence during their 15-month marriage, Heard said she ‘lived in fear’ of the Pirates of the Caribbean star and the idea he could return to the L.A. condominium they shared to ‘terrorize me physically and emotionally.’
The 30-year-old actress and her lawyer Samantha Spector appeared at the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles on Friday, where she filed for a domestic violence restraining order.
Yesterday’s news came after she filed for divorce earlier in the week.
Heard was on the phone with a friend during the alleged fight and when Depp began to pull her phone away from her she told the person on the other line to call the police
TMZ reports that Depp ‘shattered various objects’ during the incident on Saturday, which occurred at the couple’s apartment
Amber Heard broke down in tears after leaving a Los Angeles courtroom and getting into her car on Friday
The first incident she documents in the court files is said to have occurred on her 30th birthday, on April 21 this year, after Depp turned up late to the gathering at their Broadway home ‘inebriated and high.’
After the guests left, she said they began to disagree about his late arrival which ’deteriorated into a bad argument’.
In the declaration, she said Depp threw a magnum size bottle of champagne at the wall and ‘a wine glass on me, and the floor, both which shattered.’
‘Johnny then grabbed me by the shoulders and pushed me onto the bed, blocking the bedroom door. He them grabbed me by the hair and violently shoved me to the floor.
‘Johnny was also screaming and threatening me, taunting me to stand up. After several minutes, Johnny stormed out of the condominium, but not before tossing aside and breaking nearly everything in his path.
‘I did not see Johnny again for another month.’
Heard was granted the right to live in the family home, but failed in her bid for sole custody of one of the couple’s dogs (couple above in February)
The next time she saw Johnny was last Saturday – the day after the actor’s mother passed away.
She claims he arrived at the Broadway property, ‘inebriated and high’, but said that things had been OK to begin with.
‘When Johnny arrived at first we were having a peaceful conversation in our living room talking about his mother’s passing as I tried to comfort him while we sat on the couch.
‘Suddenly he began obsessing about something that was untrue and his demeanor changed dramatically. He became extremely angry.
‘I tried to calm Johnny down by calling one of his trusted employees to alleviate his misplaced concerns but it did not work. Johnny was becoming increasingly enraged.
Photographs of the bruising on Heard’s face, which she claims was inflicted by Depp, were presented to Los Angeles Superior Court
The actress submitted a photo of a large bruise around her eye as evidence (above) in her claim that was reportedly taken on Saturday after Johnny Depp hit her
‘I began to have concerns for my safety and sent a text to my friend Raquel who was in the condominium next door. I texted her to ask her to come over as Johnny continued to rant in an aggressive and incoherent manner.
‘He then demanded we call our friend iO Tilet Wright (iO) to prove his paranoid and irrational accusations about some delusional idea he was having.
‘As my call to iO went through on speakerphone, Johnny ripped the cellphone from my hand and began screaming profanities and insults at iO. I heard IO yell at me to get out of the house.
‘Johnny then grabbed the cellphone, wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheeky and eye with great force.
‘I immediately covered my face and was crying because of the pain.
‘Johnny charged at me, insisting on seeing my face. He taunted me, challenged whether or not the cellphone actually hit me.
‘He then forcibly pulled back my hair as I attempted to stand up from the sofa. I then yelled out “Call 911”, hoping it would be heard by iO who was still on the phone.
‘Johnny continued screaming at me, pulling my hair, striking me and violently grabbing my face.’
At that moment the friend she had text entered the apartment with her spare key – interrupting the row.
Depp was not in court for the filing. Instead, the star was playing with his band – the Hollywood Vampires – at the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival
The woman got in between the couple and says that Depp ‘slapped’ her arms out of the way when she tried to stop him from approaching Heard.
‘Johnny then picked up the magnum size bottle of wine he had been drinking out of and he started swinging it around smashing everything he could.’
She says he ‘charged’ at her and shouted at her to stand up. He did this about ten times getting closer to me, louder and more threatening each time.’
Her friend and neighbor Raquel Pennington said she’d arrived at the apartment to find Heard ‘covering her heard with her hands and arms and Johnny was loudly screaming at her.’
She also described Depp picking up the bottle and swinging like ‘a baseball bat.’
‘Wine was flying all over the walls, floors, furniture and he began using the bottle to smash everything he could.’
This photograph showing broken glass was included in the restraining order which Amber Heard filed against her husband Johnny Depp
Heard said that the chaos attracted members of her husband’s security team who ignored her pleas for help.
Only when she threatened to call the police ‘if Johnny hits me one more time’, did one of the security members say ‘Boss, please,’ she said.
‘But Johnny continued screaming and breaking things, finally leaving the condominium. As Johnny went down the hallway, he smashed another bottle and wine then went into the adjoining condominium I used as my office, painting studio and closet.
‘I could hear him destroying items of personal property as he continued screaming.’
By the time police arrived at the apartment, Depp had already left.
LAPD Sgt. Marlon Marrache told PEOPLE that officers found ‘no evidence of any crime.’
‘A crime did not occur so the officers left the scene and left a business card,’ he said, adding that Heard had not made an official complaint.
Marrache adds that if there had been any signs of abuse, police would still have conducted an investigation even if Heard had not wanted to press charges.
Heard appeared bruised in a picture she claims was taken after the alleged attack.
Photographs of a smashed photo frame (pictured), broken glass, a discarded wine bottle and what appeared to be wine stains were included as exhibits in the restraining order Heard filed
Pictured is Heard (left) at her friend Amanda de Cadenet’s (centre) birthday party with Amber Valletta on Sunday – the day after she was allegedly attacked. Her hair covers the areas which appeared to be bruised the day before. The picture was posted on Instagram and has since been deleted
Photographs of a smashed photo frame, broken glass, a discarded wine bottle and what appeared to be wine stains were also included as exhibits in the restraining order Heard filed.
The next day Heard was pictured smiling with friends Amanda de Cadenet and model Amber Valletta at de Cadenet’s birthday party.
The actresses’ hair covered the areas of her face which appeared to have been bruised the day before.
The photograph was posted on Instagram by British TV show host de Cadenet on Monday and Heard was tagged in it. But it has since been deleted.
Heard claims that Depp, 52, offered her money to keep the incident that occurred on Saturday quiet, but she instead made the decision to file for divorce.
Depp responded to Heard’s petition on Wednesday asking that the court rule he should not be required to pay spousal support and requesting that his estranged wife pay her own attorney fees.
The couple does not appear to have a prenuptial agreement.
A representative for Depp said in a statement on Thursday; ‘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 bruise that she alleges was the result of Depp’s attack could still be seen on her face Friday (above)
Heard, 30, was granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Johnny Depp in a California court (above on Friday)
Heard looked stoic as she left the courthouse on Friday, dressed down in a black dress and wearing no make-up.
The bruise that she alleges was the result of Depp’s attack could still be seen on her face, but the mark appears to be much lower down on her cheek than one she filed as evidence of abuse.
It is not clear whether the bruise seen on her face on Friday was a result of last Saturday’s attack.
She did not stop to speak with reporters or members of the public and instead rushed into her waiting car.
Her lawyer briefly stopped to tell the crowd that her client was ‘being very brave.’
The actress covered her eyes after the judge’s ruling and granting of the restraining order she requested from the court
Once she got into the car however cameras captured her as she broke down in tears and began to sob in the backseat of the vehicle.
Heard was ultimately granted a temporary order by the judge, who ruled that Depp must remain at least 100 yards away from Heard until their next hearing, which is scheduled for late June.
She was also granted the right to live in the family home, but failed in her bid for sole custody of one of the couple’s dogs.
The judge ruled against Heard however in her attempt to collect spousal support from Depp and have him cover her attorney fees.
Depp was not present in court on Friday as he is off promoting his new film Alice Through the Looking Glass and preparing for a performance with his band Hollywood Vampires at the Rock in Rio Lisboa concert in Portugal.
He was represented during the proceedings on Friday by his attorney Laura Wasser.
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