After several tumultuous months, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce has finally been settled. Heard even dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition against Depp, which is extremely surprising considering a video showing Depp’s violent behavior went viral online just a few days ago.
According to TMZ, the case was settled after the couple filed legal documents Tuesday, in which Heard withdrew her request for a restraining order. Initial reports said that Depp allegedly brutalized her on May 21, but this past weekend, Heard’s deposition took a horrible turn when she refused to testify under oath. Depp’s attorney Laura Wasser claimed that the actress was “hysterically crying and pacing” around the deposition room, and described her behavior as “manic and irrational.”
TMZ states that Depp agreed to pay Heard approximately $7 million to walk away from the case. The couple has since released a joint statement.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”
Are we the only ones who think this is extremely bizarre?
This entire case has been focused on Heard’s domestic abuse allegations, which is clearly a very serious issue. After filing for divorce, photos of Amber Heard’s bruised face surfaced online. Then a picture of Johnny Depp’s severed fingertip — which allegedly happened after he smashed several bottles and windows in a rage — showed up. Heard was initially granted a temporary restraining order in May after she claimed that Depp was verbally and physically abusive throughout their entire relationship, and several friends came to her aid and verified the accusations on social media. And now she just drops it? And sweeps everything under the rug with some BS statement about how there was never “any intent of physical and emotional harm”?
Something’s not adding up.
Heard received a ton of backlash for her initial request for $50,000 a month in temporary spousal support, stating that she asked for that amount because it is “standard procedure,” especially when “there is a great disparity between the relative incomes of the parties.” The amount was later dropped to place more focus on the “real issue of domestic violence.”
Depp’s divorce attorney later came out and said that Heard’s request was a way for her to “secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”
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