Thursday 25 May 2017

Amber Heard is 'trying to put Johnny Depp on trial through the media'

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
DEPP TROUBLE: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at the premiere of the film ‘The Danish Girl’ at the Venice Film Festival in 2015 in happier times.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp who are divorcing.
US actor Johnny Depp (L), accompanied by his fiancee US actress and model Amber Heard (R), arrive at Tokyo International Airport on January 26, 2015 for the Japan premiere of his latest movie "Mortdecai"
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Amber Heard is "trying to put Johnny Depp on trial through the media", an insider in his camp has claimed.

The Magic Mike 2 star (30) filed for divorce from her husband of 15 months earlier this month and has alleged he abused her throughout their marriage. While Depp has denied the claims and remained silent on specific examples,

Now, sources close to the Pirates of the Caribbean star (xx) allege Heard is building her case in the court of public opinion, according to Us Weekly.

Heard is concerned that a police report would “trigger an arrest and prosecution” and “doesn’t want to bury” Depp, TMZ reports.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

A statement from Amber’s legal team said the actress would be filing a police report, but now the site reports that sources connected with Amber have said that the actress has “had a change of heart”.

Depp’s lawyer has denied the abuse allegations and said in court documents that Heard is “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse".

Images of bruised face, which she allege were caused by Depp, have gone viral since they were first published in PEOPLE magazine. A supposed text conversation (which was later denied) between Heard and Depp's assistant Stephen Deuters, in which he apologised for his abuse, were also leaked.

On June 3, she filed a defamation lawsuit against comic Doug Stanhope, in response to a piece he wrote for The Wrap in which he accused her of blackmailing the supersta.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp who are divorcing.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp who are divorcing.

Depp is reportedly "waiting for his day in court", the mag adds.

That day is soon - in fact, it's June 17 when a judge will assess the status of a temporary restraining order that was granted against Depp. He has been busy touring Europe with his band Hollywood Vampires.

Most recently, it was reported that Heard was arrested for domestic violence in 2009 in an incident with ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree. The photographer has come out in defence of her former partner, saying:  "I recount hints of misogynistic attitudes toward us which later appeared to be homophobic when they found out we were domestic partners and not just 'friends'. Charges were quickly dropped and she was released moments later."

Depp's friend Benicio Del Toro dsecibed the Danish Girl actress as being "really twisted...but I don’t know the specifics."

US actor Johnny Depp (L), accompanied by his fiancee US actress and model Amber Heard (R), arrive at Tokyo International Airport on January 26, 2015 for the Japan premiere of his latest movie
US actor Johnny Depp (L), accompanied by his fiancee US actress and model Amber Heard (R), arrive at Tokyo International Airport on January 26, 2015 for the Japan premiere of his latest movie "Mortdecai"

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