Amber Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against Johnny Depp Friday after claiming he abused her.
The actress reportedly showed the judge photos of bruises she claims is from past assaults and said she also has video of an alleged altercation. Amber, who filed for divorce last Monday, says Johnny’s abuse was triggered by drugs and alcohol.
His rep released a statement saying, “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.”
Though Johnny is staying mum on the allegations, his friends and family are coming to his defense. His ex Vanessa Paradis calls the domestic violence allegations “outrageous” and insists that he had “never been physically abusive” to her during their 14-year relationship.
His daughter with Paradis, Lily-Rose, posted a photo on Instagram of herself as a baby with her father and wrote, “My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know.” She added, “He’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same.”
Comedian Doug Stanhope, a friend of the actor, wrote a column for The Wrap claiming Amber is blackmailing his friend. Stanhope wrote that Depp once told him his wife was “threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms.”
Johnny and Amber, who wed 15 months ago, don’t have a pre-nup.