New Photos Show Amber Heard's Injuries Allegedly Caused by Johnny Depp in Another Domestic Violence Incident

Photos in PEOPLE's new issue show Amber Heard bruised after an incident when, she states in court papers, she "truly feared that my life was in danger"


In her court filing accusing husband Johnny Depp of domestic violence, Amber Heard states that “there was one severe incident in December 2015 when I truly feared for my life.”

These new, exclusive photos in the latest issue of PEOPLE show Heard with facial injuries, including an apparently bruised eye and cut lip – allegedly caused by Depp in that incident.

A rep for Depp has not responded to PEOPLE’s requests for comment about the photos, or about Heard’s allegations of abuse. Depp’s divorce attorney Laura Wasser said in court documents that Heard, who filed for divorce from Depp on May 23 after 15 months of marriage, is “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

For much more about Depp and Amber’s toxic marriage and explosive divorce, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

In documents filed May 27 to seek a temporary restraining order against Depp (which a judge granted), Heard alleges that during the “entirety” of their four-year relationship, “Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”

In court papers, Heard details two other alleged domestic violence incidents. On April 21, she claims the actor, 52, argued with her after showing up at the end of her 30th birthday party “inebriated and high,” grabbed her by the hair and “violently shoved me to the floor.” On May 21, she states, Depp “began obsessing about something that was untrue” and hurled a cell phone at her, “striking my cheek and eye with great force.”

An LAPD spokesperson told PEOPLE that officers responded to a 911 call but determined there was “no evidence of any crime” at the scene. In a statement Tuesday, Heard’s lawyers said she declined to make a statement to police at the time to “protect her privacy and Johnny’s career,” but plans to make one and “hopes to give the LAPD the opportunity to conduct an accurate and complete investigation.”

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