Amber Heard's Shocking Abuse Claims Against Johnny Depp: Details of Alleged Attack 2 Days Before She Filed for Divorce
Amber Heard claims in court filings Johnny Depp hit her with a cell phone and smashed possessions with a wine bottle
In court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Heard, 30, who filed for divorce from Depp on Monday and was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp on Friday, chronicles two separate accounts in which she says Depp physically abused her – including the night cops were called and she suffered a black eye.
“During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me,” she claims in the documents.
Depp’s attorney filed a response that alleges that Heard is trying to expedite and force Depp to pay spousal support.
“Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse,” said the attorney, according to court documents.
However, Depp has not yet directly responded to the abuse allegations. His attorney and rep have not responded to requests for comment.
On Saturday, May 21, Heard claims that she was having a conversation with two friends when Depp, 52, entered their downtown Los Angeles apartment. As the group of friends began to talk about the recent passing of Depp’s mom, the actor “began obsessing about something that was untrue” and became “extremely angry,” she states in the documents.
In attempt to help relieve the situation, Heard began calling a friend who Depp was requesting to speak to, she states.
“Johnny ripped the cell phone from my hand and began screaming profanities and insults at iO [the friend],” she said. “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 cellphone at me striking my cheek and eye with great force.” Heard submitted photos appearing to show a bruised eye as evidence.
Heard says she covered her face and began to cry, then actor “charged” at her and “taunted” her, questioning if the phone actually hit her.
“He then forcibly pulled back my hair as I attempted to stand up from the sofa,” she said. “I then yelled ‘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,” she continued.
After a friend from next door entered the apartment with a key previously provided by Heard, Depp ran out of the apartment “smashing everything he could” with a wine bottle, Heard claims. She also submitted photos of damaged possessions.
An LAPD spokesperson told PEOPLE that officers responded to the scene, but determined “there was no evidence of any crime.”
On Friday, a judge ordered Depp (who’s currently in Europe) to stay 100 yards away from Heard and granted her exclusive use of their apartment, though Depp was not ordered to pay any temporary spousal support or attorney’s fees.
Along with Heard’s filing about the events from Saturday night, the friend who entered the apartment during the argument also submitted her account of the night.
She claimed that Depp “slapped my hands away and screamed foul obscenities at me” as she tried to defend Heard.