on Friday after his wife appeared in court with a black eye, accusing the Oscar-nominated star of assaulting her.
Amber Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles earlier this week and is seeking spousal support from the 52-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, says she is the victim of repeated attacks by Depp.
Heard submitted pictures to the court showing a bruise on her face that she claims was inflicted during a fight between the couple on Saturday and said she feared Depp might harm her.
“During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me,” she said in a sworn statement.
She added that Depp has a “totally acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse” and that she was scared of his temper.
Celebrity news website TMZ published a picture showing Heard with bruising around her right eye. It reported that the actress says it was taken shortly after Depp hurled his iPhone at her face on Saturday night.
“Heard claims after he allegedly hit her, he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning,” TMZ said.
A spokesman for the LAPD told Agence France Presse that officers who showed up at their residence were not asked to take a complaint, nor was there any “evidence provided by the victim that warranted a report.”
“The police investigators concluded a crime had not occurred,” he said.
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