Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settled their contentious divorce yesterday and the actress withdrew her allegations that the actor had been physically abusive toward her one day before a restraining order hearing was scheduled to begin.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” a joint statement released by Heard and Depp said.
“Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm”
Heard filed for divorce on May 23, and days later, obtained a temporary restraining order accusing the Pirates of the Caribbean star of hitting her during a fight in their LA apartment in May.
Depp denied he abused her, and police said they found no evidence of a crime.
A hearing on the case had been scheduled to begin today. Details about the settlement were not immediately available.
Heard said she would donate proceeds from the divorce to charity.
“Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future,” the statement said, without a corresponding message of support from Depp for the actress.
Heard had accused Depp of being physically and emotionally abusive throughout their relationship. They met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary.
Yesterday it emerged Heard has included a graphic photo of the actor’s bloody finger in court documents after he allegedly cut off the tip by accident during a fit of rage.
Depp, 53, also dipped his butchered finger in blue paint and wrote “Starring Billy Bob Easy Amber” on a mirror, the papers reportedly claim.
The writing refers to actor Billy Bob Thornton, according to Heard, who was her co-star in The Informers and London Fields, and with whom Depp believed she was having an affair.
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