Amber Heard: Johnny Depp Beat Me

She shows up at court with a bruised face
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2016 1:13 PM CDT
Updated May 27, 2016 2:29 PM CDT
Amber Heard: Johnny Depp Beat Me
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at the premiere of the film "The Danish Girl" during the 2015 Venice Film Festival in Italy.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp divorce craziness just took a serious turn: Heard went to court Friday—bruised on her face and carrying pictures showing other bruises—and got a temporary restraining order against Depp after alleging that he beat her, reports TMZ, which has a photo of her bruised face. Per the gossip site, Heard claims that Depp hit her throughout their marriage, and that on Saturday night, she was on the phone with a friend while Depp went on a rampage, breaking things in their apartment and striking her in the face with his iPhone. She says she yelled for her friend to call 911 after Depp took her phone, the friend did, and Depp left before police arrived.

Sources tell TMZ that the police offered to track Depp down and arrest him if Heard gave a statement about what happened (and TMZ has a photo of the note police allegedly left with her), but she wouldn't and has reportedly not gone back to police since. The gossip site also says Heard claims Depp offered to pay her not to tell anyone about what happened Saturday night, but instead she filed for divorce Monday. "This was not an isolated event," a source tells People. "This was only the latest incident." Heard reportedly claims to have video of another beating. TMZ notes that though the restraining order was granted and Heard was also granted permission to stay in the family home, the judge rejected other requests, including a request that Depp be forced to stay away from one of the couple's dogs. TMZ says Depp's people "are calling BS" because Heard posted Instagram photos after Saturday and did not appear injured in any of them. (More Johnny Depp stories.)

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