New photos have surfaced of a bruised Amber Heard from a December 2015 incident in which Heard says she feared for her life during an altercation with husband Johnny Depp.
People published the photos of Heard, 30, which appear to show the actress with a black eye as well as a wounded lip. The incident, according to the magazine, was referenced Friday in Heard’s court declaration seeking a restraining order against Depp.
The actress called the December incident “severe,” noting that she “truly feared that my life was in danger.”
In the same declaration, Heard details a separate incident that took place in connection with her birthday in April. After spending the evening celebrating with friends, Heard says that Depp arrived at their shared downtown Los Angeles loft “inebriated and high,” at which point an argument ensued, during which Depp “grabbed me by the hair and violently shoved me to the floor.”
Representatives for Depp did not respond to requests for comment.Heard says that was the last time she saw Depp until the May 21 fight that spurred her filing for divorce on May 23. Though LAPD officers responded to a call about the May 21 incident, no police report was filed.
Heard since has given a statement to LAPD with her recollection of events from the evening of May 21, according to her representatives.
Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, filed documentation Friday accusing Heard of “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse” in reaction to “the negative media attention she received earlier in the week.”
Depp, 52, is currently touring with his band, the Hollywood Vampires, and is not scheduled to return stateside before June 7.
A judge granted Heard’s request for a temporary restraining order against Depp on Friday, requiring the actor to stay at least 100 yards away from Heard, pending a further hearing to be held on June 17.
Follow me on Twitter @midwestspitfire