Amber Heard found herself at the center of another conversation about domestic violence Tuesday as reports surfaced that the actress was previously arrested for allegedly assaulting her then-girlfriend, artist and photographer Tasya van Ree, in 2009.
According to People, the King County court clerk confirmed that Heard appeared before a judge in Seattle on Sept. 15, 2009, for “probable cause assault, domestic violence” after the actress was accused of grabbing and striking van Ree’s arm during an altercation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport the previous day.
Heard, 30, filed for divorce from husband Johnny Depp on May 23 after just over a year of marriage. On May 27, the actress filed for a restraining order against Depp, 52, alleging the actor had been repeatedly abusive throughout their marriage.
Representatives for Heard did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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