A short statement given through his representative to Us Weekly on May 26 that said: "Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation, and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."
February 3, 2015 - Amber Heard and Johnny Depp get married.
May 21st, 2016 - Johnny Depp allegedly threw a cell phone at Amber Heard's face during an argument.
May 25th, 2016 - Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp.
April 21st, 2016 - The Birthday incident.
May 27th, 2016 - Amber Heard claims domestic violence.
May 20-21: Johnny Depp’s Mother Betty Sue Palmer passes away.
May 23: Heard Files for Divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. She asks for 50,000 a month in spousal support, the penthouse, and the range rover. Depp’s attorneys have not had enough time to get all of his financials together. Until they have more time, they can not agree to Amber Heard’s demands.
May 27: Heard Accuses Depp of Abuse, obtains a restraining order, and states she;s been abused for 4 years by Depp, and that he has a long history of substance abuse. She claimed Depp threw an iPhone at her on May 21st, photos are released showing a facial mark caused by the iPhone. The police that arrived that evening (May 21st) state they did not see any marks on her , nor any thing in the home that was disturbed.
May 29: Friend Says Depp Was ‘Manipulated’ By Heard, Doug Stanhope states Heard is blackmailing Depp with her abuse claims. “Johnny Depp got used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a–hole. And he saw it coming and didn’t or couldn’t do anything to stop it,”
The last week of May, Depp’s lawyers send a request to Amber Heard’s lawyers for a gag order, given the couple are public figures, and it’s a high profile case. They receive no answer from Heard’s team.
June 1- 10th: Amber Heard does not attend her deposition due to having a costume fitting for the latest film she’s in. This Proved to be false when she is not in London for the fitting, but is seen driving away from a hotel in Los Angeles. The deposition is rescheduled.
Again for the second time, Amber Heard does not show for the rescheduled deposition and claims she’s at a friends(Raquel Pennington’s) engagement party.
June 14: Amber Heard withdraws Spousal Support Request, In court documents, Heard stated that her initial request was “being used against me to distract and divert the public away from the very serious real issue of domestic violence.”
Last week of June Wasser and Team send another request to Amber’s lawyers requesting a gag order, receiving no answer, Wasser files it with the court. 100,000K fine if anything is leaked.
July 1: Depp Changes Tattoo from “Slim” to ‘Scum’
August 6th: Heard Arrives Late to Deposition, (3rd time depo is on the schedule) . Amber is 90 minutes late for her scheduled deposition at Wasser’s office in Los Angeles on August 6. According to court documents filed by the actor’s attorney on August 9, the actress “refused to testify despite repeated requests from Johnny’s counsel and instead sat with her lawyers, cried on the telephone, yelled, screamed and paced in a separate room.”
August 10th: Depp’s attorney’s and Heard’s attorneys have filed their exhibit list (evidence that will be presented in court.) They had these ready BEFORE the above deposition. The attorneys may have discussed the evidence. It may have been one reason Amber Heard did not want to be questioned /deposed on Aug 6th. Depp’s team had over 100 pages of texts between Raquel Pennington(Amber’s BFF and neighbor) and Elizabeth Marz(make up artist), an incriminating photo, and Depp’s housekeeper that made a discovery in April 2016.
August 13: Amber is finally deposed. Sits for deposition, and is said to have arrived with an agreement in hand. She finally wanted to settle. It appears she does NOT want to go to court over the domestic violence charges. Settlement at this time is offered for 8 million dollars.
August 14-15: Alleged Fight Evidence Emerges Online, Heard states she didn’t leak the video, though it did belong to her. TMZ posted a video on August 12 (filmed by Heard) of a man who appears to be Depp slamming kitchen cabinets and smashing a wine glass and bottle. The video never shows Depp becoming physically abusive with Amber Heard. It never shows him insulting her, or throwing anything at her. He’s simply been drinking, and in a bad mood.
The video was obviously heavily edited and Amber Heard is heard saying ” I said I was sorry” but it’s never shown why she was sorry. Only that it was before the video recording. ( Depp had no idea he was being filmed )
Many people flock to Lily Rose Depp’s (Depp’s 17 yr old daughter) instagram and start harassing her, saying vicious and horrible comments to her.
TMZ posted photos and an accompanying account of a reported March 2015 fight between the couple, in which Depp is claimed to have cut off his fingertip by accident after slamming multiple glass bottles and windows. The website claimed that according to the actress, Depp had dipped his bloody finger in paint and used it to write “Billy Bob” and “Easy Amber” on a mirror after allegedly accusing the actress of cheating on him. A photo of the mirror was leaked. Blue paint was seen, no blood could be seen. A private photo, taken within a medical facility was leaked showing Johnny Depp’s finger.
August 16: The morning of the 16th, a settlement was reached. Amber Heard received $7 million which included attorney fees. The Domestic Violence charges were dropped.
None of the video or photos leaked to the media by Amber Heard or any other party ever showed Depp abusing Amber Heard physically.
This is Amber's application for a temporary restraining order against Johnny.
In it, she talks about several 'incidents' that apparently took place where Johnny hurt her. Her friend Raquel Pennington submitted a declaration, and there are several photos submitted here.
Keep in mind that all of the people mentioned in this document were under thread of perjury if anything they said was to be found false.
The judge accepted her request for a temporary restraining order, but denied her anything further until a hearing took place.
This is the filed documents about the restraining order, talking about what the judge approved and denied.
You will see that he denied most of her request until the time of a further hearing.
iO Tillet Wright
On May 25th, Samantha Spector sent a letter to Laura Wasser on behalf of Amber Heard. In the letter, Spector demands that Depp agree to provide Heard with payment for her legal fees, 50,000 a month in spousal support, three condos in the Eastern Columbia Building, and a Range Rover. If Depp did not agree to these demands, Spector says she will be forced to take the abuse allegations public with Heard. Depp said no. The letter is pictured below.
"Amber wishes to work quickly towards a private and amicable resolution of all matters, but she will need Johnny's immediate cooperation to do so."
This is the incident described on pages 5-7 of her restraining order application. She says that Johnny arrived at the residence (their condo) and that he was inebriated and high. According to her, they were talking about his mother's passing (a calm conversation) and then suddenly Johnny started 'getting angry' and 'paranoid' about something.
We now know that this was the incident where Heard allegedly pooped in their marriage bed a month before after an argument that resulted in Johnny leaving (skip to the Sun trial for more information on this).
Heard claims that Johnny got increasingly angry, and that she texted her friend Raquel Pennington (who lived in the condo next door, to 'come over'.
Johnny apparently 'demanded' that they call iO Tillet Wright, and when iO answered, Johnny 'ripped the phone out of her hand' and began screaming profanities at iO.
The account goes on to describe apparent physical violence that Heard suffered.
"Johnny then grabbed the cell phone, wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and eye with great force."
A different account of this incident is provided in Johnny Depp's court documents in his trial against the Sun.
After this incident occurred, two police officers arrived at the residence. They did not know that the residence belonged to Johnny Depp, and they did not know that Amber Heard was married to Johnny Depp.
Upon arriving, the officers asked Heard if she was injured, and were able to observe her face in full light. They saw no marks or swelling. She told them nothing had happened, and they saw no damage to the residence.
*Take note that in California, officers are trained and required to make an arrest for domestic violence if there is ANY evidence that said domestic violence has taken place. They did not arrest Johnny Depp.
They left the following card with Amber in case she wanted to follow up on their visit.
Note that Heard refused to make a police report. It was revealed later that this was at the advice of her lawyer.
iO Tillet Wright, the friend that apparently called 911 during the cell phone incident, wrote a blog post on June 8th, 2016, talking about why he called 911.
In the blog post, she explains that she called 911 because Heard 'never would'.
...but in the declaration, Amber screamed at iO to call the police?
She goes on to talk about how much they all loved Johnny, and how much Amber wanted to protect him.
She says that she watched Amber go on national television after one of the incidents of violence with Johnny, described as the most brutal attack "with a bloody lip"...but she looked fine to me...
Where is your bloody lip, Amber?