Depp set­tles bruis­ing di­vorce with Am­ber Heard

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Am­ber Heard and Johnny Depp have reached an out-of-court set­tle­ment to end their 18-month mar­riage, they said on Au­gust 16, af­ter the ac­tress with­drew al­le­ga­tions that her hus­band phys­i­cally abused her.

Heard filed pa­pers to with­draw her claims of abuse, drop­ping an ap­pli­ca­tion to ex­tend a re­strain­ing or­der against the Os­car-nom­i­nated ac­tor, Los An­ge­les Su­pe­rior Court said in a state­ment.

“Our re­la­tion­ship was in­tensely pas­sion­ate and at times volatile, but al­ways bound by love,” Depp and Heard said in a state­ment.

“Nei­ther party has made false ac­cu­sa­tions for fi­nan­cial gains. There was never an in­tent of phys­i­cal or emo­tional harm. “Am­ber wishes the best for Johnny in the fu­ture.” The state­ment said Heard would be do­nat­ing fi­nan­cial pro­ceeds from the di­vorce to a char­ity.

The two have agreed that Depp will pay Heard US$7 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to en­ter­tain­ment news web­site TMZ.

The an­nounce­ment comes a day be­fore the pair were due in court to dis­cuss ex­tend­ing Depp’s re­strain­ing or­der.

It brings to an end an ac­ri­mo­nious and bit­ter three months of ac­cu­sa­tions and coun­ter­claims.

Heard dis­missed the case with prej­u­dice, ac­cord­ing to TMZ, which means she can­not re­file it.

The 30-year-old ini­tially filed for di­vorce from Depp, 53, in May and sub­se­quently ob­tained a re­strain­ing or­der that re­quires the Pi­rates of the Caribbean star to stay away from her.

She made a po­lice state­ment ac­cus­ing Depp of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, say­ing she had endured “years of phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal” abuse.

She sub­se­quently ap­peared in court with a black eye that she said was the re­sult of Depp hurl­ing a cell phone at her face.

The for­mer cou­ple met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Di­ary, when the ac­tor was still in a re­la­tion­ship with French ac­tress Vanessa Par­adis, mother of his son Jack and daugh­ter Lily-Rose.

They mar­ried in Fe­bru­ary 2015. – AFP

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