Police to probe Depp abuse allegations
Actress claim’s husband was abusive
Johnny Depp’s estranged wife has given Los Angeles police a statement to support her account of an alleged domestic violence incident involving the actor, her lawyers have said.
Samantha Spector and Joseph P Koenig wrote in a statement that actress Amber Heard had spoken to LA police. The statement did not indicate when Heard gave the statement, and the LAPD says it has no information about Amber speaking with officers.
“With her statement Amber hopes to give the LAPD the opportunity to conduct an accurate and complete investigation into the events of that evening and before," her lawyers wrote.
“If that occurs, and the truth is revealed, there is no doubt that Amber’s claims will be substantiated beyond any doubt and, hopefully, Johnny will get the help that he so desperately needs.”
Amber obtained a temporary restraining order against Johnny on Friday, alleging the actor threw her cell phone at her face, striking her below the right eye in a May 21 fight.
Los Angeles police said they responded to the incident but found no evidence of a crime. Spector and Koenig wrote that Amber did not initially give a statement to police because she was trying to protect her husband’s reputation and career.
But she filed for divorce on May 23, two days after the alleged abuse. Johnny’s lawyer has accused her of using the abuse allegations to try to gain an advantage on the actor in divorce proceedings. She is seeking spousal support.
The actress reported in a court filing that she has about $10,000 a month in income, but her expenses total nearly $44,000.
ALLEGATIONS: Amber claims Johnny abused her during their 15-month marriage