Po­lice to probe Depp abuse al­le­ga­tions

Ac­tress claim’s hus­band was abu­sive

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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

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