Amber Heard Gives Johnny Depp Abuse Statement To LAPD

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Amber Heard Abuse Johnny Depp Statement LAPD

By Shari Weiss |

Amber Heard Abuse Johnny Depp Statement LAPD

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Amber Heard is giving the LAPD a statement about the abuse she claims to have suffered at the hands of Johnny Depp, but her attorneys are blaming the actor’s camp for “forcing” her to do so.

As Gossip Cop has reported, the cops were called to the former couple’s apartment earlier this month after a dispute. Heard did not indicate to police that anything physical went down, but claimed in a restraining order declaration last Friday that Depp had struck her with an iPhone, leaving a bruise on her face. The LAPD said they did not see evidence of an altercation, and that Heard had declined their offer to file a formal report.

But now Heard is going on the record with the police department, and in a lengthy statement released Monday, her lawyers say she is only doing so to combat the suggestions that she is lying about what happened. The attorneys further dispute the notion that the LAPD did not find evidence of a physical dispute. The long message begins:

“As the result of Amber’s decision to decline giving an initial statement to the LAPD, her silence has been used against her by Johnny’s team. Amber did not provide a statement to the LAPD in an attempt to protect her privacy and Johnny’s career.

Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts, as she cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media. Amber has suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny.

In domestic violence cases, it is not unusual for the perpetrator’s playbook to include miscasting the victim as the villain. In reality, Amber acted no differently than many victims of domestic violence, who think first of the harm that might come to the abuser, rather than the abuse they have already suffered. Amber can no longer endure the relentless attacks and outright lies launched against her character in the Court of Public Opinion since the tragic events of May 21st.”

The comments go on, “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.” It continues:

“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.”

From the beginning it has been Amber’s desire to keep this matter as private as possible, even though LAPD officers responded to a 911 call made by a third party. The LAPD officers viewed not only the disarray that Johnny had caused in the apartment but also the physical injuries to Amber’s face. We filed the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage at the very end of the day on Monday May 23rd and we did not serve Johnny with the Petition at the premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass that evening. We sent a letter to Johnny’s counsel team the next morning making it clear we wanted to keep this matter out of the media. We then held off requesting a domestic violence restraining order as we knew that Johnny was out of the country.

We took the high road. Unfortunately, Johnny’s team immediately went to the press and began viciously attacking Amber’s character. Amber is simply a victim of domestic violence, and none of her actions are motivated by money. Amber is a brave and financially independent woman who is showing the courage of her convictions by doing the right thing against Johnny’s relentless army of lawyers and surrogates.”

The statement from Heard’s lawyers concludes by saying, “The Family Law Court is not going to be influenced by misinformation placed in the social media based on anonymous sources. Amber is the victim. Amber is a hero.” Depp’s camp has not yet responded. He and Heard are pictured above last November.


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