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Heard releases new photos of alleged domestic abuse by Depp

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016,15:19 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Amber Heard, who has filed for divorce from actor Johnny Depp and accused him of domestic violence, has released fresh photos which allegedly depict past incidents of abuse by the Hollywood superstar.

The 30-year-old actress sports a cut lip and seemingly bruised eye in the new photos. The injuries were allegedly inflicted by Depp, 52, in December 2015, reported People magazine. Heard has got a restraining order against the actor and claimed that besides the latest incident of violence on April 21, the actor was violent to him in the past as well.

In documents filed May 27 to seek a temporary restraining order against Depp, Heard had alleged that during the entirety of their four-year relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. She described a December event that possibly correlates with the alleged timeline of these new photos.

There also have been several prior incidents of domestic violence with Johnny, in particular there was one severe incident in December 2015 when I truly feared that my life was in danger, she had said in her court declaration.

Depp’s divorce attorney Laura Wasser claims that Heard, who filed for divorce from Depp on May 23 after just 15 months of marriage, is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.

The actor’s daughter Lily Rose, his first wife Lori Ann Allison, and his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis had dismissed Heard’s allegations of domestic violence. An LAPD spokesperson said the officers responded to a 911 call but determined there was no evidence of any crime at the scene.

In a statement Tuesday, Heard’s lawyers said she declined to make a statement to police at the time to protect her privacy and Johnny’s career, but plans to make one and hopes to give the LAPD the opportunity to conduct an accurate and complete investigation.

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