Amber Heard Sent Johnny Depp List Of Demands After Filing For Divorce
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Heard claims she and her ex-husband had an explosive argument in 2016, culminating in Depp hitting her with a phone. Depp strenuously denies doing this.
Days later, Depp’s lawyer, Jacob Bloom, received a letter from Heard’s representative Samantha Spector, expressing Heard’s desire to ‘keep this matter out of the media spotlight’ if Depp cooperates with Heard's demands, the Mirror reports.
The letter was shown to the court in the ongoing defamation trial between the former couple, in which Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for allegedly defaming his reputation with a Washington Post article which claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse.
Spector’s letter – sent on 24 May 2016 – read: “As you may be aware your client and Amber's husband, Johnny Depp, violently attacked and threatened Amber on Saturday night, May 21, in their penthouse apartment.
“There are several witnesses to this particular incident and there are photographs depicting the property damage Johnny caused, as well as the physical injuries on Amber.
“Unfortunately, this is not the first incident of domestic violence perpetrated by Johnny against Amber.
“In fact, there have been two other incidents in the past six months.
“Although Amber is afraid of Johnny, she strongly insists that we do everything possible to keep this matter out of the media spotlight, which is why she has not yet sought a CLETS DV TRO [a temporary restraining order for domestic violence] and why we did not arrange for Johnny to have been personally served at last night's movie premiere.”
Spector went on to list Heard’s demands. She asked for ‘exclusive use and possession’ of the pair’s black Range Rover with Depp to continue to make all payments towards the vehicle.
She also demanded ‘exclusive use and possession’ of three properties Depp owned – penthouses 1, 3, and 5 at the Eastern Columbia Building in Downtown Los Angeles – with Depp to continue to pay the mortgage and all utility bills.
Depp was also told to pay $100,000 for Heard’s legal fees, as well as $25,000 for forensic accounting in relation to the divorce, by 27 May 2016, three days after the letter was sent.
In the end, Heard did apply for a restraining order against Depp later that month, marking the first time the domestic abuse allegations surrounding the couple went public.
Depp and Heard’s defamation trial is set to continue for several weeks.
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