Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce and domestic abuse case

Heard filed for divorce from actor Depp in May

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have announced that they have settled their divorce as well as Heard’s domestic abuse case against Depp.

Heard filed for divorce from actor Depp in May, just 15 months after the couple got married in February 2015. Court records filed by Heard cited “irreconcilable differences”, with a temporary restraining order later granted against Depp, who Heard accused of domestic violence.

A joint statement from the pair now confirms that the former couple have settled their divorce for an unspecified amount, which unverified reports claim to be between $7 million (£5.4 million) and $7.7 million (£5.9 million).


Heard has said that she intends to donate proceeds from the settlement to charity. Her restraining order against Depp has also been lifted.

“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” the statement reads. “There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains.”

“Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future,” the statement concludes.


Depp and Heard got legally married in Los Angeles in a private ceremony in February 2015, before having a public wedding with guests on a private island in the Bahamas days later.

A leaked video recently claimed to show Depp “throwing wine glass” at Heard.

Court documents filed by Heard’s lawyers also previously claimed that Depp “violently attacked” the American actress in their penthouse apartment in May.


Documents alleged two other incidents of domestic violence, including one on Heard’s birthday where Depp is said to have thrown a magnum-sized bottle of champagne at the wall and a wine glass at his wife. He is then said to have grabbed her by the hair and shoved her to the floor.

In the deposition, Heard said: “During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.”

Depp denied all claims of domestic violence.

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