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Amber Heard Abuse Claim Against Johnny Depp: Police Investigated, Found No Evidence

Police tell Us Weekly that despite Amber Heard’s claim in court filings Friday, May 27, that estranged husband Johnny Depp physically assaulted her on Saturday, May 21, they saw no evidence for a report when called to the couple’s Los Angeles home.

“On May 21, police responded to a domestic incident radio call,” LAPD officer Jane Kim tells Us in a statement. “The person reporting did not insist on a report nor was there any evidence provided by the victim that warranted a report. Officers conducted an investigation and determined that a crime did not occur. The officers cleared the scene and left a business card.”

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The LAPD also told NBC News that there is currently no criminal investigation.

Heard, 30, accused Depp, 52, in court filings of hurling a cellphone at her, bruising her right eye and shattering various objects in her apartment during an argument on Saturday.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the Art of Elysium 2016 Heaven Gala.

The actress also alleged in her filing that the Oscar-nominated actor abused her throughout their relationship, according to The Associated Press. “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,” she wrote in the declaration.

She appeared to have a dark mark on her right cheek when she appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday, May 27.

“I live in fear that Johnny will return to [our house] unannounced to terrorize me, physically and emotionally,” Heard testified in court. The Danish Girl actress was granted a restraining order. The judge ordered the actor, who is currently in Portugal for a performance, to keep a distance of at least 100 yards from the actress and to move out of their downtown L.A. home, according to Reuters.

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Heard had other requests in her filings, according to the news service, including $50,000 a month for spousal support. 

According to the AP, Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, filed a counterargument Friday, alleging that the actress “is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

The actress filed for divorce on Monday, May 23, citing irreconcilable differences.

“Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” his rep told Us in a statement on Thursday, May 26. “Hopefully, the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.” (The actor’s mom, Betty Sue Palmer, died May 20 at the age of 81.)

Heard and Depp were married in February 2015 after meeting on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009. Depp was previously in a long-term, 14-year relationship with French actress-singer Vanessa Paradis; the pair share two children, Lily-Rose, 17, and Jack, 14.

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The next hearing is scheduled for June 17.

Us Weekly has reached out to both Heard and Depp’s reps for comment.

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