Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Says Amber Heard Is ‘Attempting to Secure’ Financial Gain With Abuse Allegations

Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, claims that Amber Heard is accusing the actor of domestic abuse for financial gain in their divorce.

According to court documents, the high-profile divorce attorney — whose previous clients include Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox and Gavin Rossdale — asserted that Heard is “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Kevin Mazur/HFA2015/WireImage

Earlier this week, Depp, 52, reportedly asked the judge to reject Heard’s request for spousal support.

As Us Weekly previously reported, the Danish Girl actress, 30 — who filed for divorce on Monday, May 23, citing irreconcilable differences — accused the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor of being physically abusive and having a long history of drug and alcohol abuse.

In her declaration for a domestic-violence restraining order, Heard stated that she is “extremely afraid of Johnny” and that his “relationship with reality oscillates depending on his interaction with alcohol and drugs.” A temporary restraining order against Depp was later granted on Friday, May 27.

“Her current application for a temporary restraining order, along with her financial requests, appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce,” Depp’s lawyer wrote, according to CNN. “Yet Johnny cannot protect himself or Amber from media scrutiny, and Amber’s anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding.”

Wasser continued, “Amber is a successful model and actress who earns her own income and is capable of supporting herself.”

Police told Us on Friday that despite Heard’s claims, they were unable to find evidence for a report when they were called to the couple’s home in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 21.

Depp’s rep previously stated that the Pirates of the Caribbean star is hopeful that divorce proceedings “will be resolved quickly,” adding that he will not respond to “any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life.”

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