Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's divorce has been full of twists and turns. On Tuesday -- following the emergence of new evidence seemingly supporting the "Magic Mike XXL" star's claims that their relationship was volatile -- the estranged husband and wife appeared to have reached an agreement. Heard and Depp reportedly filed paperwork on Tuesday in which the Texas native withdrew her previous request for a restraining order against her soon-to-be ex-husband. The order of protection stemmed from an incident the actress previously claimed took place on May 21, resulting in her being physically harmed by Depp, 53. According to TMZ, Heard dismissed the case with prejudice and will not be able to file it again.
Amber Heard is stacking the cards in her favor as she prepares to go head-to-head with estranged husband Johnny Depp. The pair announced in May that they were divorcing due to irreconcilable differences, but things have progressively gotten uglier in the months since then. The "Magic Mike XXL" star claims Depp was physically and emotionally abusive to her and she's got plenty of proof. Just days after video surfaced on the internet of the "Alice: Through the Looking Glass" star shouting and slamming cabinets, yet another potentially incriminating piece of evidence has become public. On Monday, TMZ was able to obtain photos from an incident in which Heard and Depp, 53, are said to have got into a heated argument in March 2015.
Billy Bob Thornton said he never had an affair with Amber Heard, despite an explosive report on Monday that claimed Johnny Depp accused Heard of sleeping with Thornton during a vicious argument. TMZ reported on Monday that Depp cut his hand during an argument with Heard in March 2015, and the actor then allegedly wrote a message in blood and paint on a mirror that accused Heard of cheating with Thornton. The gossip site posted photos of the mirror and a bloodied hand. But Thornton told TMZ the allegations are "completely false." He added he had little communication with Heard during the filming of their flick "London Fields."
With his divorce drama behind him, Johnny Depp is now free to focus on his work. The actor was recently cast in a film about the mysterious shooting deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., both of which remain unsolved mysteries. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp has been cast as detective Russell Poole of the Los Angeles police department. The officer was, in real life, tasked with investigating the deaths of both musicians. The film, titled "Labyrinth," is being directed by Brad Furman, and is based off the book "LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal."
Amber Heard's friend iO Tillett Wright, who was identified by the actress in court documents as the person who called 911 on the night Heard says Johnny Depp attacked her, is naming no names but telling what is unmistakably her account of her friends' relationship. "I called 911 because she never would," Wright wrote in an essay published Wednesday by Refinery 29. "Because every time it happened, her first thought was about protecting him. Because every time it happened, the sweet, loving man we all cared for so much would come back with apologies, profuse, swearing up and down that he understood how bad what he had done was, and swearing never to do it again. "We all loved him," said the artist and MTV cohost, "but especially, especially her, and she wanted to believe that the behavior wasn't going to last."