If her battery claims are true, Amber Heard may have found herself at the other side of the fence.
The Magic Mike XXL star was previously arrested for domestic violence, the same offense she’s now claiming husband Johnny Depp did to her, TMZ reported. Tasya van Ree, the former domestic partner of Amber Heard, and the actress had a squabble at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on September 14, 2009.
Per the documents and testimonies secured by the news site, the actress “allegedly grabbed and struck Tasya in the arm.” The photographer got upset with the incident, which prompted the arrest.
Reportedly, Amber Heard was apprehended and detained for misdemeanor domestic violence. The following day, she was taken to court. However, the prosecutor refused to pursue the case because, at the time, the actress and Tasya van Ree were residents of California.
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Nevertheless, the judge told the Magic Mike XXL star she is not off the hook as there is still a possibility that the “prosecutors could reconsider and refile within the 2-year statute of limitations.” After that, she thanked the judge and left the courtroom.
The news site has reached out to the attorneys of Amber Heard, but they have not yet responded to this development.
Meanwhile, two witnesses have emerged claiming that they have not seen any bruising on Amber Heard’s face days after she claimed Johnny Depp attacked her. The individuals, who are concierges at the building where the couple lived, alleged that they even noticed how flawless the actress’ complexion is.
In another article from TMZ, it was revealed that the actress went make-up free two days after the supposed attack happened. The daytime concierge alleged that there was no evidence of bruising on her face although she claimed that the Pirates of the Caribbean star hurled an iPhone at her on May 21.
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According to one of the couple’s neighbor, one of the concierge even mentioned to her that Amber Heard appeared bruise-free after the alleging domestic violence.
“I was about to compliment her on her complexion,” the concierge supposedly said.
Given their accounts, the two concierges may be called to testify as Johnny Depp’s witnesses relative to the restraining order Amber Heard filed. The testimony may happen later this month.
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The revelation about Amber Heard having been previously arrested for attacking Tasya van Ree have unearthed just how serious their relationship was. Documents showed that the actress considered herself to be married to the photographer, the Daily Mail reported.
According to the Mirror, the former couple had “secretly ‘wed’ eight years ago” as they had “entered into a legally binding domestic partnership” on March 2008 in California. In fact, the actress has even changed her name to Amber van Ree.
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Gay marriages were not yet legal at the time, but the state of California issued marriage licenses to gay couples three months after that. The issuance stopped in the latter part of 2008 but resumed again in 2013.
In 2011, Amber Heard and Tasya van Ree also held a celebration ceremony in New York, a state in which gay marriages were already legal. The private ceremony was attended only by close friends who were sworn to secrecy.
It was also revealed that Amber Heard did not file for “divorce,” but she sought to change her name back in 2013. During this time, she was already in a serious relationship with Johnny Depp.
Last year, the actress opened up about defining her career on the merit of her talent and not her sexuality. The interview, which was shared by E! Online, was done in light of the attention she’s getting for being part of Magic Mike XXL.
Amber Heard won’t stay quiet about her sexuality https://t.co/ljdfkIEHSO pic.twitter.com/kfSyxVhbab
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“It’s a film about men seeking sexual attention,” she said. “My character’s function has nothing to do with her sexuality.”
Amber Heard also said, “I don’t want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me. I’m fundamentally opposed to trying to edit myself to be palatable or popular. I don’t give a f—. I fight, but I shouldn’t have to.”
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