Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Postpone Restraining Order Hearing Until August, Lawyers Claim They Could Settle Out Of Court

Chrissie Williams - Author

Jun. 16 2016, Updated 9:47 p.m. ET

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard may have come to an agreement and will settle out of court. The former couple postponed the Friday, June 17, restraining order hearing until August, and their lawyers think they may be able to reach an agreement without the help of a judge.

As of right now, the case is scheduled to be heard on August 2, and August 15, and 16. Depp’s legal counsel requested a continuance, not Heard’s. Amber was scheduled to testify about the alleged abuse she suffered and intended to detail the physical and mental abuse she claims she endured during their brief 15-month marriage, Us Weekly reports.

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TMZ reports that Johnny and Amber’s legal counsels are working hard to keep the former couple away from each other to prevent any further allegations. They hope to be able to settle the dissolution of the short marriage and any other legal matters (spousal support and division of property).

The court records claim that Amber signed a declaration that she would testify in court as a witness in court. Her best gal pal, Raquel Rose Pennington, signed the same document, claiming she “saw firsthand the effects of Johnny’s abuse.”

Amber and Raquel was unavailable to appear for the June 10 disposition, and claimed they needed at least two weeks to “gather the documents required to present in court.”

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Depp’s attorney, Laura Wasser, asked the court not to allow Amber to testify against Johnny if she didn’t show up for the June 10 disposition. No decision has been made about the case, yet.

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Johnny has been touring with his band, Hollywood Vampires, and spending time with his children, Lily, and Jack, at his home in the Bahamas.

Amber Heard filed for divorce on May 23 and claimed that Depp had physically and emotionally abused her. At the time of filing, she requested $50,000 a month in spousal support, however, has withdrawn the request for now. Just a few days later, Amber decided to file a restraining order against Johnny, claiming that she doesn’t feel safe without an order of protection.

Heard provided the court with pictures that she believed supported her claim that she was a battered wife.

Ever since the news of Amber’s claims was reported, Depp’s friends and family have flooded to the media to refute Amber’s claims. Johnny’s ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, penned a handwritten letter that stated that Johnny is a soft-spoken man who would never hit a woman. It was compelling evidence because she was with Depp for many years.

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Wasser has denied the claims for Depp and worked hard to make sure the media heard Johnny’s side of the story. Amber has worked hard to get the public on her side and has not been very successful. Many people have voiced concerns that it could be a ploy to get a huge payout for the divorce.

Allegedly, the couple didn’t have a prenup which means she could get a portion of his $400 million fortune. Supposedly, his friends urged him to ink a prenup before walking down the aisle, but Depp dismissed them because he felt he could trust her. As it turns out, he should have listened to his friends. It would have been a pretty simple divorce if he had just drafted a prenup agreement.

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Amber’s friends have continually come to her defense and claim that Amber isn’t a “gold-digger” and isn’t after Depp’s money.

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“This isn’t about money. All Amber did was want to get out of a marriage because she was suffering from abuse.”

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The next court date is scheduled for August 2, 2015, unless the lawyers can work something out and settle out of court. It’s hard to know which side to believe because they are both pretty convincing. Stick with the Inquisitr for more celebrity news and gossip.

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