Although the Los Angeles premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass took place late last month, news about a threat that loomed over Johnny Depp and the rest of the star cast has just been made known.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, cast and fans in attendance at the event were exposed to a potential terrorist threat.
A drone reportedly flew only 50 feet above the event, which was held at El Capitan Theater on May 23. Drone laws indicate that they are to fly at least 500 feet from a crowd of people and 400 feet in the air.
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The Mirror relays details about the potential threat.
“A police helicopter was used, and the police managed to pinpoint the location of the 31-year-old drone operator. Following the man’s arrest, the police then reportedly obtained a search warrant which then saw them search his belongings including his computers, phones and electronic equipment to make sure there were no terrorist links.”
The police have thankfully confirmed that there was no threat, terrorist-based or otherwise, following the search. Since the premiere of the film, ratings have been sub-par, and many are linking this unfortunate response to the film with the domestic abuse charges that have been brought against Johnny Depp by his estranged wife, Amber Heard.
Heard filed for divorce late last month and was granted a restraining order against the star after being assaulted, which resulted in bruises appearing on her face. Johnny’s legal team denies the allegations of abuse, yet Amber has just recently been granted an extended restraining order against the notable actor and stated that the abuse is all too real.
The court order, in regards to the restraining order, is noted by the Daily Mail.
“The Magic Mike XXL star filed for the court order against her estranged husband at the end of May after filing for divorce from Johnny a few days earlier. The restraining order – which was originally granted when Amber claimed Johnny threw an iPhone at her face – will stay in place now until August 15.”
Initially, Amber Heard sought support from the star in the amount of $40 million. The star’s team objected until Johnny broke the conditions of the restraining order, and then they offered $50 million. By this point, however, Heard has been accused of lying about the abuse for financial gain. To keep focused on the issue of domestic violence, Heard turned down the amount and withdrew her request for support.
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The claims by Johnny Depp and his legal team that Amber Heard fabricated the incidents of abuse have been stamped out by a friend close to the couple, who eventually had to step in on the actress’ behalf after witnessing the abuse continue over a number of months.
IO Tillett Wright, a close friend of both Johnny and Amber, saw the violence and its terrible impact on the 30-year-old, which finally made him realize he had to step in for his friend, who would not call the police on her own accord.
Wright penned an essay earlier this month, which Refinery29 published and states the events he was a witness to, as well as why he felt there was no other choice but to turn one of his closest friends over to the police.
“The reports of violence started with a kick on a private plane, then it was shoves and the occasional punch, until finally, in December, she described an all-out assault and she woke up with her pillow covered in blood. I know this because I went to their house. I saw the pillow with my own eyes. I saw the busted lip and the clumps of hair on the floor. I got the phone call immediately after it happened, her screaming and crying, a stoic woman reduced to sobs.”
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