Johnny Depp doesn’t want to drag out his divorce from wife Amber Heard, but according to a new report, he also doesn’t want to have to shell out too much cash.
As the controversy surrounding Heard’s claims of abuse against Johnny Depp continues from week to week, a source has offered an update on Depp’s ongoing divorce.
“[Johnny Depp] would like to see this divorce finalized as soon as possible,” a source close to the 52-year-old actor revealed to People Magazine in their latest issue. “He’s concerned with the financial settlement and how she will react going forward.”
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp’s wife, 30-year-old Heard, is said to be “ready to proceed” with the divorce, as well. “Amber is ready to move forward and wants people to know the truth,” a source told E! News this week.
— Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) August 10, 2016
Johnny Depp began dating Amber Heard in 2012 after starring alongside her in The Rum Diary and in February of last year, the couple tied the knot at their home in Los Angeles. Then, in May 2016, Heard filed for divorce and days later accused her husband of being abusive towards her during their marriage, most recently during a dispute at their home on May 21.
While People Magazine confirmed police had been called to the home on May 21, they found no evidence of a crime or of any injuries sustained by Heard. Although Heard stepped out days later sporting a bruised face, the responding officers saw no such thing on the night of the alleged incident.
“On May 21, 2016, officers responded to a domestic incident radio call…” LAPD Sgt. Marlon Marrache told the magazine in a statement. “The person reporting the crime [Heard] did not insist on a report and no report was warranted. There was no evidence of any crime. A crime did not occur so the officers left the scene and left a business card.”
Marrache also noted in his statement that if there had been any signs of abuse, the responding officers would have conducted an investigation, regardless of what Heard said at the time.
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) August 9, 2016
As Johnny Depp hopes for a speedy divorce without a major settlement, his wife’s abuse case against him has hit a road block. Over the weekend, as People Magazine revealed this week, Heard was scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. to give her deposition, but after arriving to court at 11:50 a.m., Heard was described as “manic,” and although she remained at the courthouse for several hours, she never actually gave her deposition.
The “offices are made of transparent glass,” Johnny Depp’s attorney, Laura Wasser, explained in court documents, so, she could “quite clearly” observe “Amber hysterically crying and pacing in her separate conference room, or screaming and yelling at times and laughing at others.”
Wasser added that “she appeared manic and irrational” and said she “observed Amber’s counsel trying to reason with her throughout the day.”
Wasser also said that Heard and her team failed to provide documents requested.
“[Johnny Depp’s team] is now asking for an order prohibiting Heard from testifying when the case goes to trial or an outright dismissal of the domestic violence case,” the documents revealed.
Johnny Depp’s wife was in court for 10 hours on Saturday, and according to her people, she never refused to give her deposition as claimed.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are due back in court later this month for their depositions.
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