New pictures of Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard with black eye and split lip


Johnny Depp's estranged wife Amber Heard appears to have a bruised eye and cut lip in new pictures she claims were the result of his abuse.

The actress says she "truly feared for her life" during an incident in December 2015, according to her court filing accusing Depp of domestic violence.

Amber Heard with a black eye

Amber, who has filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage, has been granted a temporary restraining order against the Hollywood star.

In her application for the order, she claims Johnny was verbally and physically abusive to her for the "entirety" of their four-year relationship.

Amber Heard

Johnny has not responded to the photographs - which appear in the new issue of People magazine - or the allegations, but his divorce lawyer Laura Wasser said in court documents that Amber is "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse".

Amber has already claimed that Johnny argued with her on April 21 after showing up at the end of her 30th birthday party "inebriated and high", grabbed her by the hair and "violently shoved me to the floor".

Amber Heard

She also said he threw a mobile phone at her, "striking my cheek and eye with great force" during an altercation on May 21 - when he "began obsessing about something that was untrue".

Los Angeles police have said they responded to that incident, but found no evidence of a crime.

Amber Heard

Amber's lawyers said she did not initially give a statement to police because she was trying to protect her privacy and Depp's reputation and career.

Cover of People magazine

The new issue of People will be on American newstands on Friday and the full story can be read here.