Amber Heard 'truly feared for her life' during Johnny Depp incident


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.

Heard, 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 Depp was verbally and physically abusive to her for the "entirety" of their four-year-relationship.

Depp 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 Heard is "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse".

Heard has already claimed that Depp 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". 

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.

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

The new issue of People will be on American newstands on Friday.