It looks like Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's domestic violence case has ended, because apparently huge quantities of cash can solve even the worst kind of problem. TMZ reports that this morning, the two reached a settlement in court, and Heard dropped her request for a restraining order against Depp. Back in May, she alleged that he had physically and emotionally abused her throughout their relationship.
The 30-year-old actress will reportedly receive $7 million from Depp in the settlement. “It’s settled,” a source close to Heard told the Daily News. “She got a great monetary settlement, but it’s not about money.”
Since Heard dropped the restraining order request, the couple's impending divorce case has also been resolved. "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," read a joint statement the two released today, obtained by the Daily News. "There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm."
Heard first alleged that Depp had abused her in May, when she said he hurled a cellphone at her, bruising her face. And this past weekend, a video was leaked showing a drunken Depp being verbally and physically aggressive towards Heard.
And yesterday, a photo of Depp's mangled finger surfaced. Heard's lawyers claimed he injured himself while drunk in March 2015, then dipped his bloody finger into paint and wrote words like "Easy Amber" and "Billy Bob" on a mirror, according to TMZ. (Depp had reportedly accused Heard of cheating on him with Billy Bob Thornton, who has since denied it).
"Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future," reads the end of their joint statement. $7 million is a lot of money.