Billy Bob Thornton Denies Amber Heard Affair + Driving Johnny Depp to Bloody Fight
UPDATE: Amber Heard's divorce from Johnny Depp has been resolved, TMZ reports. Heard also withdrew her request for a restraining order, which alleged Depp had attacked her with an iPhone on May 21, because the case has been settled.
Depp has agreed to pay Heard $7 million to walk away from the case, the site adds.
The ex-couple also released a joint statement:
"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity."
Monday (Aug. 15), TMZ published a disturbing account of a fight that erupted between Heard and Depp in March 2015, just a month after the two were married. While vacationing in Australia, Depp and Heard landed in an argument, during which Depp accidentally sliced off a chunk of his right hand's middle finger. Heard alleges he was drunk and high on ecstasy, and after smashing glasses, windows and a plastic phone, the actor dipped his gnarly wound into dark blue paint and wrote phrases including "Billy Bob" and "Easy Amber" on a mirror.
Heard vehemently denied Depp's claims that she cheated. In a TMZ update posted on August 16, Thornton also refuted the allegation, saying any story of him socializing with Amber alone off set is "completely false."
Depp and Heard were married for 15 months before Heard filed for divorce in May. She's since filed a restraining order against her ex, and accused him of routine physical and mental abuse. As recently as May, Heard accused Depp of domestic assault, and showed up to a May 27 court case with a bruised face after claiming he'd struck her with an iPhone a week earlier.
TMZ also published a video on Friday (Aug. 12) recorded on Heard's phone in which a ranting, inconsolable Depp patrols the kitchen, bangs cabinets and throws a wine bottle and glass. Depp ultimately snatches the camera after realizing he's being filmed and issues several vague, unclear threats, saying, "I'll show you crazy." TMZ says the footage was collected months before the alleged May 21 assault.
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