Shocking new details in the domestic violence allegations against Johnny Depp by his estranged wife have emerged.
Dramatic photos inside the latest issue of People magazine show Amber Heard with a bruised eye and cut lip. Heard claims Depp has been abusing her for years and tells the magazine: "There was one severe incident in December 2015 when I truly feared for my life."
An unnamed friend of Heard claimed to the New York Post that the 52-year-old actor once tried to suffocate [Heard] with a pillow.
Heard's friend says she rushed to their apartment last December after receiving frantic texts that Depp was beating her.
"I got to her apartment to find her with a cut and bruised lip, a swollen eye and a chunk of hair missing from the top of her head,” the friend claimed. It was the same night Heard told her that a drunken Depp had once tried to suffocate her with a pillow.
According to The Post, Heard is reportedly tired of being married to the Oscar nominee, telling a friend: "What am I doing with this old man who used to look like Johnny Depp?"
In one of the ugliest Hollywood breakups in recent memory, 30-year-old Heard filed for divorce from the actor last week and obtained a temporary restraining order claiming Depp had thrown an iPhone at her last Friday leaving a nasty bruise below her eye. Depp denies the allegations.
According to sources, there was trouble brewing just a month after they tied the knot in February 2015. Depp reportedly injured his hand when he angrily slammed it into a wall during a heated fight with Heard. He had to postpone shooting the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series for a month so he could fly home from Australia for surgery.
The couple first met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009. Depp was still with his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis and Heard, who is openly bisexual, was seeing photographer Tasya Van Ree.
By 2012, Depp and Heard were both single and stepping out in public together.
Depp denies the abuse allegations and friends and family are lining up in his defense. But Heard's lawyers aren't backing down and are calling on Los Angeles cops to "conduct an accurate and complete investigation" of last week's incident.
Meanwhile, Depp is staying far away from Heard, touring Europe with his rock band, The Hollywood Vampires.