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$7 Million Settlement Reached in Depp-Heard Divorce

October 6, 2016

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp agreed to a $7 million settlement in their divorce case in Los Angeles in August 2016, dropping further litigation after the end of their 15-month marriage. Heard, 30, originally claimed that Depp, 53, committed domestic violence against her and allegedly rejected a prior $8 million deal. Depp denied those allegations.

According to Forbes magazine, Depp’s net worth is $48 million. The couple released a joint statement regarding the settlement and denying any intention of harm by either party. Amber will donate money from the divorce to a charity although no details were specified.

However, photographs were released that showed a mirror plastered with the phrase, “Starring Billy Bob and Easy Amber” written across it in blood and blue paint. According to Heard’s legal team, Depp went off into an alcohol- and drug-fueled tirade, breaking glass and cutting his finger tip. He then scripted the phrase on the mirror, using his finger. The incident reportedly happened in Australia in Spring 2015 during the filming of a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, slated for release in Summer 2017. The movie temporarily stopped production as Depp came back to the U.S. for restorative surgery.

Although Depp and Heard met on the set of The Rum Diaries in 2009, Depp was involved with a French actress at the time. The two later connected in 2012.

Billy Bob Thornton categorically denied the accusations of an affair with Heard. He elaborated that the two only spent time together at a cast dinner but did not socialize apart from that. He stated that they had a purely professional relationship, and he did not even claim a friendship with her. Heard further denied an affair.

Thornton, previously married to Angelina Jolie, is now married to Connie Angland. He addressed the rumors with her and reassured her that they were false.

Allegations of domestic violence can further complicate divorce proceedings. An Orange County family attorney can work with you to negotiate a fair resolution to your divorce. For assistance with the negotiation process or help with your case, contact our law firm today.