EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp 'Punched Wall' During Argument With Amber Heard, Leading to Injury That Halted 'Pirates,' Sources Say

by Antoinette Bueno 12:50 PM PDT, May 31, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp 'Punched Wall' During Argument With Amber Heard, Leading to Injury That Halted 'Pirates,' Sources Say

Amber Heard's bruised face isn't the only incident when the actress has alleged that fights with her estranged ex, Johnny Depp, have had physical consequences.

Sources tell ET that Heard told some close friends that Depp injured his hand punching a wall during an argument they had in Australia last March 2015, when the 52-year-old actor was filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Depp did in fact suffer an injury to his right hand last March, and had to fly back to the United States to receive medical treatment and surgery, ET confirmed at the time.


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While details surrounding Depp's injury were never revealed, the injury was not sustained during filming, it was reported. The injury cut into filming for over a month after Depp needed a pin inserted in a finger.

ET has reached out to both Heard and Depp's reps.

A source previously told ET that Heard and Depp "fought all the time," and that their relationship started souring almost immediately after their February 2015 wedding.

"It started a few months after they got married and it just never got better. It was extremely volatile," the source said.

On Tuesday, Heard's attorneys released a statement to ET after several of Depp's friends and loved ones came forward in his defense over the weekend, following the actress being granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp. Heard's lawyers, Samantha F. Spector and Joseph P. Koenig, said that the 30-year-old actress' "silence has been used against her by Johnny’s team," and they will now be "forced" to speak to police to "set the record straight."

"She cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media," the statement reads. "Amber has suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny. In domestic violence cases, it is not unusual for the perpetrator's playbook to include miscasting the victim as the villain."

"... Amber is the victim. Amber is the hero," the statement concluded.

Heard detailed the alleged verbal and physical abuse she claims Depp inflicted on her throughout the course of their relationship in a court petition she filed last Friday, when she showed up to court with a bruise near her right eye she claimed was a result of Depp throwing a cell phone at her face.

"During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me," Heard alleged in court documents obtained by ET. "I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him."

However, Depp's exes -- including his first wife, Lori Anne Allison, and his girlfriend of 14 years, model Vanessa Paradis -- are reportedly defending him against the allegations.

"To whom it may concern, Johnny Depp is the father of my two children," Paradis' note, which was obtained by TMZ, reads. "He is a sensitive, loving and loved person, and I believe with all my heart that these recent allegations being made are outrageous."

"In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years," she continued.

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Meanwhile, Depp has not responded to Heard's abuse allegations. According to documents filed by Depp's attorney, Laura Wasser, last Friday, Depp was out of the country for work and had not heard the allegations against him.

"He nonetheless has every intention of staying away from Amber and will stipulate to mutual stay-away and personal conduct orders," Wasser wrote.

Depp's 17-year-old daughter, model Lily-Rose, publicly defended her dad on Instagram on Sunday.

"My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same," she captioned a childhood photo of the two together.

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