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Amber Heard's Attorneys Retract Statement Citing 'Court of Public Opinion' Victory, Apologize to Johnny Depp

by Zach Seemayer 7:03 PM PDT, August 16, 2016
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The legal dispute between Amber Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp has hit an additional bump in the road.

Heard's lawyer, Samantha F. Spector, issued a retraction of a statement she made after the embittered former couple came to a reported $7 million settlement on Tuesday, along with an apology to Depp.

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After news of the settlement broke, Spector and fellow attorney Joseph P. Koenig released a statement expressing that they were "pleased" with the outcome of the case, and saying that the 30-year-old actress had been "vindicated in the Court of Public Opinion."

Later in the day, Spector fully retracted the comment in a statement released to ET. Spector said that the earlier comments were "made without the knowledge or approval of Amber Heard."

"The statement is untrue and we retract it, without qualification. My assertion that Amber Heard has been vindicated in the court of public opinion is not true," Spector's statement continued. "We regret the error and apologize to Johnny Depp."

Sources tell ET that Depp's legal team asked Spector to issue the retraction, but say her comments will not change the previously agreed-upon settlement.

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On Tuesday, Heard withdrew her request for a domestic violence restraining order against her 53-year-old ex-husband, and the pair issued a joint statement addressing their divorce and subsequent claims of spousal abuse.

"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," Heard and Depp said in a joint statement. "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm."

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"Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future," the statement continues. "Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity."

For more on the couple's pricey settlement, and the accusations of Depp's allegedly mercurial behavior, check out the video below.

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