After a contentious few months marked by accusations of violence, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their divorce case.
TMZ was the first to report the news, revealing that Heard had withdrawn her petition for a domestic violence restraining order against Depp because she and her now-ex have settled their divorce. The site says:
Amber and Johnny filed legal docs Tuesday in which Amber withdrew her request for a restraining order. She had alleged Johnny brutalized her on May 21 but now the case is over. She dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning she can never re-file it.
The divorce settlement, which was also finalized on Tuesday, awards Heard about $7 million, according to TMZ.
The former couple released a joint statement about the news, which reads:
"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. There will be no further public statements about this matter."
Depp and Heard, who were married for just 15 months, have been battling it out in court since May, and Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp on May 27 that required Depp to stay 100 feet from her.
According to a report from Deadline, it was the intense media scrutiny, coupled with the long legal haul ahead, that led both parties to mutually decide to resolve the divorce proceedings quickly over the past few days. The trade reports that Depp never showed up for a deposition scheduled for this past weekend, while Heard flew in from London to give hers. A hearing was to have been held later this week.
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