You thought that because it was the weekend everything would be sunshine and daisies, right? Well, this is the world, so no. You might be having a morning cocktail and mortifying your neighbors by dancing to the The Pretenders in front of an open window (don’t judge me!) but the world keeps turning and the messes keep getting messier. The mess du jour, du week, really, is of course Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Johnny and Amber are getting divorced, but because they are the living version of Hollywood scandal, the situation is getting worse every day. Amber got the restraining order she went to court for yesterday. The restraining order came on the heels of Amber calling the police after Johnny allegedly hit her. Amber apparently has witnesses (her friends) that saw Johnny attack her and his credibility is somewhat questionable considering his history with the bad shit. Celebitchy also has a rundown of everything that was in Amber’s court filing.
Up until now, Johnny has been silent on the whole thing and he’s been away in Europe. Now, finally, his attorney, Laura Wasser, has released a statement (via People):
Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse. Her current application for a temporary restraining order along with her financial requests appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce. Yet Johnny cannot protect himself or Amber from media scrutiny, and Amber’s anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding.
Amber asked for money “emergency” money and is looking for $50,000 a month in spousal support, but the judge said “no” for the moment. Johnny’s lawyer, on the topic of the money said, “Amber is a successful model and actress who earns her own income and is capable of supporting herself.” Even though Johnny, is worth more than my alcohol soaked brain can compute, Amber may very well be the money mama soon. Not only have scarf sales plummeted, I’m assuming, but Alice Through the Crack Pipe is fu-fu-fu-FLOPPING!
X-Men: Apocalypse is beating down on Alice at the box office and it has a 29% rotten rating. It cost more than $170 million to make and despite the first one making over a billion dollars, people are not flocking out to see it. X-Men is on track to make its $80 million opening but Alice is falling short with its opening landing somewhere around $40 million. It’s opening this weekend in most of the foreign market so maybe that will help.
People also brings us the heartwarming of story of Johnny doing some super subtle damage control in Europe. He and his band were in Portugal the day Amber got her restraining order, playing a charity show and fitting hearing aids. Hollywood Vampires (I really can’t with that name) played a show for the Starkey Hearing foundation and while there help fit and adjust hearing aids.
— Z100 Hitz FM (@hitzfmPH) May 28, 2016
For the sake of those there, I’m going to hope the fittings were after the show. I’ve seen what kind of acting comes out of greasy scarf, I can only begin to imagine what kind of music comes out of one.