Yesterday, Martin bought you the rumor that Johnny Depp also wants a restraining order against Amber Heard. Johnny was willing to open his chain wallet and hand over $50,000 a month in spousal support for eight months if she agreed to his n’ hers restraining orders. Sources said that Amber won’t ever agree to a mutual restraining order. They’re due in court on Friday to discuss the idea of making her temporary restraining order against Johnny a permanent one. It sounds like Johnny won’t be doing much discussing.
TMZ says that Amber’s team thinks they’ve got a better chance of catching Johnny with a bar of soap in his hand than hearing him testify at their restraining order trial. According to sources, Amber’s team is sure Johnny will end up pleading the fifth. And not because he was in too thick of a booze haze to remember anything that has happened past 1992, either. Keeping quiet would be Johnny’s way of avoiding the possibility of saying something that might lead to him getting prosecuted for domestic violence.
TMZ says that it’s common for someone on Johnny’s position to plead the F-I-F fiiiiiif (copyright: Dave Chappelle), even if he’s innocent.
Sources add that Amber’s team is also counting on the possibility of Johnny not submitting a written denial of domestic violence either. TMZ reminds us that written declarations of denial have screwed over both Mel Gibson and Bill Cosby. So Amber’s people are confident Johnny won’t take any chances by submitting a statement that may be used against him later.
Amber’s team is apparently very confident that Amber will walk out of court on Friday with a permanent restraining order against Johnny Depp. If Johnny keeps quiet, TMZ thinks the judge will have no choice but to grant Amber what she wants. I don’t know if I’d be making a popsicle stick frame for that restraining order just yet if I were Amber. If there’s anything I’ve taken away from this whole situation, it’s that Johnny doesn’t have to open his mouth and defend himself, because his co-stars will do it for him. Last week it was Benicio Del Toro. Yesterday it was Jaime King. By the time Friday’s restraining order trial rolls around, Johnny’s team will have a whole movie’s worth of “surprise” character witnesses ready to the stand and proclaim his innocence. “Your honor, I played Johnny’s mustache in Mordecai, and I can honestly say he is the kindest, most gentle man I have ever met. That’s saying a lot, since I spent so much time near his mouth.”