The last time we checked in with Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, more friends were coming to their respective defenses. Amber’s ex, Tasya Van Ree (an 80s nighttime soap name if ever there was one) spoke out about the domestic abuse allegations that Amber faced in 2009 and said the whole situation was blown out of proportion and smelled of homophobia. On Team Johnny, Kimbo Stewart’s baby father, Benicio Del Toro opened his mouth and said that Amber seems like a “manipulative girl.” And now there’s reports that Amber gave two thumbs down to a settlement offer from Johnny.
TMZ is saying that according to sources close to Amber, she was offered $50,000 a month in spousal support for eight months (eight months?! That would total pennies after taxes and lawyer fees!). When Amber first asked for a temporary restraining order, she also asked for $50,000 a month in spousal support. That request was shot down. So one might think that Amber would take that new settlement offer, but she didn’t respond to it because of one major condition. Johnny will only give Amber the $50k a month for eight months if she agrees to a mutual restraining order. Yes, he wants a restraining order against her too.
The sources say that Amber will never agree to a mutual restraining order, because she’s the victim of abuse in the relationship. Not Johnny too. TMZ is also saying that she’s trying to get a permanent restraining order against Johnny, because she feels like she needs to do that for other victims. She wants to make an example out of Johnny. Her court date is set for next Friday.
TMZ is also saying that Amber won’t be available for her deposition before the court date. Apparently, she can’t make it because she’ll be in London for a 3-day costume fitting for Justice League. People from Team Johnny are saying the costume fitting is a lame excuse and wasn’t brought up until the last minute so that Amber could get out of answering questions about the alleged abuse.
And I think that after Heineken’s alleged reaction to what Benicio said in defense of Johnny, we can safely assume that publicists will be issuing restraining orders on their clients’ mouths so as not to lose out on lucrative beer contracts.