… Amber Heard has been in trouble with the law as well
Just a few weeks after Heard filed for divorce from Depp in 2016, and showed up in court with a bruised face to obtain a restraining order against him, TMZ revealed in a story that Heard herself had been arrested on domestic violence charges in 2009.
According to TMZ, Heard was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on September 14, 2009, after allegedly grabbing and striking her then-partner, Tasya van Ree, in the arm.
The charges were ultimately dropped at a court hearing the following day, according to audio of the hearing obtained by TMZ. USA Today also confirmed the incident with a Sea-Tac spokesperson, who said the arrest information on the case was later deleted, which is allowed under Washington state law.
Depp’s legal team mentioned the arrest in the actor’s lawsuit against Heard, saying Heard had been an “abuser” to Van Ree.
In her response to Depp’s lawsuit, Heard said the mention of the Seattle incident was “deliberately misleading,” and pointed to a statement her ex released in 2016, saying the incident had been “misinterpreted.”
In 2016, Van Ree told E! News that Heard had been “wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a power position.”
“It’s disheartening that Amber’s integrity and story are being questioned yet again,” Van Ree added. “Amber is a brilliant, honest, and beautiful woman and I have the utmost respect for her. We shared 5 wonderful years together and remain close to this day.”