Amber Heard: Read actresses’ statement about Johnny Depp’s alleged domestic violence in full

‘Amber can no longer endure the relentless attacks and outright lies launched against her character in the Court of Public Opinion’

Today Amber Heard’s lawyers have issued a statement in response to the events which have occurred since the actress filed for divorce from Johnny Depp last Monday.

Here is the statement from Heard’s lead attorney Samantha F. Spector and her co-counsel Joseph P. Koenig in full:

“As the result of Amber’s decision to decline giving an initial statement to the LAPD, her silence has been used against her by Johnny’s team. Amber did not provide a statement to the LAPD in an attempt to protect her privacy and Johnny’s career.

Read actresses' statement about Johnny Depp’s alleged

“Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts, as she cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media.

“Amber has suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny.

“In domestic violence cases, it is not unusual for the perpetrator’s playbook to include miscasting the victim as the villain.

“In reality, Amber acted no differently than many victims of domestic violence, who think first of the harm that might come to the abuser, rather than the abuse they have already suffered.