Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Settle Their Divorce

Actress accused “Pirates of the Caribbean” star of domestic violence

Last Updated: August 16, 2016 @ 11:29 AM

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have settled their divorce case, both parties announced in a statement Tuesday.

Heard’s lawyers filed  a dismissal of her temporary restraining order against her ex on Tuesday. Heard dismissed the case with prejudice, which means that the actress can never refile it, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.

Heard filed for divorce from Depp, to whom she had been married for 15 months, on May 23, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Days later, she filed documents claiming that Depp had been abusive to her throughout their relationship, citing a particular alleged incident days before her divorce filing, during which Depp allegedly struck her in the face with his phone. Depp continuously denied allegations.

In legal papers filed with the court in May, Depp’s attorney said that the actor’s wife claimed abuse in order to line up a quick payday.

“Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse,” a memorandum of points and authorities filed by Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, read.

A hearing had been scheduled to begin Wednesday.

“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” both parties said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains.  There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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