Johnny Depp Might Be Called to Testify in Restraining Order Case (Report)

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s estranged wife has accused him of domestic violence

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are staying clear of each other these days, but attorneys for the estranged couple both showed up in court on Friday to discuss their legal battle, the New York Daily News reports.

According to the Daily News, Heard’s attorneys are demanding that Depp appear at a court date on Friday, and may call him to testify as an “adverse” witness in the matter of the restraining order that Heard filed against the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor.

“We’ve made a demand that he appear,” Joseph Koenig, an attorney for Heard, told the newspaper. “We do intend to proceed and might call Johnny.”

Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp on May 27, just days after filing for divorce after little more than a year of marriage. Heard claimed that Depp had injured her by throwing a cell phone at her face on May 21. A court date on the matter is scheduled for July 17.

Meanwhile, Depp’s attorney, Laura Wasser, also appeared in court on Friday and told a judge that she had sent notice to Heard for a deposition at 2 p.m., but was informed that she was out of town. Wasser reportedly requested that Heard either be compelled to sit for a deposition before the court date on the 17th, or that her courtroom testimony be excluded at next week’s court date.

However, the judge shot that request down, calling it “rather extreme.”

Koenig and Heard’s other attorney, Samantha Spector, sought to block Wasser’s attempt to force Heard back for a deposition. According to her attorneys, Heard was en route to attend the engagement party of her friend Raquel Pennington, and after that she is scheduled to travel to London for a costume fitting for “The Justice League” movie.

According to court documents obtained by TheWrap on Friday, Pennington — who claims to be a witness to the alleged May 21 incident — has been scheduled for a deposition on June 16, after declaring that she would not be available for deposition on Friday due to her engagement party.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.