Johnny Depp and Amber Head’s Divorce Finalised After Turbulent Process
Johnny Depp and Amber Head’s divorce has been finalised.
According to E! a judge signed their papers yesterday and also denied a motion filed by Depp’s attorneys to have his ex wife pay his legal fees.
This comes months after the actress filed the papers to end their 15-month marriage, and five months after the couple reached a settlement.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married less than two years ago after they met on the set of The Rum Diary. All seemed perfect with the celebrity couple until May 2016 when Amber filed for a divorce on grounds of domestic violence. Later that month, concerns were raised when the actress showed up in court with a bruise on her face claiming Johnny physically assaulted her with her phone. She claimed that the 53-year-old actor shattered various objects in the apartment during the alleged assault, prompting the court to issue a restraining order against the actor.
Later, a shocking video of the actor smashing wine bottles and glass during a heated argument with his wife hit the internet.
However, Amber withdrew her assault allegations and the former couple reached a $7million settlement. But the actor cut the check and donated some of the money to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in Amber’s name. While a rep of the actress praised the philanthropic move, they insisted that the actor must “honor the full amount by donating $14 million to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7 million payment obligation to Amber.”
In December, Depp agreed to pay the rest of the money to his ex over the next 15 months, and he proceeded to file a motion for her to pay his $100,000 legal fees, which was denied yesterday.
Now, they are officially over and we hope this is the last of their ugly media drama.
But it is not over for the actor who has slammed his managers with $25 million dollars lawsuit for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, wrongful foreclosure and a breach of fiduciary duty. He did this on same day his divorce was finalised.
According to E!, Johnny Depp says his managers – The Mandel Company – “mismanaged his business affairs so much so that he lost tens of millions of dollars and has been forced to dispose of significant assets to pay for TMG’s self-dealing and gross misconduct.”
But the group has dismissed the claims. Here’s the statement the company released to E!:
“The lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against his long-time business managers is a complete fabrication. For 30 years, Joel and Rob Mandel, and their company The Management Group, have been trusted business managers to some of the most successful individuals and companies in the entertainment business. For 17 of those years, they did everything possible to protect Depp from his irresponsible and profligate spending.”
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