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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Abuse Scandal — 11 Latest Developments

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May. 31 2016, Published 11:48 a.m. ET

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Amber Heard shocked the world on Friday, claiming that her husband, Johnny Depp, had abused her, bruising her face during an altercation last week. But the plot continues to thicken — get the latest developments on RadarOnline.com.

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As Heard made her way to court, Depp was busy playing a concert with his band, Hollywood Vampires, in Portugal.

Johnny Depp performs with the super group Hollywood Vampires at Grona Lund

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Though Heard, 30, filed for divorce and sought a restraining order against the 52-year-old actor, many have since come to his defense, calling her story into question.

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Johnny's friend, comedian Doug Stanhope spoke out soon after news broke, claiming that his buddy is being blackmailed. In a guest column for The Wrap, Stanhope claimed that he had been at Johnny's house the night of the alleged incident. "Heard was threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn't agree to her terms," Stanhope said. "Blackmail is what I would imagine other people might put it, including the manner in which he is now being vilified."

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Heard's lawyer fired back at Stanhope in a statement sent to TheWrap. "The allegations against Ms. Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false," attorney Peter Sample said. Doug Stanhope's blackmail claim "has no basis in reality and is nothing but the typical celebrity muckraking for profit. It is highly offensive and disturbing that you would choose to publish it in the first place."

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Johnny Depp performs with the super group Hollywood Vampires at Grona Lund

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Meanwhile, according to a new report, Heard had shouted "stop hitting me" during her alleged altercation with Depp — but two security guards on waiting in the foyer of their residence claim Depp was more than 20 feet away from her when they rushed into the apartment.

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Johnny Depp performs with the super group Hollywood Vampires at Grona Lund

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The pair reportedly ran into the couple's residence "within a second" after hearing Heard's scream, but discovered the actress on the couple's couch and Depp at least 20 feet away in the kitchen.

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The guards also claim that Heard frequently attempted to "attack" Depp, agreeing with police by claiming she had no visible injuries after calling police last week.

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Amber Heard leaves court in LA after claiming Johnny Depp physically assaulted her

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Of course, when she arrived to court on Friday, Heard sported a large bruise over her eye, which she claimed was due to Depp throwing an iphone at her face.

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But according to Depp's ex, Vanessa Paradis, the actor — and father to her two children — has never been violent. The French singer commented that Depp is "sensitive and loving" in a new statement, sharing: "In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years."

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Daughter Lily-Rose Depp, stood up for her father as well. In one post to her Instagram account. The 17-year-old shared a photo of him with her as an infant, captioning it, "My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same."

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Do you think Amber is blackmailing Johnny or is this really a case of domestic abuse? Sound off in the comments below.

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