Amber Heard withdraws request for temporary spousal support

2016-06-14 13:27

Los Angeles - Amber Heard has reportedly withdrawn her request for temporary spousal support from Johnny Depp.

The 30-year-old actress has filed a declaration stating she's no longer interested in receiving maintenance payouts from her estranged husband during their divorce process because she feels the Black Mass star's team are using it against her.

In the legal documents, obtained by TMZ, the blonde beauty stated her request for temporary spousal support is being used "to distract and divert the public away from the very real issue of domestic violence."

The issue of temporary spousal support was set to be handled during Amber's restraining order hearing on Friday at the family court after she claimed Johnny made $30m last year and she could be entitled to almost $1m per month in maintenance.

However, her lawyer has claimed the Danish Girl star only asked for the short-term monthly payouts as she thought it was standard operating procedure in a divorce case.

And, although she's decided to scrap her request for the time being, Amber, according to the documents, has reserved the right to apply for spousal support during their divorce once the restraining order has been handled.

Amber obtained a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Johnny, which means he has to stay at least 100 yards away from her and her home, last month after she accused him of physically and verbally abusing her throughout their 15-month marriage.

At the hearing later this week, the judge will decide whether to extend Amber's temporary restraining order while the finer details of their divorce are being finalised.

A violation of the restraining order?

Meanwhile, it's believed Amber was forced to call the police on Monday when members of the 53-year-old star's team entered her home, which she previously shared with the actor, in Los Angeles and began removing items from the property that belonged to him.

Although Johnny wasn't present, Amber's representatives still felt the need to call law enforcement officers as they believed the action was possibly a violation of the restraining order.

Amber filed for divorce from Johnny, whom she married last year, four weeks ago, citing irreconcilable differences.

It's believed the couple don't have a pre-nuptial agreement.

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