Lily-Rose Depp and her mom defend Johnny Depp

2016-05-30 18:00

Los Angeles - Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp have defended Johnny Depp after his estranged wife accused him of domestic abuse.

Johnny's former partner Vanessa, the mother of his two children, Lily-Rose, 17 and Jack, 14, reportedly wrote a letter of support for Johnny after Amber Heard, 30, was granted a temporary restraining order amid claims he left her with a bruised face after throwing an iPhone at her.

According to a letter obtained by TMZ, Vanessa, 43, wrote: "Johnny Depp is the father of my two children. He is a sensitive and loving person and I believe with all my heart that these recent allegations being made are outrageous.

"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."

And Lily-Rose took to Instagram to defend her 52-year-old father, writing: "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."

Lily-Rose went on to Instagram to post an insert stating that police investigated an abuse claim by Amber on 21 May but that there was no proof that a crime had occurred.

A source close to Vanessa also insisted that he had never been abusive to her during their relationship.

The insider told "Never any story in 14 years, never a sense of violence, never a scene. That's so not Johnny and Vanessa. Johnny was very sensitive, both were. It was important to them that they set good examples to their children.

"They were a normal couple. He was a very good father and together they took incredible care of their children."

Another source added: "He and Vanessa never had any violent conflicts."

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