It turns out his movies may not be the worst thing Johnny Depp has been involved with in the past year.
As you’ve probably heard by now, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp earlier this week.
The surprise move came just days after Depp’s beloved mother passed away, and many wondered why the actress would file papers at such a difficult time.
Now it seems that the actress may have had good reason to speed the proceedings along.
TMZ is reporting that Heard showed up in a Los Angeles County courtroom this morning requesting an emergency restraining order from Depp.
Sources say the actress arrived with her lawyer, Samantha Spector, and several photos showing facial bruising and other signs of abuse.
The website notes that Heard’s request for a temporary order of protection is unusual, as Depp has been out of town since Wednesday promoting his new movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Both parties have issued statements through their reps confirming the divorce and requesting privacy, but this is the first time that Heard has alleged that Depp ever assaulted her.
Throughout the couple’s marriage, there were reports of Depp’s drinking driving Heard away.
This latest revelation has given rise to an unconfirmed rumor that the 52-year-old actor went on a bender to cope with the loss of his mother, during which time he got into an altercation with Heard that became physical.
Those rumors, of course, are mere speculation based on previous reports regarding the couple’s difficulties.
Depp’s attorney, Laura Wasser, appeared in court today on his behalf.
There is no word yet on whether or not the judge granted Heard’s request for a restraining order.
We’ll have further updates on this story as more information becomes available.