Johnny Depp to Silence Amber Heard With Confidentiality Agreement?

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By now, you're probably aware that the divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been one of the ugliest celebrity splits in recent memory.

But if Depp has his way, you may not be hearing any more about the ongoing and increasingly messy drama.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in Palm Springs

E! News has obtained court documents revealing that when it comes to the legal aspect of his separation, Depp seems more concerned with protecting his privacy than his assets.

The docs contain the following response from Depp's lawyers to Heard's request for financial information:

"Johnny does not dispute that Amber is entitled to the majority of the information sought in her discovery requests and subpoenas. He willing to produce the documents necessary for Amber's evaluation," the papers read.

"He has asked, however, that a confidentiality agreement be executed prior to the production of documents in order to protect the parties' privacy."

We'll overlook the weirdness of the fact that Depp's lawyers call him "Johnny" and focus on what's really important here, which is that this serves as yet another reminder that the iconic actor is very eager to put this chapter of his life behind him.

The latest from his attorneys goes on to complain about the public nature of the divorce:

"This case has been extraordinarily public since its inception. There have been daily articles in the domestic and foreign press about this proceeding and the parties' lives.

"Every detail of this action has been chronicled by the media and it has become one of the most heavily publicized celebrity divorces in recent memory." 

That's certainly true and while Heard has done little to discourage the publicity, Depp has made it clear that he'd prefer to handle the matter as privately as possible.

He's repeatedly refused to answer questions about Heard, and it seems likely that his eventual settlement with Heard will include a non-disclosure agreement.

So if you were hoping to see Depp answer to assault charges in court, you may be out of luck.

In all likelihood, the former couple will reach an agreement without setting foot in court, and we're guessing that going forward, Depp will make every effort to confine the drama in his life to his onscreen performances.

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