Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Friend Who Called 911 Speaks Out on Abusive Marriage

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As you've no doubt heard by now, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp back in May, claiming that the iconic actor had been verbally and physically abusive throughout their 15 month relationship.

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Shortly thereafter, Heard filed for a restraining order against Depp, citing an incident in which the actor hit her in the face with a cell phone during a drunken tantrum.

Now, the mutual friend of Depp and Heard's who called 911 on the night that Johnny allegedly assaulted Amber is speaking out about his role in one of the ugliest celebrity splits in recent memory.

Wright, an author, LGBTQ activist, and host of the MTV series Suspect, had previously written a blog post for Refinery 29 entitled "Why I Called 911."

Now that Depp and Heard have reached a settlement Wright is once again speaking out on her decision to call the police on Heard's behalf.

(Wright was not present at the time of the alleged incident, but was reportedly on the phone with Heard throughout her confrontation with Depp.)

In a recent interview with Time Out of London, Wright says that he and Depp were once "like brothers," but now have no contact with one another.

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Wright even credits Depp with helping to save his life when he was suicidal following an ugly incident with an ex.

However, upon learning that Depp had become violent toward his Heard, Wright says he never hesitated to contact authorities:

"It's a tough thing. My attitude about that is the same as the attitude I have about my parents," Wright says.

"People are very rarely bad people. People have things that happen to them and people have pain they are trying to get around.

"Everyone is trying to dance with their pain and sometimes it's who do you stab in the process? It's what you do about having stabbed them that's the delineation between people you can have in you life and people you can't."

Wright went on to slam accusations that Heard pressed charges against Depp for financial gain, claiming that the actress could have been awarded several times what she eventually won, and actually lost money, as she "paid all her own legal fees."

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Heard has vowed to donate her entire settlement to charity.

Wright's involvement in the incident was first revealed in the following testimony that Heard offered during a deposition:

"[Depp] ripped the cell phone from my hand and began screaming profanities and insults at iO. I heard iO yell at me to get out of the house.

"Johnny then grabbed the cell phone, wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and eye with great force.

"I immediately covered my face and was crying because of the pain resulting from the phone hitting me. Johnny charged at me, insisting on seeing my face.

"He taunted me, challenged whether or not the cell phone actually hit me. He then forcibly pulled back my hair as I attempted to stand up from the sofa.

"I then yelled out 'Call 911' hoping it would be heard by iO who was still on the phone. Johnny continued screaming at me, pulling my hair, striking me and violently grabbing my face."

We may never know for certain what exactly transpired between Depp and Heard. 

But at least for now, one of the nastiest celebrity divorces is settled.

Now the parties involved can begin healing process and hopefully seek whatever help they may need.

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