Johnny Depp Domestic Abuse Allegations: Stars React

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As you may have heard, Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp after just 15 months of marriage, and she's made some shocking allegations of abuse against the actor.

Days after filing, Heard got a restraining order against her estranged husband and gave several statements to the court detailing the extent of the assaults.

She alleges that Depp's abuse of cocaine and alcohol has turned him violent and claims he threw a cell phone and a wine glass at her, plus grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the floor during three separate incidents.

Following the divorce but before Heard's comments to the court became public, a rep for Depp released the following statement:

"Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life."

With every celebrity scandal, there are opinions. Read below to see how how stars have reacted to the allegations.

1. Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis
Depp's longtime partner and mother of his two children defended the actor in a handwritten note, calling the claims "outrageous" and describing her ex as a "sensitive, loving and loved person."

2. Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp
Depp's daughter with Paradis, Lily-Rose, defended her father in an Instagram post, 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.”

3. Andy Richter

Andy Richter
Andy Richter defended Heard on Twitter, writing, "One of the things you can pay a publicist to do is to make your ex look bad in the press after you've been accused of abuse," adding, "Some publicists even specialize in such things." He then shared screenshots of articles written putting Heard in a negative light and wrote, "People wonder why women dont report abuse."

4. Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson
Former star of The Office, Rainn Wilson, took to Twitter to blast Depp, referencing his Pirates of the Carribean character and writing, "Here's what I learned today: there's a 100% antibiotic resistant bacteria, bees killed a hiker, Cpt Jack Sparrow is a wife beater."

5. Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke shared his thoughts on Depp with TMZ, saying, "“He doesn't seem like a very violent man to me," adding, “He's a very low key guy, he's always been really low key and a gentleman and not violent.” He also claimed he was not familiar with Heard. “I don't know anything about her. I know nothing about her at all."

6. Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden
Walking Dead star Laurie Holden took to Twitter to stand with Depp. "I, for one, am going to see Johnny Depp's new movie. His personal life is just that. Personal. No one knows the real truth so just zip it," she wrote, adding, "To be clear: I am just saying DON'T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS. Even a pic might not be telling the whole story...."

7. Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio
Sports Illustrated model and Victoria's Secret Angel Sara Sampaio sided with Heard, writing, "The way women get shamed when they confess abuse it's horrible and so inadmissible! #imwithamber."

8. Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany
British actor Paul Bettany rushed to Depp's defense on Twitter as well. "Known Johnny Depp for years and through several relationships. He's the sweetest, kindest, gentlest man that I've ever known. Just saying," he wrote. "All I'm saying-Domestic violence is a serious allegation. Trial by twitter is unhelpful. Let the facts come out before rushing to judgment," he added in a separate tweet.

9. Amanda de Cadenet

Amanda de Cadenet
Amanda de Cadenet, British photographer, actress and talk show host and friend of Heard's, did not comment directly but retweeted several posts defending the actress, including, "I stand with #AmberHeard because when someone abuses you, people shouldn't tell you THEY DIDN'T JUST BECAUSE THEY LIKE HIS MOVIES" and "In the early 90s #JohnnyDepp grew violent with Kate Moss & destroyed their hotel room. There is a history of violence. #AmberHeard"

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