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Amber Heard’s ex-girlfriend defends actress in past arrest

Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 by police for domestic violence at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2009. The prosecuting attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges in the case.

hollywood Updated: Jun 09, 2016 15:55 IST
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Actress Amber Heard leaves the Superior Court of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, in May, with what appears to be a bruise on her right cheek after obtaining a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp in this still image from video.

Amber Heard’s ex-girlfriend said Wednesday the actress was wrongfully accused of domestic violence in 2009. The comment by Tasya van Ree came after Heard recently filed for divorce from Johnny Depp and claimed he was physically abusive toward her.

Van Ree said she and Heard were involved in an incident in Seattle years ago that has been “misinterpreted and over-sensationalised.”

Read: Johnny Depp physically abused me throughout marriage, says Amber Heard

“I recount hints of misogynistic attitudes toward us, which later appeared to be homophobic when they found out we were domestic partners and not just ‘friends,’” van Ree said in a statement released by Heard’s spokeswoman Jodi Gottlieb.

Amber Heard and Tasya van Ree dated for five years and remain close.

Heard was arrested in 2009 by police for domestic violence at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2009, said Perry Cooper, a spokesman for the Port of Seattle. The prosecuting attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges in the case.

Heard and van Ree dated for five years and remain close, van Ree said. “It’s disheartening that Amber’s integrity and story are being questioned yet again,” she added. “Amber is a brilliant, honest and beautiful woman and I have the utmost respect for her.”

Heard and Depp were married for 15 months before a divorce petition was filed last month. Heard, who appeared in The Rum Diary and Magic Mike XXL, said in a Los Angeles court May 29 that Depp had been physically and emotionally abusive throughout their relationship. She appeared with a bruise on her right cheek.

The actress obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, alleging he threw her cellphone at her face, striking her below the right eye during a fight May 21.

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