Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have each been accused of abuse since announcing their split, with Amber’s 2009 arrest for domestic violence to her then-girlfriend Tasya van Ree recently resurfacing. However, her ex claims it was untrue.
In a statement, van Ree said Heard was “wrongfully accused” and the charges were dropped in the spat where the 30-year-old allegedly “grabbed and struck” her at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
“In 2009, Amber was wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a power position,” she said in a statement. “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.’”
She continued: “It's disheartening that Amber's integrity and story are being questioned yet again. Amber is a brilliant, honest and beautiful woman and I have the utmost respect for her. We shared 5 wonderful years together and remain close to this day.”
Johnny Depp performs with the Hollywood Vampires in Bucharest.
Depp’s ex Vanessa Paradis also denied allegations of abuse during her time with Johnny, 52, after Heard claimed he emotionally and physically abused her during their relationship.
Vanessa Paradis attends Mal de Pierres Premiere during Cannes international film Festival 2016
"In all these years I have known Johnny he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years," Paradis wrote.