Amber Heard’s Ex-Girlfriend Defends Actress Following Domestic Violence Report From 2009

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Following days of reports that Amber Heard was arrested for domestic abuse against an ex-girlfriend, Tasya van Ree, in 2009, van Ree has responded, saying Heard was “wrongfully accused.”

“In 2009, Amber was wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a power position,” said a statement van Ree released on Wednesday. “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.’ Charges were quickly dropped and she was released moments later. 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.”

TMZ posted a report on Tuesday claiming that Heard, who recently accused Depp of domestic violence, was herself arrested for domestic violence in a 2009 incident. The report said that, on Sept. 14, 2009, at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Heard had grabbed and hit photographer van Ree in the arm.

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The TMZ report claims that Heard was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence, and appeared in court the next day. The prosecutor, however, reportedly let Heard go with a warning because both women lived in California at the time.

Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse last month, and has been granted a restraining order against him. Los Angeles police are currently investigating the allegations. The actress released a photo of herself with a bruised face after an alleged incident, and People magazine released several more photos of Heard with bruises as well.

Police responded to a domestic dispute on May 21, though Heard did not file a criminal report. The actress described in court papers another incident when Depp allegedly grabbed her by the hair and shoved her to the floor at her 30th birthday party. She also detailed Depp’s history of drug and alcohol abuse in the court documents.

Heard filed for divorce from Depp on May 23 after 15 months of marriage.

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  1. Amber Heard the Gold Digger says:

    #TeamJohnny

  2. Vanessa says:

    Just because you lover forgives her doesn’t take away from the fact that she is a violent person. If her allegations were true and she said she loves him, you would think she would want to help him since he has proven to have a good moral character for the past 50+ years. All she is set on doing is destroying his character to the public. That’s why we don’t trust her. Why can’t she prove it in court?? She wants to prove it to the public but it’s obvious she’s being a media whore.

    • Movie says:

      Ahhhh so when Paradis says Depp is a good man we take it as if it is completely and utterly true even though she wasn’t in his relationship not even in the room at the same time but now Heard’s ex she is a good woman we can’t take it as the truth? Right, continue on *rolls eyes.*

  3. Michael Anthony says:

    So, according to Heard’s GF, she’s innocent and a victim of homophobia. As a gay man, I don’t tolerate homophobia, but I also don’t tolerate those who use it as an excuse. Further reading on this incident leads one to think Heard may not be truthful.
    Depp has no violence against women documented and even his ex of 14 years says there was none. Violent people are always trying to keep there violence in check. Someone doesn’t become an abuser overnight. A hearyear fight? Perhaos, but as Heard has said many times on interviews, she’s not a waif.
    Sorry Amber, but when you’re demand for spousal support after 15 months of marriage was met with disdain, you then trotted out this violence claim. WHY didn’t you include it in your original filing?????

    • Movie says:

      1) you weren’t there so you have no idea what went on and if Heard’s ex is telling the truth or not.
      2) as an actual victim of sexual and mental abuse by someone that supposedly loved me let me tell you right now they come across as the most nicest people you will ever meet because they don’t believe what they have done is wrong. That is why so many are shocked when there is someone who accuses them of something, that is another reason why victims have a hard time speaking up besides the countless other reasons.
      3) the person that abused me had no history of violence or sexual abuse against anyone else.
      4) Depp has a history of going off his rocker when drunk and high. See Kate Moss who say he becomes a different person when high and drunk.
      Finally you take all of Depp’s friends and family as the truth when they speak out for him, why aren’t you willing to grant Heard the same chance?
      Also how much evidence do you people want? She has evidence authenticating her texts, she has video, she has pictures, she has neighbours accounts, now she even has an ex coming out saying that situation was mistaken? Which by the way does happen.
      Before you call me a SJW or feminist or whatever the hell else you will insult me with for disagreeing with you I’m not saying Depp is guilty because honestly I not you know the truth BUT I do think we shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions on Heard’s part the same way we say we shouldn’t jump to conclusions on Depp’s part. That’s all.

    • L'Dina says:

      Its funny, you don’t tolerate homophobia, yet every single article or at least 9/10 articles the media has published has highlighted Amber’s sexuality, going as far as to imply that is what might have led to Johnny’s jealousy and abuse.All insinuating that her being bi automatically means Johnny suspected her of cheating. Clear biphobia ( I love ur double standards though). And whats even more sad to see is that in 2k16 some people and the media still encourage victim blaming. She has bruises, she was granted a restraining order. Yet most media make her out to be a villain. Maybe she shouldn’t be demanding spousal support but that should never take away from the fact that Johnny hit her at least once ( and its confirmed) plus her other claims of abuse. Instead of the media focussing on her bisexuality and people calling her gold digger, people should start off their arguments with Johnny was wrong, whatever the circumstance to hit her. To have her fearful to the point of calling the police. Not one article has highlighted the fact that abuse is wrong and should not be tolerated and that Amber is right to leave. No everyone is ready to discredit her, when hands down she has more evidence than Johnny. Y’all don’t know what he’s like in his personal life, y’all don’t know why she feels entitled to spousal support. Look at what you do know, a woman claims to be beaten has bruises, calls the police, and has enough evidence to be granted a restraining order. Applaud the victim for taking action, not pull conspiracy theories out of the air. What message are y’all sending to people who have been hit by their partners, that if he/she is perceived as a nice person don’t even bother cause you’ll get ridiculed! Im waiting patiently for an article to say “if Johnny hit his wife even once he’s wrong, if he made her feel threaten, he’s wrong”. I’ll wait though yet I’ve been made well aware of the fact that she’s bisexual as if that should even be a factor.

      • Kez says:

        The media isn’t focused on her bisexuality its focusing on the domestic abuse arrest that happened in 2009. The funny thing is if she displayed that abuse in a public place which was the seatac airport what isn’t she doing behing closed doors? There is no proof on her part of physical abuse, the pictures she released don’t prove anything she cant prove they’re real and if they are she can’t prove Johnny gave them to her why? Because she didn’t press charges against him when they allegedly happened. I know a lot of women who fake spousal abuse for revenge and now imagine when its all about the $$$$$ so yea I smell a GOLD DIGGER

  4. Yarimir Yarimri says:

    tortillera g.o.l.d.d.i.g.g.e.r

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