Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, is defending her father in the wake of abuse allegations.
“My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know,” Lily-Rose Depp wrote on Instagram over the weekend. “He’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same.”
The post included a picture of Lily-Rose Depp as a toddler being held up by her famous father.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is embroiled in a divorce from Amber Heard that has been playing out in the media. Heard alleges that Depp physically abused her and told a Los Angeles County Court last Friday that she feared for her safety. Photos of the actress’ bruised face, which she said came after an altercation with Depp, were first published on TMZ and were quickly circulated by other outlets.
Lily-Rose Depp does not directly address the allegations in her Instagram post, but she did share a screen grab of a People magazine article that notes that a Los Angeles Police investigation of a May 21 incident found no evidence of domestic assault.
Depp is also facing professional challenges. The actor’s most recent film, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” bombed at the box office over Memorial Day weekend. The fantasy adventure opened to a meagre $34.2 million over the four-day holiday — a poor start for a film that cost $170 million to produce.
Lily-Rose Depp is the actor’s 17-year-old daughter with French singer Vanessa Paradis. She is an actress and model and can be seen in the upcoming French drama “Planetarium” opposite Natalie Portman.