After declaring in court that she has “endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse” during the entirety of their relationship, Amber Heard claims that the injury that estranged husband Johnny Depp incurred that halted filming on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” occurred during a physical altercation.
According to ET, Depp reportedly injured his right hand while punching a wall during an argument the couple had in Australia in March of 2015.
The injury and resulting surgery cut into filming for more than a month. Depp had to fly back to the U.S. to receive medical treatment and eventually had a pin inserted in one of his fingers.
Disney, the studio behind “Pirates of the Caribbean,” declined to comment on the matter.
Los Angeles police are currently investigating Heard’s domestic violence allegations against Depp after the actress filed a claim on Tuesday. She didn’t file a criminal report against Depp on May 21, when police responded to a domestic dispute. Law enforcement officials told Variety last week that investigators found no evidence of an assault that day.
She later said in a sworn declaration that Depp threw a cellphone at her, hitting her cheek and eye, while he was high and drunk during the same fight on May 21. She said she endured the same abuse in April when Depp — in a similar state — pushed her to the floor.
She filed papers during her appearance in Los Angeles County Court on Friday, when she was granted a restraining order for 100 days, alleging a disturbing history of extreme anger, violent outbursts and substance abuse by the 52 year-old actor.
“I live in fear that Johnny will return to (our house) unannounced to terrorize me, physically and emotionally,” Heard wrote.
She detailed Depp’s history of drug and alcohol abuse, saying that she feared for her safety, claiming the “Edward Scissorhands” star has a short fuse, an “exceptionally scary” temper and suffers from paranoia.
“I am extremely afraid of Johnny and for my safety,” the actress said in her declaration for a restraining order. “Depending on his interaction with alcohol and drugs. Johnny has a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse.”