Amber Heard Says She 'Wants Her Life Back' From Johnny Depp In New Court Docs

by Anna Menta

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reached a divorce settlement nearly six months ago, but their separation still is not legally finalized.

Depp, who was accused of domestic abuse by Heard in May 2016, recently requested Heard pay him $100,000 for legal fees.

According to a report from E!News, legal documents reveal Heard is distressed Depp "seems to wish to prolong this proceeding as a means of punishing" her.

E!News reports Heard wrote in these documents,

I am now told that Johnny is taking outrageous steps of seeking legal fees from me because I have asked the court to enforce the settlement agreement that we reached four months ago. I am told that Johnny somehow claims I am the one who is delaying settlement rather than the other way around. These claims are contemptible and shocking. Johnny has delayed the resolutions of this matter. I want my life back. I want to be divorced from Johnny now.

Depp has been seemingly dragging his feet on paying the $6.8 million settlement both parties agreed upon for Heard to drop her domestic abuse charges against him.

Last month Depp allegedly claimed Heard broke her end of the settlement by writing an essay about domestic abuse, as well as speaking out in a PSA video encouraging survivors to speak out.

Depp claimed this violated the terms of their agreement, though Heard never mentioned him by name.

Depp's legal team also claims Heard owes him $100,000 for court sanctions, and that should Heard refuse to pay, he should be allowed to deduct the amount from his payment.

According to a report from E!News, Depp's lawyers wrote Heard "continues to needlessly litigate a case which has been settled, all while parading in front of the media in a desperate attempt to extend her fifteen minutes of fame."


Heard has previously pledged when she does get her settlement, she will donate 100 percent of the money to two charities: the ACLU and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Though this divorce case continues to haunt her, Heard continues to work and make public appearances — most recently at the Art of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday.


Here's to hoping this whole divorce nightmare will be over before 2018.

Citations: Amber Heard Responds to Johnny Depp's Request for Monetary Sanctions: "I Want My Life Back (E! News)